Over the years, I have forged good relationships with numerous publications. My work has featured in everything from niche-interest like outdoor/adventure through to the UK nationals, several in-flight magazines and international newspapers/magazines.
Below is a selection of my feature writing…
The Human Side of the Big Apple, Orkney Today Down but far from out in New York
Central Texas Cuisine Raises the Steaks, BBC Texas’ food beyond the steak…
The Battle for Truth in Mexico’s Drug Wars, Real Travel Travelling past the hype in drug violence-plagued Northern Mexico
El Chepe – Desde Chihuahua a Los Mochis, Volaris On the great train ride from Chihuahua to Los Mochis via the world’s most spectacular canyons, the Barrancas del Cobre of Mexico (in Spanish)
THE CARIBBEAN/CENTRAL AMERICA…
I specialise in writing on Cuba and Puerto Rico.
The Other Side of Varadero, Lonely Planet Get out of the resort and see the real Northern Cuba
Kuba: Alles Auf Anfang, GeoSaison This glossy, insightful 28-page spread on the new Cuba in Germany’s leading travel magazine is one of the most detailed of any available in print magazine, with 4 pages written by me (in German only)
Cuba’s Best Alternative Beach Stays, Lonely Planet The beach life most visitors to Cuba miss out on…
Easy Bus Trips From Havana, Weather2Travel Some interesting ways to get out and see the Cuba beyond the capital
Brave New World, n by Norwegian A controversial new mega-monument depicting Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World rises in Arecibo, Puerto Rico… beside one of its most important indigenous sites (scroll to page 34)
Where Colonial Meets Controversial, BBC San Juan street art
Puerto Rico: World-class Surf, Dramatic Landscapes and Creole Cuisine, Independent Some very good reasons to go to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico: the 51st State of Luxury, Telegraph Where to go to have a glam time in America’s Caribbean playground, Puerto Rico
Perfect Puerto Rico: Round the Island in Six Easy Steps, Weather2Travel A crash course in the very best of Puerto Rico… minus the cliches
The Best Ways to Experience the Dominican Republic, Weather2Travel What to do on the Dominican Republic besides basking on the beaches
Inland Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Forests, Mountains & More, Weather2Travel Exploring the stunning scenery of Central America’s wildlife paradise Costa Rica
Most Memorable Costa Rica Coast Experiences, Weather2Travel For those that prefer Costa Rica strands over its cloud forests and volcanoes
I cover all of South America, but particularly the Andean nations of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and the Amazon Basin (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil).
Spilling the Beans, Lonely Planet Exploring the elusive chocolate industry of Ecuador
The Best of the Ecuadorian Highlands: A 7-Day Tour, KimKim The Ecuadorian Highlands‘ best-of
Tuber of the Times, Morning Calm Magazine Peru’s obsession with the potato (scroll to p91)
Magical Travel Adventures in Peru, Orkney Today Strange encounters in and around Peru’s Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley)
Battling with the Amazon in Deepest Peru, TRVL Weird food and bizarre film shoots in the mayhem of Iquitos, Peru’s jungle metropolis
Soul Searching: Exploring Central Chile Through the Homes of Pablo Neruda, Lonely Planet Travels to the eccentric houses lived in by Latin America’s greatest poet in Chile
With the UK I write exclusively about the Great Outdoors.
Is This Britain’s Toughest Hiking Trail?, Red Bull Adventure Tips for tramping the UK’s toughest long distance hike, the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland’s Northwest Highlands
Off the Beaten Fairway, BBC The weirdest places to play golf in Scotland
Ten Unmissable Hikes in Scotland, Red Bull Adventure The trails you have to traipse in the Scottish Highlands before you die…
A Short Trip to Experience Life at the Edge, Orkney Today Seaweed-eating Sheep and Ancient History on the Remotest of Scotland’s Orkney Islands
The Sophisticated Flavours of Rural Wales, BBC Culinary revolution in the Brecon Beacons, Wales
Mind the Gap, the Divan & the Lawnmower, Guardian What really gets left behind on the Underground in London…
I have forged a reputation for my writing on Scandinavia and Eastern Europe…
Brave New World: The Quirks of Finland’s Saunas, Rough Guides The cultural place of the sauna in Finland society
Head in the Clouds, Morning Calm Magazine Trekking through Finnish Lapland’s remote swampland on the lookout for the nation’s sacred superfood (scroll to p91)
Existence at the Extremities, Rough Guides Exploring what it takes to survive year-round in the icy wastes of the world’s most northerly inhabited place, Svalbard, Norway
Gourmet Denmark: Traveller’s Guide, Independent Denmark’s culinary charms – in Copenhagen and beyond
Ruin-nation: TravelSuperMag Adventures amidst the fascinating old fortresses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Košice, Europe’s Unknown Capital of Culture for 2013, BBC Travel Profiling Slovakia’s European City of Culture for 2013
Eastern Europe’s Brutalist Architecture, Lonely Planet Introducing Eastern Europe’s most intriguing archetypal Communist-era architecture
Bratislava for Free, Lonely Planet An array of ways to experience Slovakia’s capital Bratislava gratis!
www.englishmaninslovakia.co.uk Slovakia travel and culture site run by me between 2012 and 2017, with over 200 articles on different aspects of Slovak life.
Adventure Travel (hiking mostly)
Culinary Travel (particularly Latin American cuisine)
I also write about writing – the art of it, my new novel, literature generally. That kind of thing.