Oliver Berry is a writer and photographer based in Cornwall. His first trip abroad was to the south of France at the tender age of two, and since then his travels have carried him to Corsica, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the midwestern USA.
Along the way he has learned a few useful skills, including how to catch Fijian sand crabs with your bare hands, the best way to avoid falling into a crevasse on the face of a glacier, and an excellent Samoan recipe for home-made mosquito repellent.
Oliver first started writing for Lonely Planet in 2002, and has written for many titles including France, Great Britain, England, Western Europe, Rarotonga & the Cook Islands and South Pacific & Micronesia. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from University College London in 1999 and has written for a wide range of national newspapers, magazines, books, journals, encyclopedias and webzines. His writing has won several awards, including The Guardian Young Travel Writer of the Year and the TNT Magazine People’s Choice Award.