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Matthew Teller: Travel writer and freelance journalist
Matthew Teller

Matthew Teller


I am an award-winning travel writer and freelance journalist, based in the UK.


I have been writing about travel for 20 years, for outlets including the BBC, CNN, Esquire, National Geographic Traveller, the (London) Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, Aramco World, Wanderlust, Conde Nast Traveller, the global travel publishers Rough Guides and many others in the UK and around the world.

I report from the Middle East for From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and World Service.

‘Sandhurst and the Sheikhs’, my documentary for BBC Radio 4 examining the UK-Gulf power relationship, was broadcast in August 2014, and repeated on BBC World Service in March 2015.
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‘The Naked Diplomat’, my documentary for BBC World Service profiling Britain’s outgoing ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher, aired in August 2015.
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BBC Radio 4 have commissioned me to make two landmark science & environment documentaries in 2016 – one from Antarctica, another from Ascension Island. For more details click here

I like to travel alone, finding unusual stories in familiar destinations. Specialities include:

  • the Middle East
  • Antarctica
  • Switzerland and northern Italy
  • independent travel

Recent trips have included Japan, Beirut, Jordan, Dubai, Qatar, Italy, Croatia, Palestine, Antarctica, Israel, Sweden, Norway, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and others, all on commission for national newspapers, international magazines and/or broadcast.

Forthcoming trips – also on commission – include Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and the isolated UK territory of Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.



Blog I blog about travel and the Middle East at quitealone.com

Twitter Follow me @matthewteller


Last updated December 2015