Quite by accident, I came to the lovely village of Salakos, Rhodes in May 2018 for a short stay before sailing around the beautiful Cyclades Islands. Upon my return to my native Scotland I realised I’d fallen quite in love with Rhodes, and in particular, with Salakos, so I took a fearful leap of faith and returned to Salakos in September 2018 to stay indefinitely.
During my hospitality management career of thirty-five years I worked for Australia’s largest Australian owned hotel chain and managed large hotels in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, as well as working at a corporate level as an Operations Manager with a portfolio of up to twelve hotels. Later I moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands where I managed a family owned hotel and won for the hotel, the Jersey Small Business of the Year Award. Most recently I operated my own hotel business in the Lake District in England.
Writing has always been a passion that I had very little time for during my career, so after selling my business in 2017, I developed my travel blog www.barehotelier.com and wrote about my adventures while exploring Belize in Central America and Eastern Europe. I now write about living in Rhodes.
During my career, I completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of South Australia and recently completed a TEFL Certificate to teach English as a foreign language.
I have also published my first book “Belize, A Journey Of Discovery & Some Snorkeling” and a short story “The Anniversary” which is available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle, and I am currently writing my second book.
I am also the editor of two academic books:
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