Meet the editor, Amanda Statham

Amanda has been a successful travel writer for more than 19 years, the last eight spent globetrotting with her family, husband Mason and boys Sonny (8) and Sol (4). From Mayan cleansing ceremonies in Mexico to tortoise safaris in the Caribbean, ice fishing in the Arctic and hiking to waterfalls in the Alps, her children are lucky enough to have been on plenty of fun (occasionally hair-raising) adventures.

With a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from De Montfort University, Amanda later became style editor on a wedding magazine in London, where she launched a honeymoon section after a work trip to the George V hotel in Paris (her suite had five balconies and a jaw-dropping view of the Eiffel Tower, she was hooked).

She eventually went freelance and is now travel editor of Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health and Boots Health & Beauty magazines as well as a contributor to a range of publications including The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and Family Traveller.

Author of seven travel-related books, including The Globetrotters Guide and Brits Guide to New York, she’s also a judge for the annual Travel Media awards and Australian Society of Travel Writers awards, has appeared as an industry expert on Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector, Five News, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Traveller’s Tree and is an occasional lecturer and panellist.

She travels whenever possible, preferably with her kids, and is as happy in a camper van in Cornwall as she is in a five-star resort in Mauritius, though if forced to make a choice she’ll take the Indian Ocean.

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About 101 Holidays

Launched in January 2009, 101 Holidays is the UK’s leading independent travel inspiration website. It was founded by Sunday Times travel writers Mark Hodson and David Wickers, along with director Catherine Leech.

Since then, we have picked up a number of awards and been named by The Independent as the 18th best travel website. We have since launched a series of sister sites: 101 Short Breaks101 Honeymoons and 101 Singles Holidays, along with 101 Family Holidays. Although travel companies are charged a fee to appear on the site, each has been individually selected by our editors for its expertise and excellence.

Find out more about 101 Holidays. and see a selection of our media coverage.

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