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.  


  • 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.


My latest book, 50 Greatest Wonders of the World, published by Icon Books, is available on Amazon and other retailers. For more information visit my Books page.

Many of my articles also feature my photography including The Times, The Guardian and The Independent among others. You can see a selection of my favourite images in my travel photography portfolio here.   I also do photo shoots for tour operators and tourist boards, I take stock images for Alamy and I’m available for photographic commissions – please drop me a line.

I am the travel editor for Positive News. We take a constructive approach to journalism, reporting on the people, and initiatives, that are helping to create a just and sustainable world.  Our travel section, Positive Travel, focuses on sustainable tourism and authentic and meaningful travel experiences.  If you’re interested in sending me a pitch, or relevant information, please contact me here

I lecture in travel writing and feature writing at Acadia University in London every summer 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 – Yellowstone in Winter (2/13/16)

National Geographic Traveller – Monthly Column: View From The USA

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)