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.
Drinking Cocktails in London with 40 Elephants

Drinking Cocktails in London with 40 Elephants

Mark Bibby Jackson tries out cocktails in London at the 40 Elephants, in the Great Scotland Yard Hotel Westminster, one of the best cocktail bars in London. In my early…

Going Solo on a Yorkshire Walk from Harrogate

Going Solo on a Yorkshire Walk from Harrogate

Mark Bibby Jackson goes on an escorted Yorkshire walk organised by Solos Holidays, visiting Ripon Cathedral, Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. There is no more appropriate setting for the Theakston…

From The Lord to Lords: The Wesley Camden Town

From The Lord to Lords: The Wesley Camden Town

Mark Bibby Jackson checks into The Wesley Camden Town hotel in London and discovers it to be a most welcome addition to the capital’s hospitality scene. When The Wesley Camden…

7 of the Best Festivals in August 2023

7 of the Best Festivals in August 2023

Travel Begins at 40 has produced its own brief round-up of the best festivals in August around the world from Colombia to Nevada and Utah to Notting Hill. Cultural Festivals…

Discovering Malmö Sweden: Pretty in Pink

Discovering Malmö Sweden: Pretty in Pink

Invited to attend the Southern Sweden Design Days by Visit Sweden, Visit Skåne, and the host city of Malmö Sweden, Mark Bibby Jackson soon discovers the city’s obsession with the…

10 Things In Which America Is Better Than The UK

10 Things In Which America Is Better Than The UK

This article compares the United States and Great Britain, examining ten areas in which the United States demonstrates unique characteristics. This is not a competition for supremacy, but an exploration…

KMSKA Antwerp: Two Museums in One

KMSKA Antwerp: Two Museums in One

While in Antwerp for the 50 best restaurant awards in 2021, Mark Bibby Jackson was given a behind the scenes look at the leading arts museum in Antwerp before it…

Don’t Look Back in Ostend

Don’t Look Back in Ostend

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Ostend Belgium and ends up turning full circle. When I informed a travel writing colleague of mine, I was travelling to Ostend, her response was just…

Things To Do in Warsaw: a City Reborn

Things To Do in Warsaw: a City Reborn

Following on from his visit to the POLIN Museum to learn about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Mark Bibby Jackson discovers the things to do in Warsaw, a city reborn. Apart…

POLIN: Personalising the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

POLIN: Personalising the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Coinciding with the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Mark Bibby Jackson visits the amazing POLIN Museum in Warsaw, Poland. Serendipity is an essential component of being a seasoned traveller…

Le Corbusier and Urban Hiking in Stuttgart

Le Corbusier and Urban Hiking in Stuttgart

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Stuttgart and discovers a green city far removed from its industrial reputation and a visionary architectural exhibition. If Rome is known for its seven hills, then…

5 Festivals in June 2024

5 Festivals in June 2024

Travel Begins at 40 rounds up the best global festivals in June 2024 from Peru to Colorado, so wherever you are you can join in the celebrations. Cultural Festivals in…

Falling in Love with Beautiful Baden-Baden

Falling in Love with Beautiful Baden-Baden

Mark Bibby Jackson visits the beautiful German spa town of Baden-Baden and ends up on the tables with Marlene Dietrich. Baden-Baden is bad; really bad – or at least it…

Where to Go in June 2023

Where to Go in June 2023

June is a great month for travelling. Northern Europe sees endless hours of sunshine while southern Europe seems to be exploding with music. There is even plenty to keep you…

Where to Go in May 2023

Where to Go in May 2023

Images from packed airports demonstrate the desire to wander has lost none of its lustre during the last couple of years. If you are looking to go on holiday next…