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Carlton Boyce

Freelance travel writer, copywriter, and editor

Location icon United Kingdom

I’ve written copy to launch new websites and to help existing ones grow. I’ve launched, managed and created content for social media platforms for a multi-million pound automotive company and a one-woman start-up.

My latest project was to set the tone of voice for a tech startup. This firm went on to be the leader in its field, eventually becomiong so dominant that it was sold to a well-established bricks'n'mortar company keen to expand its operations.

That said, while I write about things and places I never forget that the best stories are about people. Always.

As an ex-prison governor I have managed many serious incidents. As I result, I have a fairly well-developed sense of equanimity. I am not flaky or needy; if you commission me I’ll deliver on time, on budget, and without fuss.

Portfolio
The Sunday Times Travel magazine
07/01/2017
Snow Go Zone

Exploring the Icelandic Highlands in an Arctic Truck AT38

CALIBRE
05/26/2019
Ridden: Trek 1120 - CALIBRE

The plan was simple: buy a Trek 920 and then cycle from Vancouver to Dawson City via Jasper and Whitehorse. It would be a minimum of 2,000 miles, but I had four months to do it in, which seemed like plenty of time, even for a 50-year-old like me.

CALIBRE
09/23/2019
Dog Sledding in The Yukon - CALIBRE

Carlton Boyce tries dog sledding for the first time, and finds it affects him on a level he wasn't expecting. 1. It's as though God had just discovered the saturation level in Photoshop, and got a bit carried away; here in Fish Lake it's so bright and clear and vivid that the landscape is hyper-real, and unrealistically bright and colourful.

CALIBRE
08/09/2019
Driven: VW California Campervan - CALIBRE

I'm a bit of a Johnny-come-lately by the standards of most motoring journalists. Now celebrating my tenth year of reviewing and writing about cars, even I sometimes feel a little jaded.

Inews
Embracing the wilderness in an Arctic Truck

The Norwegian word friluftsliv (pronounced 'free-loofts-liv') has no direct English translation. The best definition I can give is the deep-seated need many Scandinavians have to connect with the natural world in all weather conditions and terrains. After spending four days in Iceland driving an Arctic Truck, I understand that need.

Motoring Assist
05/01/2017
Arctic Role

Driving a Volvo XC90 the length of Sweden

CALIBRE
03/17/2019
Road Trip: How It All Went Wrong on the Dempster Highway - CALIBRE

I was stuck. Completely and totally and irrevocably stuck, head-first in a bank of snow at the side of the Dempster Highway. All four wheels were spinning uselessly. It was -25°C and early afternoon. It would be dark in just a few hours when the temperature would fall even further.