Laura Olcelli is a freelance travel writer currently based in the UK. 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 45 – and counting. She aims to keep her country list constantly higher (much higher) than the number of her age.