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Ginny Light

Ginny combines a career in teaching geography with writing academic and travel articles, which keeps her busy in the holidays but best of all impresses her students. Ginny started her writing career at Business Traveller magazine, during which she was awarded Young Travel Writer of the Year by travel news weekly, Travel Trade Gazette. She then took over editorship of the industry news website Travelmole and later joined The Times where she became Online Travel Editor and later Online Features Editor.

Ginny has written frequently about adventure travel, green travel and places to stay and loves travelling in the UK, South-east Asia and North America. On her wish list is the Swedish coast, more of Scotland’s islands and Japan. 

Bored of cereal and a huge fan of brunches and avocado on toast (before it became fashionable), she also edited a blog about breakfast for six years. She has written for The Times and The Independent about both travel and breakfast and has contributed to Red magazine, Trip magazine, Conference and Incentive Travel magazine, Bmibaby’s in-flight magazine, Buzz.com, First Forum magazine, ABTA Travelspirit magazine, Meet Britain magazine, Travel Weekly, Travel Trade Gazette and Geography Review.

Ginny managed Twitter feeds for The Times, moderated online and live debates, produced a number of videos about the world of travel for The Times, the most viewed of which was ‘how to pack a suitcase’, which still gets dug up by her students every year. She also appeared on BBC News, Radio 5 Live and was the travel correspondent for some years for BA Highlife’s inflight radio. 

Ginny Light's blog posts

Posted by Ginny Light at 09:19 on Sunday 23 December 2018
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Green Spain, Ginny Light experiences the culture and heritage of the four regions - Galicia, Asturias,...
Posted by Ginny Light at 08:58 on Sunday 23 December 2018
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Green Spain, Ginny Light enjoys the best local food and the great outdoors
Posted by Ginny Light at 08:23 on Monday 03 July 2017
Ginny Light spends a few days enjoying the sights of La Rochelle on the west coast of France
Posted by Ginny Light at 09:54 on Monday 26 June 2017
Ginny Light's guide to the idyllic island of Ile de Ré on the west coast of France, with tips where to stay, eat and visit based on her visit there...

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