Mark Hodson is group editor and co-founder of 101 Holidays. He has more than 12 years experience as a full-time travel writer for The Sunday Times and has written for numerous other publications including The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The FT. In September 2010, He was voted one of the Top 50 Travel Writers in the UK in a poll of fellow journalists for Press Gazette magazine. In 2014 he won the prestigious Aito Travel Blogger of the Year award. In 2015 he was named runner-up of the same award.
Mark became a travel writer after quitting an office job to spend three years backpacking around Asia and Latin America. Unwilling to return to a 9-to-5, he became a freelance journalist specialising in travel. Now married with two children, he continues to travel regularly and writes for The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine. Mark is also founder of Travel SEO and was a co-founder at snowcarbon.
Mark’s favourite countries include Italy, India, Spain, South Africa, large parts of the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.