Directory Redirect In Htaccess

I am trying to do what I thought would be a basic redirect in htaccess but am having a lot of problems. Basically, I’ve changed my structure so that now for a category the permalink is instead of so I am trying to create a Rewrite Rule to do the redirect. Is there any way to create a simple rule that will do this redirect for all of my categories? My attempt at trying to do the redirect for just the Travel directory is below but this wasn’t working. I’ve also tried countless examples on forums and tutorials but can’t seem to get it working right. Any ideas why?

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
RewriteRule ^content/subjects/travel(/.*)?$ /travel$1 [L,R=301][L,R=301]


You probably need to remove the duplicated tags – [L,R=301][L,R=301] – then you probably need to move the permalink redirect rule above all the index.php-related rules. At the moment, because your permalink rule comes after the index.php rules, Apache’s internal URL will always be index.php by the time your permalink rule executes.

Thanks Jeff, that works perfectly!

Just one follow-up question though, if I wanted to redirect all directories that had a similar structure, would this work?

RewriteRule ^content/subjects(/.*)?$ /$1 [L,R=301]

I haven’t run any tests to check, but it looks about right.