A travel blog for thoughtful travellers
"Abigail King is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and speaker whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, the BBC and more. She's travelled to over 60 countries and Inside the Travel Lab regularly ranks as one of the best travel blogs in the world."
TravMedia Awards Finalist - 2020
Vuelio Top UK Luxury Travel Blog - No 2 - 2020
Visit USA Blogger/Vlogger of the Year - 2019
British Travel Press Awards Shortlist, Teletext - 2019
Disruptor of the Year Finalist - TravMedia - 2019
12 Month Achievement Finalist - Traverse - 2019
LATA Best Blog Award - Second Place - 2019
Best Digital Influencer Finalist - World Travel Market 2018
What makes this blog different?
We (and by that, it's mostly me, Abi, but I do now have a backup team!) hope to make you think, make you smile, inspire you, tempt you and show you. We don't shy away from issues but we don't go cooking them up just for the sake of clicks and page views.
We honestly (and slightly embarrassingly) want to make the world a better place. Seriously. While also, you know, dealing with the headaches of the middle seat and the difficulty in finding a cabin bag to suit all occasions.
Taking You Behind the Scenes
Here, we go behind the scenes. Whether that's talking to survivors from the Nagasaki bomb attack or interviewing people who saw the Iron Curtain fall, I believe that it's people who make a place.
Not that everything's always so serious, of course. There's also time to eat, drink and be merry and even call it a cultural experience. Tequila anyone?
Giving You The Time to Think
Lists can be handy, lists can be good. But in-depth can be better.
Authentic Social Interaction
Other sites use robots to make it look as though someone is replying to you. We don't. Every response you get comes from a real person. Usually me ;-) We don't get involved in buying likes, gaming algorithms or any other soul-sapping venture born of desperation. If you like what we do, great! If not, well, there's no point in faking it, right?
Travelling how people travel
The travel industry is intent on pigeon-holing everyone into a niche. Solo travel, family travel, adventure travel and business travel.
Well, guess what? That's not how people live! Here, we cover a mix of solo travel, couples travel, family travel, business travel and travel with a baby because that's life as most of us know it. A work in progress.
A pioneer in the blogger and travel influencer sphere, demonstrating best practices and impeccable professionalism.
Emma Sparks - Deputy Editor, Lonely Planet
IN THE PRESS
“Abigail King has an uncanny knack for showing a location from a new perspective.”
"Travel expert Abigail King contributes to the 50 best travel websites."
BEST NEW TALENT
Abigail’s clever insights and inpsiring Instagram shots will make you want to ditch the day job for a jaunt to the coast of Costa Rica.
What does it mean to be a responsible traveller or ethical traveller? Green traveller or eco traveller? How is sustainable tourism different?
Here on Inside the Travel Lab, responsible travel has been our default position since we began.
But it's not always easy and the information we have about the world and how we affect it shifts all the time. So, without being preachy, and without taking the joy out of things, here's the section for responsible travel. But know that that theme runs throughout the whole site.
WORKING WITH INFLUENCERS
I began travel blogging and "being an influencer" back before those terms meant anything. I've also put together many projects from the other side so I know the pitfalls and how hard it can be to find the best travel bloggers.
In fact, I've learned a lot along the way.
Working With Others
If you have or represent a brand or product that values integrity, responsibility, beauty and luxury then please get in touch.
We always keep the right to write whatever we want here on Inside the Travel Lab, that's the whole point of having a blog. And we always disclose.
But we love connecting people with places and products they'll love. And sponsorship? Well, if was good enough for Shakespeare and Michelangelo, it's good enough for us!
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