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Born to British parents in Canada and now residing in the United States, I am still trying to decide on an accent.

I am a winner of numerous national writing awards, including Silver Medals from the North American Travel Journalists Association for travel writing excellence in 2018 and 2019. I am also an award-winning photographer garnering a silver from NATJA in 2020 and a gold medal from IFWTWA in 2021 .

I have authored more than 16 books (some of which are still in print much to my surprise) and I has penned (can you say that when you used a computer?) many hundreds of feature articles over the years. My bylines have appeared in Backpacker, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Outside, The San Jose Mercury News, Portland Oregonian and numerous now defunct magazines and websites (I am fairly sure my contributions did not lead to any going out of business). My writing and photography is primarily published on my own travel website / blog,, that I operate in partnership with my wife, Therese Iknoian, also an award-winning writer and photographer.

In addition to being a member of IFWTWA, I am also a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association, TravMedia and the Professional Photographers of America.

Primary focus of my work

Food, Travel

Specific Focus

Culture, Destinations, Reviews

How My Work Is Published

Books – as Author, Photographer – Paid for freelance work, Blog(s) – my own posts, Blog(s) – guest posts, Website(s) – my own

Other Associations

North American Travel Journalists Association; TravMedia; Adventure Travel Trade Association