Stuart Forster
Stuart Forster is a features writer and photographer with a passion for travel. You can read more from Stuart on his blog,

His written work has been published in publications including ABTA Magazine, Esquire, Forbes and National Geographic Kids. He has contributed to books such as 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die, Driving Holidays Across India and National Geographic's Secret Journeys of a Lifetime .

Stuart is also an experienced professional photographer and a director of His work has been published in several national newspapers, plus magazines and books around the world. He undertakes photographic commissions and also submits stock images to agencies such as Rex Features and 4 Corners Images. He was shortlisted for the 2013 National Geographic Traveller Photographer of the Year Award.

Stuart has lived in India, Germany and Portugal and is never happier than when he's uncovering stories using words and pictures.

Entries by Stuart Forster

Walking With a Guide in Zagreb, Croatia

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (09:25)

"On Saturday mornings we don't take exercise or clean the house, we put on our best clothes and come to drink a coffee in the city. We like to watch people and be seen," says my guide as we wander across Petar Preradović Square in central Zagreb.

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Opatija: Croatia's Venerable Seaside Resort

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2015 | (08:26)

A hundred summers ago Opatija, on the Adriatic coast, was regarded one of Europe's finest seaside resorts. Head there today and you'll find an attractive Croatian town overlooking the shimmering water of Kvarner Bay.


The beginning of the Great War, in...

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Ranching in Canada's Saskatchewan Province

(0) Comments | Posted 29 December 2014 | (14:39)

You'll feel sore in the morning I was warned, ahead of my first time on horseback in years. But when you're out West and have the chance to go riding, isn't that the kind of thing you worry about afterwards? I reckon so.

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A Winter Break at Lech-Zürs in Austria's Vorarlberg Region

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2014 | (14:57)

Austria's Vorarlberg region is one of the world's leading winter sport destinations. The techniques employed on the mountains around Lech and Zürs in the early part of the 20th century became integrated into the Alpine skiing technique that would, in time, be taught in ski resorts around the globe.

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Exploring Malaysian Spa Resorts, Caves and Mountains

(0) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (18:21)

When you head off on vacation, do you simply want to reach your hotel, unpack and spend a couple of weeks enjoying a relaxing change of scenery or do you consider switching accommodation while you're away?

There are benefits to the latter. During a recent trip to Malaysia I stayed...

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A Look at the Architecture of Rotterdam

(0) Comments | Posted 18 October 2014 | (15:03)

For many travellers the Netherlands is all about Amsterdam, although plenty of other places in the country warrant a visit. Rotterdam, the nation's second city, is a viable destination for a weekend break and has much to offer, particularly if you're an architecture aficionado.

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Places to Enjoy Good Food in Saskatchewan, Canada

(2) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (12:33)

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has much to offer foodies who enjoy a casual approach to dining and big flavours. As you might expect from one of Canada's western provinces, steaks are popular but there's also plenty more for discerning diners.

Sunset Retreat...
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Cruising From the Port of Tyne on the Marco Polo

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2014 | (11:04)

Clouds hang low and heavy over Tyneside as I make my way towards the Port of Tyne to board the MS Marco Polo. It's one of many cruise ships that now dock on the river that became famous for exporting coal and shipbuilding.

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Visiting the Pinakothek der Moderne Art Museum in Munich, Germany

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2014 | (16:53)

If you enjoy viewing art chronologically then the Pinakothek der Moderne will be the third of the 'Pinakothek' art museums for you to visit in Munich's Maxvorstadt district, the area that has become known as the Bavarian capital's Kunstareal or 'art district.'

The museum displays works by modern and contemporary...

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A Day Out at Edinburgh Zoo: Tips for Better Zoo Photography

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2014 | (17:57)

Zoos are usually associated with family days out and opportunities to observe exotic animals without travelling too far from home. Yet if you are into photography you might also regard a zoo as a playground in which you can put your kit through its paces.

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Weimar, Germany: The City of Bauhaus, Goethe and Palaces

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2014 | (17:04)

History is full of conspiracies. Perhaps even history itself has conspired to ensure that the German city of Weimar is not been better visited by British travellers?


You might argue that's ironic because Weimar's name will be familiar to anybody who has read...

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Travel Photography With a Tripod

(0) Comments | Posted 1 May 2014 | (20:17)

When you're out photographing, especially while travelling, how often do you use a tripod? Some people shun them, arguing that they represent just one more item to for a photographer to schlep. But I'm a big believer that a tripod can prove a useful tool in returning home with high...

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Skiing at Alpe d'Huez, France

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2014 | (21:15)

I tend to listen to advice offered by friends. That said, I'm glad I ignored a well-meaning mate who told me early April was far too late in the season to go skiing in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez.


With 250km of...

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Watching Football With the Enemy?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2014 | (08:42)

In Britain we often congratulate ourselves for creating a tolerant society. All voices, in theory, can be heard with equality. Unless, that is, you're attending a football match.

Try shouting out in support of your team in the wrong end of a stadium, in the section dominated by fans of...

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Abu Dhabi: A Leading Winter Golf Destination

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2014 | (09:26)

From 16 to 19 January a number of the world's top golfers were in the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal won the tournament, one shot ahead of Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. Abu Dhabi is also growing in popularity as a destination...

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Hamburg's Christmas Markets: Advent Tradition in Germany

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2013 | (09:42)

As we enter the Advent period, Christmas markets are opening across Germany. A trip to Hamburg, in the north of the country, gave me a chance to learn that most of the city's 13 markets have a traditional feel but there's one in particular with a cheeky twist.

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Viewing the Taj Mahal and Exploring Agra

(0) Comments | Posted 19 October 2013 | (16:51)

How long does it take to view a well-known tourist attraction such as the Taj Mahal?

Some people might say a couple of hours, others might spend a full day at the attraction in Agra, India. Perhaps I went a tad overboard in spending three days attempting to seek out...

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Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

(0) Comments | Posted 13 October 2013 | (14:59)

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

Europalia runs until 26 January 2014, focusing on seven key themes; the diaspora, living traditions, India tomorrow, Indomania, the body,...
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Exploring the Alps from Villars, Switzerland

(2) Comments | Posted 21 September 2013 | (18:11)

The first snows of winter are yet to fall here in the Alpine resort of Villars in Switzerland. Yet locals tell me that the white layers I can see on the jagged peaks of the Dents du Midi, across the other side of the valley, fell a couple of days...

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Amsterdam - A City for All Seasons

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2013 | (00:00)

Days are becoming noticeably shorter and temperatures are cooling; Europe is heading into autumn and this, in my view, is the best time of year to take city breaks. Amsterdam is a good option if you're looking for a destination that's easy to reach and has much to offer.

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