Lauren Keith | Travel Writer

Lauren Keith | Travel Writer

About Lauren

Lauren Keith is a guidebook author and travel writer specialising in London + the Middle East and North Africa. She's a traditionally trained but tech-minded writer and editor with a passion for travel and shining the spotlight on off-the-beaten-track and underloved destinations and stories.

About Lauren

Featured Work

What it’s like to be a digital nomad during the coronavirus

Lonely Planet | March 2020

What it’s like to be a digital nomad during the coronavirus
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Why Tangier should be your first port of call in Morocco

Lonely Planet | December 2019

Why Tangier should be your first port of call in Morocco
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The magic of Madain Saleh: a journey back in time in Saudi Arabia

Lonely Planet | October 2019

The magic of Madain Saleh: a journey back in time in Saudi Arabia
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A first-timer’s guide to Bonfire Night in Lewes, England

Lonely Planet | October 2019

A first-timer's guide to Bonfire Night in Lewes, England
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How to be a responsible traveller in Petra, Jordan

Lonely Planet | June 2019

How to be a responsible traveller in Petra, Jordan
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In search of silence in Sharjah, the UAE’s up-and-coming emirate

Lonely Planet | March 2019

In search of silence in Sharjah, the UAE's up-and-coming emirate
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Where to experience authentic Dubai

Lonely Planet | February 2019

Where to experience authentic Dubai
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Seven reasons why now is the time to return to Tunisia

Lonely Planet | July 2018

Seven reasons why now is the time to return to Tunisia
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Secrets of southern Egypt’s tombs and temples

Lonely Planet | February 2018

Secrets of southern Egypt's tombs and temples
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Book Contributions | Writing

Book Contributions | Editing

Digital Articles

2020

Google launches translator app for ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Buckingham Palace is selling a gin with botanicals picked from the palace’s gardens
Lonely Planet | July 2020

A new 'smart' face mask can translate speech into eight languages
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia converted from a museum to a mosque
Lonely Planet | July 2020

The Lord of the Rings inspired this new Spanish hiking trail
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Stay in a repurposed musical festival tent at these new glamping sites
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Airbnb is banning some users under 25 from renting entire houses
Lonely Planet | July 2020

This new overnight train to Croatia is already so popular that it's running daily
Lonely Planet | July 2020

A coast-to-coast US road trip in an electric car is now easier than ever
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Explore more of London's famous Highgate Cemetery without a guide
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Some US airlines will start operating full flights
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Would you go on a cruise with no stops?
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Using the overhead bins is currently banned on some Italy flights
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Segway - a city tour staple - is ending production of its two-wheeled vehicle
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Exploring close to home could improve your mood, new research finds
Lonely Planet | July 2020

The Tower of London could lose its iconic Beefeaters
Lonely Planet | June 2020

New 'ultra rapid' train network could be part of Europe's post-pandemic recovery
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Idyllic Maldives set to reopen to international travelers
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Uzbekistan is offering visitors compensation if they catch COVID-19
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Amtrak is stopping daily service to hundreds of stations across the US
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Egypt is welcoming back travellers in July - but only at some hotels
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Estonia is launching a digital nomad visa
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Why Prague is looking for a 'different type of visitor' after lockdown
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Tunisia is reopening to international tourists this month
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Thailand might close its national parks regularly to protect wildlife
Lonely Planet | June 2020

Tour operators on New Zealand's Stewart Island offer pay-what-you-like adventures
Lonely Planet | May 2020

Qatar Airways launches unlimited flight change policy
Lonely Planet | May 2020

Copenhagen's famed Noma restaurant will reopen as a burger and wine bar
Lonely Planet | May 2020

What it’s like to be a digital nomad during the coronavirus
Lonely Planet | March 2020

Algeria set to open its doors to tourists with new visa system
Lonely Planet | March 2020

Direct flights from the Faroe Islands to London
Lonely Planet | March 2020

Beatles' Abbey Road crossing repainted during London lockdown
Lonely Planet | March 2020

EgyptAir launches new flights between Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor
Lonely Planet | March 2020

An incredible Zaha Hadid-designed hotel set to open in Dubai
Lonely Planet | February 2020

This Serengeti safari camp is opening a solar-powered microbrewery
Lonely Planet | January 2020

European train journeys that are even faster than flying
Lonely Planet | January 2020

Historic Hijaz railway could reopen as a park in Jordan’s capital
Lonely Planet | January 2020

The 7 Best Hotels in Jeddah
Culture Trip | January 2020

Tunisia sees tourism boost as another big airline returns
Lonely Planet | January 2020

UAE launches new tourist visa allowing visitors to stay for up to five years
Lonely Planet | January 2020

The Grand Egyptian Museum will finally open at the end of 2020
Lonely Planet | January 2020


2019

Why Tangier should be your first port of call in Morocco
Lonely Planet | December 2019

The Best Shisha Cafés in Jeddah
Culture Trip | December 2019

Kansas City votes for free public transport
Lonely Planet | December 2019

Stick to the main roads with this new CityMapper option
Lonely Planet | December 2019

New report reveals cities with highest tourist-to-local ratio
Lonely Planet | December 2019

Fodor's Go List 2020: Ras Al Khaimah
Fodor's | November 2019

Famous old Mayfair church is London's newest food hall
Lonely Planet | November 2019

An explorer’s guide to Carthage’s ancient ruins
Lonely Planet | November 2019

Ancient Rome: the best places to embrace it (in Tunisia)
Lonely Planet | November 2019

Coachella Valley art exhibition heads from the California desert to Saudi Arabia
Lonely Planet | November 2019

Unmissable Boat Tours in Dubai
Culture Trip | October 2019

Egyptian archaeologists uncover huge trove of ancient coffins
Lonely Planet | October 2019

The magic of Madain Saleh: a journey back in time in Saudi Arabia
Lonely Planet | October 2019

Unmissable attractions of Saudi Arabia, open for the first time to tourists
Lonely Planet | October 2019

A first-timer's guide to Bonfire Night in Lewes, England
Lonely Planet | October 2019

Saudi Arabia launches e-visas for tourists for the first time
Lonely Planet | September 2019

Saudi Arabia visas: Everything you need to know about visiting as a tourist
The Independent | September 2019

How to visit Petra: Exploring the jewel of Jordan
Horizon Guides | August 2019

The Beatles in Liverpool: A Fab Four fan’s guide
Lonely Planet | July 2019

How to be a responsible traveller in Petra, Jordan
Lonely Planet | June 2019

Eight unmissable adventures in Jordan
Lonely Planet | June 2019

In search of silence in Sharjah, the UAE's up-and-coming emirate
Lonely Planet | March 2019

The National Museum of Qatar reopens this week
Lonely Planet | March 2019

The Middle East’s first outdoor zorbing track opens in Dubai’s adventure hub
Lonely Planet | March 2019

Marrakesh named the first ever African Capital of Culture
Lonely Planet | March 2019

Go behind the gates of Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace for the first time
Lonely Planet | March 2019

Explore the abandoned tunnels below London’s Euston station
Lonely Planet | March 2019

Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are approved – but still no date for their release
Lonely Planet | March 2019

Brand new long-distance hiking trail opens in Egypt
Lonely Planet | March 2019

Where to experience authentic Dubai
Lonely Planet | February 2019

The highest lounge in the world has just opened in a Dubai skyscraper
Lonely Planet | February 2019

Cairo named the cheapest city in the world for a short break
Lonely Planet | February 2019

The UAE is getting its first country-wide passenger trains
Lonely Planet | February 2019

Louvre Abu Dhabi architect to design resort in Saudi Arabia
Lonely Planet | February 2019

Could a train line between Spain and Morocco open soon?
Lonely Planet | February 2019

More European airlines are returning to Tunisia
Lonely Planet | February 2019

Just Back From: Andalucía, Spain
Lonely Planet | February 2019

Dubai’s public transport system now connects to Muscat in Oman
Lonely Planet | February 2019

Nine-year restoration wraps up on King Tut’s tomb in Egypt
Lonely Planet | February 2019

It's about to get easier to visit Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza with the opening of a new airport
Lonely Planet | February 2019

Flights to Syria set to resume from three countries
Lonely Planet | January 2019

First-of-its-kind cruise set to link Qatar to Oman and Kuwait by sea
Lonely Planet | January 2019


2018

Morocco's ancient medinas are getting a modern makeover
Lonely Planet | October 2018

Tunisia tours are back as this operator expands its Middle East and North Africa itineraries
Lonely Planet | October 2018

Saudi Arabia launches new tourist visa for events
Lonely Planet | October 2018

Seven reasons why now is the time to return to Tunisia
Lonely Planet | July 2018

A global spread: our unforgettable shared foodie experiences
Lonely Planet | July 2018

Just back from: Tunisia
Lonely Planet | July 2018

Take a virtual ride on the UAE's record-breaking zipline in the middle of London
Lonely Planet | July 2018

Just back from: Egypt
Lonely Planet | February 2018

Secrets of southern Egypt's tombs and temples
Lonely Planet | February 2018


2017

Some Saudi travel agencies authorised to issue tourist visas
Lonely Planet | December 2017

See the most expensive painting in the world at newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi
Lonely Planet | December 2017

A new floating boardwalk has opened at the famous Dubai Fountain
Lonely Planet | November 2017

Just back from: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lonely Planet | July 2017

Where to get your adrenaline rush in Ras Al Khaimah
Lonely Planet | March 2017

Is travel part of your love story? One lucky couple will win a wedding on a Megabus
Lonely Planet | February 2017


2016

New tax will mean foreign surfers must pay to ride Mentawai waves in Indonesia
Lonely Planet | August 2016

Letters vanish from Singapore signs to highlight blood donations
Lonely Planet | August 2016

A town in New Zealand has a new ‘mood ATM’ where you can deposit your feelings
Lonely Planet | August 2016

Why Australia isn't really where you think it is (and why it's a problem for driverless cars)
Lonely Planet | August 2016

Man wins raffle for Pacific island resort after buying a ticket on his lunchbreak
Lonely Planet | July 2016


2015

The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70
Lonely Planet | January 2015

Interviews & Media Appearances