About

WELCOME TO MY BLOG where you can travel the world through art, craft, design and fashion…

Officially launched in January 2017, I started my blog Craft and Travel to showcase traditional and contemporary crafts, art, design and fashion from around the world because I’m fascinated by all these things. Whenever I go travelling my radar is switched on, drawn to these aspects of a destination: there’s so much to discover when you look around for creativity.

Along with my personal observations and thoughts you’ll also find destination guides, exhibitions, instructions for how to make your own travel-inspired crafts projects, fashion and interiors trends, interviews and shopping ideas. A note on the photography, I’m not one of those travelbloggers who takes fancy photographs, I try my best but most of what you see on here is taken on my iPhone and sometimes a basic automatic camera.

I live in London, UK, so  you’ll also find a lot of Londoncentric content because when I’m not abroad I love discovering My City as well as  other parts of the UK, mostly from weekends away – I go away as much as I can, usually every month.

I hope that over time my blog will become a place of inspiration and education with contributions from crafters, creatives, makers, designers and travellers from every corner of the earth, helping you to make your own globetrotting plans as colourful as they can be.

I also hope you’ll join me on my adventures – if you have any questions or comments on route, please get in touch.

Momtaz Begum-Hossain
Email: Editor@craftandtravel.com

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MEET THE BLOGGER
Momtaz Begum-Hossain
A journalist for over 15 years, Momtaz was Editor of the UK’s oldest crafts magazine Popular Crafts and Editor of cult craftzine Fete. She has designed projects and written about crafts for a number of leading publications including Mollie Makes and BBC Magazines.  As a Craft Expert Momtaz is one of the BBC’s  Expert Voices and one of Kirstie Allsop’s Craft Experts. She has published two craft books and a travelogue, and also written travel features for over eight years specialising in the luxury, honeymoon market.
www.momtazbh.co.uk

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Golden Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

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Carpet Village, Bodrum, Turkey

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Chichicastanengo Craft Market, Guatemala

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

COUNTRIES VISITED SO FAR:

Algeria
Bali (Indonesia)
Bangladesh
Bulgaria
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Cuba
El Salvador
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Hawaii
Holland
Honduras
India
Ireland
Italy
Jordan
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Maldives
Morocco
Monaco
Mexico
Nepal
Nicaragua
Romania
San Marino
Sardinia
Saudi Arabia
Slovenia
Scotland
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
USA

9 comments

  1. This is a very unique blog! Never came across any on craft and travel till date! I’m definitely following this! Keep going…you’re really good at it!

  2. This is so inspiring. For a girl from Bangladesh, who loves travelling, crafts and fashion (and left her job as an architect for all these) and is constantly faced with statements like, ‘oh you are a girl, you cannot do this and that’, or ‘Bangladesh, is it part of India?’ , this blog is a major mood booster. Thank you so much for being so cool and for following your passion.

    1. Thank you Tasnim, it’s a real pleasure to have you check out my blog that’s the great thing with self-publishing/blogging it’s there to allow you to do what you want without having to answer to anyone. Wish you all the best with your creative endeavours. x

  3. You are just crazy awesome! Your travel advice is off-beat yet to zhe point. Love it. I looked at some of your notes on travel to Algeria and found it to be some of the most sensible I’ve read.

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