They have the one of the most glamorous jobs in the world – travelling – and so have a few tales to tell.
Travel writers of the globe have gathered together to compile a book containing their adventures and funny moments in one book.
And what a great little book it is! There are 40 true stories which reveal the things that went wrong or got them into trouble, from Wanderlust magazine editor Phoebe Smith surviving a hurricane in Cuba, to newspaperman Simon Calder recalling his many acts of irresponsible travel which terrified him at the time, but make fascinating reading for the rest of us, happily sitting in our armchairs!
The Irresponsible Traveller, Tales of Scrapes and Narrow Escapes, published by www.bradtguides.com, £10.99.