Blog Archive: Travel Writing

Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Graham Huggan ponders his recent visit to Iceland to take part in the 5th biennial International Polar Tourism Research Network

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Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Arctic Encounters announces the second call for papers for its international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, to be held at Roskilde University from May 27-29, 2015.

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Inntravel Discovery Day

Inntravel Discovery Day

This past week, Inntravel, a tour operator based in Yorkshire and one of Arctic Encounters’ partners, held their tri-annual Discovery Day, drawing clients, journalists, suppliers and stakeholders from around the country

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Call for papers for a panel on the ins and outs of the travel writing industry

Call for papers for a panel on the ins and outs of the travel writing industry

Arctic Encounters announces an upcoming panel about the various cultural and political (p)layers that make up the global travel writing industry – paper abstracts due 5 January.

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Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

The three SATW Professional Development sessions organised by Arctic Encounters are now available for download as online podcasted recordings.

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Volcanoes, artists and culture, oh my!

Volcanoes, artists and culture, oh my!

Simone Abram and Roger Norum are attending the Society of American Travel Writers 2014 Convention in Reykjavik as roundtable speakers and presenters.

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Faroe Islands in The Scotsman

Faroe Islands in The Scotsman

Simone Abram’s travel destination article about the Faroe Islands has come out in The Scotsman. Today, 18 September, seemed as good a day as any to publish a feature about a country which only recently held its successful referendum for independence – on 14 September, 1946.

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Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Arctic Encounters has organised a series of lectures and discussions on Arctic tourism, culture and society at the Society of American Travel Writers annual convention, held this year in Reykjavik from 15–20 September.

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Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Dr Michael Bravo’s inspirational keynote lecture from The Postcolonial Arctic conference held in Leeds this past May is now available online.

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A not-so-rough guide for aspiring travel writers

Graham Huggan summarises the recent Leeds-based Arctic Encounters workshop, How to Become a Travel Writer

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