Ben Lerwill has been writing about travel professionally since 2003, contributing to magazines, newspapers, websites and the occasional guidebook. He is particularly passionate about the outdoors, family travel and cultural tourism, with a special interest in the UK, Western Europe, Asia and Australia.
He runs a lot, slowly, has somehow appeared three times as an extra on Australian TV, and once slammed his own head in a taxi door in Armenia. His personal website can be found at www.benlerwill.com.
Katherine is one of the key stop-offs on the long, long road journey down Australia’s Stuart Highway – and it gives plenty of good reasons not to rush throughRead more
The constant daylight in Sommarøy may mean a few sleepless nights, but this scenic village in Arctic Norway offers a wonderful lightness of beingRead more
Head to Ghana's Mole National Park for Ashanti legends and close elephant encountersRead more
Tokyo is a real blitz on the senses. But this neon-lit labyrinth has its secret serenities, while a boat ride away are islands where nature calls the shotsRead more
A new trail across Kenya’s Great Rift Valley links mud-and-thatch villages, shimmering lakes, flocks of flamingos, wildlife galore and around 25 million years of geological historyRead more
Australia's Indian Pacific is no ordinary train: it's an ocean-to-ocean epic, travelling between Perth and Sydney via its huge, humbling red centre. Ben Lerwill hopped on board...Read more
From Andean highs to coastal lowlands, South America's railroads cross some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth...Read more
These traditional inns come in all shapes, sizes, ages and areas. Our diverse selection all have one thing in common: authentic, soothing Japanese hospitality…Read more
The etiquette of staying at a ryokan – a traditional Japanese guesthouse –can be perplexing for first-timers. Learn the dos and don'ts with this this handy guide...Read more
They’re both beautiful islands in Europe offering outdoor fun, culture aplenty and food to make you drool. But which one is the best? We put them head to head in an attempt to find out…Read more
Cascading landscapes, samurai history, ancient volcanoes and... American sports? Throw a curve ball into your Japan trip with a visit to the underrated Kyushu region, says Ben Lerwill...Read more
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