Petra Shepherd is a freelance travel writer with over 30 years’ experience in television, 19 of which were with Travel Channel International, the leading global travel broadcaster, where she was responsible for award winning documentary style travel programmes. Prior to this Petra was a celebrity booker and has met everybody from Dame Edna Everage to Donald Trump! She's visited over 120 countries, has lived in Hong Kong and Italy and is a great advocate of solo travel, in 2013 she spent six months travelling alone around South America. Petra particularly loves swimming, skiing, hiking, visiting markets and local festivals. When not getting off the beaten track and being as adventurous as possible, Petra divides her time between London and visiting her 12 God-children around the UK. Petra contributes to Selling Travel, The Travel Magazine, TripReporter, Selling Travel, Go Eat Do and Travel Matters.