Emily writes for Time Out and Olive and was features editor of The Great Australian Restaurant Guide in Sydney. She once backpacked her way around 22 countries in two years, during which time she slept everywhere from Raffles and Rio’s Copacabana Palace to a park bench in Patagonia with her now husband. These days they live in London and have a one-year-old and a two-year-old, born 16 months apart. The elder, Joe, had a passport before he could lift his head for the photo and has been helping his mum review restaurants, undercover and overseas, since he was eight weeks old. Chloe’s first trip abroad was with her ad-man daddy to the Cannes Lions advertising awards. She touched back down on home soil with an acquired taste for glitz, glamour – and garlicky French hors d’oeurves.
Emily Kerrigan, Freelance food and travel writer anonymously reviewed the following hotels and travel destinations: