I specialise in writing travel guidebooks. The diverse locations I've covered range from Japan and South Africa to Iran and Russia. Most of my titles have been for Lonely Planet, but I've also worked for Rough Guides, DK Eyewitness and many other major publishers.
My first assignment for Lonely Planet was in 1999 travelling throughout Kazakhstan to update that chapter of their Central Asia guide. I’ve since worked on over 100 other projects for the company including guidebooks to Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Poland, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the USA.
Among my favourite projects have been:
Other Lonely Planet books I’ve worked on include the Out to Eat restaurant review series for Sydney and London; walking guides to Britain and Australia; The Travel Book, The Asia Book, Code Green, Experimental Travel, the Blue List 2008, Cooks, Clowns & Cowboys, Best in Travel 2014 & 2017, Calm, Food Trails, Amazing Train Journeys, Travel Goals, Wellness Escapes, The Honeymoon Handbook and Street Art.
I worked on my first guidebook in 1996 when I covered all of peninsular Malaysia for the Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei. Off the back of my experience of living in Japan I was then commissioned to co-author the first editions of The Rough Guide to Japan and The Rough Guide to Tokyo; the Japan guide won the Travelex Guidebook of the Year in 2000.
I'm also the author of the Rough Guide to Anime and a contributing writer to the Rough Guide to Manga and Make the Most of Your Time on Earth.
Among the other publishers I've worked with are DK Eyewitness, Insight Guides, JPM Guides, AA Publishing, Fodors, Thames & Hudson and Time Out (for whom I regularly contributed to their annual London Eating & Drinking guide).