Wanderlust's editor-at-large, Phoebe Smith is as passionate about travel as she is about the outdoors. She likes nothing better than discovering a place on foot, gazing over giant precipices for fun and wild camping – preferably in the mountains.
With a passion for writing, being a journalist came naturally to her, and she delights in really getting under the skin of a place, immersing herself in the local culture, learning about the native wildlife and meeting those determined to help protect it, walking, diving and recording everything with words, photos and video. She has won several awards for editing, writing, broadcasting and photography.
She regularly writes for a range of newspapers and magazines in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA, is Sleep Storyteller-in-Residence for the mindful app Calm and correspondent for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. She’s author of 10 books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, which charts her quest to explore the remote places of Britain – with just a trusty tent in tow and The Travel Writer’s Field Guide an essential guide to living a life on the road, making money from your travels.
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