I’ve reported from five continents, with news and features published online, in papers, glossy and specialist magazines and my award-winning travel blog.

In St Petersburg, Russia, I syndicated travel content. My favourite was the story of Nikolai Vasin, a Beatles fan who turned his home into a shrine to John Lennon. I also covered how Queen Elizabeth II evoked echoes of a bygone era, as she brought royal grandeur back to Russia’s imperial capital during her historic visit, more recently depicted in The Crown. Somehow, I got a job for Aeroflot, sub-editing English-language in-flight brochures.

I’ve continued to contribute to various publications – from my experience on a raucous friends’ holiday in Corfu for Chat and memories of Butlins in Prima, to regular travel news reporting and a developing cruise specialism.

As well as Cruise international, my features have appeared in Flight Centre and Viking Cruises’ Explore magazine.

I launched the popular website Have a Lovely Time which picked up various accolades.

Media that have turned to me as a family travel expert or source to quote include The Times and the BBC.

Climb Every Mountain
Jewish Chronicle

Having climbed to an Alpine pasture and broken into a chorus of Do-re-mi in the clean mountain air, I can’t help wondering if this is really happening. I’ve even been awarded a medal.

Have A Lovely Time

Does the thought of boarding a flight with your children fill you with dread? Join the club!

Cruise & Travel

A Southeast Asian river cruise on the Lower Mekong from northern Thailand through Laos is a revelatory experience, discovers Linda Aitchison

Cruise & Travel

I know it’s off the beaten track but there are some things I definitely didn’t expect to be doing on an Amazon river cruise. Yet here I am, fishing for piranhas, feeling a bite at the raw beef bait attached to my wire on a stick. I bend backwards, pulling in my prey. This will be dinner tonight, baked and served with a squeeze of lime.

Travel book contributor

Lonely Planet St Petersburg Guide St Petersburg travel – Lonely Planet | Russia, Europe (Earlier version)

Tales of a travelling mum by Alice Griffin Tales from a Travelling Mum: Griffin, Alice: Books

Family Travel – Need to know by Catherine Cooper Travelling With Children: A Parent’s Guide (Need 2 Know): The Essential Guide by Catherine Cooper: Books