My very first job after university was in the travel business: I worked a ski season as a rep for a tour operator in the French Alps. Returning, reluctantly, to London I took up a position in a Travel PR firm where I stayed for a couple of years before realising that rather than organising the press trips I wanted to be one of the journalists writing about them.

There followed a few years of freelance writing before taking up with an old PR client of mine and joining their PR and Marketing department where I spent several happy years editing, contributing to and producing their customer magazine, together with brochure copy writing, editing and production.

My final position before heading back to live in Italy again was in-house PR for a company organising expeditions.

I love good travel writing of the evocative kind rather than the more pedestrian 'Fact Box' style stuff we usually see in newspapers and magazines of today (ironically thanks to the PR industry I was once part of). Jan Morris remains, for me, in a league of her own.

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