AS WELL AS backpacking around some of the planet's grubbiest hovels, sleeping in mosquito-ravaged luggage racks on Yugoslavian trains and listening to the addled ramblings of way too many eternal travellers,  I've been lucky enough to have enjoyed some memorable experiences in the name of travel writing. Here are a few of the highlights. And of course it goes without saying; press trip invitations are always welcome.


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Roar talent; up close and personal with the pride of TANZANIA, Daily Telegraph

Mickey Mouse v Harry Potter; ORLANDO, as seen through the eyes of my six-year-old daughter, World Travel Guide

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Jerry Hall wanted privacy in MUSTIQUE. She got a eight journalists on a press trip. Docklands Magazine

The royal CALIFORNIA that William and Kate didn't see, Daily Express

Happy honeymoons - and no room for the Patpong ladyboy experience - in the land of smiles, THAILAND, Bliss For Brides

Fortunately there's more to MALLORCA than Magaluf, Daily Express

A particularly taxing assignment: "Eat at the best Michelin-starred restaurants in PARIS for four days but make sure you mention the rat DVD." The Sun