Mark Bibby Jackson

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.
9 Festivals in February 2024 Around the World

9 Festivals in February 2024 Around the World

Travel Begins at 40 rounds up the best festivals in February 2024 across the Globe, from Mongolia to Easter Island, so wherever you are you just can’t help celebrating the…

Things To Do in Latvia: Five Cities in Five Days

Things To Do in Latvia: Five Cities in Five Days

On his first visit to the Baltic nations, Mark Bibby Jackson visits Gulbene, Valka, Valmiera, Cēsis and Riga while discovering the things to do in Latvia in five days. Many…

Esoteric Worldwide Festivals for 2024

Esoteric Worldwide Festivals for 2024

As we enter the new year, Mark Bibby Jackson provides a guide to worldwide festivals for 2024. From voodoo in West Africa to miraculous lords and Hampshire watercress, here is…

Christmas Travel Gifts : Ideas and Inspiration

Christmas Travel Gifts : Ideas and Inspiration

Looking for the perfect Christmas gifts to set your friends and family on the right track? Look no further. Travel Begins at 40 has your Christmas Travel Gifts covered, as…

The Artist’s Journey Review

The Artist’s Journey Review

Mark Bibby Jackson reviews The Artist’s Journey, The Travels That Inspired the Artistic Greats, a book by Travis Elborough published by White Lion Publishing. I must admit to being partial…

Christmas Markets in Europe and the UK

Christmas Markets in Europe and the UK

From the original December market to the city that created stollen, the source of mulled wine and the first Christmas tree, let Travel Begins at 40 guide you through some…

132 Essential Case Pro by GRAMS28 Review

132 Essential Case Pro by GRAMS28 Review

Mark Bibby Jackson tries out the 132 Essential Case Pro by GRAMS28. Earlier this year, I was fortunate to try the 154 City Pack by GRAMS28. This is where I…

Slow Travel in Horsens and Kystlandet Denmark

Slow Travel in Horsens and Kystlandet Denmark

After visiting Frederiksberg Copenhagen Mark Bibby Jackson takes the train to Horsens to explore slow travel in Horsens and Denmark’s Coastal Land, or Kystlandet. I have been a devotee of…

7 Unmissable Global Festivals in November

7 Unmissable Global Festivals in November

From the Day of the Dead to Christmas markets and Thanksgiving, November is a month that celebrates the emergence of winter. Here is our selection of the best festivals in…

Romantically Local Frederiksberg Copenhagen

Romantically Local Frederiksberg Copenhagen

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Frederiksberg Copenhagen, a district with a very local feel, wonderful cuisine and a very special art space. Copenhagen has had the reputation for being a foodie…

Local Tourism in the Saalfelden Leogang, Austria

Local Tourism in the Saalfelden Leogang, Austria

The Saalfelden Leogang is noted for its cycling, but non-cyclist Mark Bibby Jackson explores the sustainable, local tourism opportunities in this amazingly green part of Austria. Climate change is a…

Salzburg City Break: All Roads Lead to Mozart

Salzburg City Break: All Roads Lead to Mozart

Mark Bibby Jackson takes the train from London to Austria, for a Salzburg city break in birthplace of a certain composer. Even if you wanted to, I think it would…

Sri Lanka Safari, Festivals and Galle

Sri Lanka Safari, Festivals and Galle

Mark Bibby goes on a Sri Lanka safari, watches the most amazing festival and travels to the most beautiful city of Galle, before concluding his trip in Colombo. Serendipity. The…

6 Unmissable Global Festivals in October

6 Unmissable Global Festivals in October

From two of the most important festivals in the Indian calendar, to sausage festivals in Lincoln and Weimar, October is a month full of fun. Here is our selection of…

7 UK Festivals in September 2023

7 UK Festivals in September 2023

To music on a Holy Island to Derby’s biggest street festival, read Travel Begins at 40’s round-up of the best UK festivals in September 2023. UK Music Festivals in September…