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Donna Dailey
TRAVEL WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER







ARTICLES


WEBSITE WORK

PHOTOGRAPHY

BOOKS

AWARDS

TEACHING

SPECIALITIES


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EXAMPLES OF
PUBLISHED WORK

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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, magazines and websites. Her work has won several prestigious travel writing awards. She also co-publishes three travel websites and has written or contributed to some 40 guidebooks for major travel publishers.

Her travels have taken her down the Rio San Juan into Nicaraguaís 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 Spainís 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.
 


 

ARTICLES

Donna's work has been published in the Sunday Times, the Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Journeys, Essentially America, Endless Vacations, CNN Traveller and Global Adventure, as well as airline and and hotel magazines and other specialist travel publications.

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

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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 guidesand publications, from Journeys magazine to the National Geographic Guide to Greece.

Sample photos are displayed on www.donnadailey.com.

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WEBSITES

Donna publishes two travel websites with travel writer Mike Gerrard:

www.Pacific-Coast-Highway-Travel.com is a niche website giving inspiration and advice for people planning to drive the USAís stunning Pacific Coast Highway from southern California to Washington state.

www.Greece-Travel-Secrets.com features stories and practical travel information from Donnaís and Mikeís many trips throughout the Greek mainland and islands.

Donna contributes articles to TravelDK.com, RoughGuides.com, Foodtripper.com and other online publications. One of her features for ViaMichelin.com, All Aboard for Bangla Town, was the first web article to win a major travel writing award (British Guild of Travel Writers Awards).

Donna has also written numerous city and country guides for Columbus World Travel Guides, Northstar Travel Media and other online publishers, as well as restaurant reviews and hotel reviews for the leading global search engine.

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BOOKS

Donna has written and contributed to some 40 guidebooks and inspirational travel books for major travel publishers in the UK and US, including Insight Guides, Thomas Cook, AA Publishing, Dorling Kindersley, Michelin, Berlitz and Fodorís. She has also edited various titles and was Managing Editor on several Insight Guides. Donna co-writes the Beyond Travel e-book series with Mike Gerrard and is currently working on her next book, 100 Places in Ireland Every Woman Should Go (autumn 2018).

Some recent titles

Top 10 Paris (Dorling Kindersley 2016)

Southwest USA (Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Guides, 2016)

Drive Around Ireland (Thomas Cook 2014)

Drive Around Scotland (Thomas Cook 2014)

Travellers Atlas North America (Quarto 2010)

CityPack Nice (AA, 2009)

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AWARDS

2016: Visit USA (UK) Media Award
Highly Commended for Online Travel Feature: San Antonio Missions
published in RoughGuides.com

2007:British Guild of Travel Writers Award
Travel Writer of the Year (runner up)
for several articles in UK and international publications

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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TEACHING

Donna is a tutor for the Travel Writing and Magazine Journalism courses at the UK Writersí College. She has taught writing workshops at the New Cairo British International School in Cairo, Egypt and at Common Ground on the Border in Sahuarita, Arizona.

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SPECIALITIES

Specialist knowledge of Ireland, Scotland, London, Greece (especially Crete), Spain 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

Mississippi-on-Sea
I am gliding along the white sand on a beach cruiser. This isnít the slick machine its name might suggest, but a fat-tyred push-bike with a big cushioned seat and no gears. The few cotton-ball clouds are moving faster than I am, driven across a light-blue sky by the fresh gulf breeze, and the only tracks are my own. Iím in Bay St Louis, Mississippi, less than an hour from New Orleans, but a different world.
Read full article ...

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 Spainís 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 ó 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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