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Meet the Boutique Travel Blog Team
Kathryn has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, as a travel photographer, content creator and social media specialist, as well as a graphic designer. “I’ve been lucky enough to visit some wonderful places, stay in gorgeous hotels, try exciting new cuisines and met some wonderful people. I started BTB as a place to share my experiences with you in the hope it will inspire you to discover exciting new places and to help you find the accommodation and style of travel that is right for you, be that the ultimate in luxury by a white sand beach, an eco lodge in the jungle or a smart boutique hotel in the city.” Kathryn is a responsible tourism advocate. You can find out more by visiting her personal travel blog, Travel With Kat, where she shares her passion for discovering new countries, cultures and cuisines.
Johanna Read is a Canadian writer and photographer specializing in travel, food and responsible tourism. A former Government of Canada policy executive, she retired early to pursue her passion for travel. “I love encouraging people to travel to new places and to try things they hadn’t thought of before,” says Johanna. “I’m always looking for ways to promote sustainable travel and to help destinations protect their cultural heritage in particular”. She writes freelance for magazines such as Canadian Traveller, Hemispheres, and Silkwinds, and for digital publications like Matador, The Wayward Post and The Travelettes. She’s hoping to repeat her six-continents-in-12-months travel feat in 2016. Links to all her travel stories are at TravelEater.net.
The Boutique Adventurer was started by Amanda O’Brien in November 2016 and is aimed at the over 35 traveller. Amanda spent over 15 years working for large global companies in marketing. During that time she made use of every possible day of her holidays visiting over 80 countries with her beloved Nikon DSLR in hand. Her blog focuses on luxury adventures in emerging destinations that end each evening with a high thread count on the sheets.
Sara is a writer and editor with a varied background in tourism, encompassing content creation, product development, and health and safety. She’s drawn to experiential travel and seeks out either the delightfully weird and wonderful, or the authenticity of nature and everyday lives. “In that respect, I’ve been very fortunate so far – it’s not every day that you’ll drive a 25-foot RV motorhome across Canadian mountains, spend time with a Quechua family in Peru, or observe a total eclipse of the Sun.”
Sara has a special interest in astrotourism and is the founder of travel blog Travel Continuum, where she shares her experiences and encourages us to enjoy a spot of stargazing. She promotes sustainable travel and actively supports the preservation of dark sky environments.
Alison Abbott is a freelance writer and founding editor of Green With Renvy-a travel and lifestyle blog in sustainable shades of eco-luxury. She has authored The Boston Travel Guide for AFAR Media as well as Nantucket: A Faraway Isle, a downloadable guide for Visual Travel Tours. Happiest exploring off the beaten path destinations, you’ll find her searching for rich cultural food and artisan traditions. Whether at home or abroad Alison loves to sing the praises of keeping it local with her experiential writing and photography.
Whilst my job gives me the chance to visit clients across the world, in my free time I enjoy discovering new places either in the UK or abroad that, most importantly, are either unique or luxurious. A big fan of seeing new places, I enjoy trying small or lesser known hotels as much as a big brand treat and record my memories with my camera. I’m always seeking somewhere new and comfortable with an amazing view to tear me away from reading another book. One key thing to any of my trips is seeing the country for real rather than just the hotel facilities and tours. Follow Anna’s travel on her blog Penelope and Parker’s Travels.
Heather is a professional travel blogger who writes about authentic travel with a touch of luxury for the adventurous 40+ traveller. Heather is the creator of HeatherOnHerTravels.com where you’ll find her uncovering what’s unique and special about the places she visits, tasting delicious food and getting out to see the sights. Heather’s travel experiences started when she toured Europe as a child on camping holidays with her parents, but these days she’s most at home in a boutique or luxury hotel. Hiking is another favourite activity and Heather is as likely to be found on the top of an Alpine peak as on a Cornish cliff path.
Lucy is editor and designer from Cheltenham on the edge of the Cotswolds who’s been sharing stories, tips and photos from the UK, Europe and beyond on her travel blog On the Luce for the last six years. The site combines inspirational stories and beautiful photos with all the useful details you need to make the trip a reality – from weekend break ideas to rail adventures, reviews of quirky accommodation to unusual angles on your favourite destinations. Lucy is never far from her camera, loves a good glass of wine, devours a book a week, is a train travel fanatic and has gone from boat-phobic to cruise convert.
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