Writer on travel, architecture, social affairs and the arts for the Independent, Financial Times, Guardian, BuzzFeed, CNN.com, the BBC and Airbnb
Iceland’s Amazing Landscapes: Touring the Land of Trolls and Tolkien
It’s hard to think of a country in which it’s easier to believe in myths than Iceland. After all, the Nordic country’s landscape is shaped by glaciers, lava fields, geysers and rivers whose banks forever shift and slide. It even inspired writer J.R.R. Tolkien to create the fantastical territory of Middle Earth, which features in his widely admired novels.
Perhaps Iceland’s geographical location can be credited for both its starkly beautiful terrain and the folklore woven aroun...
10 of the world’s greatest travel books
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page,” said Saint Augustine.
Malaysia's Political Drama
Broadcast on post-Communist fashion for BBC ‘From Our Own Correspondent’
A dishy Greek retreat! Walk off the culinary delights of Sifnos along its dreamy trails
The island, one of the triumphs of the Cyclades, has for years been a refuge for pleasure-seekers. My sister is one of them...
Force of nature: discovering the Azores
Simon Busch on a region of Portugal – in the middle of the Atlantic – where the islanders dwell in dormant volcanoes, the pineapples are the sweetest on the planet and locals in the capital are fashioning their own hyper-creative downtown before your very eyes
6 things Istanbul does better than anywhere else
Simon Busch on fresh-fish burgers on the banks of the Bosphorus, one very old cistern and a heavenly dessert...
12 tips to fake travel pics shot by a pro
Here’s how to keep your head above the water of photographic mediocrity and impress friends, family and – perhaps most importantly – yourself with creative shots of this incredible world.
Tbilisi: What to do on a weekend break to Georgia's capital
This under-the-radar Caucasus jewel just got more accessible, says Simon Busch – here's how to make the most of every minute there
Tbilisi opens up
Adventure beckons in Georgia's capital, says Simon Busch
Tbilisi is sizzling right now: 8 reasons to visit the Rome of the Caucasus
Independent travellers have long been in the know, keeping the arty, tasty, cheap and – shall we say – liquid pleasures of Georgia’s capital to themselves. But with direct Georgian Airways flights from London to Tbilisi launching last year, this Caucasus jewel has become a lot more accessible.
10 ways to be a smarter solo traveller
How to make the experiment of single travel all about joy and personal enrichment, rather than loneliness or risk.
North Cyprus: The Med's last unspoiled paradise?
Simon Busch explores one of the few places in the Mediterranean to remain fairly untouched by rampant tourism… so far
When time stood still in Northern Cyprus
Simon Busch visited Varosha in northern Cyprus which, thanks ironically to the contentious Turkish invasion, has retained its charm
BBC World Service - From Our Own Correspondent
Simon Busch revels in the retro travel oddness of the internationally unrecognised "Turkish Republic" of Northern Cyprus
The essence of Essaouira
Simon Busch explores a surprising corner of Morocco...