I'm a full time, professional travel writer and now edit here at Simon Seeks. I first succumbed to wanderlust when living in the Far East as a teenager. Having worked for a large travel company in London for five years after leaving university, I turned my hand to writing and now have a weekly column in the Times, as well as writing features for them. I work on their travel desk several days a week and one of my jobs is to edit the copy that comes in before it appears in the paper. In addition I appear regularly in a variety of other newspapers (including the Observer, the Guardian and the Daily Express) and magazines in Britain (Wanderlust, British Airways High Life and Sainsbury's, for example) and Australia (Vogue Entertaining & Travel, Travel & Leisure). I've also presented on BBC Fast Track travel programme that goes out on BBC World and News 24.