Ben Lerwill

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.  

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Top 5 activities around Katherine, Northern Territory

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 through

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A sunny weekend in Sommaroy, Norway

The constant daylight in Sommarøy may mean a few sleepless nights, but this scenic village in Arctic Norway offers a wonderful lightness of being

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Wildlife spotting in Ghana

Head to Ghana's Mole National Park for Ashanti legends and close elephant encounters

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Tokyo: how to find calm in the chaos

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 shots

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Walking in Kenya's Great Rift Valley

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 history

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Urban to outback: Crossing Australia on the Indian Pacific train

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...

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8 unforgettable train journeys across South America

From Andean highs to coastal lowlands, South America's railroads cross some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth...

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Top 10 things to do outside of Perth

Perth's reputation as a vibrant, arty city is growing by the year, but there’s more to Western Australia than its action-packed capital. Here are 10 of the best ideas for exploration further afield...

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9 essential outdoor experiences in New Zealand

A trip to New Zealand is all about revelling in the unbridled majesty of the outdoors. Whether you hike, drive, kayak or sail, the country has no limit to memorable experiences. Here are its best...

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5 spectacular road trips that encompass Western Australia's most breathtaking landscapes

Ever wondered what Western Australia's got to offer? Journey to the highlights of the region on a road trip through the Outback and along its spectacular coastal roads...

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Wandersleeps: 7 of the best ryokans in Japan

These traditional inns come in all shapes, sizes, ages and areas. Our diverse selection all have one thing in common: authentic, soothing Japanese hospitality…

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5 things you need to know before staying in a Japanese ryokan

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

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