Jules’ travel writing is funny, inspiring, quirky and always engaging.

Mark Ellingham, founder of Rough Guides & publisher of ‘Driving over Lemons’


I’m Jules Brown, long-time Rough Guide author and travel writer, and this is where I share my personal travel stories, adventures and experiences.

I’ve been a pro travel writer for over 30 years, writing guidebooks and features for publishers, newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites. You might even have had one of my guidebooks along for the ride in your travel bag – in which case, happy to have helped!

People say I’ve made a living travelling the world, but that’s not quite right.

I like to think that I’ve made a living writing the world – in notebooks, guidebooks and magazines, but also on laptops, phones and postcards, the backs of lunch receipts, the margins of tourist brochures, and the edges of maps and museum entrance tickets. Anywhere, in fact, that I could scribble something down and turn it into a story that others might read.

So – dip into the website, read about my work and travels, tell me what you think. And wherever you are, and wherever you’re going, enjoy the journey!

This is me, by the way! Talking about the kind of traveller I am, and introducing my new book ‘Takoradi to the stars (via Huddersfield)’ – available now from Amazon as an eBook or in paperback.