Travel Writing

The world’s best travel writing includes both journalism – for example in the “Financial Times” and also longer pieces.  You can find a wide selection of both on my “World’s best Travel Writing” page.

Here is, I hope, some of the world’s best travel writing.

Recent and longer pieces

I used to do travel writing for the Financial Times and the Boston Globe.  You can see some of the results below.  But I’ve also done a bit of more recent travel journalism including:

  • The Americans – who are the Americans?  What are Americans like, and how can we learn about them in the 21st Century?
  • The Russians: Vladivostok – who are the Russians?  A companion piece to The Americans.
Off Vladivostok
Olga and Josef off Vladivostok

“Financial Times” and “Boston Globe”

The Financial Times

– Financial Times, “Where the wall came down” (a walk around the Berlin Wall)

– Financial Times, “Island with well-hidden treasures” (Lundy Island)

– Financial Times, “A tale of two all-in resorts” (why German holiday resorts are better than French ones)

– Financial Times, “Austrian idyll far from the well-worn pistes” (the joy of Lech)

– Financial Times, “When dinner becomes the last supper” (astonishing German waiters)

– Financial Times, “Enough Buddhas for today” (Bangkok with children)

Boy with python
Owen with a python

– Financial Times, “We’ll soon all beg to fly business” (how airlines plan to make us upgrade)

– Financial Times, “Balmy breezes and beach bars in Berlin

– Financial Times, “Where even experts fear to tread” (why try guided ski-ing?)

– Financial Times, “Sole mates” (top ski boots)

– Financial Times, “The Penguin’s Distressed. We’d Better Go” (NZ eco-tourism)

– Financial Times, “The Joy of Roaming the English Countryside” (long-distance footpaths)

– Financial Times Magazine, “All the Rage in Berlin” (Little Traffic Light Men)

– Financial Times, “From Tears to Triumph” (why use ski schools?)

– Financial Times Magazine, “All the Rage in Lech, Austria” (heated ski lift seats)

– Financial Times, “Rattle and Roll to the Alps (night ski-trains)

– Financial Times, “Charmed By the No-Frills Alternative” (basic country hotels)

– Financial Times, “When Tourist Reinvention Spins Out of Control” (the over-development of Barcelona)

– Financial Times, “Nice Buildings, Shame About the Events” (Can hosting sporting events give a country good PR?)

The Boston Globe

– Boston Globe, “New Zealand at a crossroads” (over-development of NZ tourism)

– Boston Globe, “A flaming end to Carnival and winter’s woes (Cologne Carnival)

Carnival in Cologne
Cologne Carnival

– Boston Globe, “A Temple to Faith, Time and Resolve” (Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia)

– Boston Globe, “When hush, crowds descend” (Vienna’s Central Cemetery)

– Boston Globe, “History in the Tropics” (St Helena before the airport)

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