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 from Korea to Sweden to the USA and Mexico.
Below is a selection of my feature writing…
With the UK I write exclusively about the Great Outdoors: especially in Wales (where I live) and 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 Welsh Mining Town Transforming Itself into an Adventure Hotspot, Adventure.com Focussing on the incredible efforts of Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales to metamorphose from mining town to outdoor Mecca – and, perhaps, become the UK’s latest Unesco site…
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
Off the Beaten Fairway, BBC The weirdest places to play golf in Scotland
How Tough Can Britain’s Toughest Trail Really Be?, Adventure.com 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 Ancient History on the Remotest of Scotland’s Orkney Islands
Castle Combe & The Cotswolds, Which? Profiling the southern part of this beguiling Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from its honey-coloured villages to its stately homes and woodland walks. 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
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 The culinary charms of Denmark – in Copenhagen and beyond
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
Eastern Europe’s Brutalist Architecture, Lonely Planet Introducing Eastern Europe’s most intriguing archetypal Communist-era architecture
Košice, Europe’s Unknown Capital of Culture for 2013, BBC Profiling Slovakia’s European City of Culture for 2013
Bratislava for Free, Lonely Planet An array of ways to experience Slovakia’s capital Bratislava 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, the High Tatras, turns 60, a long and lingering look at the most spellbinding parts of this mountain range and what awaits the adventurer
Ruin-nation, TravelSuperMag Adventures amidst the fascinating old fortresses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia
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.
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 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
My articles on Cuba for leading outdoor adventure site, KimKim: I have written over 40 articles for Kimkim planet’s fastest-growing adventure travel content site, including several on Cuba. Here are some of my current favourites: 1: The Best Beaches in Cuba, 2: The Perfect Day in Havana
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
Tuber of the Times, Morning Calm Magazine Peru’s obsession with the potato (scroll to p91)
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?, Adventure.com 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…
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, the jungle metropolis of 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
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 40 articles for Kimkim 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
Morning Calm Magazine – April 16 (scroll to p91 or search for “tuber of the times” and click result 2) September 16 (scroll to p91 or search for “head in the clouds” and click result 2) September 18 (scroll to p1 or search for “Music to Watch Sheep By” and click result 2)
Which? (available soon)
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.