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Rock on – The New Forest village with its own beat

There are certain things you might expect to find in a New Forest village: little shops selling local produce, somewhere…

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Cultural year-round Balearics

You might know the Balearics best for their glorious beaches and sun-soaked summers, but did you know that there is…

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Entebbe Interlude

Entebbe is mostly remembered for a dramatic hijacking in the days of Idi Amin. Now it’s a sleepy backwater, writes…

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Sax and the Citadel

Taking care to enunciate his vowels, Stuart Render takes a breather next to the man who invented Charlie Parker’s instrument…

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Islandwana Adventure

You’ve done Kruger and the Cape: now try South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal, writes Ben West….. Whenever I meet someone who…

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How and when to do Dubrovnik on a short break

Croatia is a turquoise-watered, pebbly-beached hit among many Guild members. It has  a fascinating history, lashings of sunshine, the freshest…

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Famous gardens revived

  Peter Jolly reports on the restoration of the once hugely popular Leonardslee Gardens Not content with buying one of…

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Sardinian indulgence

  Sardinia hopes to attract more UK visitors out of season – but what can it offer in the cooler…

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Leipzig – Bach to the present

Bryn Frank has travelled widely in Germany, but has a special fondness for the less well known east and north…

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Norwegian Bliss – NCL’s latest 4,000-guest cruise ship

Last week Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) took possession of their latest cruise ship, Norwegian Bliss, during an on board signing…

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Zimbabwe: Tourism renaissance?

In November 2017 Zimbabwe experienced a change of president. Robert Mugabe, who spent almost 30 years as the head of…

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Upskilling in the Kitchen: Guild members go back to school

Masterchef finalists? Maybe not yet. But a Guild group left a favourable impression in the teaching kitchen at Chewton Glen,…

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5 Scottish islands you’ve probably not been to

Robin McKelvie is an Edinburgh based member of the BGTW. He has written over a thousand articles about Scotland for…

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Secrets of the New Forest

A January day in Hampshire, in the wake of the Guild’s AGM in Brockenhurst, proved an eye-opener for Bill Birkett…..…

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Black Balsam and Kremlin limos – snapshots of Riga

In December 2017, the British Guild of Travel Writers visited Riga and Sigulda, in Latvia. Here, Simon Willmore relives the…

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On a wing and a prayer – Brexit threat to air travel

If the Government appears to be heading for a European divorce on a wing and a prayer, how apt is…

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Another fine meze

On a culinary odyssey in Istanbul, Isabel Conway goes in search of the world’s finest kebab… Ottoman ruler Sultan Mehmet…

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Marco Polo’s Favourite Island

Where better to take a holiday than Sri Lanka, where the locals are experts? The people of this tiny Ireland-sized…

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Tomb of the unknown relative

As ceremonies to mark the centenary of the Great War continued, veteran Guild member John Ruler found a corner of…

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Bistrot + boules = bonheur

Lis Gerard-Sharp finds the perfect equation for contentment in a Provencal village where not a lot goes on… Travel writers…

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A knights’ trail in the Aube

The French department of Aube is rich in the history of the Knights Templar, Simon Willmore followed their trail… The…