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Rebecca Ford
TRAVEL WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER







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PHOTOGRAPHY
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My latest titles

Footprint Northern Tuscany, by Rebecca Ford - click to find this book on Amazon
 

Footprint Pembroke & Gower, by Rebecca Ford - click to find this book on Amazon
 

AA 50 Walks in Kent, by Rebecca Ford - click to find this book on Amazon

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I am a full-time travel writer, contributing to newspapers, websites and magazines in the UK. My specialist areas are Britain and also Italy, which I visit several times a year if possible. For many years I was also the Feature Writer for the Italian cuisine section of suite101.com.

  I also write about walking and wildlife for the travel pages Ė sometimes combining both, such as going on a walking safari in Kenya (where I discovered, with a rush of adrenalin, just how brilliantly lions are camouflaged).

  I travel by train wherever I can - I think railway journeys are one of the best ways of both seeing a place and meeting local people.

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I have also written or contributed to around 40 guidebooks including guides to Wales and to Tuscany (both published by Footprint).

  I also write scripts for audio tours. Some are used for exhibitions and in stately homes and gardens, others are available on-line.

 


 

ARTICLES

Iíve contributed to a range of national and regional newspapers in Britain. Iím currently a regular contributor to the Daily Express and Sunday Express.

Over the years I have contributed to The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Herald, The Standard and BBC History.

EXAMPLES OF PUBLISHED WORK

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BOOKS

Iíve written guidebooks for AA Publishing, Thomas Cook and Footprint and have also contributed to a number of titles for various publishers, such as Insight and Dorling Kindersley.

My most recent books are Northern Tuscany, and Siena and Southern Tuscany, both published by Footprint. I also contributed to Insight's guide to the Italian Lakes, wrote the Europe chapter in Green Rooms, an eco-escapes book for the AA, and contributed sections to the AA's Key Guide Italy and Best Drives Italy.

I have also written guides covering many parts of Britain. My most recent British guides cover Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire in Wales, and the cities of York and of Nottingham. I also wrote the AA's walking books 50 Walks in Edinburgh and Eastern Scotland, and 50 Walks in Kent.

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PICTURES

I take photographs to illustrate my articles in newspapers such as The Daily Express. My work has also appeared in guidebooks, including those produced by AA Publishing.

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AWARDS

My Tuscany book won the Italian Tourist Board award Best Travel Guide of 2009. I have also won two awards from the British Guild of Travel Writers. One for an article on llama trekking in the Forest of Dean, another for a piece on the remote Gwaun Valley in Pembrokeshire. Both were published in the Daily Express.

I also won an award from the Lucca Tourist Board for an article on the city, which was also published in the Express.

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SPECIALITIES

UK and Ireland; Italy; Canada (Newfoundland, Churchill); vegetarian food; eco-travel; spas; wildlife; railway journeys; WW1; gardens; guidebooks; property; audio guides and podcasts.

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TO CONTACT ME

I live mostly in London and can usually be contacted by email.

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BY REBECCA FORD -
EXAMPLES OF PUBLISHED WORK

New England - walking for everyone
It is a part of America better known for its glorious autumn foliage than its great walking. Why that should be I can't imagine, unless the Americans just preferred to keep it all to themselves. Anyway, the secret's out now. There is walking to suit everyone: high mountain climbs and gentle woodland walks; historical hikes and literary trails. And the scenery is not only glorious - there's an awful lot of it.
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Hidden Rhodes
There is a Greek island where a forgotten city snoozes in the sun; where rare butterflies and orchids thrive; where local people still fear the Ďevil eyeí. Itís an island where you can soak up the silence of remote whitewashed churches; walk rocky footpaths with only wild goats for company; marvel at Byzantine, Turkish and Minoan antiquities, and sip syrupy coffee in sleepy village cafes. And the name of this island? Itís Rhodes Ė thatís right, home of the notorious resort of Faliraki, synonymous with legless lager louts and tacky tourism. Yet as I discovered, Falirakiís clubs and bars take up just a fraction of this craggy, green treasure in the Dodecanese.  ...
Read full article ...

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Rebecca Ford
 Rebecca Ford

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Some earlier titles

Footprint Tuscany - click to find this book on amazon
 

Insight Snowdonia and North Wales - click to find this book on amazon
 

Thomas Cook Nottingham - click to find this book on amazon
 

Footprint Siena - click to find this book on amazon.com
 

Footprint Wales - click to find this book on amazon.com
 

Footprint Cardiff - click to find this book on amazon.com

 

 

 

 


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