About Dr Robin Mead

If you want an expert view of travel, or the travel industry, then why not ask award-winning writer Robin Mead?

He became a full-time travel writer nearly 40 years ago, after working as a journalist and editorial executive on several of London’s Fleet Street newspapers, and is now a recognised authority on all aspects of travel.

He has written more than two dozen travel guide books, as well as contributing to newspapers and magazines all over the world, and he now takes a special interest in all forms of deep sea and river cruising (he works part-time as a shipboard lecturer for several major cruise lines). As a photographer, he is able to illustrate all his own material.

Robin has a PhD in travel history, an MSc in media studies and a BA degree – all achieved by adult part-time study. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society as well as a Fellow of the British tourist industry’s leading professional body, the Institute of Travel and Tourism. He is a former Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, and is a life member of the National Union of Journalists. Other organisations of which he is an active member include the Society of Authors, Skål International, TravelwritersUK , Mensa – and the Hastings Winkle Club!

He has visited more than 100 countries, travels about 50,000 miles a year, and besides cruising he has a special interest in the Channel Islands (where he has a holiday home), weekend breaks (mainly in Britain and northern Europe), North America, Australasia, ethnography, folklore – and ghosts!

He’s happy to discuss his travel plans with prospective clients so why not get in touch?