Here is, I hope, some of the world’s best travel writing.
I used to do travel writing for the Financial Times and the Boston Globe. You can see some of the results below. But I’m also proud 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.
- India: 10/10. Shantaram 3/10 – why India is better than books about India.
- Central European melancholy 10/10
- Vienna and Istanbul: the best cities on earth?
- Why Barcelona is like Istanbul – in a bad way
- Bali, 7/10. What’s wrong. One simple way to fix it
My travel writing for The Financial Times and The Boston Globe includes:
– 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, “When dinner becomes the last supper” (astonishing German waiters)
– Financial Times, “Enough Buddhas for today” (Bangkok with children)
– 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)
– Boston Globe, “New Zealand at a crossroads” (over-development of NZ tourism)
– 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)
– Boston Globe, “A flaming end to Carnival and winter’s woes” (Cologne Carnival)
– Financial Times, “When Tourist Reinvention Spins Out of Control” (the over-development of Barcelona)
– Boston Globe, “A Temple to Faith, Time and Resolve” (Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia)
– Financial Times, “Nice Buildings, Shame About the Events” (Can hosting sporting events give a country good PR?)
– 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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