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 Croatia, Slovenia, France, Austria, Montenegro, Italy, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and beyond – for Bradt, Cicerone, DK Eyewitness, Evening Standard, France Magazine, Geographical, Hidden Europe, Horizon Guides, The Independent, Lonely Planet, loveEXPLORING, Morning Calm, The National, National Geographic Traveller, OE, Pas-de-Calais Tourisme, Red Savannah, Songlines, The Telegraph, The Great Outdoors, Vertebrate Publishing, Wanderlust 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 – Montenegro – Northumberland – Patagonia – Slovenia

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:

Croatia – Istria – Juliana Trail – Slovenia – Street Photography

Juliana Trail (Cicerone, 2022)
Istria – the Bradt Guide (3rd edition, Bradt, 2022)
Croatian Miscellany

Books – Contributing Author/Photographer:

Adventure Travel – Art – Architecture – Culture – Family Travel – Food – Hiking – Photography – Trekking

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 & photo stories:

Hiking & Outdoor Features, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Art & Architecture, Family Travel & Sustainable Tourism

Alpe Adria Trail
Salzkammergut – Hiking in the Austrian Lake District
Bande dessinée
An insider’s guide to Croatian food (Love FOOD)
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)
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 (Moments)
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)
Travel year in review (The National, December 2018)
Winter in Gastein (OE, December 2018)
Walking with giants (France, December 2018)
Mohács – Dancing by the Danube (Hidden Europe, November 2018)
Eating out in La Brenne (France, November 2018)
Croatia’s best B&Bs (Evening Standard, October 2018)
Beyond Borders (Morning Calm, September 2018)
Zagreb – City of poets (Morning Calm, September 2018)
NAUSICAA (France, August 2018)
Leeuwarden – Program by the people (Morning Calm, August 2018)
24 hours in Dubrovnik (The national, July 2018)
The art of falconry (Hidden Europe, July 2018)
Rakija (Luštica, summer 2018)
Hike and bike Montenegro (Luštica, summer 2018)
Montenegro’s southern coast (2018)
Balkan Borderlands (2018)
Boulogne-sur-Mer (France, June 2018)
Channel Islands for Kids – Guernsey, Herm, Sark (OE, June 2018)
Toy Story – Wooden toy-making in Hrvatsko Zagorje (Morning Calm, June 2018)
Where to eat, sleep and shop in Basel (The National, May 2018)
Graphite and paper – the art of bande dessinée in Angoulême (Morning Calm, April 2018)
Peaks of the Balkans (Hidden Europe, March 2018)
A taste of Le Havre (France magazine, January 2018)