Our Travels: Isle of Harris, Scotland

Here at World Words, we’re hugely passionate about travelling – and, of course, writing about it. That’s why we do what we do. It also means that members of the team are forever travelling the world, whether on a city break or a beach holiday, a rainforest hike or a yoga retreat. To highlight and celebrate some of our favourite recently-visited destinations around the world, we have started a brand new semi-regular blog series. And we call it… Our Travels.

Kicking us off with a destination that is, bewilderingly, rarely visited by locals or foreign visitors, staff content writer Nathanael tells us all about his recent visit to the Isle of Harris, a wild and remote island off the coast of Scotland.

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Nathanael and his friend James by the highest point in St. Kilda

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More of Our Best Winter Travel Content

Over the past week, residents of the blizzard-hit north-eastern United States have been sharing their remarkable snow photos online, reminding us that – no matter how unseasonably warm it may be here in the UK – we are still in peak winter season. And considering that a whole month has passed since we last shared some of our finest winter travel content, we think it’s high time for an update.

So, what’s new? Well, we have had a piece published on Run in the Dark Edinburgh, a night-time jogging event in the Scottish capital. For those wanting to improve their written travel content in 2016, we’ve also shared some of our top editing tips with Media Kitty. As for the archives, for anyone looking for last-minute ski holiday inspiration, we’ve pulled out features on Canada’s Mont-Tremblant and the Swiss mountain resort Zermatt. And, because we know that some of the more forward-thinking among you may already be planning your summer escape, we’ve also included a brand new travel guide we produced on the Languedoc region in the sunny south of France.

Scroll on down to read a small excerpt from each.

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Alice Sachs Zimet: Straddling Arts and Business (Private Air New York Magazine)

Collecting photographs is an increasingly mainstream pastime for those with the artistic appreciation, the in-depth knowledge and, of course, the spare money in the bank. In fact, it has become so popular that this is the second photo collector profile piece we’ve written in as many months (following this piece on Richard and Ellen Sandor).

This article on Alice Sachs Zimet was produced for Private Air New York Magazine, a publication focused on high culture in the Big Apple and firmly targeted at the one percent. World Words’ senior editor Mandy interviewed the renowned collector about her love of art and her long-held habit for hoarding, and you can read her piece below.

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Open House Weekend: Unlocking London – An Online Travel Article for Samsung

Open House London is one of highlights of the UK’s cultural calendar. A celebration of the capital’s one-of-a-kind architecture, design and city planning, which has been held in the city since 1992, it sees more than 800 usually-closed venues across London open their doors to the public. Visitors can take a peek inside magnificent private residences, check out the views from skyscraping offices and uncover history at ancient temples and churches.

Samsung asked us to write about this major cultural event for their in-house platform Global Live, and we obliged by giving their readers a run-down of the best buildings to see at the 2015 event. You can read our picks below…

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