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Another fine meze

On a culinary odyssey in Istanbul, Isabel Conway goes in search of the world’s finest kebab… Ottoman ruler Sultan Mehmet II did nothing by halves. A legendary gourmet with a penchant for indulging in lavish feasts prepared for himself, his … ..more

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Through the Lens of Nori Jemil

The BGTW Photographer of the Year 2017, Nori Jemil recalls some of her travels as she shares some of the stories behind the images in her winning portfolio. Panamanian Festival – Fiestas Patrias Published in Rough Guides (December 2015) Travelling independently … ..more

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Marco Polo’s Favourite Island

Where better to take a holiday than Sri Lanka, where the locals are experts? The people of this tiny Ireland-sized island in the Indian Ocean enjoy a world-record 26 public holidays a year. In its favour is the climate: set … ..more

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Tomb of the unknown relative

As ceremonies to mark the centenary of the Great War continued, veteran Guild member John Ruler found a corner of a foreign field that revealed a distant family connection….. Two years ago I planted a Remembrance cross at the grave … ..more

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Season of mists

Think not of the songs of spring – to misquote Keats. The falling leaves are inspiration enough for the Guild’s Kerry Christiani. Capturing the splendour of the British countryside with her camera, she composed a hymn to Autumn….. We forget … ..more

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Images of Autumn

A selection of seasonal images by Guild members:  

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Members’ News: Autumn 2017

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.56; October 2017 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Here we are with the latest news on what our members are up to… besides dreaming of possible fame and glory in this year’s Gala Awards … ..more

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Bistrot + boules = bonheur

Lis Gerard-Sharp finds the perfect equation for contentment in a Provencal village where not a lot goes on… Travel writers tend to be in thrall to the coolest, hippest, weirdest places. We are thrill-seekers and truffle-hounds by trade, trained to … ..more

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Monarch – the fall out

The collapse of Monarch Airlines has yet again thrown a spotlight on the disparity of protection between package holidaymakers and those who just buy scheduled airline tickets, writes Roger Bray. Under the Civil Aviation Authority’s longstanding ATOL umbrella the former … ..more

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Images of Summer

In the latest of our seasonal round ups, BGTW members capture images of long summer days:

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Latest news

The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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