Amanda Statham Travel editor of Cosmopolitan & freelance travel writer

Travel editor of Cosmopolitan UK, Celebrity Editor of Family Traveller magazine and freelance travel writer for the nationals including The Telegraph and The Guardian. I've visited 58 countries so far and I'm as happy in a VW Camper in Cornwall as I am in a five-star in the Seychelles (though if you're going to make me choose, I'll take the Indian Ocean island option). I've jumped off waterfalls in Bavaria, tracked leopards in Oman, dived with 40 sharks in the Galapagos, learnt to surf hungover in Hawaii, circled Mount Everest and danced in Trinidad carnival covered in mud at sunrise. Now I've got two children, four-year-old Sonny and eight-week-old Sol, I'm still travelling the globe (though with a lot more luggage, toys and snacks).