Award-winning freelance travel writer, guidebook updater and writer. Areas of expertise include the Basque Country, Navarre, North Cyprus, Cape Verde, Azores, Minervois, the Vendee and also the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James), having walked the Pilgrim's route twice from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela, once from the Portuguese border and also the Camino Fisterra. Worked in Mexico, Chile and Spain. Over sixty countries visited to date. Business background with twenty years of experience in corporate restructuring. Operational consultant to distressed businesses (part-time).