Nick Boulos

Nick Boulos spends his days juggling photography and writing commissions for the world's biggest and best publications – if you can track him down, you'll find him hard at work on assignment, teasing out the juicy stories and discovering the real character of a place.

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Confessions of a travel writer: The best job in the world?

Site inspections, pushy PRs, and food poisoning: in his first online column for Wanderlust, award-winning travel writer Nick Boulos reveals some of the less glamorous 'perks' of the job

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Confessions of a travel writer: Working while you're on the road

Could you write a 1,600-word feature on a boat in the middle of nowhere... on your iPhone? Then maybe you've got what it takes to make it in the travel writing game

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Confessions of a travel writer: The story behind the article

Think it's easy to get an original angle on a destination article? Think again.

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Confessions of a travel writer: How to get your first big breakthrough

If you can't handle rejection, travel writing isn't for you. But perseverance pays off: here's how one professional writer got his first big break

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Confessions of a travel writer: Taking notes and meeting locals

People can make or break a travel article – here's how to meet the most useful interviewees and get the juiciest quotes for your story

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Confessions of a travel writer: diva demands and travel tantrums

"Don't you know who I am?!" This is what happens when the 'glamour' of travel writing goes to your head...

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Confessions of a travel writer: the difficult second commission

That all-important second commission can make or break a travel writer's career. Our seasoned expert shares his advice for a stellar pitch

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Confessions of a travel writer: going undercover

Some countries don't welcome journalists – so how do you travel under the radar? On a recent trip to Iran, Nick Boulos took on an alternative job title: Sales Manager. But who fell for his facade?

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Confessions of a travel writer: Why great guides are essential

A tour guide can make or break a holiday – but they're even more important to travel writers. Here's why...

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Confessions of a travel writer: An uncertain future

Travel writing might be a dream job for many people, but the industry is in flux. Is Nick Boulos a dying breed?

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Confessions of a travel writer: It can get lonely

For the professional, travel writing can be a lonely pastime Nick Boulos sheds light on this darker side of a dream job

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Confessions of a travel writer: maintaining integrity

Travel writers often get free travel, meals and flights, but that doesn't mean they always have to write glowing reviews. Nick Boulos outlines the need for honesty and putting readers first.

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Walking Fish River Canyon in Namibia

The 85km hike from Hobas to Ai-Ais is not for the faint-hearted. Thankfully, there's now a 'softies' route – but it doesn't skimp on the views

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Panama: Paradise found on the San Blas Islands

Panama’s Kuna islanders are among the most contented people on Earth. Wanderlust discovers their secret in this award-winning article from Nick Boulos

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Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains

Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains were once a stronghold for Khmer Rouge fighters. Now they're welcoming trekkers in search of trails and wildlife-rich rainforest

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Offbeat Ibiza

Secret coves, forest trails and eco-friendly farmstays – Nick Boulos discovers the slower-paced side of the Balearic isle

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First 24 hours: Sydney, Australia

It takes a long time to get to Australia’s most iconic city so don’t rush off. Stick around for fine ferries, free tours and bridge climbs

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Finnish Lapland: photographing the northern lights

How do you capture the magic of the aurora borealis on camera? Amateur snapper Nick Boulos learned from the pros on a sub-zero photo safari in Finland

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The Maldives: beyond the resorts

Take a fishing boat to the real Maldives – the archipelago beyond the resorts, where local culture thrives and the snorkelling is spectacular

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First 24 hours in... Los Angeles

Glamorous, cosmopolitan and surprisingly cultured, the City of Angels is anything but superficial says Nick Boulos

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Antarctic adventure

Midnight sun, nosy penguins and utter silence, why camping out on ice might just be the night of your life...

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First 24 hours: Las Vegas

Welcome to the most fabulous city on earth! Nick Boulos helps you navigate the neon, meet the Mob, stroll the Strip and – finally – escape into the great US wilderness beyond

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Short break: Loch Ness, Scotland

There’s more to Scotland’s biggest loch than searching for aquatic beasties. Nick Boulos strides out on a new walking trail along the lesser-visited south shore

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First 24 hours: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Historic and cultured, Abu Dhabi is fast emerging from Dubai’s shadow. From the city’s famous Corniche to the lush desert oasis of Al Ain, there’s much to admire here says Nick Boulos

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Sri Lanka's Northern Soul

The people of Sri Lanka’s Jaffna District are a resilient lot. Post civil war, they’re opening up their idyllic beaches, tiny isles and urging you to visit

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Bird watching for beginners in Scotland

Think bird watching is something only hardened twitchers enjoy? So did our sceptical writer – so we sent him to Scotland to see how it can enhance your travel experience

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Uzbekistan: Behind the silk curtain

This Silk Road stop-off is a mix of murderous despots, Great Game skulduggery and dubious politics with matchless architecture and effusive hospitality. Will the real Uzbekistan please stand up?

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Short break: Bagan, Burma

Marco Polo called it ‘one of the finest sights in the world’; you voted it ‘Top City’ – Nick Boulos discovers why Bagan is a winner in any Myanmar itinerary

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Whale watching in Colombia

Colombia is the only country in South America with both Pacific and Caribbean coasts. And two wild, whale-loved waterfronts equals two wonderful adventures...

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Finding paradise islands in Vietnam

Halong Bay is one of the New Wonders of the World and tourists flock to sail its karst-dotted waters. However, a few miles away there’s another bay – just as beautiful but minus the crowds...

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Tracking rhinos in Swaziland

Swaziland might be tiny, but it packs a mighty punch: it's got mountains and rich game parks, and a rhino population that's actually on the up...

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First 24 hours in Bogotá, Colombia

The Colombian capital has a bad reputation, but it’s actually a colonial gem, offering parklife, people-watching, great graffiti and lots of gold

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Travelling through Bangladesh's tea plantations

Few travellers make it to Bangladesh, and those that do tend to head south. But the country’s tea plantation-cloaked, island-dotted, community-rich, birdflocked north is an even tastier brew

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Going off-grid in southern Bahia, Brazil

An off-the-map village, an endangered tribe and endless empty sands – travel to southern Bahia to discover Brazil's really wild side

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Exploring India on the Maharajas' Express

Tigers, tuk-tuks, the Taj – we all want to see India’s highlights. But how about seeing them from a cabin onboard India's most opulent train?

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South Africa – for the weekend

South Africa for a short break? Convenient flights from the UK make it a possibility. Iconic mountains, great white sharks and the Big Five make it a must

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Riding Vietnam's Reunification Express

It’s been 80 years since the completion of Vietnam’s north-south railway, but the journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh has become much more than a train ride

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Two weeks in Iran

With travel restrictions easing, Iran's sites and valleys are opening up to visitors. We glimpse a country that may be on the verge of change

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First 24 hours in Tehran, Iran

Iran is one of 2016’s most talked about destinations. Head there, and you’ll find its capital to be a friendly base for exploring the country

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Vietnam's alternative to Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of the New Wonders of the World and tourists flock to sail its karst-dotted waters. However, a few miles away there’s another bay – just as beautiful but minus the crowds

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A journey through ancient culture in the Philippines

Skip the beaches and bustle of the Philippines as we take a life-affirming journey through towering rice paddies, rumbling volcanoes and gravity-defying cemeteries in the rural outposts of Luzon.

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Exploring wildlife and ancient culture in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is easily overlooked, but you can discover hippos, kings and ancient traditions in the islands and villages of West Africa’s forgotten country

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Discovering Hong Kong's hidden treasures, from lost cities to world class food

Few escape the city's high rises during a short stopover, but Nick Boulos stayed longer to discover Hong Kong's forgotten cities, ancient traditions and the best food on Earth

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Following in Che Guevara's footsteps through South America

Embark on a historical journey on the path of revolutionist Che Guevara, visiting some of South America's most iconic sights along the way

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Viva la Revolucion! On the trail of Che Guevara in Bolivia

50 years after Che Guevara's death, Nick Boulos walks in the revolutionary's final footsteps through a region that few visitors see

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