Iain first hit the road during his university years, hitch-hiking around Europe followed by short forays into Turkey, Israel and Egypt. He then spent over two years travelling the world – from India to Honduras – in the early 1990s, a trip which included a stint in Tokyo teaching English. Skint and without a career on his return to the UK, he trained as journalist and then worked as a news reporter and a restaurant critic in London. Iain started writing guidebooks in 1997 and has worked for six publishers (including Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and DK Eyewitness) and penning over 30 books for destinations as diverse as Ibiza and Cambodia. Iain’s worked on titles including Mexico, Indonesia, Croatia, Vietnam, Bali and Lombok and South-East Asia for Lonely Planet. He also writes regularly for the Independent, Observer, Daily Telegraph and Wanderlust.
He’ll consider working anywhere there’s a palm tree or two, a beach of a generally sandy persuasion, a night club and a cocktail list.
After 18 years in South London, Iain moved to Brighton in 2003 and lives close to sea, within firing range of the city’s wonderful south-facing horizon.
- Country United Kingdom
- Languages English, Spanish, some Indonesian
- Favourite Places Guatemala, Indonesia Spain
- Interests Sports including tennis and free-diving. Maya Culture.