Aimee White

Aimee is a Travel Editor at Rough Guides and Insight Guides, and hosts The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast. She is also a freelance travel writer. Now based in London, she has previously lived in China and the Czech Republic. Follow Aimee on Twitter: @aimeefw

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  • A guide to the Isle of Wight

    A guide to the Isle of Wight

    August 3rd, 2020Aimee White
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    Last year, 2019, saw the Isle of Wight become a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, just one of seven UK sites to bear this prestigious status (others include the Isle of Man, North Devon and Biosffer Dyfi). This UNESCO status means that there’s no immediate threat to the diverse ecosystems which thrive here, across its high cliffs,…

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  • A first timer’s guide to Essaouira

    A first timer’s guide to Essaouira

    July 27th, 2020Aimee White
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    As our taxi drew to a stop, we gazed up at the tall white walls. We’d never been inside a medina before, and Essaouira seemed like a great place to start. Our guesthouse porter led us through the entrance towards our guesthouse, but we struggled to keep up with him; while he weaved through the…

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  • Rough Guides Podcast: Best spots on Earth

    Rough Guides Podcast: Best spots on Earth

    August 19th, 2019Aimee White
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    We’re crunching through the snow, leaping from jagged cliffs and going behind the scenes in the Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast series finale.  A trip to the South Atlantic First off, we’re in South Georgia, an eyebrow-shaped island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Travel writer and Rough Guides podcast heavyweight Shafik Meghji shares stories from a recent…

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  • Rough Guides podcast: Extreme travel with Ash Bhardwaj

    Rough Guides podcast: Extreme travel with Ash Bhardwaj

    July 29th, 2019Aimee White
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    What is it that draws us to extreme travel? Is it the adrenaline rush from a soaring bungee jump, the fulfilling feeling upon reaching the peak of a mountain or a well-deserved gratification as you complete another mile along an arduous hike? In our penultimate episode of series four of The Rough Guide to Everywhere…

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  • What is forest bathing… and where can I do it?

    What is forest bathing… and where can I do it?

    July 25th, 2019Aimee White
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    Forest bathing is no walk in the park. In fact, it’s more than that. A form of nature therapy, forest bathing originated as a Japanese practice in the 1980s. Known as shinrin-yoku it was conceived as a way to alleviate the stress levels of overwhelmed salarymen. The idea is very simple – just soaking up the atmosphere of a forest…

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  • Rough Guides podcast: The art of cow-calling

    Rough Guides podcast: The art of cow-calling

    July 15th, 2019Aimee White
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    When you think of Swedish traditions, what comes to mind might be fika, lagom or Midsummer’s Day celebrations… but the country has another unique tradition that you may not have heard of: kulning, otherwise known as cow-calling.  Earlier this spring, our podcast host Aimee White (@aimeefw) travelled to Stockholm to meet Susanne Rosenburg, a professor at the Royal College of…

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  • Rough Guides podcast: Responsible photography

    Rough Guides podcast: Responsible photography

    July 1st, 2019Aimee White
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    In the latest episode of the Rough Guides podcast, we’re exploring the idea of responsible photography – how we can be more mindful when photographing a particular place or a person.  As in the words of the famous Rabelais quote, we may travel to “Go to seek a great perhaps” – but when we come back, we want to remember…

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  • Rough Guides Podcast: Adventure writing

    Rough Guides Podcast: Adventure writing

    June 17th, 2019Aimee White
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    What do you picture when you think of adventure writing? Hair-raising journeys through Sub-Saharan deserts, discovering new cultures or ancient civilizations? It can be all of those things – and more. Adventure writing has the ability to transport you to the place you’re reading about: bringing it to life – from the unfamiliar script on a road…

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  • Rough Guides Podcast: The Liberation Route

    Rough Guides Podcast: The Liberation Route

    June 3rd, 2019Aimee White
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    The 6th June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy. To mark the occasion, in this Rough Guides podcast episode we take a look at how the Second World War is memorialised across Europe, and the importance of doing commemorating such events. The podcast all ties in with our Travel the…

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  • Rough Guides Podcast: Witchcraft in Western Iceland

    Rough Guides Podcast: Witchcraft in Western Iceland

    May 21st, 2019Aimee White
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    We’re in Iceland for episode two of the Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast. The home of monster glaciers, thunderous waterfalls and bubbling hot springs, there’s plenty to take in here, from lively Akureyri on the north coast to the ever-popular Reykjavik in the south. We’re an inquisitive bunch here at Rough Guides and wanted to…

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  • Rough Guides Podcast: travelling to a communications black hole

    Rough Guides Podcast: travelling to a communications black hole

    May 7th, 2019Aimee White
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    Would you consider travelling somewhere with no wi-fi or GPS? Or no mobile phone signal at all? How about living there? In the first episode of series four of our podcast series, The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we explore the sleepy mountain village of Green Bank, USA. This small, intriguing town in West Virginia is unlike any other: mobile phones,…

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  • Where to go whale-watching in Sri Lanka

    Where to go whale-watching in Sri Lanka

    March 22nd, 2019Aimee White
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    Crammed with fascinating ancient sites, shaded tea plantations and incredible food, it’s easy to see why Sri Lanka tops the list of so many travellers’ must-visit destinations. From palm-fringed beaches and multi-faith pilgrimage towns, whale watching to exploring luscious jungles and colourful art, this tropical island truly packs a punch that makes for a fascinating…

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