I'm Gilly, award-winning journalist and author
specialising in travel and cruise but also writing about wellness, lifestyle, wildlife, health, culture, pets, arts and history.
I am published in national and regional newspapers and magazines. I have written 11 books, see here, available from bookshops and publishers. Book 12 is coming out early 2021.
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If you have a moment, see my world of travel for some of my favourite places, or my photo gallery it's sure to whet your wanderlust appetite!
Scroll down for some appreciative comments from PRs and those in the travel industry. More testimonials are here and about my non travel features here. Maybe we can work together, so get in touch to see what I can do for you.
...and here is just a small selection of the lovely comments about features I have written and coverage generated following press trips
HERE are some more
- Gilly, You’re like the gift that keeps on giving! [LG, PC Agency]
- Many thanks for another great article. It is really impressive the amount of articles you have produced from just one press trip. [FD, Press Attache, Tunisian NTO]
- Thank you so much. It's fantastic how much coverage you have achieved [PW, Resort Marketing International].
- Gilly you just keep bringing them out, and can I just say fab article! Again many thanks for all your support; you don’t know how much we appreciate it. [AMH, PR Manager, Kuoni]
- We spotted our cruise client's mention in yesterday's Telegraph. Thank you so much. You are a star!!!! [SD, Roast PR]
- Couldn't wait to see the feature so dashed out and bought a copy. It's terrific! Thanks so much for including us and getting the photos and the case study in. This should get the phones ringing - we really appreciate the coverage. [JN, Earthwatch.org]
- Thank you so much for this incredible story!!! Just wanted to extend my gratitude. [MP, Resort PR manager]
- I've got back to the office to be greeted by another of your excellent pieces, another real cracker. [DF, Rooster PR]
- You could single handedly PR Singapore at this rate! Thanks very much for this. [SH & SW, Hume Whitehead PR]
- Gilly, you continue to be my most dependable and bestest travel writer and I thank you for this! [SC, Bauer Media]
- That is a fantastic piece – looks amazing. Suffice to say – you can come again :) [CK, Tourism Ireland]
HERE are some more