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Donna Dailey
TRAVEL WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER







ARTICLES


WEBSITE WORK

PHOTOGRAPHY

BOOKS

AWARDS

SPECIALITIES


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EXAMPLES OF
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My latest guidebook

Pacific Coast Highway Hotels - kindle e-book - published May 2010
Pacific Coast Highway
Hotels (Donna Dailey and Mike Gerrard) -
Kindle e-Book

 

 

 

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Donna Dailey writes for national and international newspapers and magazines, and for websites. Her work has won four prestigious travel writing awards. She has also written or contributed to 25 guidebooks for major travel publishers.

Her travels have taken her down the Rio San Juan into Nicaragua’s rain forest, across the Australian Outback, to ancient sites in Jordan and Tunisia, and to the game reserves of Kenya and Uganda.

She has hiked across the Rockies and the desert canyons of the American Southwest, and joined in music sessions in the pubs of Ireland and Scotland.

Her appetite for food and drink stories has had her eating buffalo in Denver and billy goat in the Loire Valley, sipping sherry in Spain’s bodegas, and taken her from the gourmet restaurants of Paris to Valencia in search of the perfect paella.
 

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Donna has a Journalism degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She speaks basic Spanish. Before moving to London she worked for US publications and in television. She has been a freelance travel writer and photographer since 1993, and has worked as a Managing Editor for Insight Guides. In addition to Travelwriters UK, she is also a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and the Outdoor Writers’ Guild.
 


 

ARTICLES

Donna's work has appeared in The Times, Daily Mail, Essentially America, CNN Traveller, Holiday magazine, the Independent on Sunday and Global Adventure, as well as airline and hotel magazines and other specialist travel publications.

She has won travel writing awards from the British Guild of Travel Writers and the Visit USA Association for her articles.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Donna takes photographs for many of her own guidebooks and articles. Her travel photography has also featured in other travel guides, including the Time for Food: Venice (cover shot), the Time for Food: Paris and the National Geographic Guide to Greece, and in such publications as The Times, The Observer, Daily Express, Evening Standard, Wanderlust, Global Adventure, Classic Travel, CNN Traveller and Essentially America.

Sample photos are displayed on www.redstart.net/donnadailey.

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WEBSITE WORK

ViaMichelin
www.viamichelin.com
Donna has been a regular contributor to ViaMichelin magazine, a monthly web publication. One of her features, All Aboard for Bangla Town, was the first web article to win a major travel writing award (British Guild of Travel Writers Awards).

Columbus World Travel Guides
www.cityguide.travel-guides.com
Donna wrote the on-line city guides to Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis-St Paul; and is co-author of the guides to Denver and Cairo.

MyTravel
www.MyTravel.com
Donna wrote the on-line guides to Malta and Benidorm.

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BOOKS

Donna has written and contributed to guidebooks for major travel publishers in the UK and US, including Insight Guides, Thomas Cook, AA Publishing, Dorling Kindersley, Michelin, Berlitz and Fodor’s. She has also edited various titles and was Managing Editor on Insight Guides to New York State, Philadelphia and Montreal. She has also co-authored many titles with Mike Gerrard.

Some recent titles

Drive Around Ireland (Thomas Cook 2000, 2005, 2009)

Drive Around Scotland (Thomas Cook 2000, 2005, 2009)

The Colours of London (AA, 2005)

The Colours of New York (AA, 2005)

Going Underground Manhattan (Navigator, 2005)

Bloom's Literary Places: London (Chelsea House, 2004)

Insight Pocket Guide to Denver (APA, 2001)

Eyewitness Travel Guide to Southwest USA (Dorling Kindersley 2001)

Hotspots Malta (Thomas Cook 2001)

Hotspots Costa Blanca (Thomas Cook 2001)

Crete Pocket Guide (Berlitz, 2001)

Athens Pocket Guide (Berlitz, 2001)

Los Angeles Pocket Guide (Berlitz, 2001)

 

Co-author with Mike Gerrard

Top Ten Guide to Paris (Dorling Kindersley, 2005, 2009)

Spiral Guide Crete (AA, 2003)

Insight Pocket Guide to Dublin (APA, 2002)

In Your Pocket Guide to Tunis (Michelin, 2002)

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AWARDS

2003: British Guild of Travel Writers Award
for Best Overseas Feature: Lost Luggage Heaven
published in Essentially America magazine

2003: British Guild of Travel Writers Award
for Best UK Feature:The National Railway Museum: Steaming Into History
published in ViaMichelin web magazine

2002: British Guild of Travel Writers Award
for Best UK Feature Under 850 Words:
All Aboard for Bangla Town
[READ THIS ARTICLE]
published in ViaMichelin web magazine

2001: Visit USA (UK) Media Award
for Excellence in Specialist Travel Magazine Journalism:
Essentially Philadelphia
published in Essentially America magazine

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SPECIALITIES

Specialist knowledge of London, Spain, Ireland, Greece (especially Crete) and USA. Donna also has a large photo library of these and many other destinations.

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TO CONTACT ME

I live half the year in Cambridgeshire and half the year in Arizona, and can be contacted by email.

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BY DONNA DAILEY -
EXAMPLES OF PUBLISHED WORK

In Search of the Perfect Paella
There is only one meal that makes a trip to Spain complete: paella. As far as the British are concerned, this mixture of rice, chicken and seafood with the odd bit of veg thrown in is Spain’s national dish. But in a land where regional gastronomy is taken very seriously, Spaniards wring their hands at this notion. For true paella comes from Valencia — everything else is just rice.
Read full article ...

All Aboard for Bangla Town
If you thought fish and chips was Britain's favourite dish, think again. A recent survey showed it is actually chicken tikka massala. And there's no better place to eat it than the famous curry houses of Brick Lane.

Read full article ...

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Donna receives her BGTW award, 2003


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