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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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Venice: Walking on Water

Built on more than 100 islands in the Adriatic Sea, Venice has long been a photographer’s favourite. It has earned a beloved place in the hearts of photographers and travellers alike. Completely pedestrianised, it’s the mellifluous sounds of water and associated … ..more

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Round-Up: January 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms. Take a look at these beautiful photos by members that we used in January 2016: DECORATED SAKI BARRELS AT THE MEIJI TEMPLE IN TOKYO, JAPAN, STUART FORSTER … ..more

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The Other Side of Tenerife

This year the British Guild of Travel Writers held its Annual General Meeting in Tenerife. From paragliding to whale watching, there were plenty of activities on offer that showcased the beauty of the island. Members share some photos of the … ..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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