About Mechtraveller

This is a niche blog about geeky travel, attractions, history and transport

It reflects my own interests in the mechanical, technical, historical, engineering and military world. So I write about battlefield sites, technical museums, armed forces museums, military history, factory tours, transport infrastructure, electric vehicles, amazing engineering & architecture, industrial heritage… and where you can see it.

After decades of guided press tours taking me around standard attractions, I now concentrate on seeing things on my travels that really interest me, and I hope, you. It’s an eclectic mix but at its core are things like ships, planes & trains. In short, I’m interested in places where stuff happened and places that curate it.


Who am I?

Alastair McKenzieI am Alastair McKenzie. I’ve been a travel journalist/editor since 1989, originally in local, then national radio before moving online just before the millennium.  I’ve been an active member of the travel blogger & social media community since it started and a regular speaker at social media travel conferences. I’m a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, and co-author of Bradt: D-Day Landings – A travel guide to Normandy’s beaches and battlegrounds.


Contact me

alastair (with three a’s) at mechtraveller dot com.


Work with me

Mechtraveller is a classic niche blog. By definition it has a small but tightly targeted audience.  I’ll happily talk about direct advertising and campaigns. See my ‘live’ stats.

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