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The Experienced Traveller

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Welcome to the Experienced Traveller. Travel the world with us through our weekly feature. Read our hotel reviews. Try our recommendations. This online travel journal has developed from a personal website originally set up by Valery Collins to record her experiences travelling the world both as a tour leader and a solo traveller. After qualifying as a solicitor Valery took a year off to work on a freelance basis as a tour leader taking groups of solo travellers on holidays all over the world. Twenty-two years later she is still working as a tour leader and travelling solo when the opportunity arises.

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Since she started travelling Valery has kept a diary and developed a love of writing combined with a growing interest in photography. For the past ten years she has employed these skills as a copy-writer, author and travel writer. Valery is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and contributes articles to other websites on a regular basis. Ultimately, her aim was to provide a resource through which her knowledge, experience and sheer joy in the delights of travel could be showcased. Enjoy.

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May has been an exciting succession of interesting trips – Edinburgh, the Faroe Islands, Tuscany, Lithuania and back to Pembrokeshire.  It will take a while to process thoughts, images and information but you can look forward to an interesting selection of travel features and hotel reviews.

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