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ANYWHERE WE ROAM

We are Mark and Paul. Adventurous and curious; pursuers of great travel experiences.

We travel to destinations with a story to tell, seeking hidden gems, local specialities, off-the-beaten-track experiences, and jaw-dropping natural scenery. We’re drawn to the historical and political context that has shaped the lives of people and framed their collective culture.

Our goal is to build a community of independent travellers seeking to unlock richer travel experiences; helping the curious discover less-visited places in popular destinations, and rewarding adventures in more remote locations.

In doing so, we hope to make travel more sustainable, accessible, and a whole lot of fun.

All the places we’ve covered including destination guides and itineraries.

Our resource page with all the travel providers we use to book our trips.

All our travel writing by topic: hiking, cities,  road trips + more.

The catalogue of all our travel content in date order. Have a click around.

ABOUT US


After travelling more and more to escape our day jobs, we soon realised that seeing the world and experiencing new cultures was the pursuit, not the escape. Eventually, we abandoned our regular jobs to focus on our passion: seeing the world and making it easier for others to do so as well.

Anywhere We Roam was born out of our desire to share our experiences around the globe. To make popular destinations more rewarding and off-the-beaten-track places more accessible. To give people the confidence to travel, the information to make it easy and the inspiration to make it happen.

We love storytelling, both written and visual. We can’t say no to a good hike, a decent coffee, a craft beer, superb scenery or a well-used map. We love historical cities, a wild swim, the budget telecast and cultures other than our own.

HOW WE TRAVEL


George Bernard Shaw said, “I dislike feeling at home when I’m abroad” and we completely agree. For us, travel is about immersing ourselves in a destination and seeing as much as possible; eating local food, trying out local bars and learning a few phrases in the local language.

We’re curious and adventurous. We’ll take off on a road trip, plan long stunning walks and get off the beaten track, but we like a hot shower at the end of the day.

Understanding the political landscape that has shaped a culture along with their historical heritage is critical to feeling like we’ve really travelled somewhere. Learning about other people’s lives teaches us valuable lessons about our own, making us grateful for having one of the best jobs in travel.

We travel as sustainably as possible, aiming to leave a light footprint on the ground, and a smile on the faces of people we meet.

WORK WITH US


Everything on our blog is our personal experience. We try a lot of things, do a lot of research, make a lot of mistakes, and see some duds. The purpose of which is to provide carefully curated content. No endless lists or places lacking imagination. All our travel recommendations are tried and tested; experiences we are passionate about.

We bring these experiences to life through our storytelling; finessed into carefully crafted guides supported by beautiful photography. On the blog and on our social media, we reach beyond traditional guides to provide thoughtful, well-researched evergreen content that helps our readers travel better, more responsibly, and in greater depth, while having a whole lot of fun.

GET IN TOUCH


If you’re a destination interested in discussing how we can help promote your region, you’d like to purchase some photography or you would just like to test some ideas on how we could collaborate across the blog and social media, we’d love to hear from you.

Our rates and media kit are available on request.

Unfortunately, we don’t promote physical products, and we don’t accept guest posts on the site.

OUR CORNER OF THE INTERNET


We were thrilled to be named Blogger of the Year at the TravMedia Awards (2021), the Blogosphere Awards (2021) and at the Travel Media Awards (2020). We picked up the Best Web Design / User Experience award at the Traverse Creator Awards (2021) and the bronze medal in the British Travel Awards (2020). Our article on the Jurassic Coast won silver in the Visit England Excellence Awards 2019, and we were honoured to be nominated for a Webby Award in the Best Blog category in 2020 and 2021.

Our travel writing was nominated for Best Opinion Piece at Traverse 2019 and selected by Lonely Planet for their blog post round-up three times. We continue working with Lonely Planet on both Instagram takeovers and as a contributing writer.

Our photography has been featured in Gestalten’s Wanderlust Europe and Suitcase Magazine’s Freedom Issue. The Blogosphere Magazine featured Anywhere We Roam in their Issue 22 print edition and on their “In The Spotlight” feature in September 2018.

We were also thrilled to be included by blogging heavyweights Bucketlistly and Expert Vagabond as one of their favourite travel blogs, and to be included on detail.com 50 Best Travel Blogs.

2021 / Winner – Blogger of the Year | TravMedia Awards

2021 / Winner – Best Web Design & UX | Traverse Creator Awards

2021 / Winner – Blogger of the Year | Blogosphere Awards

2021 / Shortlist – Best Epic Imagery and Best Photography Piece | Traverse Creator Awards

2021 / Nominee – Best Blog | Webby Awards

2020 / Winner – Blogger of the Year | Travel Media Awards

2020 / Bronze – Best Travel Blog | British Travel Awards + Teletext Holidays

2020 / Finalist – Travel Blogger and Travel Blog Post of the Year | British Guild of Travel Writers

2020 + 2021 / Gold Winner – Travel Websites | w3 Awards

2020 / Winner – Best Cultural Travel Blog | Teletext Holidays + British Travel Awards

2020 / Silver – Travel Content Award | Visit England Excellence Awards

2020 / Nominee – Best Blog | Webby Awards

2020 / Winner – Best Travel Blog | Greater London Enterprise Awards

2020 / Winner – Travel Blog of the Year | Luxlife Magazine

2019 / Nominee – Best Opinion Piece | Traverse-19 Creator Awards

2019 / Winner – Best Travel Blog | UK Blog Awards