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Lois Pryce knows what it takes to be a fun, fearless female...

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Lois is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in the UK and the USA, writing both long-form and news items on topics from travel and adventure to music, books and extraordinary real-life stories. She is a contributing editor to Overland Journal and the former travel editor of Bike Magazine.

Below is a selection of Lois’ recent articles and features, as well as a list of anthologies that feature her writing. Click on each image to expand and read.

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Guardian article by Lois Pryce about the Malverns

The Guardian – December2021
Seeking solace in the hills: why the Malverns are perfect for walking

Observer article by Lois Pryce about electric motorbikes

The Observer – November 2021
We’ll miss the roar, but electric motorbikes can’t kill our road romance

Royal Literary Fund article by Lois Pryce about reading through Long Covid

Royal Literary Fund – October 2021
Reading and writing through Long Covid

Guardian article by Lois Pryce about travel guidebooks

The Guardian – March 2021
The travel guidebooks we still love

Guardian article about travel playlists

The Guardian – February 2021
Songs from a desert hut in the Sahara to a pick-up truck in Alaska

Guardian article by Lois Pryce about Stanfords bookshop

The Guardian (UK) – November 2020
Stanfords travel bookshop launches crowdfunding project as it fights for survival

Telegraph article by Lois Pryce about travel in Iran

The Telegraph (UK) – January 2020
We in the West have been misled – the isolation of Iran is a tragedy for travellers

Overland Journal article by Lois Pryce about tea

Overland Journal (USA) – Summer 2019
Our favorite Brit, Lois Pryce, discusses a piece of Classic Kit she wonʼt leave home without.

Telegraph article by Lois Pryce about a band of rebel slaves

The Telegraph (UK) – February 2019
How a band of rebel slaves defied the British and built paradise in the rainforest

Telegraph article by Lois Pryce about walking in the Sinai desert

The Daily Telegraph (UK) – February 2019
Learning to walk like an Egyptian

Overland Journal article by Lois Pryce about the Sinai desert

Overland Journal (USA) – Fall 2018
Shway-shway on the Sinai Trail

Sawdays article by Lois Pryce about driving around France in a 2CV

Sawdays (UK) – August 2018
Lois Pryce’s French 2CV adventure

Telegraph article by Lois Pryce about driving in Italy

The Telegraph (UK) – July 2017
The road less travelled: Why this is the best driving holiday in Italy

Guardian article by Lois Pryce about motorcycling in Iran

The Guardian (UK) – January 2017
A motorcycling adventure across Iran: ‘the standout attraction is the people’

iNews article by Lois Pryce about motorcycling in Iran

iNews (UK) – January 2017
The Girl on a Motorcycle – in Iran

Guardian article by Lois Pryce about Lanzarote

The Guardian (UK) – July 2016
A Bond-style bar in Lanzarote? Get groovy at the Mirador del Río

Independent article by Lois Pryce about picnicking in Iran

The Independent (UK) – February 2016
The art of picnicking in Iran. Iran has a lot more in common with Britain than you might think.

Independent article by Lois Pryce about drama Kill Your Friends

The Independent (UK) – November 2015
Kill Your Friends is less drama than documentary, says ex-music executive

Independent article by Lois Pryce about her first psychobilly gig

The Independent (UK) – August 2015
My first psychobilly gig: The Klub Foot, The Meteors, and a thousand DMs

Independent article by Lois Pryce about Hitching and the Adventure Travel Film Festival

The Independent (UK) – August 2015
Hitching is as much an adventure as a cheap form of travel

Guardian article by Lois Pryce about Baja, Mexico

The Guardian (UK) – August 2015
Spiky, spicy, wild … arriba! Mexico’s Baja California is bliss for Lois Pryce

Independent article by Lois Pryce about Yvonne Stagg

The Independent (UK) – June 2015
Yvonne Stagg and the Wall of Death: The Queen of Dreamland

Overland Journal article by Lois Pryce about the Omidvar brothers

Overland Journal (USA) – Summer 2015
The 10-year journey of Iran’s Omidvar brothers

Independent article by Lois Pryce about Record Store Day

The Independent (UK) – April 2015
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Telegraph article by Lois Pryce about travel as a solo woman

Telegraph (UK) – February 2015
Travel as a solo woman: 10 lessons for the intrepid

Independent article by Lois Pryce about solo women adventurers

The Independent (UK) – January 2015
Reese Witherspoon in ‘Wild’: An all too rare story of a woman on a solo adventure

CNN article by Lois Pryce about Land Rovers

CNN (USA) – September 2014
Is this the world’s most ‘British’ vacation?

Independent article by Lois Pryce about the Adventure Travel Film Festival

The Independent (UK) – August 2014
Adventure Travel Film Festival: Films we’ve screened are about as tough as it gets when it comes to pitting man against nature

CNN article by Lois Pryce about travelling through Iran on a motorcycle

CNN (USA) – July 2014
What’s it like to motorcycle solo through Iran as a woman?

Guardian article by Lois Pryce about the Omidvar brothers from iran

The Guardian (UK) – July 2013
How two Iranian brothers created one of the world’s first travel documentaries

New York Times book excerpt by Lois Pryce

New York Times – May 2013
Excerpt from “Red Tape and White Knuckles”

Overland Journal article by Lois Pryce about Tom Sheppard

Overland Journal (USA) – Spring 2012
My interview with Saharan explorer, Tom Sheppard MBE

Overland Journal article by Lois Pryce about Robert Fulton

Overland Journal (USA) – Spring 2011
Robert Fulton’s solo motorcycle circumnavigation

Overland Journal article by Lois Pryce about Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron

Overland Journal (USA) – Spring 2010
Lois Pryce relates the astonishing journey of Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron

Overland Journal article by Lois Pryce about Wally Byam

Overland Journal (USA) – Winter 2010
Airstream founder, Wally Byam’s life of adventure

Lois’ work appears in the following collections:

Wild Women - Lois Pryce as contributor

Wild Women
Edited by Mariella Frostrup

The Kindness of Strangers - Lois Pryce as contributor

The Kindness of Strangers
Travel Stories That Make Your Heart Grow

Motorcycle Messengers - Lois Pryce as contributor

Motorcycle Messengers
Tales from the Road by Writers who Ride

Adventure motorcycling Handbook - Lois Pryce as contributor

Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
Contributions on adventure riding for women and early pioneers of adventure motorcycling