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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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10 fun ways to cool off in the UK this summer

From slurping ice cream and G&Ts to swimming with seals off the North Devon coast – make the most of the British summer weather with these incredibly fun things to do across the country...

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9 marvellous marine species to spot around UK shores 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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5 unique ways to experience Catalonia’s vineyards

From hiking, biking and helicopter rides to rustic food and drink classes, these experiences show you five unique ways to get to know Catalonia’s rich, diverse wine culture

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Catalonia’s top 5 cycling routes

With soaring mountains, lush countryside, and miles of rugged coastline, Catalonia’s diverse landscapes make it the prime destination for a cycling adventure. These five routes take in the best the region has to offer for travellers on two wheels

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9 adventures into New South Wales' culture and heritage

Beyond Sydney's galleries and museums, New South Wales’ culture is in the ranchers of the Outback, the Aboriginal communities and century-old stories. Discover it all with these fascinating experiences

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Exploring 9 of Sydney’s cultural highlights

New South Wales’ cosmopolitan, multi-cultural epicentre is awash with things to see, do and experience. Start with these 9 for a deep and diverse picture of the NSW capital

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5 classic Aussie experiences in New South Wales

From surfing to shoreline drives, wine tasting to discovering the depths of the Outback, these essential experiences in New South Wales will connect you with the spirit of Australia

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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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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

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Jane Austen's Bath: 8 iconic locations fans should visit

Jane Austen lived in Bath, UK, from 1801 to 1806, and featured the historic city heavily in her novels. Here's where to connect with the famous author around this beautiful spa city...

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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 five tips will help solo female travellers make the most of the Land of Smiles, while staying safe and hassle-free...

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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, it's rare we have a chance to disconnect from the digital world. These destinations are perfect for powering down...

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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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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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