Over the years, I have developed 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 newspapers/magazines heralding from the likes of Korea, Sweden, the USA and Mexico. 

Below is a selection of my feature writing (see many more under my adventure travel articles and culinary travel articles…)img_03471



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With the UK I write primarily about the Great Outdoors: especially Wales (where I live) and Scotland (where you’ll find me hiking most free weekends). You can see many more of my articles on Wales on Undiscovered Wales . The below are arranged by country…

The Simple Joys of Planning a 12-day Hike – the Old-School Way, On hiking coast-to-coast across Scotland with a compass and no trail

(FINALIST – AITO Awards Best Feature under 1500 Words of 2021-2022)

Bothy Bagging, Walk magazine Checking out (and trekking out to) the unique wilderness shelters of remotest Scotland

How Tough Can Britain’s Toughest Trail Really Be?, On tramping Britain’s toughest long distance hike and what it does to the mind, the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland’s Northwest Highlands

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 an ancient and chilling history share the remotest of Scotland’s Orkney Islands 

Can a Radical Overhaul of this Scottish Port Make it the UK’s Top Cruise Hub?,Telegraph On the dramatic rejuvenation of Inverclyde, Scotland as one the UK’s key cruise ports

An Beginner’s Guide to Scottish Whisky: History, Regions, Trails – and the Best Places to Enjoy a Drop, Lonely Planet Whetting your appetite for adventures discovering Scotland‘s legendary uisge beatha – and it’s much more than just distilleries…

Off the Beaten Fairway, BBC The weirdest places to play golf in Scotland

Beyond Snowdon: the Best Alternative Hikes in Wales, Rough Guides Taking you out to Wales’ mountains, forests, beaches and castles on the lesser-known trails of Wales.

The Inside Guide to Cardiff, National Geographic A journey into the hidden arcades and alleys of Cardiff, Wales

The Best Things to do in Cardiff from Centuries-old Castles to Kayaking Trips, Telegraph A beyond-the-obvious look at Wales’ resurgent capital city Cardiff and what to do to best experience it

The Best Restaurants in Cardiff, from Swish Bistros to Syrian Feasts, Telegraph The last word on the extraordinary dining scene in Cardiff

This Feels Like a Kick in the Teeth… Cardiff Hospitality and Tourism Businesses Reeling, Telegraph …A focus on Cardiff and how the hospitality industry suffered during the government-imposed lockdowns

The Welsh Mining Town Transforming Itself into an Adventure Hotspot, Charting the incredible efforts of Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales to metamorphose from mining town to outdoor Mecca – and, as of 2021, the UK’s latest and unlikeliest Unesco site…

Coracle Catch, Morning Calm magazine On the taste bud-tingling trail of one of the most singular fish – and fishing methods – in Britain in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Sophisticated Flavours of Rural Wales, BBC Culinary revolution in the Brecon Beacons, Wales

Where the Going Gets Green, Travel Ideas  Discovering the magic of a road trip in the Brecon Beacons, Wales

Castle Combe & The Cotswolds, Which? Profiling the beguiling Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from its honey-coloured villages to its stately homes and woodland walks. Gloucestershire/Wiltshire, Cotswolds, England

Mind the Gap, the Divan & the Lawnmower, Guardian What really gets left behind on the Underground in London

Why a Cruise is the Best Way to Explore the British Isles, Telegraph A guide to the sights to spy from the cruise ship deck in European cruise travel’s hottest new destination: the coast of Britain



Here I write mainly on Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The below are arranged by country…

Turf Houses: Iceland’s Original Green Buildings, BBC Discovering the legacy of building entire villages out of turf in Northwest Iceland

Solo Hiking Around Iceland’s Hornstrandir, Europe’s Last True Wilderness, Flashpack No 4G, no roads, no paths, the chance of polar bears: trekking around lonesome Hornstrandir, Iceland – and finding unexpected camaraderie

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

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

Denmark Travel Guide, Sunday Times An evocative trip into the Denmark beyond the obvious

Copenhagen Travel Guide, Sunday Times A refreshing look at Denmark’s capital city Copenhagen with a delve beyond the clichés. 

Gourmet Denmark: Traveller’s Guide, Independent The culinary charms of Denmark – in Copenhagen and beyond

Small Country, Big Hike, n by Norwegian Liechtenstein opens a new cross-country hike to celebrate its 300th birthday – and it’s not where you might expect (scroll to p48-57)

Trail of the Unexpected, Adventure Travel Magazine Liechtenstein’s brand-new tercentenary hiking trail cuts along vertiginous Alps, as you might expect from such a mountainous nation – but that’s not its main appeal…

The Viennese Cafes that Force You to Talk to Strangers, How the golden days of great debate are being revived in the coffeehouses of Vienna, Austria

Music to Watch Sheep By, Morning Calm Magazine COVER STORY: Exploring the hills of Central Slovakia to discover the heritage behind one of Europe’s most iconic musical instruments, the fujara

Bratislava for Free, Lonely Planet An array of ways to experience dinky capital city Bratislava, Slovakia – gratis!

Slovakia: the Male Karpaty (Little Carpathians), Minor Sights Setting off on adventures through Western Slovakia’s beguiling chain of Carpathian foothills

Out on a High: Exploring Slovakia’s High Tatras, Lonely Planet As the world’s first cross-border national park, Poland’s and Slovakia’s High Tatras, turns 60, this is a long, lingering look at the most spellbinding parts of this mountain range and what awaits the adventurer

The Tatranska Magistrala: A Hiking Guide to Slovakia’s Best-Kept Secret, GetSweatGo A few foreign visitors clock Slovakia’s High Tatras but the long-distance path that traverses this special Eastern European mountain range is left to the Slovaks and the Czechs

Košice, Europe’s Unknown Capital of Culture for 2013, BBC Introducing Košice, Slovakia as European City of Culture for 2013

Brutal Buildings: the Architecture of Eastern Europe, Lonely Planet Introducing Eastern Europe’s most intriguing archetypal Communist-era architecture

Czech Republic Travel Guide, Sunday Times Beyond-the-obvious insights into experiencing the Czech Republic



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)



I specialise in writing on Cuba and Puerto Rico. The below are arranged by country…

Brave New World, n by Norwegian COVER STORY: 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

The 10 Best Hotels in San Juan, Time Out The top places to stay in the rum-soaked colonial capital of 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 without all those expected clichés in Germany’s leading travel magazine is one of the most detailed of any available in a 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…

My articles on venturing beyond the big beach resorts in the Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica), Weather2Travel 



I cover all South America, but particularly the Andean nations of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and the Amazon Basin (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil) and most particularly of all the wildernesses therein. The below are arranged by country…

Spilling the Beans, Lonely Planet Exploring the elusive chocolate industry of Ecuador

 Tuber of the Times, Morning Calm Magazine Peru’s obsession with the potato

Peru for Foodies: A Journey Through the Country’s Culinary Hotspots, Lonely Planet Peru’s gastronomic highlights, by region, and where to go to scout them out

The Road to Choquequirao: Is this Peru’s Next Inca Trail?, Trekking the Apurimac Valley to Choquequirao, the Inca ruins in Peru’s Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley) as spectacular as Machu Picchu, but without the crowds: for now…

(WINNER – LATA Latin American online travel feature of the year 2019)

Magical Travel Adventures in Peru, Orkney Today Strange encounters in and around Peru’s Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley)

The Inca Trail: A Hiking Guide to one of the World’s Most Sought-After Destiations, GetSweatGo An absolute account of trekking the Inca Trail in Peru’s Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley)

How an Indigenous-led Tourism Group is Helping Save the Amazon, Culture Trip Why the Manu Biosphere Reserve’s first 100% indigenous-operated tourism agency can be the Ultimate Force for Good in the Peruvian Amazon

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 – and what they reveal about the man and his country

Top Wellness Spots in Latin America, Lonely Planet The best places for healing therapies and luxurious indulgences in Mexico, Central America and South America

My latest articles on Peru, Ecuador and Argentina for leading outdoor adventure site, KimKim I have written over 50 articles for Kimkim, the planet’s fastest-growing adventure travel content site, with the majority being on the above destinations in South America. There is no longer space to list every one, but here are ten of my current favourites:    1:Best ten treks in Peru, 2: Highlights of Peru’s Central Andes, 3: Highlights of the Peruvian Amazon, 4: Best river cruises in Peru, 5: Peru’s Best Incan Ruins (That Aren’t Machu Picchu), 6: Peru’s Best Train Rides 7: Cuisine of Peru: Top Dishes & Where to Try Them, 8: Best of the Ecuadorian Amazon, 9: Best of the Ecuadorian Highlands, 10: 24 Hours in Cusco

BY PUBLICATION: (scroll to bottom to see all pieces)

Adventure Travel Magazine


Easyjet Traveller





Lonely Planet

Morning Calm Magazine – April ’16 September ’16 September ’18 September ’19

National Geographic

n by Norwegian

Rough Guides

Sunday Times


Walk magazine




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.

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