After 17 years as head of PR for Thomson Holidays and 32 years running his own travel PR company Doug took up full- time travel and military history writing.. He writes weekly for The Twickenham Tribune and has contributed to The Travel Magazine, Holiday and Cruise Magazine, The Good Life France, The Foody Traveller, guide books and many military history publications. Specialist areas are Russia,(21 visits), India, Greece, France. Mallorca, Dorset, WW1 battlefields and wine. He is also a travel photographer with many thousands of images published..