Award-winning travel editor, writer and author Phoebe Smith has seen her love of dramatic landscapes and wild places take her on adventures all around the world – from wild camping on the Scottish islands, to meeting sea gypsies in Burma and watching the Northern Lights from a heated wigwam above the Arctic Circle. She is the editor of Wanderlust, the UK’s best adventure travel magazine (Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, PPA, Independent Publisher’s Award) and in 2015 was named Editor of the Year (PPA, New Talent Awards). She is author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain’s Rugged Corners and the first and only guidebook to British bothies – Book of the Bothy.
She is as passionate about the outdoors as she is about travel and has written about both extensively in a range of magazines and newspapers in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. In addition to writing Phoebe has appeared on radio and TV talking wild camping, travel and women in the outdoors. In 2014 she became the first woman to camp at all the extreme points of mainland Britain on consecutive nights – these included the highest, lowest, northernmost, southernmost, easternmost and westernmost points of the country, also becoming the first person to include the centre of Britain in her quest. In 2015 and 2016 she was shortlisted for the National Adventure Awards, in the ‘Media’ and ‘Inspiring Others’ categories respectively. In 2016 she was named an Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion.