Hiking across Biogradska gora, Montenegro © Rudolf Abraham

Books & Articles by Travel Writer & Photographer Rudolf Abraham

Travel & Hiking Guidebooks, Features & Photography


Guidebooks, articles and images by travel writer and photographer Rudolf Abraham, from Slovenia, Croatia, France, Austria, Switzerland, Montenegro, Italy, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and beyond – for B Inspired (Brussels Airlines), BBC Countryfile, Bradt, Cicerone, DK Eyewitness, Easyjet Traveller, Evening Standard, Family Traveller, Geographical, The Guardian, Hidden Europe, Horizon Guides, The Independent, JRNY, Lonely Planet, Love EXPLORING, Love FOOD, Meridiani, Moments (P&O Cruises), Morning Calm (Korean Airlines), The National, National Geographic Traveller, Outdoor Enthusiast, Pas-de-Calais Tourisme, Red Savannah, Rough Guides, Songlines, The Telegraph, The Great Outdoors, Tonic, Vertebrate Publishing, Wanderlust, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants etc.

Interested in commissioning me for an article, book, photography or other project? Please get in touch.

Travel Guidebooks & Hiking Guides – Author/Photographer:

Albania – Austria – Balkans – Chile – Croatia – Istria – Kosovo – Montenegro – Northumberland – Patagonia – Slovenia

Slovenia’s Juliana Trail (Cicerone, 2023)
St Cuthbert’s Way (Cicerone, 2023)
Trekking in Torres del Paine (3rd edition, Cicerone 2023)
Istria – the Bradt Guide (3rd edition, Bradt, 2023)
St Oswald’s Way and the Northumberland Coast Path (Cicerone, 2023)
Walking in the Salzkammergut – The Austrian Lake District (Cicerone, 2021)
Alpe Adria Trail (2nd edition, Bradt, 2020)
Walks and Treks in Croatia (3rd edition; Cicerone, 2019)
Peaks of the Balkans (Cicerone, 2017)
Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide (2nd edition; Bradt, 2017)
Montenegro Pocket Guide (Berlitz/Insight, 2016)
Torres del Paine (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2016)
St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2016)
Alpe Adria Trail (Bradt, 2016)
National Geographic Traveler Croatia (2nd edition; National Geographic, 2015)
The Mountains of Montenegro (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2015)
The Islands of Croatia (Cicerone, 2014)
Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide (co-author with Thammy Evans; Bradt, 2013)
St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way (Cicerone, 2013)
Rijeka Carnival (Blurb, 2013)
National Geographic Traveler Croatia (National Geographic, 2011)
Torres del Paine (Cicerone, 2010; reprint 2013)
Walking in Croatia (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2010)
The Mountains of Montenegro (Cicerone, 2007, reprint 2013)
Walking in Croatia (Cicerone, 2004)

Travel Writer – Books in Progress:

Albania – Balkans – Croatia – Kosovo – High Scardus Trail – North Macedonia – Photography – Slovenia – Switzerland

High Scardus Trail – 300km through the mountains of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo (Cicerone, 2025)
Slovenia – The Bradt Travel Guide (Bradt, 2024)
Croatian Miscellany
Watch this space…

Books – Contributing Author/Photographer:

Adventure Travel – Art & Architecture – Culture – Family Travel – Food & Wine – Hiking – Photography – Sustainable Tourism

100 Dream Trips (Lonely Planet, 2024 – contributing author)
Rough Guide to the 100 Best Islands (Rough Guides, 2024 – contributing author)
The Definitive Travel Bucket List Book (DK Eyewitness, 2024 – contributing author)
Lonely Planet Austria (Lonely Planet, 2024 – contributing author)
Jersey – Pocket Rough Guides Weekender (Rough Guides, 2024 – updates)
Rough Guide to the A to Z of Travel (Rough Guides, 2023 – contributing author)
Wanderlust Alps (Gestalten Verlag, 2021 – photos as credited)
Legend of the Willow (Eidola, 2021 – translator)
Big Trails Britain & Ireland Volume 2 (Vertebrate Publishing, 2021 – photos as credited)
DK Eyewitness Slovenia (DK Eyewitness, 2020 – consultant, contributing author)
Unforgettable Journeys (DK Eyewitness, 2020 – contributing author)
British Life Photography Awards – Portfolio 4 (BLPA, 2018)
Fifty Years of Adventure (Cicerone, 2018 – contributing author)
Via Dinarica (Bradt, 2017 – sections on Low-impact trekking, Mountain safety, Long-distance hiking: travelling light)
Transylvania (3rd edition; Bradt, 2017 – photographs as credited)
British Life Photography Awards – Portfolio 2 (Dewi Lewis, 2016)
MIMO – Sur la trace des dinos by Mazan and Isabelle Dethan (Eidola, 2016 – English translation)
Memory in a Mediated World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 – front cover photograph)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (6th edition; Bradt, 2016 – updates, photographs as credited)
Macedonia. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2015 – updates, photographs as credited)
Montenegro. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2015 – updates, photographs as credited)
Latvia (World Travel Guide, May 2014 – updates)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2013 – updates, photographs as credited)
Bratislava City Guide (World Travel Guide, April 2013 – updates)
Transylvania (2nd edition; Bradt, 2012 – updates, photographs as credited)
Turkey (DK Eyewitness, 2011 – updates for eastern Turkey)
Ultimate Food Journeys (DK Eyewitness, 2011 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Time Out Visitor’s Guide to Croatia (Time Out Croatia, 2011 – updates, photographs as credited)
Croatia Travel Guide (World Travel Guide, August 2011 – updates)
Ljubljana. The Pocket City Guide (2nd edition; Thomas Cook, 2011 – updates, photographs as credited)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (4th edition; Bradt, 2010 – updates, photographs as credited)
The Road Less Travelled (DK Eyewitness, September 2009 – contributor)
Santiago City Guide (World Travel Guide, October 2009 – updates)
The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection (Thames & Hudson, 2010 – contributor)
The Arts of Islam (exhibition catalogue, IMA Paris 2009/Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi 2008/ AGNSW Sydney 2007 – contributor, additional editing)
Art et Culture de l’Islam (Solar, 2006 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Islamic Art and Culture. A Visual History (Overlook Press, 2006 – contributor, photographs as credited)
The Timeline History of Islamic Art and Architecture (Worth Press, 2005 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Worcester – A History and Celebration (Ottakar’s, 2004 – photographs as credited)
Arminius Vambery, Travels in Central Asia (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)
Robert Curzon, Armenia. A Year at Erzeroom and on the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey and Persia (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)
C.E. Yate, Northern Afghanistan (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)

Recent Articles – Travel Writer & Photographer:

Hiking & Outdoors, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Art & Architecture, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Sustainable Travel

Some recent and past articles on Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK by travel writer and photographer Rudolf Abraham – stories on hiking, cycling, food and drinks, family travel, photography, festivals, art and architecture, city breaks…

Hiking solo in the Massif du Vercors (The Great Outdoors)
Pineau des Charentes
Cincinnati (Tonic, 2024)
La Flow-Vélo – family cycling along the Charente (Family Traveller, April 2024)
Blueprint for Posterity – Traditional Indigo Dyeing in Austria (Morning Calm, March 2024)
Of Böögg and Fritschi – from the burning (snow)man to the Big Bang (Eye for the Light, March 2024)
Visit authentic Croatia (Guardian Labs, March 2024)
Wild Croatia (Guardian Labs, March 2024)
Discover Salzburg (JRNY, March 2024)
Discover Graz (JRNY, March 2024)
Austria trip planner (Wanderlust, March 2024)
Vienna (US News, March 2024)
Ribollita to risi e bisi – a regional guide to Italian cuisine (Guardian Labs, March 2024)
European cities for family breaks (Guardian Labs, March 2024)
Two Feet, One Lens: Hiking the Juliana Trail in Slovenia (Eye for the Light, January 2024)
Festival of LUV, Ljubljana (National Geographic Traveller UK, December 2023)
Hiking the Alpe Adria Trail in Slovenia (Wanderlust, December 2023)
Alpe Adria Trail – Slovenia’s greatest walk (Wanderlust, December 2023)
Two Feet, One Lens: Hiking the Tour des Combins (Eye for the Light, October 2023)
Hallstatt alternatives (Lonely Planet, September 2023)
Hiking in the Alps (Horizon Guides, August 2023)
Patagonian trails (Horizon Guides, August 2023)
Hiking in New Zealand (Horizon Guides, August 2023)
Balkan Trails (Horizon Guides, August 2023)
Slovenia’s River Soča (Telegraph, July 2023)
Of mountains and memories – Slovenia’s Walk of Peace (Hidden Europe issue 70, July 2023)
K-Pop to Kimchi – family travels in South Korea (Family Traveller, July 2023)
48h in Avignon (July 2023, Love Exploring)
Taipei (Wanderlust, June 2023)
Discover Taiwan (Wanderlust, June 2023)
Waterfalls, history and the world’s first underwater sculpture park (Guardian Labs, June 2023)
From snorkelling to surfing – Caribbean escapes (Guardian Labs, June 2023)
Ski Kranjska Gora (The Telegraph, April 2023)
Ultimate Austrian City Breaks (National Geographic Traveller UK, April 2023)
Why you should visit Salzburg in 2023 (National Geographic Traveller UK, April 2023)
Message in a bottle – Otok Ugljan (Hidden Europe, March 2023)
Hiking the Via Berna in Switzerland (JRNY Magazine Volume 4, March 2023)
Northland New Zealand (Love Exploring, February 2023)
The Bulgarian riviera (The Telegraph, January 2023)
Slovenia’s Vipava Valley (National Geographic Traveller UK, February 2023)
Making the cut – Slovenia and žganje (The Tonic Magazine, Volume 4, January 2023)
Slovenia – Europe’s finest option for budget skiers (The Telegraph, December 2022)
Luxury cameras for your next adventure (Sunseeker Magazine, November 2022)
The best family adventures in the Austrian Alps (National Geographic Traveller UK, December 2022)
The fortified churches of Thiérache (Hidden Europe, November 2022)
Freewheeling in France – family cycling on the Vélomaritime (Family Traveller, November 2022)
Galleries, grandeur and fairytale villages – Austria’s cultural, historical and luxury highlights (Guardian Labs, October 2022)
Austria – winter wonders (Guardian Labs, October 2022)
A week in Provence (Guardian Labs, September 2022)
Off-season in Toulon (Guardian Labs, September 2022)
Hauts-de-France (Love Exploring, October 2022)
Exploring Croatia’s islands
(Love Exploring, August 2022)
Stunning scenery and adrenaline adventures: 10 ways to enjoy Croatia’s great outdoors (Guardian Labs, July 2022)
Archipelagos, parks and palaces: the best of Croatia – in pictures (Guardian Labs, July 2022)
Učka and Ćićarija – the mountains above Croatia’s Opatija Riviera (Hidden Europe, July 2022)
St Oswald’s Way – Long-distance hiking in Northumberland (Active Traveller, July 2022)
48h in Saint-Malo, Brittany (Love Exploring, July 2022)
Essential tips for planning a trip to Salzburg (Lonely Planet, June 2022)
A week in Croatia (Lonely Planet, June 2022)
48h in Grenoble, France (Love Exploring, June 2022)
A guide to the food and drink of Austria (Love Food, June 2022)
Salzburg’s best swimming spots (Lonely Planet, June 2022)
St Johann in Tyrol (National Geographic Traveller UK, May 2022)
Why the Austrian Tyrol should be your next summer getaway (National Geographic Traveller UK, May 2022)
Dubrovnik museums (Lonely Planet, May 2022)
Dubrovnik’s best beaches (Lonely Planet, May 2022)
A week in Croatia (Lonely Planet, May 2022)
Family hiking adventures (Family Traveller, May 2022)
Mountains worth their salt – Austria’s Salzkammergut region (JRNY Magazine Issue #2, May 2022)
From the Alps to the Adriatic – Hiking the Alpe Adria Trail (TGO, April 2022)
A taste of Slovenia (Love FOOD, April 2022)
In support of Ukraine – EPUK Showcase (Editorial Photographers UK, April 2022)
48hrs in Folkestone (Love EXPLORING, April 2022)
Summer holidays in Zell am See (National Geographic Traveller UK, March 2022)
Weekend in Worcester (Love EXPLORING, March 2022)
Swept by the wind, scorched by the sun – Slovenia’s Vipava Valley (Hidden Europe, March 2022)
Explore Istria (Love EXPLORING, February 2022)
48hrs in Zagreb (Love EXPLORING, January 2022)
Gostilna na Gradu, Ljubljana, Slovenia (The World’s 50 Best Discovery, January 2022)
Topli Val, Kobarid, Slovenia (The World’s 50 Best Discovery, January 2022)
Gostilna pri Lojzetu, Dvorec Zomono, Vipava Valley, Slovenia (The World’s 50 Best Discovery, January 2022)
Mama Marija, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (The World’s 50 Best Discovery, January 2022)
Grič, Slovenia (The World’s 50 Best Discovery, January 2022)
An insider’s guide to Croatian food (Love FOOD, January 2022)
Exploring Slovenian Gastronomy (The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, December 2021)
Adventures in Salzburgerland (National Geographic Traveller UK)
Austria’s National Parks (Lonely Planet, October 2021)
Getting around Austria (Lonely Planet, October 2021)
Hit the trail in Slovenia – 5 Incredible Long Distance Hikes (Wanderlust, July 2021)
A Guide to Slovenia’s Great Outdoors (Wanderlust, July 2021)
Balkan Trails (Horizon Guides, June 2021)
Walthamstow Wetlands (Hidden Europe, summer 2021)
Palais de la Cathédrale, Saint-Omer (France Magazine, June 2021)
Alpe Adria Trail (Bradt Travel Club, March 2021)
Photographer of the Month (Bradt, March 2021)
Zell am See (The Great Outdoors, March 2021)
A Weekend in Rijeka (Love EXPLORING, February 2021)
The Juliana Trail – Slow Travel in Slovenia (Hidden Europe, November 2020)
The Boatbuilder – Once upon a time in the Marais (Hidden Europe, July 2020)
Shades of Blue (Hidden Europe, March 2020)
Leading Light – Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020 (B Inspired, March 2020)
Marais Audomarois (France Magazine, April 2020)
Angoulême (France Magazine, March 2020)
Mulhouse (France Magazine, February 2020)
Montagnes du Jura (OE Magazine, Winter 2019)
For whom the bell tolls (France Magazine, January 2020)
Taking a stroll in Bayeux (France Magazine, December 2019)
An ode to bees – the painted beehives of Radovljica (Hidden Europe, November 2019)
Affineurs (France Magazine, November 2019)
Veloscenic – across Normandy on two wheels (France Magazine, November 2019)
Rovinj (P&O Cruises Moments, 2019)
Laon (France Magazine, October 2019)
Le Puy Camino (France Magazine, September 2019)
Estonia – Song Celebration (Songlines, September 2019)
Peaks of the Balkans
The art of dry stone walling (Hidden Europe, summer 2019)
Fabric of a nation – Croatian folk costumes (Morning Calm, July 2019)
Eating out in Aisne (France Magazine, July 2019)
Croatia – island trails (Cicerone Extra, June 2019)
Dinara (n by Norwegian, June 2019)
On the Way of the Gull – Isle of Man (OE Magazine, June 2019)
La Brenne (France magazine, June 2019)
Peaks of the Balkans (Luštica, summer 2019)
Bird watching on Lake Skadar (Luštica, summer 2019)
Wine tasting in Crmnica (Luštica, summer 2019)
New Trails for New Times – Julian Alps Trail and Peaks of the Balkans (Green Outdoors, May 2019)
Battlefields and beaches (France magazine, June 2019)
Sounds of the Dolomites (TGO, May 2019)
Land of a thousand lakes – La Brenne (France Magazine, May 2019)
My kind of place – Rijeka (The National, April 2019)
A weekend in Metz (France Magazine, April 2019)
WW2 sites in northern France (France Magazine US Edition, April 2019)
My kind of place – Pisa (The National, March 2019)
Austrian walks and treks – Salzkammergut (OE, Spring 2019)
A song of scripts – Musée Champollion (Discover Southern Europe, March 2019)
Pedalling the Parenzana (Cicerone Extra, March 2019)
Burgundy on foot – hiking the new GR213A (France Magazine, March 2019)
Message in a bottle – Silba (Hidden Europe, March 2019)
Lobagola B&B, Zagreb (Telegraph, March 2019)
Aisne (France, February 2019)