Sarah Irving
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  • United Kingdom
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Freelance writer - author of the new edition of the Bradt Guide to Palestine ( Travel items for general magazines and occasionally for travel specialists, although I do write for and I have had work published in Wanderlust. Blogs, article links and more info can be found at I also provide copywriting services; past travel clients range from political tourism providers in Palestine to villa rentals in Cyprus, and contract editing services for both magazines and websites. I've also recently set up a listings website for community guesthouses in Palestine,
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Palestine, UK, politics of travel, train travel in Europe, Australia, ecotourism. I've worked as a tour guide in Palestine, live in the UK, will be living in Australia in the not-too-distant future and have spent most of my working life writing about political and environmental issues, including travel
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Australia, central Asia, Russia. In summer 2011 I'll be travelling overland from Australia to the UK so very interested in hearing anything on this topic - comment on
Other travel / language expertise?
Central America
Samples of my travel writing:
Green Guide to Manchester (Matador Change, July 2010)
8 Travel Products with Dodgy Ethical Records (Matador Goods, July 2010)
Top Five curry-and-a-pint combos in Manchester (Matador, June 2010)
Dumfries and Galloway, the 'Cornwall of the North' (Simonseeks, June 2010)
London for Vegetarians (Simonseeks, May 2010)
Reflections on a 'writing holiday' (SheWrites, April 2010)
Modern art in Amman (Matadornights, March 2010)
Literary Paris: (Matadortrips, March 2010)
Andalucia for Muslim travellers - 2-part miniguide (Islamonline October 2009)
The Alpujarra (Islamonline October 2009)
Siena: Tuscan Treasures (SimonSeeks, March 2009)
Cordoba: City of Caliphs and Kings (SimonSeeks, February 2009)
Granada (The Arab, September 2008)
Ethical buyer's guide to travel around the UK (Ethical Consumer magazine, May 2008)
Ethical buyer's guide to travel from the UK to Europe (Ethical Consumer magazine, May 2008)
Ethical buyer's guide to Hotel chains (Ethical Consumer magazine, January 2007)

Sarah Irving's Blog

Rubbernecking or Learning? Tourism in Conflict Zones

Back in 2004, I worked as a tour guide in Palestine (that shot at right is of Hebron, on the West Bank). My clients were, for the main part, politically engaged people of diverse backgrounds, mainly from Europe and the USA, who had been…


Posted on August 17, 2013 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

Dervla Murphy reviews Bradt Guide to Palestine in Wanderlust

When I was an aspiring writer and novice traveller, reading Dervla Murphy's travel classics such as In Ethiopia with a Mule, I never thought that one day this doyenne of travel writing would be reviewing my work. But that's exactly what happened this month, with a review of my new edition of the Bradt Guide to Palestine appearing in…


Posted on January 11, 2012 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

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At 6:29am on September 2, 2011, Fadi Hamadneh said…
Thank you for adding me Sarah , & i hope to share experience together :)
At 5:16pm on November 5, 2010, Latifa hussein kayed said…
welcome sarah , It was nice meeting you again in Nablus - Palestine hope you enjoy ur staying.
At 1:05pm on June 28, 2010, tour-pakistan said…
Thanks Sara for your comments, yeah i did join the Silk Road group and even post some comments there as well. Am not sure weather you visited this part of the world, but am professionally travelers and owner of company Active Tours Pakistan and the page for this specific group is

Warmly welcome you whenever you wish to visit us, of course am having this trip with the western traveler round the year> Also glad to hear that you from UK, as many tourists are visiting through us to explore Silk Road of Pakistan & CHina.

With kind regards,

At 7:57am on February 18, 2010, EnLinea Media said…
Good afternoon, Sarah, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.

To get the most out of Tripatini, we recommend you take a moment to join even several other of our many groups which you may find of particular use, such as Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, Train Travel/Rail Buffs, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, Cyprus, Russia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Eating/Drinking the World, our French and Spanish language/culture clubs, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.

FYI, on your profile you'll see a green bar marked "Text Box," which you can turn into a box containing not just text but also photos and even videos about yourself, your travels, your writing/outlets, and more.

Finally, if you would, please be so kind as to spread the word among your travel-interested friends, family, colleagues, associates, and audience. It's fast and easy to use our "INVITE" function above left on the navigation bar to enter e-mails (even your whole list at once!). If you can cover us in any of your outlets, we'd of course be grateful, link exchange is welcome, and if you feel you might want to occasionally blog for us, rates/guidelines are available upon request. Finally, please join our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (see front page info box); we'll be happy to reciprocate!

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