Hi, I'm Mike Pickup - welcome to my website.


My Background


My life totally revolves around the travel industry but it wasn't always that way.

I started out in sales and marketing and I had great success in the office automation and telecommunications markets. This led me to get involved with a number of technical innovations including the first home banking systems, smartphones and smart TVs.


However, there is only so much innovation a guy can take so I set up a travel agency, creating tailor-made holidays for my clients, before taking up a successful career as a travel writer.

Travel Writing


I write travel features for a number of national and regional magazines and newspapers plus a couple of influential online publications. I also edit an online holiday magazine which has attracted contributions from great writers around the world. There's a link on the right of this page.


In addition I was professionally trained as a photographer and supply images to many of the publications I write for


Travel Consultancy


From time to time I am asked to use my in-depth knowledge of the travel industry to help overseas companies gain a larger share of the UK market.

Check out the Holiday Magazine full of great reviews from writers around the world. 

Click here for more details

Want more UK visitors?

Check out the Consultancy page or Contact us for more information.