Welcome to Inspires by Avis

This is your ultimate destination for culture, travel and the world’s best road trips.

In focus: travel inspiration

Discover the latest travel hotspots, make a list of up-and-coming destinations, and take in the inspiring stories from our road trip experts.

Global films

Scroll through our latest travel videos for more inspiration.

  • Discover Barcelona with Ben Holbrook
  • Holala! Vintage store in Barcelona
  • Syra Coffee in Barcelona
  • La Monroe tapas in Barcelona

Interactive city guides

Join our local experts as they unearth hidden gems in the world’s greatest cities.

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Our contributors

Our team of contributors are some of the UK's finest travel writers, with tips and recommendations from every continent on earth.

  • Ben Lerwill
    Ben Lerwill is a freelance writer on a constant mission to find the ideal work-life balance. Ben is based in a small…
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  • Jamie Edwards
    Jamie Edwards is a food and travel blogger based in Wales. He has a passion for photography and filmmaking that he pursues…
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  • Ben Holbrook
    Ben Holbrook is a British travel writer and blogger based in the sun-drenched Catalan capital of Barcelona. He first moved to the…
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  • Penny Alexander
    Penny Alexander is a freelance travel writer and multi-award winning family life and travel blogger. Penny has recently relocated to the Peak…
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  • Natalie Kennedy
    Natalie Kennedy is a writer, blogger, and self-proclaimed gelato aficionado, based in Rome. She’s previously worked as a blog editor and as…
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  • Hannah Frances
    Hannah Frances is a travel writer and content strategist, based either in Liverpool or house-sitting in Italy. She studied for three years…
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  • Simon Heptinstall
    Simon Heptinstall is a former journalist and freelance writer based in Wiltshire. He’s an avid traveller with particular fondness for quirky cities,…
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  • Tamara Hinson
    Tamara Hinson is a freelance travel journalist from Surrey, UK. She’s an expert in off the beaten track travel, and constantly on…
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  • Yolanda Zappaterra
    Yolanda Zappaterra is a writer, born in Wales to Italian parents. Her wanderlust was inevitable from an early age, brought on by…
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  • Bianca Ohannessian
    Bianca Ohannessian is a travel and fashion writer, based in London (most of the time). Bianca has written for various travel websites…
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  • A Cruising Couple
    Dan and Casey are the two loved-up adventurers behind award-winning travel blog A Cruising Couple. With Costa Rica as their current home…
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  • Chris Moss
    Chris Moss is a writer and journalist currently based in Devon, UK. He’s previously been travel and books editor for Time Out…
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  • Anna Millar
    Anna Millar is a freelance writer and editor with 15 years of experience in the business. Based in Edinburgh, she has written…
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  • Olivia Greenway
    Olivia Greenway is a London-based freelance travel writer. She’s happiest when writing about the local food and drink of cities she’s explored.…
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  • Heather Richardson
    Heather Richardson is the editor of The Explorer magazine and an award-winning travel writer from Sheffield, UK. Having caught the travel bug…
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  • Larissa Olencioff
    Larissa Olencioff is a travel blogger, photographer, and Master of Europe (with an M.A in European Studies). Larissa splits her time between…
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  • Ginny Weeks
    Ginny Weeks is an experienced writer and editor obsessed with travel and motoring. Originally from Devon, UK, she’s now based in London but…
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  • Fiona Flores Watson
    Fiona Flores Watson has been a journalist ever since she left university 25 years ago. She’s also tried her hand at being…
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  • Mary Novakovich
    Mary Novakovich is an award-winning travel journalist based in Hertfordshire, UK. She’s written for British newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent, and…
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  • Ibrahim Mustapha
    Ibrahim Mustapha is a multimedia journalist, editor and voiceover artist, based in London. He’s covered predominantly news and sport throughout his career…
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  • Susie Kearley
    Susie Kearley is a freelance writer and photographer, working for publications around the world. She covers an eclectic mix of stories on…
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  • Emily Norval
    Emily Norval is a London-based journalist covering a wide range of topics including fashion and retail. She also takes particular interest in…
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  • Suzanne Duckett
    Suzanne Duckett is a highly respected beauty, health, and wellbeing journalist. She is the editor of the Tatler Spa Guide, and a…
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