Jini Reddy



Work I've loved doing

My wanderings as a travel scribe have led me throug many adventures. Highlights include:

  • Hiking to and over the 5,400 metre Thorung La pass in Nepal's Annapurnas, minus sherpa or guides. 
  • Exploring Namibia's Skeleton Coast and remote Kunene region
  • Journeying into Pakistan's Northern Areas and North West Frontier Province (to take tea with the women of the pagan Kalash tribe)
  • Trekking through India's mysterious Living Root Bridge
  • An expedition to Guatemala's lost city of El Mirador (myself & a team of nine jungle patrollers).A solo
  • A nature quest in the Sinai desert (minus tent)
  • Exploring tribal Chhattisgarh
  • A solo wilderness quest and fast in the Pyrenees
  • Sailing with an all-female crew in the Isle of Wight's epic Round the Island Race
  • Taking tea with nomads in Iran
  • A solo, week-long hike through Slovenia's Karst
  • A 430km cycling trip through Dorset, Normandy and Brittany (one of the first journalists to cycle this Cross-Channel route.) 
  • Eagle-flying in Kyrgyzstan 
  • Aerobatic formation flying over UK skies


Sample Features: Newspapers (Print & Digital)




On the road in rural Iran
Read here

Saints and singers: Pakistan's Punjab province
Read here

A little slice of India, Southall
Read here

Quebec's Monastere des Augustines
Read here

Soil and Soul
Read here

Seeking solitude (part of Go Slow feature)
Read here

A single to Centre Parc
Read here





Splendid Isolation (Exmoor Bothy)
May, 2018

Why I'll stay on the rails
April, 2016

A healing haven from the bustle
November 16 2015

Travelling within 
September, 2015

Why I'm barefoot in the Brecon Beacons while it's snowing
February 2015

The bare essentials - a solo wilderness quest in the Pyrenees
September, 2014



The Independent

Hiking wild, windswept Connemara 
Read here

Channel your inner tourist - cycling the Petit Tour de Manche through Dorset, Normandy&Brittany
Read here

Cycing La Route Verte, Canada||
Read here

Cape York Turtle Rescue and Queensland
Aboriginal culture

Read here

Dominica: in the lost world
June 2006

Kyrgyzstan: land of the high plains drifter
December 2005

The root masters of India: Cherrapunjee's living root bridges
January 2010
Read here 



Daily and Sunday Telegraph 

Savour nature and quiet the mind: wild walk and mindfulness in Anglesey
Read here

Take flight: Parahawking, the thrill of a bird's eye view
Read here

Detox, Donegal Style
Read here

Where eagles dare to prey (Kyrgyzstan)
November, 2005

Financial Times 

State of anticipation - Chhattisgarh, India
How To Spend It, January 2008

Colombia's new dawn
How To Spend It, July 2007

Food foraging by sea kayak, Cornwall
FT magazine, July 2010



The Times 

Ten reasons to visit Nova Scotia
 April 2007

Soak up the high life in style (St. Moritz)
August 2006

The lights, the lights, the northern lights
December 2005

A room of her own
February 2005


Sunday Express 

Golden past of the Blue City - Jodhpur, Rajasthan
July 2013

Aldeburgh, Suffolk (coast) & Benjamin Britten
Read here

Find true paradise on the Isles of Scilly
Read here

Rock the boat in Botswana: canoe trip on the Selinda Spillway
Read here 

Hitting the African trail (Overland to S.A., Swaziland & Mozambique)
Read here

Harewood House, Yorkshire
Read here

Plain sailing at Cowes
Read here

Riding high in Tuscany - equestrian break
Read here

Wonders of the lost world - Newfoundland
The Daily Express, May 2010

Taking the track to enlightenment, Sri Lanka
August 2008
Read here

Mumbai street cred
February 2008
Read here

Experience the culture of Kowloon (Hong Kong)
February 2007
Read here

Opulence and ancient ritual in the Yucatan 
October 2006




Mail on Sunday/Mail Online

Mumbai destination guide
Read here 

Wandering round Wimbledon
Read here

Scotland on Sunday

Stockholm City Guide
November 2006

Head for a brave new world (Nova Scotia)
October 2006

Montreal City Guide
October 2006

Season's Greetings (Switzerland)
August 2006

May contain glutton (Abruzzo)
April 2006



The National, March 2011
Tuscany at a Trot
Read here

Exploring Guatemala's El Mirador
The National, UAE, August 2009
Read here

Cherrapunji, India: rooted in the land
The National, July 2010
Read here

The National, April 2010
ild by nature: a slice of Newfoundland's beauty
Read here 

South China Morning Post, December 2009 
Lyrical Liaisons - Iran

South China Morning Post, November 2009
Love triangle - post-war Sri Lanka

The South China Morning Post, September 2006  
Fantasy Island, Dominica

The South China Morning Post, January 2006
eaven on earth (The Silk Road)







Magazines (Print) 


National Geographic Traveller 

Setting sail - Round the Island Race
Read here

Free Spirit - Sri Lanka
Read here

A solo fast in Egypt's Sinai Desert
Read here





Lionheart (South Africa Global White Lion Protection Trust and retreat)
May 2018
Silent is the night (bivvying in Kent)
Spring 2018 
Magic on ice (Borgarfjordur Eystri and the Hidden Folk) 
March 2018
Coming home to nature: bothying on Exmoor 
December 2016

Ask, believe, receive - a journey to Namibia 
August 2015

Homeward bound, to Montreal 
May 2015

Solitude in the Sinai - three-night desert fast
November 2010

Bombay Mix - visit to Mumbai
April, 2006



Savage Beauty: exploring Namibia 
Spring 2016


Country Living

Full-moon Meander 
September 2017




World's best kept secrets (India) 
March 2013
Read here

Oman's new trio of hotels
January 2011

Three Hours in Montreal
TIME, Nov 3, 2011
Read here

Five reasons to visit the Isle of Wight
September 2010
Read here

Rolling up your sleeves with the Bedouin
May 2010
Read here

Five reasons to visit Newfoundland
October 2009
Read here

Take a break at Lake Atitlan
August 2009
Read here

Jungle Gym: Maya Ruins                                                                                                
April 2009                                                                                                              
Read here 

Take to the Sri Lankan hills                                                                                         
December 2008                                                                                                       
Read here

Iran's golden city - Isfahan
September 2008
Read here

Pedestrian but far from boring: Urban Gentry London walking tours
August 2008
Read here

Australia: glimpses of the past
April 2008
Read here

Historically hip - Cartagena hotels
March 2008
Read here

Life's little luxuries - Valsabbion, Croatia
February 2008
Read here

El Dorado Found (Bogota, Colombia)
May 2007
Read here

Clubbing it in Colombia - Andres Carne de Res
August 2007
Read here

It's cool up north - SoFo, Stockholm
Feb 2007
Read here





Magazines (Miscellaneous)


Wanderlust, Aug/Sept 2009
Lost city of the Maya - El Mirador
Read here                                                                                                                                                      

Geographical Magazine, 2008 
A simple abode: The Knuckles mountains 
Read here

Time Out, November 2010
Exploring the real Pakistan  
Read here

Easyjet Traveller magazine, July 2014
Slow food and solo hiking in Slovenia

Adventure Travel Magazine, Sept/Oct 2013 
Paddle it: canoeing Botswana's Selinda Spillway

‚ÄčConde Nast Traveller, April 2014 
Love Desh, Bangladesh


BBC Wildlife, September 2007
Island wildlife: Cres Island, CroatiaBA High Life, October 2009
Feeling your way - the art of natural navigation

Marie Claire, March 2009 
Middle Eastern promise - Iran

The Spectator, September 2006
High as a kite: flying with the Blades 


Gulf Life (Gulf Air inflight magazine), Jan 2011
Wouldn't you rather be having your fortune told in Shiraz, Iran?                                                                       
Hong Kong Tatler Jan 2009
On new ground - Iran

Harpers and Queen, November 2005
Japan:A Bite of the Action 





Could London be the world's first National Park City? 
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Interview with Benedict Allen

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BBC Travel
These rocks are art's greatest treasure 
Read here

Bohuslan coast: Swedish kayaking paradise
Read here

Wimbledon Without Tennis
Read here

Ten of the last great wildernesses
Read here

World's best eco-lodges
Read here

How to be an explorer
Read here

World's ten toughest endurance challenges
Read here

The loneliness of the solo ocean racer- Vendee Globe 
Read here