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Strolling around Santa Cruz

On Tenerife’s northeast coast, Santa Cruz is the island’s capital. During the BGTW AGM in Tenerife, our group spent a couple of hours on a comprehensive guided walking trip. First up was the Expressionist Auditorio de Tenerife, inspired by the … ..more

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Aquatic Fly Over

Most of us like to remain in our comfort zones. My comfort zone is avoiding anything with more than a modicum of risk. Your idea of a modicum of risk may be paragliding, bungee jumping or Formula 1 motor racing. … ..more

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Foodie delights

During this year’s AGM in Tenerife, a group of epicurean Guild members set off to discover Tenerife’s food and wine on a gastronomy tour. Starting with a walk around the World Heritage Centre of La Laguna, two local guides Isidiro … ..more

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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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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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