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Emma Higgins

Founder and Editor of GKM
Freelance Travel Writer


In 2010, I stepped on a plane to India. What followed was an eye-opening, poignant experience, an impactful glimpse into our planet and the millions of stories it tells each day. This, coupled with five years of adventure after that trip, cultivated in me an insatiable habit for both listening to and writing stories, and thus Gotta Keep Movin’ was born.




I’ve been working in the travel industry for four years, in writing, editing, marketing, and social media management. For more about my professional qualifications and work, head over to my LinkedIn page.

My writing has been featured not only on this blog, but also with magazines and websites across the web.




Featured work


Wanderlust Magazine (website):

Get paid to travel – become a travel blogger

12 best brunch spots in Toronto

10 free things to do in Toronto

7 solo travel dilemmas and how to solve them 

Sean Conway interview: what it’s like to swim Great Britain

Bath – through the eyes of Jane Austen

Hidden gems of Phuket, Thailand

Oxford’s best foodie spots

The truth about travel blogging

Trips of a lifetime: New Zealand

5 toast cafés around the world

How to survive long-distance bus travel in the USA

8 of the best treehouses in the UK

Roaming with ponies in England’s New Forest National Park


Travel + Escape:

The Darker Side of Volunteering: Orphanage Tourism

Why Volunteering Doesn’t Need to be About Saving the Planet

5 Tips for Finding a Volunteer Placement You’ll Love (and Avoiding the Ones You Won’t)

How to Not Suck at Being an International Volunteer

An Expat’s Guide to Surviving Canadian Winters



A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Argentina (right-hand column)



Rendezvous en France (Official French tourism board):

Modernity and Seaside Bliss in Normandy’s Le Havre

Normandy – Birthplace of Impressionism


Vague Direction:

On Adventure: It’s All Relative


Green Global Travel:

MOROCCO: A Journey into the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

CHILE: Trekking the Atacama Desert, the Driest Place On Earth

The Bolivian Salt Flats of Salar de Uyuni

Top 5 Eco Attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Volunteering On A Vineyard in the Spanish Pyrenees

SLOVENIA: Discovering Lake Bled, Slovenia (also picked up by NGTRadar)


Unique Honeymoons:

6 romantic things to do in Bath

5 romantic things to do in Phuket


International Expeditions:

Birds of Cuba: A Brief Birdwatcher’s Guide

Cubano Classics: Guide to Cuba’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites


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