Frank Barrett is Travel Editor of Britain’s biggest selling mid-market Sunday newspaper The Mail on Sunday. He began his journalistic career as a graduate trainee at Travel Trade Gazette. At the age of 26 he left to become editor of Business Traveller magazine. He was Travel Editor of The Independent which he joined at its inception in 1986.
He has written several travel books including, most recently, `Where Was Wonderland’ a best-selling guide to the real-life locations of classic children’s books such as Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden.
He has won several Travel Writer of the Year awards, including the prestigious British Press Award for travel feature writing. Recently he was chosen as winner of the Best National Newspaper Cruise Feature writer award in the inaugural PSA Cruise Journalism Awards. In 2011 he also accepted the award for Best National Newspaper Travel Section of the Year in the British Travel Press Awards (in 2010 in the same awards he was awarded an 'Outstanding Contribution' award along with Alan Whicker).
He was the first person to spend a night in Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horrors and didn’t get the cash reward promised by Charles Dickens.