Amy identifies as a bookish backpacker and British bookpacker. Hailing from Birmingham, her granddad has suggested that the family is related to the Peaky Blinders. Amy has written for Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, and other leading travel and lifestyle media. She has counted Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, and now Thailand as home. Her most memorable travel experiences include staying overnight in a village of ex-headhunters in the Philippines, surviving two big earthquakes in Mexico City, and that one time she managed a whole conversation in Cantonese.