Born in Germany and with a childhood spent variously in the UK, Brunei, and Sweden, I have always had a strong wanderlust and interest in other cultures. From hiking as a boy through the jungles of Borneo, collecting fossils on the Swedish island of Öland, and visiting the primeval forests of Bialowieza on the Polish-Belorussian border, I also developed a passion for nature – and especially the world’s remaining wild places.
Whilst I specialize in writing about nature and the outdoors, I also write about politics, society and culture, and have a particular interest in countries in transition, peace and conflict studies, sustainable development, peripheries, endangered languages, and minority peoples.
My work and travels have taken me to northern Scandinavia, Albania, Central Asia, Siberia, Tasmania, northern Canada, and Tanzania, among other places. I am also passionate about the British countryside, especially Snowdonia in North Wales.