Veronica Matheson grew up in the United Kingdom, married an Australian, and now lives in Melbourne. Travel is her passion, be it by land or sea. She has lost count of the countries she has visited, first as a backpacker, and later over ten years as Travel Editor of a national Australian newspaper. She says it is a joy to return to a country. “The first visit creates an impression, the second time you know a little bit about what to expect, and the third time you have a real feel for the country.” Her current websites are australiancruising.news; and VeronicaMatheson.com She is associate producer and co-host of Travel Writers Radio show which is on an FM station in Australia, and heard world-wide on the internet; and via podcast on SoundCloud/travel writers radio.