Travel Writer

Travel writer:

Collette Walsh journalist 2018I’ve been writing travel features for over 16 years for national newspapers, magazines and websites. As a lifestyle and celebrity writer for OK! and others, I was lucky enough to travel all over the world on location/photo-shoots for weddings, honeymoons and travel features.It certainly satisfied my wanderlust but also gave me a brilliant insight into the travel industry and tourism. These days I am very fortunate to attend regular press trips overseas and thanks to writing for national newspapers and magazines to do reviews, I get to keep on top of travel trends.

Shine! magazine – an digital magazine all about inspired living…

Shine magazine Collette WalshA few years ago I developed my own digi-mag or ‘blogazine’ called Shine! Magazine UK. It’s a combination of feature articles, news and blogs. Shine! has really grown a fab following on social media and we are getting great traffic. I’ve built up an excellent relationship with the best travel PRs and agencies and, unlike hobby bloggers, I do my research, follow-up leads and give locations accurate and fair reviews.

I also write impartially (and unpaid!) and not simply because I’ve been offered a complimentary trip or product. I make a point of writing if I feel compelled to review about a good (or bad) experience. The travel media industry needs that approach more and more in a world saturated by unqualified writers/bloggers.

Spa & wellness destinations:

LOW Marbella Estrella del Mar 1I have developed a niche for health and beauty travel reviews too – made all the more readable I hope thanks to being a trained Holistic Therapist and health journalist for the nationals. I love trialling new spas and treatments and meeting the people behind these new concepts. I also have a strong passion for natural and organic health experiences – locations with eco credentials always get a thumbs up!

Luxury & wedding/honeymoons destinations:

Love Our Wedding - Collette Walsh 1With my background as wedding writer for OK! and others, I specialise in writing for luxury and wedding titles such as the UK’s top luxury, free wedding title:¬† Love Our Wedding.

Hotel reviews:

I do a regular hotel review in the UK and overseas. Additionally, I am often commissioned by travel PRs and hotel groups to be a mystery guest and to write a review of my experience – noting the hotel or resort’s standards in customer relations, cleanliness, staff interaction, dining quality and I give a feedback report (later meeting the staff and teams face to face to share my findings and compliments!).

Travel TV presenting:  I am also do travel presenting for TV including  The Travel Book Club on television where myself and a panel of guests review travel books and guides.

Drop me an email if you would like to know more or have a trip to discuss….