Alex Hooper

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How to choose the right headtorch

Handy for night hikes, camp outs, dark dorms or just walking home from the bar – every traveller needs a headtorch. Here's how to pick the best one …

Batteries

The world’s hottest volcanos

Kilauea ranks hottest in terms of total energy. It’s been erupting for decades. Meanwhile, Iceland’s Holuhraun eruption radiated the most heat for a …

How to write the perfect travel journal

Want to record the thrills and spills of your adventures? Here's how to write an evocative and captivating travel diary<p><b>Ask yourself...</b>Who is the …

Paul Theroux's 10 tips for aspiring travel writers

Travel writing legend Paul Theroux lays down the law on becoming a better travel writer<p>1. Leave your camera at home<p>Be in the moment. When you take …

Writing

The 5 biggest mistakes made by novice travel writers

Multi-award winning travel writer Nick Boulos reveals the pitfalls you need to avoid as you forge a career in travel journalism<p>Nick Boulos is one of …