Richard Newton

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Richard Newton has been a travel writer for 25 years, and has been a regular contributor and columnist for Global Traveler since the beginning in 2004. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Middle East, and has also reported for BBC Radio. He lives with his wife near Winchester, England.



Richard Newton’s Articles

To say the people of Osaka love food is an understatement. In Japan’s second city, eating is an all-consuming passion, encapsulated…
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The main British Virgin Islands are not exactly frenetic, but if you decide you truly want to get away from it all, the largely uninhabited…
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Northern Ireland’s recent past is a story of tragedy, political intrigue and violence. When the province emerged from 30 years of…
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So we’re going to design a sailing paradise. First, location. Let’s say the tropics because, you know, the weather. Year-round…
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As with many things in this troubled region, even the name is contentious. Although Northern Ireland is often referred to as Ulster,…
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The echoes of history, both glorious and horrific, live on in Ghana. Inland, in the city of Kumasi, the descendants of the great Kingdom of…
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In Ghana — whether you’re sealing a business deal, you want to take photographs of fishing boats on a beach or you have been…
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An 11-year-old boy exclaims, “Wow! Cool!” His response is not to a video game or the latest viral meme on social media. This is his…
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It turns out I’ve been liming most of my life. I just didn’t know it until I got to the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. Liming,…
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For one of the best bird’s-eye views of Brasília, you don’t go up, you go underground. Amid the great open space of the Praça…
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Abu Dhabi’s history remains within living memory; some inhabitants can recall the age before skyscrapers, before wealth, before oil. The…
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I have spent most of my life avoiding South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Since childhood, I have enjoyed safaris in Kenya, Uganda,…
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