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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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Of Peppers, Pelota and Pottoks

Murray Stewart, whose new guide to The Basque Country and Navarre*, published by Bradt, will be available in book shops from April 12, describes a corner of France that remains defiantly distinctive: Soule, Labourd and Basse-Navarre. Names that have long faded from the … ..more

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Easter in Salamanca: One night during Holy Week

For all of the Spanish speaking countries of the world Semana Santa is a serious business, but in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salamanca it is the most important date in the religious calendar. Penitents, or cofrades, take part … ..more

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A night in the pub

Neil Taylor reports on the Guild’s March social evening: Staying in a pub seems such an obvious thing to do that it is amazing, as Guild members discovered at our function on March 16, that the website www.stayinapub.co.uk was only … ..more

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Round-up: February 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 February 2016: THE MILKY WAY OVER OUTBACK WESTERN AUSTRALIA, NORI JEMIL SUNSET IN ICELAND, LOTTIE GROSS … ..more

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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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