Sunday, June 25, 2017

Island Resorts

UK: Travel writer chosen for dream island Job

One lucky budding travel writer, Holly Eddings, has been chosen from 100 applicants for the ultimate first travel writing job – to spend two months visiting the beautiful Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Herm, as well as St Malo in France and writing her very own travel blog.

Guernsey island

Guernsey island

The 21 year old was chosen by Condor Ferries and top British travel writer Simon Calder, who will give Holly two master classes before and after her trips to help her learn the art of writing captivating travel articles. Simon Calder has 25 years of experience of travel writing, has published a number of books and writes for the British daily, The Independent.

Bonne Nuit coastline, Jersey

Bonne Nuit coastline, Jersey

 

Did you know

The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey have their own separate bailiwicks (a term generally used to indicate an area of authority), neither of which is a part of the United Kingdom.

They form an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies (British possessions of the crown as opposed to overseas territories of the UK). All the Channel Islands with the exception of Jersey, belong to the bailiwick of Guernsey.

 

 

 

St Malo, France

St Malo, France

 

Interestingly

St Malo, a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel, was a fortified island at the mouth of the Rance River during the Middle Ages. The town also once asserted its autonomy from 1490-1493 when it declared itself to be an independent republic saying it was “not French, not Breton, but Malouins”.

Herm coast path

Herm coast path

Read the story at: link

Check out Simon Calder at: link

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