I’m an ex-pat Brit now living in BC, Canada. Aside from traveling at every opportunity, I love music, art, sports, and outdoor activity. I play flamenco guitar and jazz piano and have run competitively at every distance from 800m to 100 miles. I’m obsessed with Cuba, George Orwell, The Clash, coffee, and Southampton Football Club.
In my youth, I dabbled briefly with amateur boxing and played in an 'unsuccessful' amateur rock band. My first job after leaving college was as a butler. I have written 60 Lonely Planet guidebooks. My greatest travel achievement was directing Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ in Portuguese in Angola during a civil war.