About

Rudolf Abraham (www.rudolfabraham.co.uk) is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia, Central and Eastern Europe.
He is the author of The Alpe Adria Trail (2016), Montenegro – The Berlitz Pocket Guide (2016), The Islands of Croatia (2014), Walking in Croatia (2nd edition, 2010), The Mountains of Montenegro (2007, winner ‘best guidebook’ in the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards, 2008), Torres del Paine (2010) and St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way (2013), all published by Cicerone, National Geographic Traveler Croatia (National Geographic, 2011/2015), and co-author of Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide (Bradt, 2013), and he updates the Bradt guides to Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Transylvania. He is currently working on a guide to the Peaks of the Balkans Trail (a trek through the remote borderlands of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo).
Rudolf holds an MA in art history, and his work is published widely in magazines and online including BBC News, BBC Countryfile, BBC Travel, Canvas, Easyjet Traveller, France, Hidden Europe, Journeys, Morning Calm, Mountain Pro, The National, OE, Oryx, Royal Wings, Songlines, The Telegraph, Top Trails, World Travel Guide etc.
He is based in London and Croatia.

Awards:

March 2017:
Best Cultural Feature (French Travel Media Awards, 2017), for Designs on Dinosaurs, a feature on the dinosaur excavations at Angeac-Charente in France magazine

November 2016:
BGTW Photographer of the Year (British Guild of Travel Writers Awards, 2016), for images of South Tyrol, Croatia, the Lofoten islands and London (award sponsored by FujiFilm UK)

November 2016:
Best UK Feature (British Guild of Travel Writers Awards, 2016), for Mountain Playground – Cairngorms for Kids (BBC Countryfile magazine) (award sponsored by Eden Hotel Collection)

November 2014:
Best Guidebook (British Guild of Travel Writers Awards, 2014), for Islands of Croatia (Cicerone, 2014)

November 2013:
BGTW Photographer of the Year (British Guild of Travel Writers Awards, 2013), for images of Croatia

October 2012:
OWPG Photography Award (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence, 2012), for a portfolio of images of the Lofoten Islands.

October 2012:
Best Travel Feature (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence, 2012), for ‘Once were pirates. In search of the Uskoks of Senj’ (hidden europe, July 2011).

Judges’ comments: ‘Fascinating historical background brought slap up to date with compelling characters, local colour and useful info. A true hidden gem of Europe revealed. Travel writing at its best.’

November 2011:
Kenneth Westcott Jones Memorial Award for Best Specialist Feature (British Guild of Travel Writers Awards, 2011), for ‘Magic of Montenegro’ (OE magazine, September 2010)

November 2009:
Best Outdoor Feature (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence, 2009), for ‘Velebit. A Mountain in Croatia’ (hidden europe, September 2008).

Judges’ comments: ‘This was the hardest category to judge because there wasn’t a single entry that disappointed. It was heartening to see that, in these times of the dumbing-down of the print media generally, there are still outlets where good writing is appreciated and published, for which we should all be grateful.

‘Any one of three or four superb and very different pieces might have won, but after reading and re-reading, there was one entry which the judges felt was consistently good from first word to last. It showed a deep understanding of the destination, and its people; it was both thoughtful and entertaining, cleverly wove together the author’s own thoughts with history and legend, and highlighted a part of the world that is on everyone’s doorstep but remains mysterious and very special.’

October 2008:
Best Guidebook (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence, 2008), for The Mountains of Montenegro (Cicerone, 2007)

Judges’ comment: ‘It passed the most important test of all – the itchy feet test!’

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Comments

  1. Like !!

  2. I’m quite impressed with your blog. I can’t believe I’ve never had a chance to view your work until now. Excellent work!

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