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Jèrriais: Jersey’s secret language

Few people outside the island know that Jersey has its own language, Jèrriais – or that it was used as a secret code during occupation in WW2.


World’s Deadliest Animals

From the African savannah to Arctic islands and the remotest reaches of Australia, here are 12 of the deadliest animals on the planet.

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Rose Festival of Morocco

Travel to Morocco’s wild Atlas mountains for the world’s largest rose festival.

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Place To Be

Travel with your heart: a new book on travelling in search of a feeling for Lonely Planet. Aloneness, awe, enlightenment, fulfillment, serenity and more.

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Bali & Lombok

A travel feature on the islands of Bali and Lombok, including Ubud, Jatiluwih, snorkelling on Pemuteran, the ascent of Mount Rinjani and the Gili Islands.

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Laos: A Journey down the Mekong

Take a river trip down the Mekong through the province of Champasak, past coffee plantations, hidden temples and thunderous waterfalls all the way to the Cambodian border – and learn how the river continues to shape Laos’ past, present and future

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China’s landscapes and ancient history have been inspiring travellers since the days of Marco Polo. Follow an oriental adventure by taxi, plane and bullet train, from the historic streets of the capital Beijing to the riverside splendour of Yangshuo. This 14-page feature was originally commissioned by Lonely Planet Traveller and has since appeared on and

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Toulouse: la vie en rose

I’ve just had a new short piece on Toulouse published on, outlining some of the many reasons to explore this often-overlooked southwest city, known as ‘La Ville Rose’. From river trips to historic hôtels particuliers (aristocratic mansions) it’s one of my favourite French cities. I recently went back to update the latest Lonely Planet guidebook to France, and spent quite a few happy hours exploring the markets and soaking up the sunbaked vibe.

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A trip down the River Dordogne

The River Dordogne is one of France’s five great rivers, as well as one of the most picturesque parts of France. A rural region known for its rich food and gorgeous countryside, it’s a wonderful place to soak up the essence of the French lifestyle. This trip for Lonely Planet Traveller magazine covers five different experiences in the region: a river cruise aboard a traditional gabarre barge, the medieval castles around Beynac-et-Cazenac, the architecture of Sarlat-la-Canéda,  the prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux and Périgueux’s weekly market.

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Burma videos

Various stills and videos shot during a recent magazine assignment to Burma (Myanmar). Despite its troubled history, Burma has clung on to its traditional culture, and we had the opportunity to shoot some fascinating footage: from a monk standing beside the country’s biggest reclining Buddha to a fishermen practising the art of leg-rowing.

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Sicily – The Perfect Trip

A new feature for Lonely Planet Traveller magazine covering the fascinating island of Sicily, from Mount Etna’s volcanic slopes to the black beaches of the Aeolian Islands. It also includes sections on Palermo’s food culture, the chic style of Taormina and Scicli’s baroque architecture. The story was one of the lead features of the magazine’s February 2014 issue, and features stunning photographs by Matt Munro.

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The Perfect Trip to Yorkshire

The Perfect Trip to Yorkshire for Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, featuring visits to the Brontë’s family home in Haworth, the Three Peaks in Ribblesdale, the historic breweries of Masham, the dramatic coastline around Whitby and the little-explored North York Moors, one of the UK’s most under-rated national parks. The article has since been syndicated worldwide.

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The tropical Seychelles

Splendidly isolated in mid-ocean between Africa and India, the Seychelles are perhaps the quintessential tropical islands, tailor-made for island-hopping. Hop aboard a local ferry to access rainforest walks, gin-clear waters ripe for snorkelling, and some of the world’s oldest animals.