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A R T I C L E S

 

 

 

.Freelancing for more than 30 years
.Hundreds of travel articles published
.My travel features have won awards
.Also... brochures, ad copy, web content

Andrew  Sanger

travel writer and editor

 Andrew Sanger in Montpellier.© Gerry Dunham

Click here for my articles currently viewable online. Please help me to keep this up to date. Thank you!

Published articles in the last 20 years:
2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 -

2011 - 2010
- 2009 - 2008 - 2007 -
2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 -
2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998

Among UK national press, I've written a large number of commissioned articles for the Observer, Guardian, Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Daily and Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Mail-on-Sunday, and the Daily and Sunday Express. Other publications I've contributed to several times are the London Evening Standard, Jewish Chronicle, France, and popular women's magazines including Bella, Options, trade magazines TTG and ABTA Magazine. I've also written for Living Spain, Woman's Own and She, as well as customer magazines, specialist publications and travel websites. 

I have also written brochure and advertising copy and commercial text, including the entire brochure of the Irish Tourist Board in London and of tour operators specialising in France, and ad-campaign copy for Eurotunnel.
 

 

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2016
Jerusalem
(Mar 2016, travel trade magazine Selling Travel, print and online).
Tel Aviv (Jan 2016, travel trade magazine Selling Travel, print and online).

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2015
One-page travel guides for FocusGuides.com:
Guides updated: Avignon, Bruges, Brussels, Dublin, Eurostar Cities, Jerusalem, Lille,
London, Lyon, Malta, Marseille, Nice, Paris, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, York.

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2014
Lanzarote
(Nov 2014, Interval World Magazine, UK edn, print and online).
Mini-guide to Angers, France (20 Aug 2014, revised for WTG; London City airport website).
Visiting Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches (Jun 2014, TheTravelMagazine.net)
Cliveden House Hotel, UK, review (2 May 2014, Jewish Chronicle).
Palazzo Victoria Hotel, Verona, review (25 Apr 2014, Jewish Chronicle).
Cycling the D-Day Beaches of Normandy (Jan 2014, freewheelingfrance.com)
London travel guide (rewritten, Jan 2014,
Travel-42.com - subscriber access only).
England travel guide (rewritten, Jan 2014,
Travel-42.com - subscriber access only).

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2013
Verona
(23 Aug 2013, Jewish Chronicle).
Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita Ligure, review (12 Jul 2013, Jewish Chronicle).
Portofino & the Italian Riviera (28 Jun 2013, Jewish Chronicle).
Conquered by Normandy (Apr 2013, for Interval World Magazine, print and online).
 
One-page travel guides for FocusGuides.com:
New guide added: Marseille.
Guides updated: Avignon, Bruges, Brussels, Dublin, Eurostar Cities, Jerusalem, Lille, London, Lyon, Malta, Nice, Paris, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, York.

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2012
Avignon (Oct 2012, for CityJet website).
Toulon (Oct 2012, for CityJet website).
Tel Aviv online guide (revised and rewritten, Sep 2012, COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET).
Avignon online guide (revised and rewritten, Jun 2012, COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET).

Jerusalem business travel guide (rewritten, May 2012, Travel-42.com - subscriber access only).
 
One-page travel guides added to FocusGuides.com:
New guide added: London.
Guides updated: Avignon, Bruges, Brussels, Dublin, Eurostar Cities, Jerusalem, Lille, Lyon, Malta,
Nice, Paris, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, York.

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2011
Driving through France
(Jul 2011, COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVEL GUIDE.NET).
Alsace (Apr 2011, e-LIFE).
Europe's best vegetarian restaurants (Mar 2011, b.there!).
Cultured Tenerife (Mar 2011, e-LIFE).

4 online guides: Tel Aviv, Israel, Greece, Athens (Travel-42.com - NORTHSTAR TRAVEL MEDIA)

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2010
Travellers' Guide: Normandy
(text based on newly published Footprint Normandy, 12 Jun 2010, THE INDEPENDENT).
Sacred state: Israel and the Holy Land
(Summer 2010, PORTUNUS - P&O cruise club magazine).

One-page travel guides added to FocusGuides.com:
New guides added: The Hague, Verona.
Guides redesigned and updated: Avignon, Bruges, Brussels, Dublin, Eurostar Cities, Jerusalem, Lille, Lyon, Malta,
Nice, Paris, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, York.

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2009
Cultured Tenerife
(Autumn Issue, Sep 2009, LIVING SPAIN) - also provided photographs.
 
9 online guides: York, Provence, Oxford, Nice, Monte-Carlo, Leeds, Canary Islands, Bruges, Bournemouth (for WHATSONWHEN on behalf of www.hotels.com; live from October 2009).

Online guide: Jerusalem (NORTHSTAR TRAVEL MEDIA/Weissman Reports; live from October 2009).

3 online guides: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Strasbourg (for COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET; live from October 2009).

5 online guides: Toulouse, Tel Aviv, Lyon, Bordeaux, Athens (for WHATSONWHEN on behalf of Air France; live from March 2009).

Eurostar cities: Brussels, Paris, Lille (Jan 2009, LIVEWIRE - National Express trains customer magazine).
and in Hot Destinations booklet.
Cultural parks and gardens (Jan 2009, MAKE YORKSHIRE YOURS - Yorkshire Tourist Board magazine).

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2008
Jerusalem - Insider's Guide
(Dec 2008, SPECTATOR BUSINESS).
Eurostar cities: Lille, Brussels, Paris (Oct 2008, LIVEWIRE - National Express trains customer magazine).
Eurostar cities: Paris, Lille, Brussels (Jul 2008, LIVEWIRE - National Express trains customer magazine).

55 pages of online destination guides (for WHATS ON WHEN on behalf of www.britishairways.com; live from June 2008). Destinations including whole-country guides to Israel, Tunisia and others, as well as most  French cities, plus Basel, San Francisco, Tunis, Tel Aviv and others.

Eurostar cities: Brussels, Paris, Lille (Apr 2008, LIVEWIRE - East Coast Main Line customer magazine).
Tel Aviv Guide (Apr 2008, VOYAGER - BMI inflight magazine).
Alice in Sederland (book review; 4 Apr 2008, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Western Riviera (Feb 2008, MOTORING & LEISURE).
Hot Destinations: Paris, Brussels, Lille (Jan 2008, LIVEWIRE - East Coast Main Line customer magazine).
and in Hot Destinations booklet.

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2007
Berth on the Nile
(about Nile Cruise; 9 Nov 2007, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Station to station (about new Eurostar services; Autumn 2007, COMPLETE - Clerical Medical mag).
River of Dreams (about Nile cruise; 9 Oct 2007, BELLA).
Alsace (26 Sep 2007, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Vive la Difference! (about Carcassonne and Megève; May 2007, RCI Holiday Magazine).
Alsace (8 May 2007, BELLA).
Holidays That Help (about volunteering holidays; Spring 07, AFFINITY - UIA customer mag).
Going Native (about UK holidays; Spring 2007, COMPLETE - Clerical Medical customer mag).
Burgundy (9 Jan 2007, BELLA).

Time To Put Your Brakes On (about Villages Etapes; 7 Jan 2007. TIMES ONLINE and SUNDAY TIMES). This article came second in the category 'Best Online Article' at ABTOF Travel Awards 2007.
Click title to read - paywall subscription required.

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2006
Tel Aviv online guide
(Oct 2006, Columbus World Travel Guide).
Tours online guide (Oct 2006, arrivalguides.com).
Limoges online guide (Sep 2006, arrivalguides.com).
Chania online guide (Sep 2006, arrivalguides.com).
Burgundy (18 Aug 2006, MONEYWEEK).
Slovenia (30 Jun 2006, MONEYWEEK).
Verona (30 May 2006, BELLA).
Down to Earth (rural British holidays; Spring 06, AFFINITY - UIA customer mag).
A Fresh Look (clever holiday choices; Spring 06, AFFINITY - UIA customer mag).
Indulge Yourself (holiday of a lifetime experiences; Mar 2006, COMPLETE - Clerical Medical customer mag).
Hidden Treasures (about Tenerife; Mar 2006, SPIRIT & DESTINY).
Northern Exposure (about French Channel coast; 8 Jan 2006, France supplement , SUNDAY TIMES).
Millau Viaduct (8 Jan 2006, France supplement , SUNDAY TIMES).

French Country Cottages brochure - 13 regional introductions (Jan 2006)
The brochure of this popular travel company in the Cendant VRG group divides France into 13 regions. There is a full page introductory article for each region.

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2005
France Encounter
(about Boulogne; 4 Nov 2005, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Lanzarote (Nov issue 2005, RCI Holiday Extra).
Corfu (4 Oct 2005, BELLA).
A Place to Fall in Love (about Bruges; 6 Sep 2005, BELLA).
American Beauty (about New England; 23 Aug 2005, BELLA).
Suffolk (16 Aug 2005, BELLA).
Ostend (6 May 2005, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
On Holiday in 3 Hours (European budget flights; Spring 05, AFFINITY - UIA customer mag).
Wide Open Spaces (UK countryside; Spring 05, AFFINITY).
Crete Expectations (11 Mar 2005, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Don't knock Knokke (about Knokke-Heist, Belgium; 26 Feb 2005, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Nice - short  break (9 Jan 2005, France supplement , SUNDAY TIMES and TIMES ONLINE).
Champagne - short  break (9 Jan 2005, France supplement , SUNDAY TIMES and TIMES ONLINE).

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2004
Crete (30 Nov 2004, BELLA).
Paris: what's new in the city (5 Sep 2004, France supplement, SUNDAY TIMES and TIMES ONLINE).
Tenerife (31 Aug 2004, BELLA).
 

Northern France & Flanders - twelve Short Break features (Mar-Jun 2004, EUROTUNNEL.COM).
These 12 articles were commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary year of Eurotunnel. They were on the Eurotunnel passenger website through the 2004 summer season and formed the basis of Eurotunnel's major advertising UK campaign in 2004. Text from the pieces was used in the company's leaflets, promotional literature and posters displayed on the Eurotunnel trains until the end of 2004. Some of the text is still used on Eurotunnel posters.


Life of Pays
(about Dordogne region; 28 May 2004, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Tenerife: Jewel of the Atlantic (May 2004, REAL HOLIDAYS).

Escape to the Past (about the Dordogne region, France; 27 Jan 2004, BELLA).
Paris: a city that can't be matched (11 Jan 2004, France supplement, SUNDAY TIMES).

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2003
San Francisco
(Autumn issue, 2003, FIRST FORUM magazine).
Winter weekend in Bruges (5 Oct 2003, SUNDAY TIMES - Holidays supplement).
A
Grand Tour of Italy's Lakes (5 Oct 2003, SUNDAY TIMES - Holidays supplement).
Sunshine Days (about the Champagne region, France; 3 Aug 2003, BELLA).
Nice (Summer issue, 2003, FIRST FORUM magazine).
True Romance (about Lake Como, Italy; 8 Jul 2003, BELLA).
Lyon: A world of heritage (Spring issue, 2003, FIRST FORUM magazine).
Just follow the script: the best of Cannes (11 May 2003, SUNDAY TIMES - Film Festival supplement).
The bigger picture
(about the French Riviera; 11 May 2003, SUNDAY TIMES - Film Festival supplement).
Brushes with genius (about Riviera museums; 11 May 2003, SUNDAY TIMES - Film Festival supplement).
Center Right
(about new developments at UK Center Parcs; 4 Apr 2003, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
The Landes (Mar-Apr issue 2003, FRANCE MAGAZINE).
The Cévennes (Jan-Feb issue 2003, FRANCE MAGAZINE).

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2002
Brussels - Something crazy in a city's soul
(Winter issue, Dec 2002, FIRST FORUM magazine).
Jerusalem City Guide (Nov-Dec 2002, COLUMBUS online world travel guides).
Tel Aviv City Guide (Nov-Dec 2002, COLUMBUS online world travel guides).
Golden Gateway (about N. California; 28 November 2002, TAKE A BREAK magazine).
Never Say Die (about Diois region, France; Nov-Dec issue 2002, FRANCE MAGAZINE).
NOT TRAVEL: Essex leaders want second British eruv (23 Aug 2002, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
Fire Island (about Lanzarote; 3 Aug 2002, BELLA).

C'est chic (about Avignon; 23 July 2002, BELLA).
Israel Army Volunteer (23 Jun 2002, INDEPENDENT-ON-SUNDAY) .. This article elicited hate mail and calls on anti-Israel / anti-Jewish websites to boycott my books!! Read the article on The Independent's site here.
Water World (about La Dombes region; Jul/Aug issue 2002, FRANCE MAGAZINE).
Welcome to Lyon (Jun issue 2002, VIAMICHELIN.COM, Michelin's online magazine).
Manchester (Spring issue, May 2002, FIRST FORUM magazine).
Classiest of Canaries (about Lanzarote; May 2002 issue, WHISPERS - Palmair inflight magazine).
Causse Célèbre (about the Larzac region; May/Jun issue 2002, FRANCE MAGAZINE).
 

Loire Abiding (about the Loire chateaux region) (1 Mar 2002, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
This article was one of the top 4 Finalists in the ABTOF Awards, 2002.


Biking Round Bruges
(Mar issue 2002, VIAMICHELIN.COM, Michelin's online magazine).

Kingdom of Little Roads (Charollais and Brionnais, in Burgundy; Mar/Apr issue 2002, FRANCE MAGAZINE).
Made in Birmingham (about Birmingham, England; Winter issue, Jan 2002, FIRST FORUM magazine).
 

Fete full (about Nice Carnival and the Riviera in winter) (18 Jan 2002, JEWISH CHRONICLE).
This article was one of the top 4 Finalists in the ABTOF Awards, 2002.


St Lucia
(Jan issue 2002, TRAVEL NEWS MONTHLY).
Lemon Soul (about Menton Lemon Festival; Jan/Feb issue 2002, FRANCE MAGAZINE).

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2001
On Tours
(about the city of Tours, in the Loire Valley; 5 Oct 2001, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
Globe Trotting / Round The World (Sep 2001, WHS TOTAL GUIDE - RETIRING),
Don't Forget Your Toothbrush
(May 2001, NATIONWIDE & YOU, Citrus Publishing),
Make Mine a Dublin (13 Apr 2001, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
French Leave (Apr 2001, for WWW.iCIRCLE.CO.UK, bylined "Jane Pitt"),

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2000
Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Menorca
(Oct 2000, for WHERENOW.CO.UK, at archersdirect.co.uk),
County Counsel - Northern California
(July 2000, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
Grape Expectations - Beaujolais
(May 2000, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
Unsung South of France
(May 2000, WWW.iCIRCLE.CO.UK, bylined "Jane Pitt"),
Hit The City (Paris) plus Kids' Paris
(Apr 2000, ABTA MAGAZINE [UK travel trade publication]),
Open road - Six routes to explore in France
(Jan 2000, DRIVE ON),

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1999
Kibbutz Hotels
(Feb 99, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
Channel crossings
(Jan 99, ABTA MAGAZINE),

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1998
Europe's winter festivals
(Oct 98, RAIL EUROPE),
Seven ways to the Alps
(Oct 98, RAIL EUROPE),
Eilat
(Sep 98, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
Lanzarote
(Aug 98, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
After the Flood - Vaison Revisited
(Sep 98, FRANCE MAGAZINE),
The Paris locals love
(Jul 98, RAIL EUROPE),
Tel Aviv beachside promenade
(Jul 98, JEWISH CHRONICLE),
After the Flood (Jun 98, THE TIMES) ... About revisiting the Vaucluse area of France where I had been caught in disastrous floods which left 31 dead.

 


  

 


 

 


My articles which can currently be read online
(with date uploaded)

please let me know if you find any others, (or if any on this list are no longer online)

Tel Aviv (travel trade magazine Selling Travel, print and online) - 2016.
Visiting Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches (TheTravelMagazine.net) - 2014.
Mini-guide to Angers, France (London City airport website) - 2014.
Cliveden House Hotel, UK, review (Jewish Chronicle) - 2014.
Palazzo Victoria Hotel, Verona, review (Jewish Chronicle) - 2014.
Cycling the D-Day Beaches of Normandy (freewheelingfrance.com) - 2014
Guides to England and London (TRAVEL-42.com) - 2014 - PAYWALL
Focus Guides - 22 one-page guides updated 2014 (focusguides.com) - 2014
Palazzo Victoria Hotel, Verona, review (Jewish Chronicle) - 2013
Verona (Jewish Chronicle) - 2013
Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita Ligure, review (Jewish Chronicle) - 2013
Portofino & the Italian Riviera (Jewish Chronicle) - 2013
Conquered by Normandy (Interval World Magazine) - 2013
Avignon (CityJet website) - 2012
Toulon (CityJet website) - 2012
Tel Aviv guide (COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET) - 2012
Avignon guide (COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET) - 2012
Driving through France (COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET) - 2011
Guides to Tel Aviv, Israel, Greece and Athens (TRAVEL-42.com) - 2011 - PAYWALL
Travellers' Guide: Normandy (THE INDEPENDENT) - 2010
Jerusalem guide (COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET) - 2009
Strasbourg guide (COLUMBUS WORLDTRAVELGUIDE.NET) - 2009
55 pages of online destination guides (britishairways.com) - 2008
Time To Put Your Brakes On
(THE TIMES) - 2007 - Award winner - PAYWALL
Tours online guide
(arrivalguides.com) - 2006
Limoges online guide (arrivalguides.com)  - 2006
Chania online guide (arrivalguides.com)  - 2006
Crete (JEWISH CHRONICLE; copied to TRAVELWRITERS UK) - 2005
San Francisco - Going For Gold  (FIRST FORUM; copied to TRAVELWRITERS UK) - 2003
Israel Army Volunteer (INDEPENDENT-ON-SUNDAY) - 2002

Tel Aviv (THE INDEPENDENT) - 1996


 

 

 

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