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Finnish Lapland in winter – absolute exotica

Last winter I was enjoying the ride north from Rovaniemi, the provincial capital of Finnish Lapland, to Levi, one of Finland’s liveliest winter activity resorts, a couple of hundred kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. I had only just met … ..more

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Venice: Walking on Water

Built on more than 100 islands in the Adriatic Sea, Venice has long been a photographer’s favourite. It has earned a beloved place in the hearts of photographers and travellers alike. Completely pedestrianised, it’s the mellifluous sounds of water and associated … ..more

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Round-Up: January 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms. Take a look at these beautiful photos by members that we used in January 2016: DECORATED SAKI BARRELS AT THE MEIJI TEMPLE IN TOKYO, JAPAN, STUART FORSTER … ..more

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The Other Side of Tenerife

This year the British Guild of Travel Writers held its Annual General Meeting in Tenerife. From paragliding to whale watching, there were plenty of activities on offer that showcased the beauty of the island. Members share some photos of the … ..more

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Lighting up London

Crowds flocked to central London for the capital’s biggest ever lights festival, Lumiere London, which lit up the city centre between the 14th and 17th January. Iconic architecture was transformed with colourful light works, spectacular 3D projections and interactive installations. … ..more

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Tenerife – a view from the inside

Not long to go until the Guild’s AGM in Tenerife. Andrea Montgomery, who lives there, provides a snapshot from the ground: Close your eyes and think of Tenerife. What do you see? Sun soaked beaches lined with sun loungers and … ..more

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Round-Up: 2015 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms. Here is a selection of just some of the gorgeous photos by members that we have used over the course of 2015: THURINGIAN FOREST SKYWALK, GERMANY, ON A COLD … ..more

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Dresden through the lens

Stuart Forster presents images of the German city and explains why he still travels with a backpack full of camera gear: Travel photography is one of my passions in life. I love travelling with a camera, capturing scenes depicting the … ..more

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BGTW Tourism Awards – Best Wider World Tourism Projects 2015

Best Wider World Tourism Award: Túcume Museum, Peru (Hilary Bradt). It highlights a relatively unknown civilisation that flourished in northern Peru from about 1100AD until the Conquest of the Incas. Its members built huge pyramids and produced extraordinarily intricate artwork. In the past, … ..more

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BGTW Tourism Awards – Best European Tourism Projects 2015

The Best European Tourism Award went to the replica Caverne Pont d’Arc  (nominated by BGTW members Mary Anne Evans and John Malathronas). It opened in Ardèche, France earlier in 2015. Taking a one hour guided tour along a raised walkway, visitors can see reproductions of 36,000 year … ..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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