I have been fortunate enough to see much of the world and write about it. My travel features have appeared in a number of magazines, including First Choice, Monarch Airlines and Meze, the luxury magazine for business travellers.

charlotte ricca-smith travel journalist

Writing about the latest, hottest destination isn’t just a chance for a free holiday (although it is quite nice, if you’re offering), it’s about seeing a place through readers’ eyes.

Travel features should engage, entertain and educate the audience and enable them to make an informed decision about whether they want to go there themselves.

I have roughed it in five-dollar, bug-ridden hostels and lorded it in five star hotels. I have dragged my kids up mountains and out to sea and boarded, ridden, swam, biked and eaten my way around the world. All in the name of journalism. It’s a tough job, but someone has got to do it.

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