The Jury

Ben Hatch

Ben Hatch is author of the popular travel romp, Are We Nearly There Yet? 8,000 Misguided Miles Round Britain in a Vauxhall Astra, which is currently one of the top selling travel books on Amazon. Ben has authored several more books including The Lawnmower Celebrity, The International Gooseberry, and three travel guidebooks for Frommers. He lives in Hove, East Sussex.


Abigail Blasi (formerly Hole)

From London, Abigail has also lived in Hong Kong and Rome, and has been a travel writer for over 10 years, specialising in Italy, India and the UK. She writes for Lonely Planet guidebooks and magazine, i-escape, MSN Travel, Berlitz, Insight guides, the Guardian, the Observer, Marie Claire and Wanderlust, and is also author of two Sutro Media London apps.


Anthony Bianco

Better known as The Travel Tart, Anthony is one of top travel bloggers and tweeters on the planet right now. His hugely popular website specialises in the weirder side of travel, so Anthony’s perfectly placed to judge our quirky on-the-road stories. He also writes for all manner of more serious travel publications, from Rough Guides to the


Charlotte Amelines (formerly Beech)

Charlotte is founder and editor of Quirky Guide. She has been a travel writer and editor for over a decade, writing for the likes of Lonely Planet, MSN, World Travel Guide, Oddizzi, Wanderlust and MQP. Now a mum, she is travelling less and getting her kicks through other people’s quirky
discoveries as much as her own.



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