Welcome to Inspires by Avis

This is your ultimate destination for culture, travel and the world’s best road trips.

Interactive city guides

Join our local experts as they unearth hidden gems in the world’s greatest cities.

Portugal Road Trip

Explore Guide

Global Films

Scroll through our latest travel videos for more inspiration.

  • Welcome to an Edinburgh road trip
  • Luss Smokehouse
  • Smiddy Farm Shop
  • Made In Stirling
  • Discover Barcelona with Ben Holbrook
  • Holala! Vintage store in Barcelona
  • Syra Coffee in Barcelona
  • La Monroe tapas in Barcelona
  • Making the best Pastel de Nata
  • Tasting the best Pastel de Nata
  • Cascais Food Diary Road Trip
  • Faro City Guide
  • The Algarve Road Trip - Day One
  • The Algarve Road Trip - Day Two
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Our contributors

Our team of contributors are some of the UK's finest travel writers, with tips and recommendations from every continent on earth.

  • Annierose Knox
    An Edinburgh dweller, Annierose Knox is a Content Editor at VisitScotland.  When she’s not writing about Scotland, she’s likely to be out…
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  • Macca Sherifi
    Macca Sherifi is one of the UK’s top travel bloggers, as well as being a popular photographer and presenter. Along with his…
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  • Abigail King
    Abigail King publishes the award-winning Inside the Travel Lab, a blog that focuses on thoughtful luxury travel through the eyes of a…
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  • Ben Lerwill
    Ben Lerwill is a freelance writer on a constant mission to find the ideal work-life balance. Ben is based in a small…
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  • Lucy Dodsworth
    Lucy is a travel blogger On the Luce, exploring the UK, Europe and beyond from her home base in the Cotswolds. Her…
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  • Sonja Bolger
    Sonja is a travel blogger originally from New Zealand. She started her travel adventures with family at a young age, before embarking…
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  • Jamie Edwards
    Jamie Edwards is a food and travel blogger based in Wales. He has a passion for photography and filmmaking that he pursues…
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  • Sandra Henriques Gajjar
    Sandra Henriques Gajjar is a freelance web content writer born in the Azores and currently based in Lisbon. She also writes about…
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  • Jeff Paschke
    Jeff Paschke is an expat travel writer from the U.S, currently living in Medellín, Colombia - the “city of eternal spring”. He has lived…
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  • Lucy Ruthnum
    Lucy is a solo female adventure travel and lifestyle blogger, and founder of Absolutely Lucy. She has been travelling for over four…
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  • Bianca Ohannessian
    Bianca Ohannessian is a travel and fashion writer, based in London (most of the time). Bianca has written for various travel websites…
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  • Ben Holbrook
    Ben Holbrook is a British travel writer and blogger based in the sun-drenched Catalan capital of Barcelona. He first moved to the…
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  • Kathryn Burrington
    Kathryn is a travel photographer and writer sharing her passion for discovering new countries, cultures and cuisines through her blog, Travel With Kat.…
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  • Heather Richardson
    Heather Richardson is an award-winning, freelance travel writer - originally from Sheffield, UK. Having caught the travel bug before university, Heather has moved…
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  • Mizra Al Hosani
    Mizra Al Hosani, born in America, is a travel and lifestyle blogger who moved to the UAE as an expat and married…
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  • Chris Moss
    Chris Moss is a writer and journalist currently based in Devon, UK. He’s previously been travel and books editor for Time Out…
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  • Giulia Mulè
    Giulia Mulè is an Italian food and travel blogger at Mondomulia. Born in Rome, Giulia lived there until she was 25 years old.…
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  • Joanne Chen
    Originally from Taiwan, Joanne Chen is a music and travel blogger currently based in Shanghai. Joanne's also a professional musician. As a…
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  • Penny Alexander
    Penny Alexander is a freelance travel writer and multi-award winning family life and travel blogger. Penny has recently relocated to the Peak…
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  • Hannah Frances
    Hannah Frances is a travel writer and content strategist, based either in Liverpool or house-sitting in Italy. She studied for three years…
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  • Simon Heptinstall
    Simon Heptinstall is a former journalist and freelance writer based in Wiltshire. He’s an avid traveller with particular fondness for quirky cities,…
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  • Giulia Blocal
    Giulia Blocal is a professional blogger, copywriter, and digital communicator. Blocal is her travel blog featuring personal and unique stories from around…
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  • Josh Johnson
    Josh Johnson is the lifestyle blogger and content creator behind the The Kentucky Gent. He is, as his blog suggests, from Kentucky,…
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  • Tamara Hinson
    Tamara Hinson is a freelance travel journalist from Surrey, UK. She’s an expert in off the beaten track travel, and constantly on…
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  • Fiona Flores Watson
    Fiona Flores Watson has been a journalist ever since she left university 25 years ago. She’s also tried her hand at being…
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  • Yolanda Zappaterra
    Yolanda Zappaterra is a writer, born in Wales to Italian parents. Her wanderlust was inevitable from an early age, brought on by…
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  • Natalie Kennedy
    Natalie Kennedy is a writer, blogger, and self-proclaimed gelato aficionado, based in Rome. She’s previously worked as a blog editor and as…
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  • A Cruising Couple
    Dan and Casey are the two loved-up adventurers behind award-winning travel blog A Cruising Couple. With Costa Rica as their current home…
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  • Anna Millar
    Anna Millar is a freelance writer and editor with 15 years of experience in the business. Based in Edinburgh, she has written…
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  • Chrissy Manika
    Chrissy Manika is a travel blogger and tourism professional based in Athens, Greece. She writes in both English and French for Travel Passionate,…
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  • Olivia Greenway
    Olivia Greenway is a London-based freelance travel writer. She’s happiest when writing about the local food and drink of cities she’s explored.…
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  • Larissa Olencioff
    Larissa Olencioff is a travel blogger, photographer, and Master of Europe (with an M.A in European Studies). Larissa splits her time between…
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  • Ginny Weeks
    Ginny Weeks is an experienced writer and editor obsessed with travel and motoring. Originally from Devon, UK, she’s now based in London but…
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  • Annie Andre
    Annie Andre, an American travel blogger, has lived in the south of France since 2011. Before moving to France, Annie worked in…
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  • Mary Novakovich
    Mary Novakovich is an award-winning travel journalist based in Hertfordshire, UK. She’s written for British newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent, and…
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  • Ibrahim Mustapha
    Ibrahim Mustapha is a multimedia journalist, editor and voiceover artist, based in London. He’s covered predominantly news and sport throughout his career…
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  • Susie Kearley
    Susie Kearley is a freelance writer and photographer, working for publications around the world. She covers an eclectic mix of stories on…
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  • Emily Norval
    Emily Norval is a London-based journalist covering a wide range of topics including fashion and retail. She also takes particular interest in…
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  • Suzanne Duckett
    Suzanne Duckett is a highly respected beauty, health, and wellbeing journalist. She is the editor of the Tatler Spa Guide, and a…
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