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, 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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BBC Radio 4 have commissioned me to make a landmark 40-minute documentary from Antarctica in 2015/16.

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 Dubai, Qatar, Italy, Croatia, Palestine, Antarctica, Israel, Sweden, Norway, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, 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 – and Antarctica.

Blog I blog about travel and the Middle East at

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Last updated June 2015