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, Esquire, National Geographic Traveller, the (London) Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, Aramco World, 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.

‘Sandhurst and the Sheikhs’, my documentary for BBC Radio 4 examining the UK-Gulf power relationship, was broadcast in August 2014, and repeated on BBC World Service in March 2015.
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‘The Naked Diplomat’, my documentary for BBC World Service profiling Britain’s outgoing ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher, aired in August 2015.
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‘Back to the Ice’, my documentary for BBC Radio 4 on a return visit to Antarctica, aired in March 2016.
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My documentary from Ascension Island for BBC Radio 4’s environment strand ‘Costing The Earth’ aired in April 2016.
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I like to travel alone, finding unusual stories in familiar destinations. Specialities include:

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

Recent trips have included Antarctica, the Falklands, Ascension Island, Japan, Beirut, Jordan, Dubai, Qatar, Italy, Croatia, Palestine, Israel, Sweden, Norway, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and others, all on commission for national newspapers, international magazines and/or broadcast.

Forthcoming trips will be posted here.



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

Twitter Follow me @matthewteller


Last updated April 2016