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London-based travel writer
Mark Hodson has been a travel journalist for the best part of two decades. After quitting a desk job at a newspaper in the 1990s, he spent three consecutive winters backpacking around India, Central America and South East Asia. He then settled down for 12 years, working as a full-time freelance travel writer at The Sunday Times in London.
During that time he visited more than 70 countries and had more than 500 articles published. In 2010 he was voted by fellow journalists as one of the Top 50 Travel Writers in the UK. In 2014, he was named Aito Travel Blogger of the Year.