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Only in Edinburgh

BGTW member Duncan JD Smith’s new book Only in Edinburgh is published in November 2016. Designed for city explorers, this groundbreaking guide promises to take readers quickly off the beaten track – and under the city’s skin. This is the … ..more

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Round-up: August 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These photographs taken by our members were selected for August and September 2016: ICELANDIC SKIES, BY DIANA JARVIS VIEW OVER M, BY … ..more

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The Chesterfield, Mayfair

The Guild has always had a good relationship with the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and the BGTW Board’s August meeting was graciously hosted by one of their premier London hotels, The Chesterfield, Mayfair, a luxurious but discreet oasis in the … ..more

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When eight words a minute was top message speed

Today’s schoolchildren can have little conception of communications before the arrival of the smart phone. Guild member Stuart Forster is reminded that the advent of the internet wasn’t the first revolution in communications: On my way to Heart’s Content, in Newfoundland … ..more

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Members’ News: Summer 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.53; August 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE I spend a lot of my time attending and/or speaking at digital influencer/blogger conferences, and one thing that I’ve noticed in the last year or so, … ..more

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Round-up: July 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These photographs taken by our members were selected for July 2016: EARLY MORNING MIST AND RISING SUN AT VIIKI, HELSINKI, BY TIM … ..more

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Round-up: May 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These beautiful photographs taken by our members were selected for May 2016: THE LIGHTS OF RESTAURANTS REFLECT IN THE HARBOUR AS DUSK FALLS ON … ..more

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Albania unveiled

Though Enver Hoxha’s hardline regime is long gone, Albania remains mysterious to many of us. Lottie Gross, who has been writing a guidebook to the land where Norman Wisdom was king, draws back the veil: When I told friends I … ..more

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Smart moves – phone v SLR

Do you really need to carry an SLR camera to capture stunning travel images? Or will a state of the art smartphone cut it? Stuart Forster decided to find out: On a recent trip to Central America I decided to put … ..more

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#100DaysWild, a celebration of British summer wildlife

I love summer in Britain – but I also I hate it. Our country’s wildlife is at its most varied and most bounteous – but the quandary is that there is simply not enough time to see it all. May, … ..more

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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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