Drs. Linda van Wijk is a freelance journalist, photographer and writer.
Since graduating in ‘Science of Communicatation’ from the University of Amsterdam, she has specialized in travel, action and adventure.

For the last ten years Van Wijk has traveled extensively in many of the world’s poorest countries.
Fascinated by people and their societies as well as by nature, she produces articles combining adventure and information in the tradition of Jacques Cousteau.

Van Wijk personally takes on all the extreme sports she describes during her travels, from scuba diving, skydiving and bungyjumping to climbing, snowboarding and kitesurfing.

Personal highlights: winning the Fjallraven Polar, a dogsledrace in Lapland:
participating in two expeditions into the jungles of Borneo and driving a Landrover across the Sahara: through Libia and Algeria.

She is one of the authors of the book ‘The world most dangerous places’ (2005) and co-author of two more books.
She works for radio, television, magazines and newspapers.
With subjects about politics, economy and culture she has broadened her horizon and has become an all round journalist.