About the author

‘Writing this book was such fun. I poured in 25 years of my life as a writer, traveller and teacher. It’s the guide I wish I’d had when I started out.’ – Jonathan Lorie

Jonathan Lorie is a travel writer and editor, born in Paris and living in London. He has written about travel for all the UK’s main newspapers and travel magazines.

Since 2004 he has run Travellers’ Tales, a leading training agency for travel writers at all levels. This book draws on his experience of teaching courses in Europe, Africa and Asia, from beginners to professionals.

Jonathan’s travel writing began with a journey across Africa in 1994, coast to coast, from which he has never quite recovered. He went on to become the Editor of Traveller magazine and now writes freelance for national newspapers and magazines. His passion is for travel stories that include culture, history, wilderness or wildlife.

He has judged many travel writing awards, including the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Dolman Prize, the Edward Stanford/Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year award, and the annual competitions of The Independent, the British Guild of Travel Writers and the New Zealand travel writers’ association.

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Alongside his writing career, he has aimed to give something back by working for several international charities.

You can find out more, contact Jonathan or read his writing at www.jonathanlorie.com.