"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."
Visit USA Digital Influencer Award Shortlist 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
Best Digital Article 2018 - LATA Media Awards
Best Travel Blog Award, Vuelio 2016
National Geographic Traveller - Best Travel Blog Finalist 2016
Travel Media Award for Innovation 2015
Gah, that's a big question. Well, hopefully you'll benefit from the travel tips and travel guides built from decades of professional experience.
Perhaps you'll enjoy the travel chat, that includes everything from the silly to the serious.
Or maybe you're looking to work with us, in which case, let me guide you this way.
But most of all? Wouldn't it be interesting if you had the chance to stop and think about the world in a different way?
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.
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?
Lists can be handy, lists can be good. But in-depth can be better.
Other sites recommend places, companies and experiences they've never tried in return for cash. We don't.
Others republish press releases and rely on someone else's stock photos. We don't.
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?
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.
“Abigail King has an uncanny knack for showing a location from a new perspective.”
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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.
“Why we love her: She makes us feel a little bit more intelligent just by reading her posts.”
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