I am a writer and photographer from Scotland. When I was a child, I had a large map of the world on my bedroom wall and decided I would quite like to see as much of it as possible. My words and pictures have since been published in the New York Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Outside, Financial Times, Time Out, a slew of in-flight magazines and other titles, some of which I have forgotten, often deliberately. I am comfortable writing about pretty much anything. Except lists and guides. I could do without ever writing another fact box too. Oh, and spa reviews. Or anything under 200 words, as this brief autobiography demonstrates.