Hilary first visited Peru in 1969. She returned in 1973 when she travelled the length of South America, accidentally founding Bradt Travel Guides en route by co-writing and publishing Backpacking along Ancient Ways in Peru & Bolivia with her then-husband George. In 2014, on the 40th anniversary of that first book, she published a new edition, Trekking in Peru. Since those early days she has built the company up to be an award-winning publisher specialising in unusual destinations and a series of ‘Slow’ British guides. See www.Bradtguides.com.