Professional Portfolio

Aaron Millar: Freelance Journalist

My articles have featured in a range of national and international publications, including:  The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Express, CNN, National Geographic Traveller, South China Morning Post, Geographical Magazine, Outdoor Adventure Guide, Country Walking, Journeys Magazine, BA High Life, Ryanair Let’s Go, Easy Jet Traveller, Get Lost Magazine, TNT, Sleeper and many others.  I am The Times of London’s North American travel specialist and National Geographic Traveller’s (UK) USA columnist.


  • Winner 2018 Visit USA Best National Newspaper Feature 
  • Winner 2017 British Guild of Travel Writers Travel Writer of the Year
  • Winner 2017 Best Destination Feature British Guild of Travel Writers 
  • Winner 2017 IPW Best Destination Feature 
  • Winner 2017 Visit USA Best National Newspaper Feature
  • Winner 2014 British Guild of Travel Writers Travel Writer of the Year
  • AITO Travel Writer of the Year 2017 (shortlist)
  • AITO Travel Writer of the Year 2016 (runner up)
  • AITO Travel Writer of the Year 2014 (runner up)
  • Winner 2016 Visit USA Best National Newspaper Feature
  • Winner 2014 Best Destination Feature British Guild of Travel Writers
  • Winner 2014 Visit USA Best National Newspaper Feature
  • Shortlisted National Geographic Traveller Photographer of the Year 2012.


Aaron Millar 2017 Travel Writer of the Year Red Carpet Video

I have two books out, 50 Greatest Wonders of the World, and 50 Greatest National Parks of the World, both published by Icon Books, and available on Amazon and other retailers. For more information visit my Books page. My agent is Charlie Campbell:

Many of my articles also feature my photography including The Times, The Guardian and National Geographic Traveller among others. You can see a selection of my favourite images in my travel photography portfolio here.  I’m available for photographic commissions – please drop me a line.

I lecture in travel writing and host numerous travel writing workshops throughout the year. If you’re interested in attending or finding about Skype 1-1 tutorials, please visit my teaching page.

I have presented travel and lifestyle documentaries for National Geographic TV and others.

If you’re in the travel or publishing industry and interested in working together on a project please drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you. I’m also an experienced copywriter and love working with travel and lifestyle brands.

Below is a selection of some of my recent work …


The Times – My Incredible Hike Across the Grand Canyon (9/1/19)

The Times – Following the Music Highway From Nashville (5/5/18)

National Geographic Traveller (UK) View From the USA 2018 Columns

The Guardian – British Columbia Road Trip: The Art of Getting Lost (21/7/18)

The Observer – 50 Years On From the Summer of Love (21/5/17)

The Times – Yellowstone in Winter (2/13/16)

The Times – Costa Rica’s Wild Side (23/1/16)

The Times – 50 Dream Holidays to the USA (16/1/16)

Wanderlust – Hiking Yosemite’s Back Country (15/10/16)

National Geographic Traveller (UK) – The Galapagos: A World Within Itself (8/9/15)

The Times – On the Road in Oregon (22/8/15)

The Times – Searching for Monsters on Utah’s Dinosaur Road (13/6/15) 

The Guardian – Cliff Camping: Postcards from the Ledge (5/10/14)

The Independent – The Carian Trail: Turkey on Two Feet (30/8/14)

The Times – Discover Panama Beyond the Canal (2/8/14)

The Times – Land of the Wild Horse (28/6/14)

The Times – Jungles, Dance and Hope in the New Colombia (28/5/14)

The Times – Weird and Wonderful Austin, Texas (22/2/14)

The Times – Navajo Nation (9/8/13)

The Independent – Japan’s Path to Enlightenment (1/6/13)

The Independent – Rise of the Trekathon (17/4/13)

The Independent – Divine Providencia (6/4/13)

The Financial Times – A Mine of Adrenaline (29/3/13)

The Times – The Forgotten Berber Country of Morocco (6/10/12)

The Independent – Scottish Sea Kayak Trail: Ready, Steady, Paddle! (18/7/12)

The Guardian – An Eco Lodge in the Cloud Forests of Ecuador (29/6/12)

The Financial Times – Into the Abyss (6/7/12)

South China Morning Post – Paradise Found (4/5/12)

The Financial Times – Ghost Hunt in the London Tombs (28/10/11)

The Independent – Garden Surfing Around London (25/6/11)