Travel writing


Veteran Rough Guide author and writer Jules Brown was born to travel. For 35 years, he’s been writing guidebooks, having adventures and generally trying to find his way home – wherever that might be.

His story starts here.

Baby Jules and his mum, Takoradi market, Ghana, 1963

It’s the job of his dreams.
Get paid to travel and write about it.

Only no one told Jules that it would mean eating oily seabirds, repeatedly falling off a husky sled, getting stranded on a Mediterranean island, and crash-landing in Iran.

Previously published as Takoradi to the Stars (via Huddersfield).

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You’d think a long-time travel writer would have some great travel tips. You’d think.

Jules learns about travel the hard way, whether it’s setting out on his first European hitch-hiking adventure, writing about offbeat destinations for Rough Guides, or braving the shouty waiters of Naples on the hunt for the world’s best pizza.

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“Left at 11am to go pirate-hunting.” Wait, what?

When Jules reads his grandfather’s diary, he discovers he’s not the first in his family with travel stories to tell.

Looking for his own adventures, Jules crosses continents while learning the ropes as a Rough Guide writer. And because travel is unpredictable, there’s no knowing what his next trip will bring.

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‘In a European-wide summer heatwave, while sensible people stayed indoors and put their heads in the fridge, I spent nine days in trains across Europe, visiting nine cities in nine countries. Why? Good question.’

Jules Brown
  • Join Jules in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Liechtenstein, Zürich and Milan
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