Published Works

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The following links are to works I’ve published on various outlets. If you’re looking to hire a writer / photographer for your project, head over to my personal portfolio to get in touch.

“Francois Tujague”, Contes et Recites de la Louisiana Creole; Les Cahiers du
Tintamarre, 2010.   (One brief biography, note, not the whole book.)

What NOT to Do in China; Matador Trips, 8 September 2010

Border Crossing Guide: Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan; Matador Trips, 2 May 2011

I’m with the Band: Weddings in Bukhara, Uzbekistan; Travel Word, 6 July 2011

Indonesia is for Beach Bums; RumBum, 15 August 2011

Local Travel in Myanmar; Travel Word, 29 August 2011

The Great Outdoors (of Yangshuo, China); RumBum, 10 October 2011

The Great Wall of China; Travel Word, 6 December 2011

Switzerland Travel Guide and Zurich Travel Guide updates; Nomadic Matt, June 2012

A Local Look at Uzbekistan’s Colorful Markets; Travel Word, 7 October 2012

Asrlar Sadosi Festival 2012; Caravanistan, 26 November 2012

Homestay on Indonesia’s Togean Islands; Travel Word, 11 December 2012

Kayaking Palau; Vagabundo Magazine, Dec/Jan 2012

Photo Essay: Bukhara, Uzbekistan; GoMad Nomad, 10 Feb 2013

Photo of the Week: Festive Day Best in Nepal; GoMad Nomad, 21 Feb 2013

4 Ways to Enjoy Austin, Tx On the Cheap; KrazyCouponLady, 27 Feb 2013

Under the Radar: Afghanistan; WildJunket Magazine, Spring 2013

Photo Showcase: Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal; Native Foreigner Magazine, Spring 2013

Photo of the Week: Khovsgol Lake Panorama in Mongolia; GoMad Nomad, 1 March 2013

Photo of the Week: Shepherd’s Camp in Azerbaijan; GoMad Nomad, 8 March 2013

Photo of the Week: Gorge-ous Outpost in Kazakhstan; GoMad Nomad, 15 March 2013

Guide to the Fan Mountains of Tajikistan; GoMad Nomad, 19 March 2013

Photo of the Week: View Above the Tajik Wakhan; GoMad Nomad, 19 April 2013

Getting to Afghanistan; GoMad Nomad, 9 May 2013

Travel Guide: Central Asia; WildJunket Magazine, Summer 2013

8 Reasons to Visit Kyrgyzstan; GoMad Nomad, 22 May 2013

Photo of the Week: Brunei’s Mosque; GoMad Nomad 24 May 2013

What Its Like in: Athens, Greece; GoMad Nomad,  12 June 2013

9 things to Do in Turkmenistan; GoMad Nomad, 18 June 2013

Photo Essay: Horse Trekking In Mongolia; Round the World Experts, 5 July 2013

9 Reasons to Visit Tajikistan; GoMad Nomad, 9 July 2013

Travel Prices in Kyrgyzstan; World’s Cheapest Destinations, 23 July 2013

11 Things to Do in Bishkek; GoMad Nomad, 18 September 2013

5 Reasons to Paddle Palau; Canoe&Kayak Online, 26 September 2013

Bishkek Unanchor Travel Guide; Unanchor Guides, September 2013

Hiking in History in Lijiang, China; Asia Rooms, 29 Oct 2013

Daytrips Into Texas Hill Country; Round the World Experts, 19 November 2013

Oktoberfest: Days in a Beery Haze; Vagabundo Blog, 7 December 2013

Wat Phu Temple, Laos; Asia rooms, 10 December 2013

Kickin’ It at Kol-Tor; Spektator Magazine, Issue 23, Page 10; December 2013

Nellie Huang Interview: Writing the Book on Adventure Travel; Vagabundo Blog, 16 January 2014

Roads, Ruins, and Raki; An Overview of Crete’s E4 Trail; GoMad Nomad, 29 January 2014

Language Lapses and Learning to Ski; Vagabundo Blog, Feb 24, 2014

Underground Austria: A Visit to the Sewers of Vienna; GoMadNomad, 12 March 2014

What It Costs: A Day of Travel in Istanbul; GoMad Nomad; 19 March 2014

Photo Essay: Persian New Year in the Kyrgyz Capital; Vagabundo Blog, 26 March 2014

Photo of the Week: Defenders of the Fatherland Day in Kyrgyzstan; GoMad Nomad; 29 March 2014

Biking in Amsterdam: A Guide to the Netherlands on Two Wheels; GoMad Nomad; 9 April 2014

Ask GoMad Nomad: Where to Stay While Traveling?; GoMad Nomad; 19 April 2014

How to Save Money in Dubai; GoMad Nomad; 23 April 2014

Introducing: Kyrgyzstan’s Alpinad Festival; GoMad Nomad; 3 May 2014

4 Easy Hikes from Shanghai, Beijing, and HK; Sherman’s Travel; 9 May 2014

Ask GoMad Nomad: Do I need a visa to travel Europe?; GoMad Nomad; 10 May 2014

Exploring the Asian Side of Istanbul;GoMad Nomad; 14 May 2014

5 Beautiful Beaches in Crete; Sherman’s Travel; 19 May 2014

Photo of the Week: Visiting the Yap Outer Islands; GoMad Nomad; 24 May 2014

RUN the Silk Road: A Central Asia Marathon; Vagabundo Blog, 26 May 2014

Photo of the Week: Paris by Night; GoMad Nomad; 7 June 2014

Of Cheese and Windmilles: Daytrips from Amsterdam; GoMad Nomad; 11 June 2014

Central Asia Visas: A Beginner’s Guide; GoMad Nomad; 25 June 2014

A City of Two Tales; AUCA Magazine, Summer 2014

4 (Almost) Free Things to Do in Dubai; Sherman’s Travel; 9 July 2014

Biking in Vienna: Beyond the City Center; GoMad Nomad; 9 July 2014

Cruising the Golden Horn; Sherman’s Travel; 11 July 2014

4 Neighborhoods Parisians Think Are Cool; Sherman’s Travel; 14 July 2014

Provins: A Medieval Daytrip from Paris; Sherman’s Travel; 16 July 2014

Ask GomadNomad: Best Places for Horse Riding in Asia; GoMad Nomad; 19 July 2014

5 Great Places to Stuff Your Face in Istanbul; Sherman’s Travel; 25 July 2014

Photo of the Week: Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; GoMad Nomad, 10 August 2014

Introducing: Performing Arts in the Former Soviet Union; GoMad Nomad, 23 August 2014

Photo of the Week: Kyrgyzstan’s Independence Day; GoMad Nomad, 3 September 2014

The First World Nomad Games; BBC Travel, 16 September 2014

Practical Traveler: Getting Started With Frequent Flier Miles; GoMad Nomad, 17 September 2014

Extraordinary Experiences: The 2014 World Nomad Games; World Nomads, 26 September 2014

On Press Passes and Sheep Asses: The World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan; GoMad Nomad, 26 September 2014

What It’s Like In: Dubai; GoMad Nomad, 8 October 2014

Photo of the Week: The Rock Islands of Palau; GoMad Nomad, 18 October 2014

What It Costs: A Day of Travel in Tbilisi; GoMad Nomad, 22 October 2014

AUCA At The First World Nomad Games; AUCA Magazine, Winter 2014

Spotlight On: Travel to Macau; GoMad Nomad, 8 November 2014

Ask GoMad: Best Places for Hiking in Asia?; GoMad Nomad, 15 November 2014

Photo of the Week: The Pyramids at Giza; GoMad Nomad, 22 November 2014

What It’s Like In: Copenhagen, Denmark; GoMad Nomad, 29 November 2014

Photo of the Week: Moldovan Churchyard in Chisinau; GoMad Nomad, 6 December 2014

Spotlight On: The Turkish Riviera; GoMad Nomad, 20 December 2014

What It’s Like In: Baku, Azerbaijan; GoMad Nomad, 23 December 2014

Introducing: China’s Xishuangbanna Region; GoMad Nomad, 27 December 2014

What It’s Like In: Jaipur, India; GoMad Nomad,GoMad Nomad, 10 January 2015

Spotlight On: Travel to Guam; GoMad Nomad, 21 January 2015

Introducing: Dungan Ashlan-Fuu in Kyrgyzstan; GoMad Nomad, 7 February 2015

Photo of the Week: Frederiksborg Palace in Denmark; GoMad Nomad, 14 February 2015

Sulawesi, Indonesia: The Way of the Ancestors; The Explorer, 26 February 2015

Introducing: Drinking Beer in Prague; GoMad Nomad, 7 March 2015

50 Reasons to #LovetheWorld, #14; BBC Travel, 9 March 2015

Photo of the Week: Turkmenistan’s Monumental Marble Capital; GoMad Nomad, 21 March 2015

Introducing: Bisket Jatra Festival in Nepal; GoMad Nomad, 16 April 2015

150 Years of Vienna’s Ringstrasse; GoMad Nomad, 20 May 2015

Your Guide to Emirati Food in Dubai; GoMad Nomad, 3 June 2015

Photo of the Week: Rustem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul; GoMad Nomad, 11 July 2015

Photo of the Week: The Registan in Samarkand; GoMad Nomad, 26 July 2015

Two-Week Traveler: Choose Your Central Asia Adventure; Lonely Planet, 3 August 2015

What It’s Like In: Hurghada, Egypt; GoMad Nomad, 26 August 2015

What It’s Like In: New Delhi, India; GoMad Nomad, 23 September 2015

Beyond the Dunes: Road Tripping Mongolia’s Gobi Desert; Lonely Planet, 01 October 2015

Introducing: Wat Phu in Champasak, Laos; GoMad Nomad, 07 October 2015

Introducing: Sita Bibiha Festival in Nepal; GoMad Nomad, 24 October 2015

Ask GoMad: Is it safe to travel to Jordan?; GoMad Nomad, 28 October 2015

Ask GoMad: Solo Travel on the Silk Road; GoMad Nomad, 25 November 2015

Hiking Kyrgyzstan: A Trekkers’ Guide to the Tian Shan; Lonely Planet, 30 November 2015

Ask GoMad: Transit Visas to Turkmenistan; GoMad Nomad, 05 December 2015

Introducing: Prasat Preah Vihear Temple; GoMad Nomad, 09 January 2016

Independent Traveller’s Guide to Skiing in Kyrgyzstan; Lonely Planet, 14 Jan 2016

What It’s Like In: Varanasi, India; GoMad Nomad, 06 Feb 2016

Celebrating Nowruz the Central Asian Way; Lonely Planet, 21 March 2016

Your Travel Guide: Chilean Patagonia; GoMad Nomad, 24 March 2016

Ask GoMad: China Travel Tips; GoMad Nomad, 14 April 2016

Photo of the Week: Monte Carlo Harbour in Monaco; GoMad Nomad, 18 April 2016

Your Travel Guide to Jiuzhaigou National Park; GoMad Nomad, 02 May 2016

Photo of the Week: Old Town Langzhong; GoMad Nomad, 26 July 2016

Photo of the Week: Tagong Horse Festival; GoMad Nomad, 23 August 2016

Photo of the Week: World Nomad Games 2014; GoMad Nomad, 05 September 2016

World Nomad Games 2016; GoMad Nomad, 27 September 2016

The Travel Book (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan); Lonely Planet, November 2016

A Day of Travel Costs in Sichuan, China; GoMad Nomad, 10 November 2016

Photo of the Week: Streets of Asmara, Eritrea; GoMad Nomad, 12 December 2016

What It’s Like: Winter Travel in Kyrgyzstan; GoMad Nomad, 26 December 2016

Photo of the Week: Keren Camel Market in Eritrea; GoMad Nomad, 20 February 2017

What It’s Like In: Texas’ Rio Grande Valley; GoMad Nomad, 22 February 2017

Goat-carcass polo and sheep-bone marbles: Central Asia’s traditional sports; Lonely Planet, 22 February 2017

Finding Four Sisters: secret valleys of the Sichuan Himalaya; Lonely Planet, 1 March 2017

Slowing down in Sichuan’s most charming old towns; Lonely Planet, 12 April 2017

Introducing: Boz-Uchuk Lakes Trek in Kyrgyzstan; GoMad Nomad, 1 May 2017

Best of China 1st Ed. (Sichuan); Lonely Planet, May 2017

Discover China 4th Ed. (Sichuan); Lonely Planet, May 2017

China 15th Ed. (Sichuan); Lonely Planet, June 2017

Escape from Xi’An: Hiking Huashan; Lonely Planet, 8 June 2017

Ask GoMad Nomad: What to do on a layover in Athens, Greece; GoMad Nomad, 22 June 2017

Get off the beaten track in Kyrgyzstan; Lonely Planet, 29 June 2017

Discover Kyrgyzstan Blogger Campaign; Travel Concept Solution, 9 Aug 2017

Everything you need to know: Hiking the Issyk-Kol Trail Network; Wanderlust UK, 24 Aug 2017

The Cities Book 2nd Ed. (Ashgabat, Asmara, Bukhara); Lonely Planet, Oct 2017

This Kyrgyzstan city is using local culture to welcome travellers; Lonely Planet News, 7 Nov 2017

New tours connect travellers with local culture at the gateway to Kyrgyzstan’s mountains; Lonely Planet News, 29 Nov 2017

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