Emma Higgins

Emma Higgins is a British travel writer with an insatiable appetite for stories – both reading and writing them. She has been living a nomadic lifestyle since 2012, settling briefly in Spain, Canada and Thailand along the way, and visiting 30 countries and counting. Her blog, Gotta Keep Movin' documents her wandering life and the stories that have captivated her.

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The 10 sexiest cities in the world

It's World Cities Day this week (Oct 31). To mark the occasion, we're looking at the world’s sexiest cities. From liberal attitudes to classic romance, these cities are the most sizzling and sensual on Earth

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5 tips for solo female travel in Morocco, including what to wear

Morocco is a wonderful country to explore, but it can sometimes be daunting for the uninitiated, especially if you’re a woman travelling alone. Follow these savvy tips to stay safe but still adventurous

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The truth about travel blogging

From the outside world, travel blogging can look like a lot of jetsetting, free gifts and swanky hotels – for just few hours of work per day. Not true.

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Get paid to travel – become a travel blogger

Could you build a successful career as a travel blogger? This expert guide could help you on your way...

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Sean Conway interview: what it's like to swim Great Britain

He's in the middle of the ultimate triathlon: swimming, cycling and running the full length of the UK. We caught up with Sean Conway just before the final leg...

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The world’s Top 10 most spectacular road trips

Grab the wheel and hit the highways with these 10 incredible road trips that take in the planet’s most remarkable landscapes, from easy rides to epic adventures

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12 best brunch spots in Toronto

Brunch isn't just a meal in Toronto – it's an institution. Here's where to find the most delicious menus...

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7 solo travel dilemmas and how to solve them

Solo travel has plenty of advantages, but there will naturally be a few hurdles to overcome – some more predictable than others. Here's some advice for solving its pesky predicaments

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10 free things to do in Toronto

As one of the biggest cities in Canada, Toronto's got a lot going on – but most things come at a price. Here's how to dodge the charges and do Toronto for free

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Bath – through the eyes of Jane Austen

Jane Austen lived in Bath, UK, from 1801-1806 – here's where to connect with the famous author (and her novels) around this beautiful spa city

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10 quirky museum and gallery sleep-overs

From snoozing with the dinosaurs to arty lock-ins for grownups, experience the world's top museums and galleries as you've never seen them before...

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Trips of a lifetime: New Zealand

Venture through New Zealand's mountains and fiords, connect with its people and cuisine, dive into its oceans, and even fly over its fairy tale landscape... These trips will make your NZ dream a reality

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9 of the best treehouses in the UK

If you thought treehouses were all haphazardly-laid floorboards and rope ladders, think again – these lofty UK boltholes prove otherwise

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5 toast cafés around the world

Simply hot-buttered or laden with gourmet treats? However you take your toast, here are five dedicated cafés to whet your appetite

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Trips of a lifetime: Thailand

With mind-blowing landscapes, shimmering temples, fascinating wildlife and a cuisine to die for, Thailand has a travel experience for every style and budget. Here are our favourite trips

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6 Thailand hotels that help the community

Go that extra mile on your next trip to Thailand by choosing a hotel that’s not only beautiful but also helps local organisations, the environment, and people in need

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5 ways to make a difference on a Thailand volunteering trip

Thailand isn't just about beautiful beaches and mouth-watering food: there are some vital community projects and charities at work in this slice of paradise. Here's how you can get involved...

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10 reasons to spend a year travelling in your own country

Even though there’s something alluring about the far-away, there’s a lot to be said for spending quality time discovering your native land. Here are 10 reasons for starters…

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8 lessons I learnt from self-publishing a travel book

Publishing a book is a daunting prospect, especially if you’re self-publishing. Travel writer Emma Higgins shares her experience of self-publishing and some advice for anyone looking to do the same

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Hidden gems of Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is one of Thailand's busiest islands, so it's easy to presume that every stone has been turned here – but you'd be wrong. Here's where to go in Phuket to escape the tourist bubble

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Oxford's best foodie spots

Oxford is famous for its university and spectacular architecture, but few people know that its cafés and restaurants are world-class too

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Roaming with ponies in England's New Forest National Park

Welcome to this spectacular national park, rich in undisturbed wildlife, quaint English villages, and 'wild' ponies wandering free

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9 spectacular walled cities around the world

Across the centuries, walled defences have protected cities the world over, making them a common feature from Colombia to France to China... These nine incredible walled cities are among the best of the best

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The 10 sexiest cities in the world

It's World Cities Day this week (Oct 31). To mark the occasion, we're looking at the world’s sexiest cities. From liberal attitudes to classic romance, these cities are the most sizzling and sensual on Earth

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9 of the world’s most awesome cave systems

From the infamous to barely discovered, these caves, hollows and grottoes around the world show that if you scratch below the surface a spectacular new world awaits

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The world's 9 best birding destinations

From penguins to puffins, Birds-of-Paradise to condors, the world of birds is full of colour and spectacle. Here are the top spots on Planet Earth for birdwatchers

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10 breathtakingly beautiful places that are perfect for a Digital Detox

Between our iPhones, tablets, laptops, desktops, TVs and smart watches, there’s not always a chance to disconnect from the Digital World. These 10 ‘digital detox’ destinations are perfect for powering down and tuning in to the world right before your eyes

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12 of the world's weirdest landscapes

From gas craters that belch out fire to multi-coloured mountains and pink lakes, these weird and wonderful landscapes around the world make for an extraordinary Bucket List. How many have you seen?

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9 marvellous marine species to spot around the UK this summer

The summer months see marine life – whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds, and more – flocking to the UK’s shores. Here are 9 incredible wild beasts you can get to know this summer...

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10 fun ways to cool off in the UK this summer

It hasn’t been the greatest summer for warm weather in the UK. But when the heat is on, there are incredibly fun ways to cool down, from ice cream and G&Ts to swimming with seals...

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Road tripping on Portugal's west coast

Sleeping on beaches, discovering hidden caves and strolling through fairytale palaces – there are treasures aplenty on a Portugal road trip

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Fancy an alternative beach break in Thailand?

Millions of people flock to Thailand's beaches every year, but this puts a strain on its beautiful coast. Organisations across the country are working to preserve its pristine white sands – here's how you can get involved too

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Kayaking on Scotland's west coast

Kayakers from all over the world come to Scotland to paddle on the wild waters of its west coast – even absolute beginners

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5 secret spots in Lisbon, Portugal, that you'll want to visit

From converted warehouse galleries to hidden century-old palaces, Lisbon is full of intriguing hidden corners that show an alternative side to Portugal’s spell-binding capital

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5 tips for female solo travel in Thailand, including what to wear

Thailand has paradise islands, remarkable wildlife and fascinating cultures. These 5 tips will help solo female travellers make the most of the Land of Smiles, while staying safe and hassle-free...

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