Travel Writing & Photography
Peter is a member of Travelwriters UK and the Outdoor Writers’ Guild, the UK’s best established guild of professional outdoor and travel writers.
Since 1994, Peter has written articles on a number of subjects, from travel to history, farming to film-making, for a variety of newspapers including The Times (UK), The Brisbane Sunday Mail (Australia) & The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), and many magazines and specialist publications including National Geographic: Journeys of a Lifetime, The European Magazine, The Travel Magazine, The Good Property and Holiday Guide, Cruise Magazine, Abroad, Yacht World, Retirement Today, National Geographic: Sacred Places, Taste Anatolia, Emerging Turkey, Current World Archaeology, Archaeological Diggings, Deckchair, Countryman, Yacht Vacations and Charters Magazine, Travel with a Challenge etc.
Recently he has had articles published on a variety of topics. Here’s a selection below.
As well as travel writing Peter also personally leads a number of our Turkey tours and gulet cruises each year.
A feature using Peter's 2,000 mile walk across Turkey, retracing Alexander's route, to explore some of Turkey's greatest archaeological wonders.
A practical and inspirational travel guide to Cappadocia, Turkey. First published in National Geographic’s Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips.
The Lycian coast in southern Turkey has one of the most beautiful coastlines - perfect for a sailing vacation. There's no better way to see it than aboard a gulet.
Sailing on the Bosphorus today affords a perfect opportunity to look at the city as sailors would have seen it centuries ago, its seven hills bejewelled with the most splendid mosques.
A basic guide to choosing the best archaeological tour for you. First published in the 2006 summer issue of The Travel Magazine.
This illustrated feature explaining the planning and ideas behind our escorted archaeology tours and cultural cruises appeared in May 2005 on About.com's archaeology pages.
A travel article about cruising on gulets in Turkey, published in Cruise Magazine (UK), Retirement Today (UK), and Deckchair (Canada).
You can read an article by Peter about the oracular temple of Apollo at Didyma in Turkey in a newly published book (the softback's front cover is one of Peter's photos):
An article by Peter about his latest documentary series, published in the UK in July 2005's issue of Countryman magazine.
A feature published in Retirement Today magazine.
A guide to travelling in Alexander the Great's footsteps. Published in National Geographic’s Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips.
A practical and inspirational travel guide to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Published in National Geographic’s Sacred Places of a Lifetime
An article on Sicilian food written by expert tour guide and resident of Sicily, Michael Metcalfe
A travel guide to a cultural gulet cruise through the Greek islands from Kos to Rhodes.
A travel guide to the Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. Published in National Geographic’s Sacred Places of a Lifetime
A travel article about Akdamar Church on Lake Van in Turkey. Published in National Geographic’s Sacred Places of a Lifetime
Peter’s photographs have been widely published around the world as part of the publicity for his television programs, and also to illustrate his various travel articles and features.
His pictures have been seen in newspapers such as (UK) - The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, The Express, The Mail on Sunday, and (US) - The New York Times, The Washington Post.
They have also been published in specialist magazines such as BBC History Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Wanderlust, Current World Archaeology etc.
Please take a look at a sample of pictures on our photo galleries, and throughout our website.
Licenses may be granted for the commercial use of Peter Sommer images upon payment of the required fee. Normal fees for editorial uses range from £40/$75 to £135/$250 per image for one-time, one-publication, not-full-page use of an image. Licenses for advertising uses are higher.
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