Matthew Teller

Matthew Teller


I am an award-winning travel writer and freelance journalist, based in the UK.


I have been writing about travel for 20 years, for outlets including the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveller, the (London) Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, Wanderlust, Conde Nast Traveller, the global travel publishers Rough Guides and many others in the UK and around the world.

I report from the Middle East for From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and World Service.

UPDATE: My documentary for BBC Radio 4 ‘Sandhurst and the Sheikhs’, looking at the UK-Gulf power relationship is due for broadcast 27th August 2014.
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I like to travel alone, finding unusual stories in familiar destinations. Specialities include:

  • the Middle East
  • Switzerland and northern Italy
  • independent travel

Recent trips have included Italy, Croatia, Qatar, Palestine, Antarctica, Israel, Sweden, Norway, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and others, all on commission for national newspapers, international magazines and/or broadcast.

Forthcoming trips – also on commission – include Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Antarctica.



Blog I blog about travel and the Middle East at quitealone.com

Twitter Follow me @matthewteller


Last updated August 2014