I've been writing and broadcasting about the world of travel since the early 1980s, contributing most frequently to the Independent Traveller supplement, published every Saturday. I've also had features, travel guides or photographs published in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Illustrated London News, CNN Traveler (sorry, they can't spell properly) and many other publications in the UK and overseas. 


In 2010, my feature story about the extraordinary, little-explored island of San Pietro, off Sardinia, published in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, was judged to be the year's best magazine travel article by the Italian Tourist Board in London. Most of my other work has failed to win awards, but I'm working on it!


Some of my more colourful/calamitous travel escapades have found their way on to BBC Radio 4's 'From Our Own Correspondent' programme.