Our List Of Top UK Travel Writers
When you want seasoned travel advice, who better to turn to than the experts?
Writers allow us to indulge in arm-chair travel, invite us into their own intrepid journeys and offer valuable tips and tricks to make the most out of our own adventures.
Are you ready for some serious inspiration? Check out our list of top UK travel writers.
The Independent’s Travel Correspondent is a bit of a rarity among writer’s, with the strap-line, ‘the man who pays his own way’. Simon Calder doesn’t accept free transport or accommodation from the travel trade, in the name of getting authentic stories. Starting off as a cleaner for British Airways at Gatwick airport, he’s now a broadcaster and author of numerous books, including the ‘Traveller’s Survival Kit’ series.
Check out Simon’s articles on the Independent, here.
Travel journalist, Andrew Eames contributes to a stellar list of publications, including CNN Taveler, Coast, Lonely Planet Magazine, the Observer and the Independent. His extensive travel adventures have resulted in five books, a stint as managing editor for Insight Guides, seminars at book festivals and he runs ‘Germany is Wunderbar’, a website highlighting travel and tourism in the country.
Sit back and read about his adventures, here.
With a 25 year globetrotting career under his belt, it’s safe to say Nigel Tisdall is a travel writing guru. The freelance travel writer and photographer has been published by the Guardian, the Sunday Times, British Marie Claire and the Telegraph. It all started at London’s Liverpool Street station, where he embarked on a travel journey and wrote about his experiences – which were immediately picked up by major publications.
You can read his latest articles on the Telegraph, here.
A career as a journalist for more than 30 years has seen Kate Simon’s work published in The Daily Telegraph, National Geographic Traveller UK and Hello! Best known as the former travel editor of the Independent on Sunday, she’s also judged the Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards and is the co-founder of Little Black Book Creative.
Visit the Independent to discover her writing, here.
Mark Eveleigh’s book, ‘Fever Trees of Borneo’, captivates audiences with an account of the first expedition by foreigners into Central Borneo’s ‘valley of the spirit world’ – led by the author himself. His words have graced the pages of Esquire, The Guardian, CNN Traveler and the New York Times.
For an action-packed read, check out his rollicking adventures, here.
Guardian Travel’s ‘explorer’, Kevin Rushby started his travel career in Cairo, before branching into Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Madrid, Yemen and Malaysia, to mention a few. He’s the author of acclaimed travel books, including ‘Hunting Pirate Heaven’ and has been published widely across newspapers and magazines.
To arm-chair travel with him, you can read more, here.