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A brilliant travel writer, I’m fortunate to count this lovely and talented lassy from up north as friend and co-travel enthusiast.
huge congrats Zoe, you inspire me to greater writing heights.

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A North West travel writer has won a prestigious award for sharing her adventures online.

Zoë Dawes, who writes as The Quirky Traveller, is the winner of the “Best Culture and History Blogger” category in a national award organised by DFDS Seaways, one of the world’s leading ferry operators.

Zoë, who lives at Carnforth on the Cumbria and North Lancs border, has won a mini cruise to Amsterdam.

Her winning blog posts included a tour of Il Duomo, Milan’s cathedral in Italy, reflections on a spring day among the ruins of Whalley Abbey in Lancashire, and the many faces of Quito in Ecuador, South America.  Her portfolio also includes written top tips for coping with airports, hints for camping in Europe, and “What is cultural tourism?”

Zoë, who is also a business coach, has won thousands of admiring readers with her unusual take on life and travel. She regularly contributes…

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