Robin McKelvie

Travel writer / Blogger / Broadcaster / Photographer

Full time travel writer covering 100+ countries and making 20-30 trips a year. Regular in Telegraph, Times and all the Scottish papers. Fortnightly travel DPS in The Courier. Also write for other newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs across five continents. Author of over 30 guidebooks and both a TV and radio broadcaster, for BBC World Service, BBC 5 Live and Radio Scotland. Very active on social media with 40,000+ Twitter followers. Runs the travel website

Travel Categories: Cruising, Rail Travel

Regions: Central & Eastern Europe, Portugal, Scotland, Spain

Skills: Broadcasting, Social Media

Recent articles

We had been hoping to meet ‘real’ Russians, but had not bargained on Dimitry. I guess no one really bargains on guys like Dimitry, but there he was, all six feet of him, lurching around in his army fatigues, a … ..more
As travel writers and / or photographers most Guild members have seen their fair share of this wide world. We all harbour our hidden spots, our wee corners we consider underrated. Stick with me but mine is home, Scotland’s epic … ..more
What do you get if you cross Blackpool with Miami Beach and then inject it with military history and the bucolic charms of America’s oldest state park?  ..more
You might know the Balearics best for their glorious beaches and sun-soaked summers, but did you know that there is lashings to see and do on the islands year-round, especially when it comes to their rich and eclectic culture? Winters … ..more
Robin McKelvie is an Edinburgh based member of the BGTW. He has written over a thousand articles about Scotland for magazines and newspapers across five continents, runs a Scottish travel website and the second edition of his National Geographic guide … ..more
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