On 29 July, BGTW Member Doug Goodman, had his 150th consecutive travel feature appear in his local magazine, The Richmond and Twickenham Tribune. Doug has been writing for the magazine for over four years and during this time has produced around 115,000 words with 1,500 of his own pictures published. Topics have ranged from Mongolia to The First Nation people in British Columbia; from exploring the Mekong with hunting tribes people to being incarcerated in a Soviet isolation hospital and from ‘bumping’ into Kim Philby in Moscow, to discovering the story of Lassie the dog in Lyme Regis. Doug became a member of The Guild four years ago, having worked with the BGTW since 1971. Do you know of anyone who can beat Doug?
Mark Bibby Jackson is an experienced travel writer based in the UK who has set up the website Travel Begins at 40, as well as London Begins at 40 and Cambodia Begins at 40. In addition to specialising in over-40 travel, he also focuses on food, cultural and sustainable / regenerative travel. He has recently graduated in Climate-Friendly Travel from the ITS in Malta, and writes for eXist, the Climate Friendly newsletter produced by SUNx Malta, which he established and edited. He also specialises in Southeast Asia, having lived in the region for a decade, setting up AsiaLIFE Cambodia, ASEAN Forum and AsiaLIFE Thailand magazines. He is now the Chair of Destination Mekong. He has written for a number of publications in South East Asia including the Phnom Penh Post and Myanmar Times, as well as TNT Magazine, Low Season Traveller and Charitable Travel in the UK. He is the Diector of Communicatiins for the BGTW.