Travel writing

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A Thing of Beauty by Peter Fiennes review – elegant Greek travelogue
A nature writer explores our fascination with Greek myths and their contemporary relevance in this sun-drenched adventure-cum-guide

Alex Preston

07, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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My journey to Albania in search of Europe’s Muslim heritage
In this adapted extract from his new book, Minarets in the Mountains, Tharik Hussain discovers a historic centre of Islamic learning in the country’s scenic southern hills

Tharik Hussain

09, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on travel writing: an alternative escape | Editorial
Editorial: Going elsewhere may currently be complicated, but we can still immerse ourselves in distant realities


11, Jul, 2021 @4:36 PM

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The Travel Writing Tribe by Tim Hannigan review – an elitist genre?
Travel writing used to be dominated by Old Etonians with colonialist tendencies; but this well-researched critique shows that the ‘travellees’ are writing back

Ali Bhutto

07, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Write to roam: why armchair travelling is back in fashion
Reissued tales of classic journeys are being snapped up as Britons long for escape while having to stay at home

Donna Ferguson

04, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The classic travel guidebooks that inspire my trips
From the iconic Shell Guides to Wilkie Collins’s rambles, travel writers pick the vintage UK guides that keep them exploring

Phoebe Taplin, Jon Woolcott, Kevin Rushby, Peter Fiennes, Brett Wolstencroft

04, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The Foghorn’s Lament by Jennifer Lucy Allan review – a whole world in a sound
From Shetland to San Francisco ... in praise of the coast’s most monstrous and melancholy sound machines

Amy Liptrot

28, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Why cities emptied by Covid-19 are perfect for modern flâneurs
Copying the approach of Baudelaire’s quizzical stroller can help us escape lockdown – even if he needs a little updating

Chris Moss

06, Apr, 2021 @10:32 AM

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The travel guidebooks we still love
A decade ago it looked as if guidebooks would not survive the digital age. But well-written, authoritative titles have defied the odds and continue to thrive

Lois Pryce

24, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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My voyage through a world of language in just one word: snow
Missing the wild regions where I have worked, I took a linguistic trip from Asia to the Andes, via Russia and Finland, instead

Nancy Campbell

22, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Nala’s World by Dean Nicholson – one man and his cat
The round-the-world cycle ride that turned into an internet sensation – with the help of a feline companion

PD Smith

05, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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In praise of Jan Morris, by six fellow travel writers
The trailblazing writer was loved and revered by all those who followed in her footsteps. Here they describe just what she meant to them

23, Nov, 2020 @2:32 PM

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