Our Top List of Travel Writers from Across the Globe
Buckle yourself in and get ready for arm-chair travel that puts you smack in the middle of rollicking adventures. Funny, charismatic, intelligent and, most importantly, thoroughly well-travelled, these world-renowned writers come with a warning – they’ll leave your feet seriously itchy.
American Journalist, Elizabeth Gilbert has published multiple novels, but it’s her endearing tales of eating, praying and loving across Italy, India and Bali that sent her into writing stardom. ‘EAT PRAY LOVE’, was made into a film and Elizabeth was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Keep journeying with her, via her latest books, ‘Committed’, ‘The Signature of All Things’ and ‘Big Magic’.
With travel features published in ‘The Daily Mail’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Independent’, ‘Wanderlust’ and ‘Travel Weekly’, it’s little wonder UK born Jeremy Head has won several awards. He’s travelled significantly throughout South East Asia, the former Soviet Union, Rwanda, France, Spain and Australia, is a Frommer’s guidebook author and has branched into TV presenting.
News reporter turned ski correspondent for the Financial Times, Arnie Wilson, truly knows how to live his passion. He skied in, and covered, the Financial Times Round the World Ski Expedition, he was the editor of the Ski Club of Great Britain’s magazine, is the author of books, including ‘Snow Crazy’ and the first winner of ‘Telegraph Ski’ magazine’s Polar Bear Award for his contribution to snow sports. And that’s all without mentioning his phenomenal ski career…
Having lived and worked in more than 25 countries on every continent except Antarctica, Tim Weed’s career has led to him to create inspiring programs for writers, artists and musicians. His articles have featured in ‘Talking Points Memo’, ‘Backcountry’, ‘Writer’s Chronicle’ and National Geographic’s ‘Intelligent Travel’ blog. If you want to dive into outdoor adventure and history, this award-winning author needs to be on your must-read list.
The author of 12 books, Marybeth Bond lives adventure. She’s cycled from California to Virginia to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, tracked polar bears, swam with Beluga whales in the Canadian Arctic and kayaked through icebergs. The National Geographic writer has also appeared on more than 250 TV and radio shows, including CNN and ABC. Check out her books, ‘A Woman’s World’ and ‘Gutsy Women’.
A reporter for ‘National Geographic Traveler’, ‘The New Yorker’ and the ‘New York Times Magazine’, to name but a few, Rolf Potts has adventured across six continents. He’s hitchhiked across Eastern Europe, explored Israel on foot, cycled across Burma and, most uniquely, travelled around the world for six weeks with no luggage. He promotes the ethic of independent travel and if you want to learn the tricks of the trade, check out his book, ‘Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel’.
Don George considers himself a very lucky man and we certainly agree! The ‘would-be’ poet has made a living travel writing for most of his adult life, resulting in becoming the founder of travel site, Wanderlust, the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications and Book Review Columnist for ‘National Geographic Traveler’ magazine. With so much experience under his belt, you might be lucky enough to hear him speaking at conferences, festivals or on TV and radio.