Blogs by Lauren Rayner

Written by Lauren Rayner

A former Flight Centre UK writer, Lauren Rayner loves to travel! Follow her on Twitter here.

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Asia
Templed Out? 10 stylish things to try In Siem Reap
Discerning traveller Jaillan Yehia discovers the stylish side of Siem Reap and gives us 10 reasons to linger near Cambodia’s Temple City.Most tourists come to Siem... Read More »
Asia
Hidden heaven at Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur
‘Urban boutique’ Hotel Maya is a peaceful respite in Kuala Lumpur’s busy city centre, says Lauren Rayner.Stepping into my room on the 18th floor above Jalan... Read More »
Europe
Cool places: The trulli of Alberobello, Italy
Looking out across the conical roofs jutting out from the landscape of Alberobello, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve slipped into a forgotten JRR Tolkien... Read More »
Canada
Travel oddities: Sign Post Forest, Canada
We’ve all seen pictures of those sign posts pointing out the distances to far-flung destinations around the globe – but there’s one place in Yukon, Canada that has... Read More »
Europe
Where to Find the Best Views in Rome
There is no doubt that you must wander the ruins of Rome to appreciate the history that has unfolded there, and stroll the crooked alleys of the historic centre and... Read More »
Europe
3 alternative things to see in your favourite European cities
You – yes you, the person guilty of the ‘holding up the leaning tower of Pisa’ tourist photo. Or are you pinching the top of the Eiffel Tower? Or are you smiling... Read More »
Turkey
Top spots for an Indian summer
Right folks, that was it. Summer. The Olympic torch has been extinguished and the Jubilee’s a distant memory. We stayed put to cheer on our athletes, eyes loyally... Read More »
Immersed in Marrakech
Stepping into Marrakech’s vibrant medina is an invitation to inspire the senses – with exotic sights, sounds and smells all jostling for attention amid an... Read More »
Berlin: The low key low down
In Berlin, you can find something to suit every personality, every age group and every mood. Last week we brought you just a few of its facets – from the über-chilled... Read More »
Berlin
Berlin: a culture of cool
Berlin. Whatever you picture when you think of the city, it’s likely to be different from someone else’s view. From low-key cafes to warehouse raves, a dazzling... Read More »
Announcing: the World’s Worst Mobile Photographer
There’s no denying that the quality of mobile cameras is making travel snapping simpler. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the quality of travel... Read More »
Anthony Cullen’s story behind the picture: Reunited Bosnian family
Throughout our competition to find the World’s Worst Travel Photographer we’ve been sharing top travel photography tips and stories behind some of our judges’... Read More »