Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

“We are not just another travel magazine,” insist the writer’s guidelines for Hidden Europe Magazine [...]. And it’s clear that the stories in the magazine, of forgotten places, unusual customs, and other European eccentricities, are far from the mainstream round-ups, “charticles”, or list of articles so popular with the likes of Budget Travel or Conde Nast.

Hidden Europe aims to avoid mainstream destinations like Rome’s Coliseum or the Champs Elysées. Instead, it favors articles like “Angouleme - murs peints,” which profiles a tiny forgotten French town dedicated to the art of the comic strip... or "The search for Franklin," a story of clairvoyants, mediums, and spiritualists on the lookout for the lost British explorer Sir John Franklin...

read the full text by Bonnie Caton on The Travel Writer's Life