Travel Writing Portfolio

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MuckRack profile
Amazon author page

Magazine Editor

Visit Uzbekistan

See the Dark Skies page for full dark skies portfolio of work.

2023 Articles

Moffat: Scotland’s darkest town | Scotland Magazine
10 Hotels Where You Can Sleep Under the World’s Darkest, Clearest Skies | AFAR
Why Northumberland is the best county for seeing the Milky Way and nocturnal wildlife | Metro
Best hotels in California | The Independent
Best hotels in San Diego | The Independent

2022 Articles

Life Stays Close to the River – Solar Beer and Wildebeest in the Serengeti | Good Beer Hunting
A growing travel trend: ‘citizen science’ African safaris | SCMP
Santa Fe Weekender | Postcards Magazine
All aboard the Pacific Surfliner: a car-free journey through California | The Independent
The ultimate USA travel guide | The Independent
Chinese food & culture tour through London | SCMP
Georgia on my mind: snow, saperavi and solidarity in the Caucasus | The Independent
Tourist draws in Asia with international travel resuming | SCMP
The small town that sparked a lifelong love of China | SCMP
Spaceport America: The Future Home of Space Tourism | Thrillist
Uzbekistan travel guide | The Times
How I decolonised my trip to New Mexico | The Independent

2021 Articles

Starry, starry night: why Exmoor’s new dark sky walking trail is midwinter magic | The Independent
Baikonur Cosmodrome: Humanity’s unlikely gateway to space | BBC Travel
What to see in Kazakhstan: Silk Road cities, incredible landscapes | SCMP
New Mexico Might Just Be the Trippiest State in the U.S. | Thrillist
Ultimate guide to things to do in China | Lonely Planet
Definitive guide to China’s national parks | Lonely Planet
How to get around in China | Lonely Planet
Out of darkness must come light | Scotland Magazine
How my Instagram walking holiday turned into the trip from hell | The Independent

2020 Articles

China as I have known it – essay series | Medium
The 78th Mayor of Danzhai | South China Morning Post
Ultimate guide to space tourism in New Mexico | Lonely Planet
Layover Guide to Seoul | Scott’s Cheap Flights
Chengdu’s Best Cafes and Teahouses | Culture Trip
The Best Bars in Chengdu | Culture Trip
Britain’s best beer destinations for a hoppy getaway | The Independent
A Guide to Beijing’s Craft Beer Scene | Culture Trip
Divine intervention: China’s Tiantishan giant Buddha and a lucky meeting with a monk with a van | South China Morning Post
How To Spend 24 Hours Eating Your Way Through Chengdu | Culture Trip
The tiny desert town in the US that could be the gateway to space | The Independent
Land of Heart’s Desire | Ireland’s Best 2020

2019 & Earlier

Kick back and relax in Kerala, India’s southern state | Travel Weekly
How To Spend a Week Exploring Guizhou, China’s Mountainous Outback | Culture Trip
What it’s like to drive the most remote highway in the world | The Independent
Footsteps of Frost: the Poet’s Path in England | Perceptive Travel
OCT, Shenzhen’s coolest neighbourhood | TimeOut
50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world: OCT, Shenzhen | TimeOut
Offbeat Monasteries on the Friendship Highway Tibet | Inside Himalayas
Horizon Guide to China
A four-day Chengdu itinerary | Atlas Etihad
Travel trends for 2019: dark sky tourism | Lonely Planet
Top attractions you can’t miss in Dublin | CNN
Dublin pubs: The best grub, pints and good cheer | CNN
Shaking it up in Shanghai
 | The Independent
Dig a little deeper for the charms of Taipei | The Independent
Going for it in Galway | The Independent
Home Is Not | Human Being Journal
Luxury Dublin | Skylife
China’s top 10 destinations for European travelers | Global Times
Four New Mexico Gems Worth Visiting | Gadling
Shanghai Hip | Unearthing Asia


DK Eyewitness Beijing & Shanghai (author; forthcoming)
DK Eyewitness China (editor; forthcoming)
Unforgettable Journeys
Insiders’ Guide to El Paso
This is China: A Guidebook for Teachers, Backpackers and Other Lunatics

Lonely Planet

LP Books

China (16th ed)
Best Places to Eat in Every Country
Ultimate Travel List (2nd ed)
Travel Goals: Inspiring Experiences to Transform Your Life
Three Hours From
Best of London 2020
Tibet (10th ed)
Amazing Train Journeys
Wellness Escapes
Epic Hikes of the World
Central Asia (editor, 7th edition)
Global Beer Tour
(15th ed)
(10th ed)
 (14th ed)
World’s Best Street Food
World’s Best Brunches
Quite a few Best in Travel editions

LP Video

Just back from: Tibet
Just back from: Uzbekistan
Just back from: Suzhou
Inside the brewing of an international IPA
Just back from: Kyrgyzstan
Just back from: the Northern Highlands of Peru
Here & Now: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

LP Articles

Where to travel based on your Harry Potter Hogwarts house
Highlights of Guizhou, China’s secret southwest province
A must-visit list of incredible Silk Road sights in Uzbekistan
Where to travel based on your Chinese zodiac sign
Astrological adventures: where to travel based on your zodiac sign
Sunrise over Jade Mountain: a trip up Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway
Travel trends for 2019: dark sky tourism
Baltic bar crawl: booze cruising between Tallinn and Helsinki
Night sky Britain: aurora-spotting and stargazing in England, Scotland and Wales
Stellar views: stargazing in the Southwest USA
‘Red or green?’ New Mexico’s most mouth-watering dishes
Lost at the centre of the world: Kyrgyzstan’s wild Tien Shan
Porter the Great: discovering Russia’s craft beer scene
Easy Uzbekistan: the Silk Road by high-speed train
Walking Hadrian’s Wall: a coast-to-coast hike across England
West of the Yellow River: a faraway journey through Gansu
Bière de garde: a traveller’s guide to beer in France
East Asia’s craft beer revolution: the ultimate guide to Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and China
Must-see sights in China’s wild northwest
Olympic slopes: a guide to skiing and snowboarding in South Korea
What to eat in Macau

Zen retreat: a beginner’s guide to Korean temple stays
Hip Hong Kong: new art galleries and trendy restaurants
Taiwan: a secret foodie wonderland
The essential guide to backpacking China’s Silk Road

A do-it-yourself Breaking Bad tour of Albuquerque
Hot spring hunting in the Southwest USA

Media Interviews

See my Dark Skies page for all of my media work and interviews related to dark skies.

Former Lonely Planet editor Megan Eaves joins Visit Uzbekistan magazine | Tashkent Times
CNN ‘What happens when staycations fall apart’ – quoted about Covid-era travel in the UK
BBC Russian Service – quoted about Central Asia’s selection as Lonely Planet’s top 2020 region
BBC World Service – TV interview about opening of tourism in Uzbekistan (2018)
Money Magazine – quoted about Xi’an’s inclusion in Lonely Planet’s top 2018 cities
Great Destinations – radio interview about global craft beer (2018)
Forbes – quoted about Mongolia’s inclusion in Lonely Planet’s top 2017 countries
Cosmopolitan – quoted about why South Korea was a great holiday destination for 2017
Daily Mail – quoted about Seoul’s inclusion in Lonely Planet’s top ‘secret places’ (2016)
KPAM Travel Show – radio interview about New Mexico’s lesser known travel spots (2010)

Academic Papers

English, Chinglish or China English?: Analysing Chinglish, Chinese English and China English | English Today, Cambridge University Press, Volume 27, Issue 4, December 2011