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TRAVEL MORE. THINK MORE

More about the place than me


Hi, I'm Abi, a doctor who swapped my stethoscope for a career with words and pixels. Though you will find some personal material here, my main aim is to help you discover more about the world, to roll around in its colours, its spices, its senses and its sights, and to find out more about this place we all call home.



Abigail King is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, speaker and photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, the BBC and more. 


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From far-flung adventures in Patagonia to cosy day trips from London, city breaks in Seville, hiking with orangutans in Borneo and testing out the best spas in the world, if it's interesting and beautiful, it's here.


What makes this blog different?

We focus on quality and hope to make you think, make you smile, inspire you, tempt you and show you.

Going behind the scenes

I try to bring a place alive through going 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?

Taking the time to think

Lists can be handy, lists can be good. But in-depth can be better. 

Tried and tested reviews

Other sites recommend places, companies and experiences they've never tried in return for cash. We don't. 

Original Words and Pictures

Others republish press releases and rely on someone else's stock photos. We don't. 

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 ;-) 

Travelling how people travel

We talk about solo travel, couples travel, family travel, business travel and travel with a baby over here.

Why? Because that's how I travel, in a variety of different ways, and I'm guessing that you do too. If not now, then soon enough, you will ;-) 

Founded in 2009

That's old school as far as the internet is concerned. We've been travelling and writing about it for nearly ten years, through thick and thin, surgery and childbirth (well, not literally, thankfully.) But, you know.

Striving to bring you the best of the world while hoping to make it a better place too.

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BEST DIGITAL INFLUENCER FINALIST - WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 2018

 Visit USA Digital Influencer Award 2017

BEST TRAVEL BLOG AWARD, VUELIO  2016

National Geographic Traveller Best Travel Blog Finalist 2016 

Travel Media Award for Innovation 2015

Inside the Travel Lab Nat Geo Traveller

ESSENTIAL READING

“Abigail King has an uncanny knack for showing a location from a new perspective.”

Abigail King featured by Cosmopolitan

“Why we love her: She makes us feel a little bit more intelligent just by reading her posts.”

The Independent - Inside the Travel Lab

“Travel expert Abigail King of Inside the Travel Lab.”

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.

Inside the Travel Lab in Vanity Fair

INFLUENTIAL GLOBETROTTER

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MSN Travel Superblogger Abigail King

“Abigail King is another writer who manages to look beyond the obvious and approach things from a different angle.”

PARTNERSHIPS & DISCLOSURE

If it was good enough for Shakespeare and Michelangelo, it's good enough for us! 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.

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