Abigail King

A Way with Words

Abigail King is an award-winning journalist, author and influencer, whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet, the BBC, Red, CNN and more.

She is the founder of Inside the Travel Lab, regularly ranked as one of the best travel blogs in the world.

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Latest News...

Magazine Feature: Women on the Road. Does Visibility Matter?
NASA & EU Hybrid CoE Think Tank Session in Helsinki Invites Abigail King to Speak
BBC Radio 4 PM: On Flying and Travel
Inside the Travel Lab Wins at the Visit USA Media Awards 2019

Writing and social media

Over 10 years experience online and print writing for household names and creating own blog and channels.

Speaking, Broadcasting & video

Speaking for the EU, UNESCO, NASA and more. Live and recorded video and radio interviews. 

Travel Expertise

Travel to over 50 countries and a leading figure in online UK travel media.

Medical and science input

Former doctor and science and medical writer and author.


Abigail King is one of the leading figures in the UK for blogging and social media in travel. 

Her blog, Inside the Travel Lab, has been described as “one of the best travel blogs in the world” by National Geographic Traveller and Lonely Planet. Grazia described her as one of “the hottest online explorers,” while Cosmopolitan listed her as one of the ten “top travel tweeters.”

Her scientific work has appeared in the Emergency Medicine Journal, Critical Care, The Lancet and more, drawing on her former experience as a hospital doctor.

Although British and now based in the UK, she has lived in Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, France and Spain and can speak both French and Spanish.

She is available for freelance assignments.

What editors say

Seb Neylan

Director Online Marketing, Lonely Planet

" Abi conducts herself professionally and is immensely reliable. Most importantly, the content she produces is top notch. Whether it’s social content on Twitter, live video content on Periscope or well-written article pieces and blog posts on LonelyPlanet.com. Other member of the Lonely Planet Online Editorial & Community team would echo these sentiments. Beyond all this, though, she’s affable and a pleasure to deal with – which is always a big plus!."

Amy Alipio

Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

" Abigail brings a writerly and stylish voice to her travel pieces for me. Her pieces are well-researched and nicely detailed. She makes my job easy as an editor!"

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