Archives: Features

Twickenham tour: echoes of rugby glory

With the UK on the verge of hosting the Rugby World Cup, members of the Guild toured the sport’s historic home. Chrissie Walker didn’t have far to travel… Twickenham, like Wembley, is usually known by its address rather than its function. … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , | Share this :

Bamboozled in Barcelona

In the Catalan capital, Rosemary Bailey discovered the plus side of  looking mumsy………. “You must be really careful in Barcelona,” I warned my son, en route to Madrid to study Spanish. “They are really clever, really devious. They’ll point out pigeon … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , | Share this :

Life returns to the Caves of Matera

First impressions of Matera are somewhat underwhelming. The newer buildings on the outskirts are the familiar mixture of residential tower blocks with shops and cafes at ground level interspersed with public and commercial buildings. Press on towards the Baroque town … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , | Share this :

In the Spotlight – Rob Goss

When and why did you join the Guild? I joined in October this year. I live in Japan most of the year and in a professional sense I feel a bit isolated here from other people who make a living writing in … ..more

Posted in Features | Share this :

Amsterdam to the Black Sea – a river cruising guide

Why take a river cruise? Cathy Bartrop joined the Royal Crown to find out. The resulting report was short listed in the best video category in the 2015 CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Awards).  

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , | Share this :

Ghost from the past – Hermione sails again

Hermione, faithful replica of a French frigate that took part in the American revolution, is now open as a floating museum on the Charente following her foray across the Atlantic to visit ports on the eastern seaboard of the US and Canada. … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , | Share this :

Limestone Blues – jazz in the quarry

A French carrière where once they dug limestone is now a place to dig the sounds of international jazz. In July it will host the likes of Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan and Sweden’s Magnus Öström Quartet. Stuart Forster reports: It’s … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , , | Share this :

Tourism – Haiti’s new lease of life?

Judith Baker, just back from the troubled Caribbean nation of Haiti, reports on plans to return it to mainstream tourism five years after an earthquake reduced much of the country to rubble. The French called it the Pearl of the … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , | Share this :

Table Mountain springs are new tourism draw

Peter Jolly gets beneath the surface of Cape Town to discover a little trumpeted resource. Cape Town is regularly voted the best holiday destination in the world but visitors who enjoy the many attractions on the surface may not be … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , , | Share this :

Ghosts of Baltic holidays past

Roger Bray feels the passage of history on Estonia’s coast The Baltic resort of Pärnu is an eccentric place in which to sense the ghosts of Europe’s tortured twentieth century. But it was easy, strolling on a chilly April afternoon by … ..more

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , | Share this :

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.

Aquapac
British Guild of Travel Writers Limited is a private company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company number: 9553655
Registered office: c/- Larking Gowen, 1 Clayton Business Park, Great Blakeham, Ipswich UK 1PL 0NL
© 2018 British Guild of Travel Writers
Cookie policy | Terms and privacy policy |