When not teaching Spanish at an English public school, Polly Evans is an award-winning travel journalist and author. She has written five travel narrative books: It's Not About the Tapas (shortlisted for the W.H. Smith People’s Choice Travel Book Award, and Daily Express Book of the Week), Kiwis Might Fly, Fried Eggs with Chopsticks, On a Hoof and a Prayer, and Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman. Polly also writes travel guides, specifically Bradt’s guides to the Yukon (winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers' award for Best Guidebook), and Northern Lights. She has written for newspapers and magazines including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Wanderlust, Condé Nast Traveller, BBC Wildlife and Food & Wine, while her radio documentary for the BBC World Service, The Other Guantánamo, won the British Guild of Travel Writers' Best Travel Broadcast award.Polly teaches Spanish at Wellington College in Berkshire, where she lives with her husband and three sons.