Writing travel stories from the Arctic to Zambia

Tristan was brought up in Britain and the Bahamas, and set foot in over 50 countries before the age of 25. Kathryn was educated in Milan, Milwaukee and Manchester, and once held a job reviewing private islands. 

For 20 years their travel writing has taken them to 15 nations each year. Their most recent travel features from Thailand, Ukraine, India, Cambodia, China and the United States for The Independent, Delicious and the Sunday Times Travel Magazine are below. 

Boat International, Mar 2020

Boat International, Mar 2020

Passage through the Pacific

Daily Telegraph, Jan 2020

Daily Telegraph, Jan 2020

The return of Europe's sleeper trains

The Guardian, Jan 2020

The Guardian, Jan 2020

Eastern Europe's best budget spa

Camper & Nicholsons, Oct 2019

Camper & Nicholsons, Oct 2019

The life and times of Dr Sylvia Earle, ocean pioneer

Kinfolk, Jan 2020

Kinfolk, Jan 2020

Landing in the Spaceship House

Daily Telegraph, Oct 2019

Daily Telegraph, Oct 2019

Riding James Bond's train to the sun

Mojeh, Sep 2019

Mojeh, Sep 2019

Chernobyl's tourism explosion

Boat International, Sep 2019

Boat International, Sep 2019

Sailing the Northwest Passage

Camper & Nicholsons, Oct 2019

Camper & Nicholsons, Oct 2019

Gauguin and Matisse, escape to the South Seas

Faune, June 2019

Faune, June 2019

Bengal tiger burning bright

Sunday Times, May 2019

Sunday Times, May 2019

Instant Escape: Bangkok

Independent, April 2019

Independent, April 2019

Charleston's culinary wonders

Camper & Nicholsons, Feb 2019

Camper & Nicholsons, Feb 2019

Jason deCaires Taylor: the undersea sculptor

Faune, June 2019

Faune, June 2019

India's fighting Marwari horse

Daily Telegraph, Jan 2019

Daily Telegraph, Jan 2019

Top 50 trains of the world

The Times, Sep 2018

The Times, Sep 2018

Chernobyl's new urban jungle

Camper & Nicholsons, Feb 2019

Camper & Nicholsons, Feb 2019

Chukkas Away: the Calcutta Polo Cup

Camper & Nicholsons, Sep 2018

Camper & Nicholsons, Sep 2018

Five island escapes

Boat International, Nov 2018

Boat International, Nov 2018

On board the Westport 50m

Sunday Times Travel, Mar 2018

Sunday Times Travel, Mar 2018

Secret Phuket

South China Morning Post, April 2018

South China Morning Post, April 2018

Thailand's revolutionary rum

Telegraph, Mar 2018

Telegraph, Mar 2018

The jungle train to Cambodia's Riviera

Boat International, Mar 2018

Boat International, Mar 2018

Caribbean: islands in the stream

Sunday Times Travel, Mar 2018

Sunday Times Travel, Mar 2018

One bite of Bangkok

Times, Mar 2018

Times, Mar 2018

Cambodia's new Angkor

Telegraph, Jan 2018

Telegraph, Jan 2018

Asia's most scenic sleeper train

SEA+I Magazine, Winter 2018

SEA+I Magazine, Winter 2018

Last boatbuilders of Indonesia's archipelago

Metro, Jan 2018

Metro, Jan 2018

Poland's world-beating video game industry

SEA+I Magazine, Winter 2018

SEA+I Magazine, Winter 2018

Lonely islands for luxury yachts

Kinfolk, Sep 2017

Kinfolk, Sep 2017

Roberto Katinsky - Brazil's modernist movement

Boat International, March 2017

Boat International, March 2017

New Zealand's big five by boat

Kinfolk, Dec 2016

Kinfolk, Dec 2016

A night in Copenhagen's Glyptotek museum

Iberia, Jan 2017

Iberia, Jan 2017

Container housing saves the world

easyJet, Oct 2016

easyJet, Oct 2016

Tenerife's biodynamic vineyards

The Times, Sep 2016

The Times, Sep 2016

Europe's greatest train journeys

Avaunt, Oct 2016

Avaunt, Oct 2016

Britain's airship revolution

Monarch Passport, Summer 2016

Monarch Passport, Summer 2016

Tenerife's six secret islands

Thomas Cook, Aug 2016

Thomas Cook, Aug 2016

Tenerife, with kids in tow

The Guardian, Aug 2016

The Guardian, Aug 2016

Cracking Krakow's Milk Bar scene

BInspired, April 2016

BInspired, April 2016

Hiking Tenerife's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Qatar Airways, January 2016

Qatar Airways, January 2016

Michelin Star Wars with my 11-year-old-nephew

Korean Air, December 2015

Korean Air, December 2015

Culture on the Seine

The Guardian, August 2015

The Guardian, August 2015

Paddleboarding through Birmingham's industrial past

Daily Telegraph, July 2015

Daily Telegraph, July 2015

Top 10 sleeper trains in Europe

Thomas Cook, Summer 2015

Thomas Cook, Summer 2015

Fashion trucks of NYC

Privatair, Summer 2015

Privatair, Summer 2015

Turbocraft: Rebirth of James Bond's favourite speedboat

Daily Telegraph, June 2015

Daily Telegraph, June 2015

Britain's best naturist beaches

Condé Nast, April 2015

Condé Nast, April 2015

Slice of History through Prague

Delicious, March 2015

Delicious, March 2015

24 Hour Foodie in Prague

Independent, November 2014

Independent, November 2014

Going Underground in Berlin

easyJet Magazine, November 2014

easyJet Magazine, November 2014

Did Bowie bring down the Berlin Wall?

Etihad Magazine, November 2014

Etihad Magazine, November 2014

Growing grasshoppers and the global food crisis

Superyacht Business, September 2014

Superyacht Business, September 2014

Montenegro, the world's next superyacht destination

Ryanair Magazine, June 2014

Ryanair Magazine, June 2014

Italy's food-tastic Word of Mouth

Delicious, Spring 2014

Delicious, Spring 2014

Foodie 48 hours in Brooklyn

The Times, April 2014

The Times, April 2014

A brilliant, bruising Czech spa experience

Independent, May 2013

Independent, May 2013

Paddleboarding through Miami

Independent, April 2013

Independent, April 2013

The Polish Soviet-style spa experience

Qatar Airways, March 2013

Qatar Airways, March 2013

Interview with Jimmy Choo OBE

Sunday Times, November 2011

Sunday Times, November 2011

Interview with Christian Lacroix

Independent, November 2011

Independent, November 2011

German spas, the naked truth

Independent, July 2011

Independent, July 2011

Love on the tracks

Independent, January 2010

Independent, January 2010

Cruising to Brazil for £300

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