Elen Turner’s Publications

My publications range from listicle-type travel writing for a popular audience, to academic essays in specialist journals…and everything in between.

If you’d like to hire me to write for you/your publication, please see my ‘Work With Me‘ page.

Book Chapters

‘Power, 24 Hour’, The Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 11, Traveler’s Tales, ed. Lavinia Spalding, 2017.


Saturday Afternoon‘, 3rd place winner in the Katha Satha Walk with Me Patan Writing Competition, 2015.

Travel Writing


The Best Long-Distance Trekking Trails in the World‘, Kimkim, June 2017.


16 things you’ll miss when you leave Canberra‘, Matador Network, October 2015.


Homestay in Montreal: How to Experience the City Like a Local‘, Pink Pangea, June 2015.

Costa Rica

Circus Act‘, Sonderers, October 2016.



6 things you’ll get addicted to after living in Japan‘, Matador Network, April 2015.



New Zealand


  • ‘6 Manila Survival Tips You Must Know Before Visiting’, Travioor, March 2017 (publication has since gone out of business).
  • ‘The Best Things to Do in Manila, Philippines’, Travioor, March 2017 (publication has since gone out of business).


Why I Joined an Organised Tour in Russia‘, Pink Pangea, July 2015.

South Asia




‘6 Hoi An Food Experiences to Sample Vietnamese Cuisine’, Travioor, April 2017 (publication has since gone out of business).


What travel has taught me about beauty‘, Matador Network, August 2015.

Elen Turner's publications
Reading Mridula Garg’s ‘Country of Goodbyes’ in the shadow of Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Photo Essays

Monsoon Trekking isn’t Such a Bad Idea‘, Sonderers Travel Magazine, September 2016.


What it's Like to Travel in Nepal Now
Mount Dhaulagiri, one of the highest mountains in the world, as seen from the Annapurna Community Lodge trek

Writing Tips and Inspiration

The Ultimate Nepal Trekking Packing List
On the Everest Base Camp trek, beside the Dudh Kosi River.

Personal Essays

Other Blog Posts

Elen Turner's publications
A Hindi-language book shelf at the 2013 Kolkata Book Fair

Literature and Book Reviews

Elen Turner's publications
My PhD thesis. Times 5.


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