Lauren Keith | Travel Writer

Lauren Keith | Travel Writer

About Lauren

Lauren Keith is a digital nomad, 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.

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Travelling the Middle East will be the easiest it’s ever been

Al Jazeera | May 2021

Travelling the Middle East will be the easiest it’s ever been
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How to have an epic North American trip without a car

Lonely Planet | April 2021

How to have an epic North American trip without a car
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Why Tunis Is North Africa’s Rising Star

World Nomads | March 2021

Why Tunis Is North Africa’s Rising Star
Read on World Nomads

London’s Retired Tube Trains Live on an Island

Atlas Obscura | February 2021

London’s Retired Tube Trains Live on an Island
Read on Atlas Obscura

Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut

Smithsonian Magazine | November 2020

Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut
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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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Book Contributions | Writing

Book Contributions | Editing

Digital Articles

2021

What’s the most environmentally friendly way to travel?
The Independent | July 2021

A foodie tour of Jerusalem, from the soil to the sea
The Independent | July 2021

Kansas City Travel Guide
AFAR | May 2021

Travelling the Middle East will be the easiest it’s ever been
Al Jazeera | May 2021

How to have an epic North American trip without a car
Lonely Planet | April 2021

More US cities could be connected by rail with this major Amtrak upgrade
Lonely Planet | April 2021

Ask LP: How can I explore the US by Amtrak?
Lonely Planet | April 2021

Why Tunis Is North Africa’s Rising Star
World Nomads | March 2021

Travelers arriving into Jordan no longer have to quarantine for seven days
Lonely Planet | February 2021

London’s Retired Tube Trains Live on an Island
Atlas Obscura | February 2021

Egypt plans to build a high-speed train from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean
Lonely Planet | January 2021

The UK's BrewDog pubs want to offer you a vaccine - and a commemorative beer
Lonely Planet | January 2021

Explore the deserts of Abu Dhabi on these new off-roading routes
Lonely Planet | January 2021

Scotland's first hydrogen-powered train will run by the end of 2021
Lonely Planet | January 2021

The newest national park in the US is a hotspot for outdoor adventures
Lonely Planet | January 2021

Travel trends for 2021: long-distance hikes
Lonely Planet | January 2021

2020

Chernobyl is seeking Unesco World Heritage status
Lonely Planet | December 2020

24 Hours in Jeddah
Veen Scene | December 2020

New low-cost trains will run between Madrid and Barcelona in 2021
Lonely Planet | December 2020

13 cities across Europe will be linked with new night train routes
Lonely Planet | December 2020

Lufthansa is trialing 'sleeping rows' in economy class
Lonely Planet | December 2020

Travelers from more than 100 countries can now visit Oman without a visa
Lonely Planet | December 2020

How the Acropolis is becoming more accessible
Lonely Planet | December 2020

The world's first underwater roundabout is opening in the Faroe Islands
Lonely Planet | December 2020

Take a cinematic trip through Tunisia's blockbuster filming locations
Lonely Planet | December 2020

Passenger ferry route could open between Morocco and the Canary Islands
Lonely Planet | December 2020

The UK's longest mountain bike trail for beginners is now open
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Take a guaranteed quarantine-free holiday to the Caribbean
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Live and work in Abu Dhabi with a new permit for international freelancers
Lonely Planet | November 2020

A new Black-owned bourbon company plans to open a distillery in Kentucky
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Delaware launches new driving tour featuring Instagram-friendly art
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut
Smithsonian Magazine | November 2020

New luxury resort that floats on water is set to open in Dubai
Lonely Planet | November 2020

The FDA has approved an at-home COVID-19 test
Lonely Planet | November 2020

A luxury resort in the Maldives is offering unlimited stays in 2021
Lonely Planet | November 2020

This extraordinary hotel will be carved into the desert near AlUla
Lonely Planet | November 2020

The simple way Barcelona is making the city more pedestrian-friendly
Lonely Planet | November 2020

This Spanish city is the first to measure tourism's carbon footprint
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Is MOM Air, a new and familiar-looking budget airline, for real?
Lonely Planet | November 2020

This ghost town in Western Australia could become an eco-tourism destination
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Costa Rica is asking travelers to offset their carbon footprint
Lonely Planet | November 2020

New report reveals the best cities in the world for 2021
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Day trips from Jeddah
Visit Saudi | November 2020

The first stretch of Miami's new 10-mile linear park is set to open
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Walk or cycle from New York City to Canada on the new Empire State Trail
Lonely Planet | November 2020

This historic cemetery in London is now open to tours
Lonely Planet | November 2020

Machu Picchu reopens with a bang as tourists return to Peru
Lonely Planet | November 2020

More than 200 UV light sanitisers are being installed on the London Underground
Lonely Planet | October 2020

Here's how Americans are planning to travel this holiday season
Lonely Planet | October 2020

A Michelin-starred restaurant in Budapest is serving diners on a Ferris wheel
Lonely Planet | October 2020

Amsterdam will use flowers to keep its bridges clear of locked bicycles
Lonely Planet | October 2020

A new bike trail will allow cyclists to circle Italy's Lake Garda
Lonely Planet | October 2020

Dubai is the latest spot to announce a new visa for remote workers
Lonely Planet | October 2020

A beach club wants to create a members-only area of Bondi Beach in Sydney
Lonely Planet | October 2020

Medina destination page
Visit Saudi | October 2020

4 day trips in the Medina Province
Visit Saudi | October 2020

You can now book virtual travel experiences on Amazon
Lonely Planet | October 2020

Singapore is launching 'cruises to nowhere'
Lonely Planet | October 2020

This new luxury cruise ship is set to sail around Venice next spring
Lonely Planet | October 2020

How Egypt is trying to encourage the return of tourism
Lonely Planet | October 2020

Stuck indoors? You can listen to the sounds of forests around the world
Lonely Planet | October 2020

Madagascar is partially reopening to travelers this week
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Skiing, hiking or craft beer? This airline will filter destinations based on your interests
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Passenger jets could start flying in formation like geese
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Would you get on a flight to nowhere?
Lonely Planet | September 2020

The world's largest overwater villas are opening soon in the Maldives
Lonely Planet | September 2020

A new map of London highlights the city's most intriguing streets
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Travelers arriving in Abu Dhabi must now wear quarantine tracking bracelets
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Design London's answer to NYC's High Line and win £10k
Lonely Planet | September 2020

This is when Oman will reopen its borders to tourists
Lonely Planet | September 2020

United plans new flights to Africa, India, Israel and Hawaii
Lonely Planet | September 2020

The Met's gift shop just got even more glamorous with limited edition items
Lonely Planet | September 2020

A new trail in the Russian wilderness leads to a spacecraft's crash landing site
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Morocco is reopening its borders to travelers with hotel reservations
Lonely Planet | September 2020

This website aims to find the top places for wildlife spotting in Africa
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Could using an ad-blocker lead to additional charges on this airline?
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Travelers can kayak around the Louvre Abu Dhabi at sunrise and sunset
Lonely Planet | September 2020

TSA is trialing facial recognition checkpoints at airports
Lonely Planet | September 2020

This US city is offering $5000 to residents with the best outdoor dining ideas for winter
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Long-lost medieval sacristy is unearthed at Westminster Abbey
Lonely Planet | September 2020

Qantas may not fly to the US until a COVID-19 vaccine is available
Lonely Planet | September 2020

4 stunning mosques in Saudi Arabia
Visit Saudi | September 2020

New hop-on-hop-off bus journey will cross 18 countries over 70 days
Lonely Planet | August 2020

The history of Saudi’s trade routes
Visit Saudi | August 2020

New low-cost European train service links up three major cities
Lonely Planet | August 2020

The Tower of London's ravens are getting bored from the lack of visitors
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Dubai is the latest city to become a friendlier place for cyclists
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Students can upgrade their classroom at a Mexican resort near Puerto Vallarta
Lonely Planet | August 2020

The Pyramids of Giza is undergoing a major revamp with new visitor amenities
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Some hotels are offering COVID-19 tests during check-out to reassure guests
Lonely Planet | August 2020

This hotel is tempting remote workers to Vegas with discounted stays and luxury perks
Lonely Planet | August 2020

'Don't push down a slower friend': US issues 'advice' for bear encounters
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Canceled by coronavirus, London's famous Notting Hill Carnival is moving online
Lonely Planet | August 2020

This airport became the world's busiest during pandemic-era travel
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Sweden is planning to launch night trains to Germany and Belgium
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Hawaii could introduce 'resort bubbles' for quarantined tourists
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Sleep on the sands at Cornwall's latest pop-up glamping site
Lonely Planet | August 2020

Jordan is reopening to visitors from 22 countries
Lonely Planet | July 2020

A new hiking network links thousands of towns around Britain
Lonely Planet | July 2020

You can now rent a celebrity tour bus for your summer road trip
Lonely Planet | July 2020

JetBlue and American Airlines have teamed up on domestic and international flights
Lonely Planet | July 2020

Brexit is bringing major changes for British travelers heading to Europe in 2021
Lonely Planet | July 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

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

A Road Trip Through Tunisia’s Remote Interior
World Nomads | May 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

Go behind the gates of Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace for the first time
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

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

Dubai’s public transport system now connects to Muscat in Oman
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


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

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


2017

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


2015

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

Interviews & Media Appearances