Hilary Bradt

Hilary Bradt

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Hilary Bradt, with her former husband George, self-published her first guidebook in 1974 during an extended journey through South America, thus founding Bradt Travel Guides. A backpacking guide to Africa followed. For the first 25 years she combined writing guide books and running the company with leading adventure and natural history tours to South America, Africa and Madagascar. Her in-depth knowledge of these places has brought her lecture engagements at the Royal Geographical Society, the Smithsonian Institution and on board expedition cruise ships, as well as numerous commissions for travel articles. She now lives in Devon, indulging her interest in sculpting as well as writing regular press articles and Bradt books. In 2008 she received an MBE for her contribution to the tourism industry; in 2009 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers, and in 2019 the Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards. Follow her on @HilaryBradt or visit www.hilarybradt.com

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An appetite for discomfort verging on the Gothic

Hilary Bradt talks to Dervla Murphy about their 40-year friendship, and Dervla’s daughter, Rachel, about the perils of family travel when your mother is a famous travel writer.

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International Women's Day - celebrating Dervla Murphy

Hilary Bradt celebrates International Women's Day with this piece about her friend Dervla Murphy, who is being awarded the highest accolade from the British Guild of Travel Writers, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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What have we done?

Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, reflects on the pros, cons and ultimate ambiguity surrounding cultural tourism.

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