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 Walking in Salzkammergut (2020), Peaks of the Balkans (2018), Walks and Treks in Croatia (3rd edition, 2019), The Alpe Adria Trail (2016), Montenegro – The Berlitz Pocket Guide (2016), The Islands of Croatia (2014), 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, 2013/2017), and updates the Bradt guide to Croatia. He is currently working on a guide to the new Juliana Trail in Slovenia. His work is published widely in magazines and online including BBC Countryfile, B.Inspired, Canvas, Easyjet Traveller, France, Geographical, Hidden Europe, The Independent, Journeys, Moments, Morning Calm, The National, OE, Songlines, The Telegraph and TGO. 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!’

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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