This is a blog about finding unusual journeys. About bringing travel inspiration home with you, even if you can’t be on the road. About laughing at the crazy things we humans do and sparing a thought for those in need. About learning about the world and, yes, as cheesy as it sounds, trying to make it a better place.
It’s about adventure, it’s about luxury. It’s about history, tragedy, laughter and photography. It’s not about competing with myself to see how many times I can fit the word “about” into an About page, no matter how it appears right now. Well, OK, maybe it is a little.
Above all else, it’s about…
Travel Inspiration for Cynics
At my core, I’m a slushy sentimentalist with an ideological drive to make the world a better place. Trouble is, I’m also a diehard cynic with a pathological urge to question everything I read, see or hear. Usually, I manage to keep that to myself. But I also managed to find a few careers that encourage that sort of behaviour, namely science, medicine and journalism.
Scrubs, Lenses and Laptops
These days, I work as a journalist and photographer but like all good writers, I trained in neuroscience research, headed to medical school and then worked for several years as a doctor in Emergency Medicine.
It’s that scientific background that explains the name Inside the Travel Lab. To me, a lab is a place for insight and discovery, for inspiration and for looking at a “problem” in a whole new way. To be inside that, is to be right where the action is.
So that’s where we are. Inside the Travel Lab, exploring the world.
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Abigail King has an uncanny knack for showing a location from a new perspective.
Top Ten Luxury Travel Blogs
Cision rank Inside the Travel Lab 4th in their Top Ten List of Luxury Travel Blogs in the UK.
“One of the Hottest Online Exploreres
They live, breathe and write about travel. But where do they go on holiday? And, more importantly, what do they pack? Grazia talks to some of the world’s hottest online explorers. And, shockingly, I’m one of them ;-)
10 New Faces For Your Twitter Feed
Abigail’s clever insights and inspiring Instagram shots will make you want to ditch the day job for a jaunt to the coast of Costa Rica.
Top 10 Travel Tweeters
Who? Doctor turned travel writer, Abi King, offers an educated edge to her travel observations.
Typical tweet: “Freedom & Slavery in Barbados: It’s Not Black & White”.
Why we love her: She makes us feel a little bit more intelligent just by reading her posts.