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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. 

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BY DESTINATION:

NORTH AMERICA… 

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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 passed the hype in drug violence-plagued Northern Mexico

THE CARIBBEAN/CENTRAL AMERICA…

I specialise in writing on Cuba and Puerto Rico.

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The Other Side of Varadero, Lonely Planet Get out of the resort and see the real Cuba

Kuba: Alles Auf Anfang, GeoSaison In German only, 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

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 Puerto Rico… beside one of its most important indigenous sites (scroll to page 34)

Where Colonial Meets Controversial, BBC San Juan’s 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

Perfect Puerto Rico: Round the Island in Six Easy Steps, Weather2Travel A crash course in the very best of the island… minus the cliches

The Best Ways to Experience the Dominican Republic, Weather2Travel What to do on the island besides basking on the beaches

Inland Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Forests, Mountains & More, Weather2Travel Exploring the stunning scenery of Central America’s wildlife paradise

Most Memorable Costa Rica Coast Experiences, Weather2Travel For those that prefer Costa Rica’s strands over its cloud forests and volcanoes

SOUTH AMERICA…

I cover all of South America, but particularly the Andean nations of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and the Amazon Basin (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil).

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Spilling the Beans, Lonely Planet Exploring Ecuador’s elusive chocolate industry

 Tuber of the Times, Morning Calm Magazine The Peruvian obsession with the potato (scroll to p91)

Battling with the Amazon in Deepest Peru, TRVL Weird food and bizarre film shoots in the mayhem of Iquitos, Peru’s jungle metropolis

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

UK…

With the UK I write exclusively about the Great Outdoors.

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Is This Britain’s Toughest Hiking Trail?, Red Bull Adventure Tips for tramping the UK’s toughest long distance hike, the Cape Wrath Trail

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

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

EUROPE…

I have forged a reputation for my writing on Scandinavia and Eastern Europe…

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Brave New World: The Quirks of Finland’s Saunas, Rough Guides The cultural place of the sauna in Finnish society

Head in the Clouds, Morning Calm magazine Trekking through Lapland’s remote swampland on the lookout for Finland’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 the former Communist Bloc’s most intriguing archetypal architecture

Bratislava for Free, Lonely Planet An array of ways to experience Slovakia’s capital gratis!

BY PUBLICATION:

BBC Travel

Easyjet Traveller

Guardian

Independent

Lonely Planet

Morning Calm Magazine – April (scroll to p91 or search for “tuber of the times” and click result 2) September (scroll to p91 or search for “head in the clouds” and click result 2)

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Rough Guides

Telegraph

Weather2Travel

BY THEME:

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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