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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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Comeback for the lynx?

Will wild lynx make a comeback in British forests? Peter Lynch went to Germany to see how they have been reintroduced there. Britain is in its umpteenth year of debating whether to bring back the extinct lynx back to some … more…

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Round-up: April 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 April 2016: WOODEN SHOES WORN BY MAIKOS (APPRENTICE GEISHA) IN KYOTO, JAPAN, JEREMY HOARE … more…

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Heavy horsepower in Herts

Traditional horsepower is alive and well at Wimpole Home Farm. Gillian Thornton takes the reins for a day. ‘Now who’d like to be first with the hoofpick?’ Head Horseperson Emma looks at her four cadets for volunteers. We all hold back, not wanting to … more…

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Round-up: March 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 March 2016: MOTHER HIPPO ON THE VERGE OF CHARGING, GUINEA BISSAU, WEST AFRICA, EMMA THOMSON A … more…

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Members News: Spring 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.52; April 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE This first quarter of 2016 has been a busy time for the British Guild of Travel Writers, with an increasingly active programme of events, that can … more…

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Into the wild – a century of America’s national parks

ROLY SMITH’s new book celebrates the centenary of the US National Park Service, and is a personal journey around over 20 of them, illustrated by top American wilderness photographer David Muench Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to … more…

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