Inside the Travel Lab is a top travel blog for thoughtful travellers.
It is regularly described as one of the best in the world.
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.
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.
“Abigail King has an uncanny knack for showing a location from a new perspective.”
“Why we love her: She makes us feel a little bit more intelligent just by reading her posts.”
“Travel expert Abigail King of Inside the Travel Lab.”
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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.
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“Abigail King is another writer who manages to look beyond the obvious and approach things from a different angle.”
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.