Laura Olcelli is a freelance travel writer and journalist currently based in Sydney, Australia and a regular contributor to Matador Network, Intrepid Times, Epicure & Culture, and more. She has a PhD in English focused on travel literature and has published widely about literary criticism applied to travel writing, including the award-winning book "Questions of Authority: Italian and Australian Travel Narratives of the Long Nineteenth Century". Laura was born in Italy, has lived in five countries and traveled to over 50. She aims to keep her country list constantly higher (much higher) than the number of her age.