I am an award winning travel blogger, writer, photographer and videographer. I have been travelling around the world for the last 40 years and certainly more intensely in the last 20. I have been a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers for 14 years and I recently received a lifetime membership award from the NUJ. thetraveltrunk.net is my website and blog where my readers can follow my exploits and worldwide travels. I have visited over 50 countries and in some cases due to work commitments often many times. I have never subscribed to ‘lets get a stamp in my passport of every country in the world’. You don’t get to know a country or destination with just one visit!.