Alex Robinson

Alex is a photographer and writer and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, who has worked extensively for Wanderlust and other papers and magazines including The New York Times, the Guardian and Vanity Fair. He was runner up in the Friends of the Earth International Photography Award, won a Brazilian Press Award award for the anniversary edition of Latin America’s travel magazine Viagem e Turismo and a US National Magazine award for the his work on Departures Magazine.

He is the author of newly published Footprint’s Brazil guide. You can see his work on his website: www.alexrobinsonphotography.co.uk

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4 ways to travel the Mayan Route

Whether serene turquoise seas or ancient temples are your thing, you're sure to find your favourite Mayan route here

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5 essential photography tips for portraits

Award-winning travel photographer and Wanderlust contributor Alex Robinson shares five tips for taking better shots of people

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The Costa Rica conundrum

Costa Rica's bountiful rainforests host countless animal and plant species – and a raft of activities to boot

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A fado weekend in Coimbra, Portugal

Alex Robinson enjoys a weekend of fado, doomed romance and Baroque architecture in Portugal's former capital

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World's Greatest Journeys: Track jaguar in the Bolivian Amazon

Welcome to the jungle – the Amazon rainforest isn't just confined to Brazil and Peru, and the jaguars wander where they please...

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The many sides of Hawaii

A trip to America's island archipelago to discover the 'real' Hawaii throws up a conundrum – in a land of many cultures, what is 'real'?

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The Choquequirao Trail

The trek to the Inca city will challenge even the most experienced hikers. But, take a chew of the coca and persevere, and you'll see one of the great sights of Peru

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24 hours in New York

From Harlem and Manhattan, ending with breakfast in Brooklyn – a ride on the A train is the best way to get to the the core of the Big Apple

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The highlights of southern Thailand

Travel south from Bangkok to explore Thailand's idyllic deserted beaches, animal-packed jungles and colourful local festivals

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Ultimate hilltribe trekking guide, Thailand

Plunges into the jungle to meet the locals on the most colourful tribal treks in Thailand

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Travel blueprint: The Maya Route

Temples and tapirs, rainforests and reefs, villages and volcanoes, The Maya Route is a trail littered with adventure

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Hiking in the world's biggest wilderness: Finland's taiga forest

Finland’s Bear’s Ring Trail is the perfect introduction to the country's vast Arctic forest – and in autumn it’s ablaze with colour

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Discover little-visited Belize

With its Maya ruins, teeming reefs and picture-postcard beaches, this little country punches well above its weight

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Discover Brazil's dune coast

Far from Rio, the wind-whipped sands and steamy deltas of Brazil’s north-east make for an unforgettable off-road trip

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Taiwan: Isle of the unexpected

The Portuguese quite rightly called lush, mountainous and culturally diverse Taiwan the ‘Beautiful Isle’ – so where are all the tourists?

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Croatia on a budget

A flight to an unknown city, a loose plan and a small budget results in the discovery of wild Croatia – the Mediterranean as it used to be

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First 24 hours in São Paulo, Brazil

Brazil’s most populous city – a mass of traffic and concrete — can bewilder at first. But take the time to explore, and you’ll soon be drawn in

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How to eat your way around the Amazon

Brazil’s biodiversity isn’t only a boon for wildlife fans — it’s fantastic for foodies too. And eating your way around the Amazon proves the best way to connect with its people

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The railroad less travelled: taking the slow train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Taking the slow train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is an adventure that unlocks 'old Thailand', a land of misty temples, golden Buddhas and epic history

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Exploring the river beaches and extraordinary wildlife of Brazil’s alternative Amazon

Alex Robinson discovers a land of rhythmic cities, wild archipelagos and the Tapajós – a white-sand wonder unlike anywhere else in Brazil. On his way he encounters capybara and river dolphins

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City of God: How to explore Rio de Janeiro's off-beat wild trail

Rio de Janeiro spans bustling neighbourhoods, golden shores and forested peaks – but now one special trail unites them all...

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Taking the train to Mandalay

A new border crossing, an old, notorious trainline, modernising worlds, ancient scenes – the rail and road ride from Bangkok into Burma is a journey through time

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Ultimate Guide to South-East Asia - Incredible ideas and itineraries to see the best of the region

South-East Asia packs in fuming mountains, iconic temples, electric cities and beautiful beaches. From Bali to Bangkok, here's how to get the most out of this diverse and wonderful region...

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