Stuart Forster

Go Eat Do is created by Stuart Forster, the award-winning freelance travel writer and professional photographer.

Travel writer Stuart Forster in the Canadian Rockies
Stuart Forster in the Canadian Rockies.

The travel writer Stuart Forster

He has contributed travel, food and lifestyle features to glossy magazines such as National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust plus Food and Travel. His work has been published by newspapers such as The Independent, The Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and The Guardian. It has also featured on websites such as CNN Travel, Rough Guides, Travel DK and LoveExploring.

Stuart has contributed to books such as National Geographic’s Secret Journeys of a Lifetime, The Irresponsible Traveller, the award-winning guidebook Driving Holidays Across India plus 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die.

When he’s not adding new posts to Go Eat Do, Stuart is often out on the road looking for new stories or writing them.

Travel writing awards and nominations

Stuart was named Journalist of the Year at the Holland Press Awards of 2015, 2016 and 2019. In doing so, he became the first person to retain the prestigious title and the first journalist to be awarded it three times.

In March 2017, Stuart won the British Annual Canada Travel Award (known as the BACTAs in the travel industry) for Best Online Coverage. That was for the Polar Bear Safari in Manitoba article published here on Go Eat Do. In 2016 his feature Lunenburg – Canada’s Most Colourful Town, published by Rough Guides, meant he was a finalist for the same award.

He was shortlisted for the Travel Blogger and Vlogger of the Year award at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Travel Media Awards. Stuart was also a finalist in the Travel Trade Feature of the Year category in 2015 and Travel Trade Writer of the Year category in 2017.

Additionally, he was also one of three writers shortlisted for the Independent Blogger of the Year accolade at The Comment Awards 2015.

Based in North East England

Stuart is a native of North East England. He has lived in Germany, India and Portugal. His love of the Netherlands began as a history student experiencing the country on exchange at the University of Leiden.

He is a trained photographer and, when he’s not writing or photographing food, is a passionate cook.

He is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, British Guild of Beer Writers and the National Union of Journalists.

In addition to the Go Eat Do social media feeds you can also follow him on Twitter at @stuartforster.

Stuart is honoured to have been interviewed and featured on the website Likibu. To read that interview, click here.

Stuart Forster at Icefield Discovery in Kluane National Park, the Yukon, Canada.
Stuart Forster at Icefield Discovery in Kluane National Park, the Yukon, Canada.