Paula Hardy is an independent travel writer and editorial consultant, whose work for Lonely Planet and others flagship publications has taken her from nomadic camps in the Danakil Depression to Seychellois beach huts and the jewel-like bar at the Gritti Palace on the Grand Canal. Over two decades, she has authored more than 30 Lonely Planet guidebooks and spent five years as commissioning editor of Lonely Planet’s bestselling Italian list. These days you’ll find her hunting down new hotels, hip bars and up-and-coming artisans primarily in Milan, Venice and Marrakech. Get in touch at www.paulahardy.com.
Paula works primarily on Lonely Planet’s Italian and African guidebooks as well as contributing to Telegraph Travel as their Marrakech expert. She also writes about travel, culture, sustainability and outdoor adventure for a host of websites and magazines, including Conde Nast Traveller, the Independent, Wanderlust magazine, BBC Travel and lonelyplanet.com.
Anything Italian, great British B&Bs, African culture and safari tips
London (of course!), Marrakech, Sicily, Namibia, Ethiopia, Connecticut, Rio, I could on.