Walking with the emperors: The Kumano Kodo

Pilgrims have sought spiritual renewal on the sacred paths of Japan’s Kii Peninsula for over a millennium. Walk in their footsteps along the Kumano Kodo

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The Galapagos Islands

Take an unforgettable trip to one of the world’s most precious habitats – the Galapagos Islands, where nature has hardly changed since the days of Darwin.

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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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Northeast India

Explore tea plantations, tiger reserves and holy islands in this adventure in the northeastern regions of India, from Assam all the way to Nagaland on the Burmese border.

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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 Mekong Journey

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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The Sunset Limited Train

All aboard for a trans-continental adventure on America’s oldest railway, beginning in the bars of the Big Easy and ending in the City of Angels.

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Kodachrome Issue 1

Against the odds, a new wave of filmmakers are turning back to celluloid. A culture feature written for Kodachrome Issue One, edited by Stranger Collective.

A panorama overlooking the temples of Old Bagan, Burma.


After decades of isolation, Burma is slowly opening up to the outside world. Follow a north-south adventure from the harbour of Mandalay to the Irrawaddy Delta, via tea plantations, lakeside markets, deserted beaches and the ancient temples of Bagan.


Kodachrome Issue 2

A feature on the power of working within creative limits for Kodachrome magazine. Perhaps thinking outside the box isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

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Northern Thailand

An adventure into the lesser-explored corners of northern Thailand, including wild jungles, crumbling temples and remote hill tribes.

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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 lonelyplanet.combbc.com and news.com.au.

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Austrian Alps

A grand tour around the high mountains of Austria, from the grand old city of Innsbruck to the trails of the Zillertal valley.

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Transylvania Tales

For this travel feature for Lonely Planet Traveller, I travelled to some of the wilder corners of Transylvania around Miklosvar to research the truth behind the country’s myths and legends, including the most famous tales of all – vampires and Count Dracula. Along the way, I met a Transylvanian count, a village storyteller, a white witch and a nature guide. The story was published in the magazine’s January 2013 edition.

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Tuscany and Umbria

Rich food, rolling fields, world-class wine: few regions sum up la dolce vita more than Tuscany and Umbria. This travel feature covers the vineyards of Chianti, the Garfagnana mountains, and the hilltop towns of Assisi, Orvieto and Spello.


Wild Borneo

From wildlife to jungle, few islands can match the drama of Malaysian Borneo. This once-in-a-lifetime journey was commissioned by Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, and included a visit to the Iban hill tribes of Sarawak, the tropical islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the ascent of Mount Kinabalu, as well as a visit to the pristine jungle of the little-visited Maliau Basin.

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Iceland’s Ring Road

This feature for Lonely Planet Traveller covered a 10-day trip around Iceland’s spectacular Route 1, or the Ring Road as it’s known to Icelanders. In 2014 it celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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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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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.