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Tenerife’s Thai-style water park

Family travel specialist and blogger Gretta Schifano writes about Tenerife’s Thai-style water park, Siam Park. Siam Park is one of the top water parks in the world (THE top water park in the world, according to TripAdvisor) and I was … more…

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Taganana trail: sugarcane struggles and shepherd’s jumps

Tenerife’s Las Vueltas Hike has a past as colourful as its scenery, says Luke Waterson. “In January and February in Tenerife, you have to get ready for shivering in snow on the peaks, and sun-bathing on the beach, all in … more…

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Awards for Isabel

Isabel Conway has been named Travel Writer of the Year  (2015) in the awards organised by Travel Extra, the leading Irish print and online trade publication. She was voted overall winner by an independent panel of journalists. Latest of a string of awards … more…

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Walk This Way Tenerife

With more than a decade of accumulated knowledge and thousands of footsore kilometres behind them, Guild member Andrea Montgomery and her husband Jack have just published their latest guide to their adopted home. Walk This Way Tenerife showcases an aspect of the … more…

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Books from a small island

All life is copy they say. For Guild member Anthony Stancomb it was a change of life. He and his wife upped sticks and moved to an Adriatic island – and the result has been two books*: Tired of the stress … more…

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Members News: Winter 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.51; December 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE The autumn and early winter of 2015 have been a bonus awards season for BGTW members. Andy Jarosz was named Travel Writer of the Year at … more…

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A wicked Christmas quiz

  For those who missed the Guild Christmas party, here’s a re-run of Roger Bray’s wicked quiz. Answers now follow Part One Can you list the following British rivers in order of length (longest first, shortest last)? Great Ouse, Spey, Wye, … more…

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On slavery and man eaters – how my debut novel became reality

Guild Member Luke Waterson’s first novel, Roebuck -Tales of an Admirable Adventurer, was published on December 1st. Here he talks about how he was first inspired to write it. It only occupied a column in a 2011 Christmas edition of … more…

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Top German award for Andy Jarosz

An article on Baltic Germany has won Guild member Andy Jarosz top prize in this year’s Germany Travel Writers’ Awards. The piece was published in National Geographic Magazine. The competition is organised annually by the German National Tourist Office. The results … more…

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£3724 raised for Railway Children

A fabulous array of raffle prizes* enabled the Guild to raise an impressive £3724 at its annual awards dinner towards the the East Africa appeal launched by  Railway Children. The amount the charity received is doubled by the Government’s under its current Match Aid scheme. … 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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