About the book

Between 1991 and 2016, I travelled around the world, living in new places, writing, DJing, working, learning the local culture, meeting nice people, sharing stories with strangers, all-night gatherings, ending up in someone’s kitchen at 5am drinking vodka and eating cheese, chasing choo choo trains and waiting for buses at dawn.

“it’s better to travel” which will be published in November 2024, is a collection of stories that takes you around the world. Read about inspiring places and hidden gems. And odd tales for creative minds.   

About myself, I have been writing since the early nineties primarily as a music journalist, having started a fanzine ‘Left on the Jazz Side’ in 1991. I worked for Blues and Soul magazine between 1996-2001 including writing the monthly jazz column between 1999-2001. My work has also appeared in Shook magazine and online for BBC Music and Fly Global amongst others. In 2005, I set up The Secret List series of record shop guides and travelogues, one of the first to cast a light on both buying records and record shops. I published the first edition to Los Angeles (2013), Paris (2014) and London (2016).

I hope you enjoy “it’s better to travel” and it is suitable inspiration to seek out the new and the different.