Features

A Writer’s Rhythm

August 20, 2011

I have a theory: that great writers, make dismal dancers. And the reason? It’s down to rhythm. Writers store it within, simmering like a hearty ragu, before releasing it in sentences to their obedient readers, whose eyes and minds tap along to the beat. If you want to be a great travel blogger, it’s less [...]

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The Time I Was in Tibet…

January 31, 2011

Don’t blink. What you’re about to see is Tibet, in full-fat Pummelvision*. Surprisingly, Tibet was one of the most calming regions I visited along The Trail, and memories of my time there are proving some of the most indelible of my life. I concede this is a big claim; and you should know, I am [...]

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10 of the Most Misused Words on Travel Blogs

October 29, 2010

Today’s post takes the form of a traditional slideshow, and covers a niggle I’ve had for a while. In the race for readers, hyperbole seems to be in vogue among travel bloggers. While I’m indubitably guilty of random chunks of exaggeration, I am very wary of its presence in my own writing. I was taught [...]

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Colour Vision: #3C78A7

September 3, 2010

I’m having one of those weeks. Just when I think things can’t get any more complicated, I go to sleep and wake up to find they’ve become even more screwed up. I’m like the little girl in Labyrinth, and David Bowie just keeps taunting me with his glass ball. I’m interested to see how this [...]

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Colour Vision: #36118F

August 17, 2010

Apologies for the lat… actually. Scrap that. One of my pet hates is when people apologise at the beginning of blog posts. What exactly are we apologising for? I don’t know any book author who’s opening line is: “Sorry I haven’t written a book for a while”, nor indeed have I stumbled upon an apologetic [...]

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The Lyrics of Travel

August 10, 2010

People who know me really, really well, can testify that I’m somewhat of a lyrical gangster. I can beatbox till your lugholes pop, and hit the high notes with them dead-posh opera folk. It’s been rumoured that I’m Susan Boyle’s love child, and I can see why. Yo, travellistas — here me now. Boomshakalaka.

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Travel Blogging Basics

August 5, 2010

Once upon a time, creating a travel blog was the last thing on the mind’s of travellers. We used to be consumed with malaria jabs, and how many condoms to pack. We left our mobile phones at home with the laptop, and went in search of wild times and wilderness. Things appear to have changed.

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