Alan was talked into a cruise with his wife and friends in the mid 90's. It proved to be the start of a love affair with cruise ships and cruising. With over 100 cruises now behind him he has travelled all over the world on nearly 60 different ships operated by 18 cruise lines. In particular he loves the various ports of the Caribbean. He has visited many countries in the North, West and South of Africa, The Middle East, North and South America, Scandinavia, together with Australia, Russia the Baltic countries and most of Eastern and Western Europe. A Member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and The International Travel Writers Alliance Alan says "There is nothing better than stepping aboard a beautiful cruise ship to visit different countries and only having to unpack once".
Alan also writes for the Ashford Advertiser Media Group with regional papers across Kent with regular holiday sections in all editions. He is also a columnist for SilverTravelAdvisor.com, Australia MyCruise and Your Holiday and Cruise Magazine.
Jenna is a travel writer for Your Holiday TV
She has been holidaying for most of her life and has visited over 22 countries so far! Since becoming a professional travel writer Jenna has written many articles for regional papers. Jenna has travelled on cruise ships, reviewed many hotels, loves a theme park; especially the 'scary rides', and has even tried her hand at skiing and rifle shooting in the snow! Jenna specialises in hotel reviews and attractions for
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Bob Lyons - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV specialsing in Europe & Flying
"I have been an airline pilot all of my working life but the demons made me retire at sixty. I have taken up writing and enjoy it so much. I have travelled in Europe extensively during my career and know much of it quite well. I have learnt to love our fellows across the channel and their countries. I want to write about them and pass on my enthusiasm for their different cultures and their own ways of living".
Debbie Marshall - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
Debbie Marshall, Managing Director of Silver Travel Advisor, has nearly 25 years travel experience including Crystal Holidays and Jetsave (where she was Managing Director until 2001), and until 2010 at the helm of the award-winning villa specialist CV Travel, and its sister company Ski Verbier. A keen skier, walker and adventurer, she is delighted to be writing features for YOUR HOLIDAY TV . Her favourite destinations, in no particular order, are Switzerland, the South of France, Corfu, Iceland, the Amalfi Coast, the Caribbean and especially the British Virgin Islands where she dreams of spending a lot more time one day…
Heidi Fuller-love - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
Heidi Fuller-love (www.heidifuller-love.com) is a freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer/photographer, and professional hotel reviewer based between France and Greece. She also hosts an award-winning monthly travel show for British Airways inflight radio reporting LIVE - with insiders tips on everything from street food to taxi fares - from British Airways destinations around the globe.
Heidi has contributed to various guidebooks, including Michelin's Green Guide to The Loire and 1001 Foods To Try Before You Die. Her articles and photographs are regularly published in 70 + publications worldwide and she has worked as food reviewer for several magazines including Asia Life magazine in Cambodia. During the summer months Heidi hosts travel writing workshops in Greece.
Travel Radio Personality of the Year 2013 - New York Travel Writers Society Awards
Tim Saunders - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
Tim Saunders is the former Business Editor of the Bournemouth Echo and a keen traveller. He currently focusses on visiting UK destinations while his two daughters are still young. You can also keep updated with Tim's travels at www.travelwriter.biz
Picture shows Tim and his two daughters
Steve Aldridge - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
Steve Aldridge retired from his job as an IT Programme Manager some years ago, glad to give up the regular commute to London & frequent trips to Edinburgh. It was time to indulge his love of travel with his wife Linda. Steve and Linda love variety, not wishing to be content with cruising or sun worshipping, they try to embrace the huge variety of travel options the industry has to offer. Cruising (big and small ships), trekking, camping (mobile home), city visits, finding things off the beaten track and of course a little sunbathing, have taken them to some glorious parts of the world. These include the Maldives, Bahamas, Thailand, Malaysia (including Borneo), USA, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Greece, Turkey, France, Germany and many more. He has written about many of his travels but it was his series about Malaysia that achieved the most recognition. Steve won the award for the Best On-Line Media at the Sabah Tourism Awards 2013. He also writes for SilverTravelAdvisor.com.
Mike Pickup - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
Steve Newman - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
Steve is a former primary school teacher who gave it all up to travel the world in his thirties. He is now writer and photographer specialising in adventure travel from cruising to trekking. He is also the Social Media Manager for several companies such as Silver travel Advisor and America As You Like it. When he’s not crisscrossing the globe he normally standing on the touchline of Berwick-upon-Tweed rugby club or birdwatching or walking on the beaches and hills of Northumberland.
Mike writes about travel for a range of newspaper, magazine and online titles, both in the UK and USA. He is also a trained photographer and supplies images to all the publications he writes for. In addition he publishes his own holiday magazine (www.holidaymag.co.uk) which attracts contributions from top writers around the world. Mike is married to Gilly, a professional freelance journalist who writes about food, health, wellbeing and travel for several national daily newspapers, magazines and airline in-flight publications. She is recognised as one of the UK’s top cruise writers and has written four books. Mike and Gilly regularly travel together which then feature in the publications they write for.
Marion Ainge - is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
The prospect of visiting somewhere new always excites me. I love going back to favourite places, too, and wherever I am, I want readers to share the sights, smells, tastes, colours and different cultures. I can "get by" in French, and attend a weekly class. I write a weekly women's page and viewpoint column, in a regional newspaper, and also provide restaurant reviews. When I worked in the press office of The Football League, I looked after sports writers, chief guests, including the late George Best, and other VIPs at Wembley Stadium. I was a member of the PR team responsible for re-designing and re-writing the Harrods' website. In Hong Kong, as a qualified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, I taught English to Chinese primary school children for a summer season. Travel is my passion and I can't wait for the next trip.
Peter Jones- is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
With a French mother and a Welsh father ,who met in North Africa in the war, it was natural that Peter Jones was born with both travel and the love of French food in his blood.
Born in Warwick his knowledge of the heart of England is second to none and his lifetime of visits to France has given a huge insight into that country, an award winning photographer he has a knack in finding those bits that aren’t in the guidebooks and his humorous style of writing makes for great reading.
Jane Shotliff is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
AN award-winning journalist and PR professional, Jane has travelled extensively, finding inspirational stories along the way. A Lancashire lass resident in Kent for more than 20 years, she is just as happy among the Lakeland hills and Yorkshire Dales as she is in the national parks of Africa and Asia – although prefers the climate of the latter!
She has visited almost 30 countries, including Russia, Kenya, Malaysia, Bermuda and Sri Lanka, capturing her experiences both on camera and in print. Her features have appeared in the national and regional media the length and breadth of Britain.
She has travelled alone, as part of a group and with family and looks forward to many more years discovering new delights as she explores locations both at home and away.
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Kate has combined her career over the last twenty years running an award-winning PR agency in East Anglia with her passion for food and travel writing for newspapers and magazines. She is founder of www.LoveToEatToTravel.com.
She is is regularly jet-setting across the globe in search of the next exciting assignment covering food and travel. Her favourite food includes almost everything and her top destinations so far are Norfolk, India, the Seychelles and South Africa.
Kate Morfoot is a travel writer for YOUR HOLIDAY TV
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