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Travel Writing

Half-timbered building in Troyes, France,

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Victoria Trott

Victoria Trott is an award-winning travel writer from Swansea who specialises in France. Here she talks about her life as a travel writer. Disclosure: This article contains click-through links to affiliate marketing websites. If you make a purchase we stand to make a small commission at no additional cost to […]

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Places

A man riding a horse in Swaziland. Photo by Petra Shepherd

5 exciting adventure activities to try in Eswatini

For a challenging hike, try climbing Sibebe Rock. Located along the Pine Valley Road about 10 km from Mbabane, Eswatini’s capital city, Sibebe Rock is second only to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in Australia as the largest freestanding rock in the world. It is estimated to be about three billion years old.

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Experiences

Face of a mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) living wild on the Virunga Mountain Range in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Travel in the heart of Africa

The adrenaline was kicking in, our bikes racing down the Namibian dunes at full throttle. After a slow ride through Swakopmund (a little bit of local history thrown in) and then a dry river bed: fat biking proved to be one of the most exhilarating ways to get acquainted with […]

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Travel Writing

A burst of sunshine beneath monsoon season clouds.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Lea Lane

I live in Miami now but I return to New York or Paris whenever possible. Some of my favourite places — because they have just about everything a traveler could want — include Morocco, New Zealand, Italy.

Everybody seems to write about their trips on social media, usually for free. You have to find a way to get noticed, and do things better than most. And keep your day job. Making a good living, aside from the travel ops, is difficult.

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Travel Writing

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Kathryn Burrington

Kathryn Burrington is the successful travel blogger behind the blog Travel With Kat. In 2017 she was awarded the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Travel Blogger of the Year Award. Here she talks to MannedUp.com for our Inside Travel Writing column: What kind of travel related niche do you specialise […]

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Travel Writing

Travel writer Nick Redmayne in the Sahara Desert.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Nick Redmayne

Nick Redmayne is a travel writer whose work has been published in The Independent, Wanderlust magazine and on the radio, by the BBC. In this interview he talks about the places he finds most interesting and his daily routine when travel writing. Disclosure: This article contains click-through links to affiliate […]

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Food & Drink

After dusk falls in Edinburgh on 25 January people will head to Burns Suppers and celebrate Burns Night.

Burns Night and the best Burns Suppers in Edinburgh

Wander through Edinburgh towards the end of January and you’ll spot numerous adverts for Burns Suppers. Writes Barry Stephen Traditionally, they involve haggis, neeps and tatties (mashed swede and potatoes) being served alongside whisky used to toast the haggis and the memory of Robert Burns. According to tradition, the haggis […]

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Travel Writing

Stuart Forster on the road in the Gaspe peninsula of Quebec, Canada.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Stuart Forster

This Inside Travel Writing features an interview with Stuart Forster. An award-winning travel writer, Stuart is based in the north-east of England and has a global outlook. His work has been published by The Independent, Rough Guides, CNN and National Geographic Traveller, plus many other titles. Stuart also runs the […]

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Travel Writing

Lush vegetation and mountain scenery on Mount Batur. Photo by Jazz Dobbins.

Climbing Mount Batur in Bali

“Make yourself comfortable, it long ride,” said the driver, in his best English, as we squeezed in the van filled with four other passengers who were already crammed up together. After some switching around, and perhaps some magic, we made six people fit into the backseat and trunk together with luggage.
There it was, the start of what I hoped to be an incredible experience. A friend and I decided to climb one of Bali’s active volcanoes, Gunung Batur, which in English translates as Mount Batur.

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Travel Writing

Stars trail in the night sky above Los Roques de Garcia and Mount Teide in Teide National Park on Tenerife, Spain.

18 travel blogs to view in your next coffee break

Enjoy travel stories and inspirational blogs?  Here are 18 travel blogs that you may enjoy reading in your next coffee break. Eco Escape Travel was launched by Jonny Bierman in March 2017. “Eco Escape Travel is an ecotourism, sustainable travel, and eco-travel gear website that inspires the travel community to […]

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