About me



Travel writer, chocolate lover and Englishman in Bern.



I grew up in deepest Hampshire. A degree in International Relations from LSE and an 18-month world trip set me up for a career in travel writing, though I took the scenic route via bookselling. After ten years at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? magazine, I decamped to Switzerland, where until recently I was manager of the Stauffacher English Bookshop in Bern.


As well as grappling with German grammar, re-learning to cross the road properly, and overcoming my innate desire to form an orderly queue, I have spent the last few years exploring the bits of Switzerland I’d never heard of before. And eating lots of chocolate.


I am now a full-time writer, occasional radio guest and Swiss expert (especially now that I am Swiss). You can see some of my videos here, or read a few interviews with me here.


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