Lindsay Hawdon is a writer of travel, adventure and fiction. On leaving school, she spent three years travelling around Europe, Africa and India, hitching rides and sleeping under canvas. She has since travelled to over one hundred countries and writes regularly for The Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, The Australian and The L.A Times.
Her travel column “An Englishwoman Abroad”, began in the Sunday Telegraph in 2000 and ran for seven years. Throughout that time she travelled to every continent, ventured across every terrain, experienced every climate, writing stories about her experiences and the people she encountered along the way.
Her articles for The Sunday Times, “Have Kids Will travel” followed a sixteen month trip travelling solo with her two young boys around South East Asia. Their next trip, inspired by her first novel, Jakob’s Colours and featured in a monthly column for the Independent called “The Rainbow Hunters”, took them around the world to seven different countries to find the origin of seven different colours, raising money for the charity War Child as they travelled. Their most recent venture took them up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for The Sunday Telegraph.
She lives in Bath with her two boys.