Julia Hammond is a freelance travel writer based in Essex. Winning Mail Travel’s Deep South competition was the catalyst to pursue a career in travel writing. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Julia has written for numerous online and print publications. She’s a regular contributor to websites such as The Discoverer and Hotels.com, and has occasionally contributed to others such as The Telegraph, Fodors, BBC Travel, Which? and Sunday Times Travel Magazine. Visit her website at http://www.juliahammond.co.uk, tweet her at @juliamhammond or find her on Facebook at Julia Hammond Travel Writing to keep abreast of her latest news.