Early career breaks as a chalet girl in Zermatt and crewing yachts in the Caribbean gave Jo a taste for travel. She then backpacked around North and South America before buckling down to work on the travel desk of a national newspaper. She now lives in Hampshire with her husband and two teenage sons and writes and commissions for a range of newspapers and magazines. Her particular interests are family travel, the Middle East and North Africa, and Britain.
Favourite places: Morocco, Jordan, Argentina, Costa Rica, south-central Africa, Rome, Zermatt, the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts and the Isle of Wight.