About Me

At the top of Mount Biokovo above Makarska in Croatia

Welcome to the Experienced Traveller. the online travel journal of writer and photographer Valery Collins. It relates her experiences travelling the world both as a tour leader and a solo traveller for more than twenty years. Travel the world with us through our weekly features, hotel reviews and guided city walks.

Cycling on the beach on Kiawah Island Charleston

Since Valery started travelling she has kept a diary and developed a love of writing combined with a growing interest in photography. 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. Her aim is to provide a resource through which her knowledge, experience and sheer joy in the delights of travel can be showcased. Enjoy.

Sightseeing in South Korea Yeongneung in South Korea