Polly Evans
'Unlike that terrifying breed of die-hard travel writers, Evans is one of us...Refreshing'  Sunday Times 

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s an award-winning travel journalist and author. She has written five travel narrative books: It's Not About the Tapas, Kiwis Might Fly, Fried Eggs with Chopsticks, On a Hoof and a Prayer, and Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman, as well as the Bradt guide to the Yukon (winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers' award for Best Guidebook), and Northern Lights: A practical travel guide. She has written for newspapers and magazines including the Times, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, Wanderlust, Condé Nast Traveller, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Food and Wine,
while her radio documentary for the BBC World Service, The Other Guantánamo, won the British Guild of Travel Writers' Best Travel Broadcast award.

Polly is the author of five travel narratives and two guidebooks. Click on the covers for photographs and information.


Polly has written about travel for national and international newspapers and magazines including the Times, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Independent on SundayWanderlustCondé Nast Traveller, Country WalkingBBC Wildlife Magazine and Food and Wine. 

Practice makes Perfect Camping Magazine, June 2017

Still dreaming in Georgia? Independent, 28 August 2013

Guernica: a brush with history
, Independent, 25 April 2012

The Stand-in South Pole
, Country Walking, December 2011

Following in the footsteps of a trailblazer...but not on a camel
, Independent on Sunday, 18 April 2010

Polly's TV and radio appearances include BBC1's Breakfast, and Excess Baggage and Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4. In 2010, Polly presented The Other Guantánamo, a BBC World Service radio documentary about Guantánamo province in Cuba, which won the British Guild of Travel Writers award for best travel broadcast that year. 
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