David Atkinson is a freelance travel writer and travel blogger. You can read David's work in national publications, such as the Daily Telegraph and the Independent. He also writes editorial content for travel clients across print and online. He was a guest blogger for Visit Wales around the opening of the Wales Coast Path in 2012 and has recently won travel-writing awards from the Croatian and Holland tourist boards for features about off-the-beaten-track destinations away from the visitor hubs.
"After several years working in Asia and Latin America, I'm now finding new angles on stories much closer to home and rediscovering a bit of hiraeth, spending a lot more time these days around my native North Wales," says David. "I often take my two little girls with me on assignments, introducing them to my passions for travel, landscape and memoir through walking, nature and community-tourism projects."
David also teaches part-time at Glyndwr University in North Wales, where he specialises in the multimedia application of journalism. Read more at www.atkinsondavid.co.uk; follow David on Twitter @atkinsondavid.