Petra Shepherd is a freelance travel writer with 30 years experience in television, 19 of which have been with Travel Channel International, the leading global travel broadcaster. There, she was responsible for everything from award winning documentary style travel programmes to studio based phone-ins with travel experts and journalists. She has provided online content and features for www.travelchannel.co.uk and contributes extensively to other websites.
She's visited over 80 countries, specialising in off the beaten track destinations. Petra has lived in Italy and Hong Kong but now divides her time between London and visiting her 12 god-children around the UK. www.thepetratrail.com.