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Saudade: A story for the children with no homes

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I’m not entirely sure how to start this post, to be honest. I want to write something meaningful – lovely even, if such a word can be used to describe this sort of topic – but I just can’t find the right words; they seem too shallow for the point I want to make. Let me give you a heads up, though. If you’re feeling sad and anxious and would… Read More

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Scribe’s fabulous Singapore guidebook…

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Well, hi there! The Scribe team is super proud to finally showcase the fabulous guidebook that we did for the Singapore Tourism Board – from conceptualisation to design, writing copy to taking care of print and the distribution of 50,000 copies in the UAE’s Al Bayan newspaper. It was such a fun project to work on; we can’t wait to do more just like this. We did a radio interview… Read More

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Fancy a cheeky break?

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Fancy a cheeky break? Well, you might want to check out Puerto Rico or Taiwan. I spoke to The Ticket on Dubai Eye 103.8 recently about why these fabulous getaways are the ones to head to this winter. Take a listen… Oh, and happy travels!

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Eight spooky travel spots to get your creep on…

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You may have heard me on Dubai Eye 103.8’s show, The Ticket, talking about creepy places to travel to. Well, to be honest, those places weren’t really my idea… I was inspired by this piece I read on Mashable, and because I’m such a horror fiend (or at least I like to think that I am), I wanted to share them with the 0.87 per cent of the rest of… Read More

Things to know about volunteering

Want to travel and volunteer at the same time? Read this…

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Last week I headed off to talk to Stef, Mark and Zahra on #TheTicket on Dubai Eye 103.8 for my regular monthly segment, Word Travel, where I touch on a travel-related article that I like that month. While the piece I chose (you can read it here) wasn’t about beautiful beaches, azure waters and exotic adventures (not directly, anyway), it touched on something that seems to be on trend at the moment: travelling… Read More

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Part three of becoming a travel writer

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Take a look at part one of Angela’s travel writing series here, and part two here. Today’s blog – the third and final part – talks about how to make money while travel writing. Have fun! Unless you’re Bill Bryson, you’re probably not going to become a millionaire through travel writing. But you should still keep writing if you’re a passionate writer. In Dubai, most magazines pay about Dhs1 per… Read More

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Part two of becoming a travel writer

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Take a look at part one of Angela’s three-part travel writing series here. This week we start off talking about where travel writers can hope to get published. Happy writing! There are several places you can get published, and with more and more online content cropping up, the space in which you might see your words in ‘print’ is growing. Of course that also means travel writing is more competitive… Read More