My travel features and journalism have appeared in publications worldwide: magazines, newspapers, coffee table books, websites, blogs, apps, calendars, customer publishing and marketing projects. Before hitting the road as a full-time travel writer, I spent five years on magazine features desks in London and Sydney, so I’ve seen both ends of the freelancer’s pitch. These days, I specialise in Africa, where I live, and Turkey, where I used to live, but I turn my pen to a range of subjects. Here is a small sample of my published work, covering countries from Scotland to Senegal, and topics from African music to Britain’s remotest pub…

BBC Travel – South Africa’s arty eastern Karoo
In a sparsely inhabited region of baked brown plains and cobalt skies, two neighbouring towns are blessed with a surprisingly large helping of art and culture.

BBC Travel – Step back in time in South Africa’s Garden Route
Relive the vanished world of the 19th-century gold rush on a series of atmospheric walking trails through forests full of old-growth trees, strange fungi and babbling brooks.

BBC Travel - Turkey’s Land of Fairy Chimneys
Byzantine monasteries nestle in Cappadocia’s valleys, many recalling Star Wars backdrops. – expert reviews
Reviews of African wildlife-watching destinations for the world’s largest online safari resource, featuring roaring lions, leopards in trees, and glinting eyes in the velvety darkness. - Go Anywhere with Visa: South Africa
Tackle the country’s top multiday hikes and epic road trips, and celebrate in Cape Town. - And the Beat Goes On
Casamance, Senegal offers a Caribbean-like mix of music, street parties and laid-back living.

Quirky Guide - Britain’s Remotest Pub
Ordering a beer at this Scottish hostelry involves an 18-mile hike through the Highlands.
Lonely Planet Magazine - The Perfect Trip: Turkey
In this ancient country where Europe meets Asia, the sun shines down on a unique fusion of history and scenery.
Lonely Planet Magazine - Sleeping in Elegance
Istanbul’s historic hotel gets a facelift.
Juice inflight magazine – Cooking with Love
A unique cooking safari reveals the colourful secrets of Cape Malay cuisine.
Juice inflight magazine – Misty Mountain Meanders
In the Drakensberg, the famous peaks include the breathtaking Amphitheatre.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel - World’s Greatest Bookshops
The best spots to browse, buy, hang out and find sanctuary among the shelves.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel - Best Places for Dance Fever
Learn from the professionals in these hometowns of high-energy dances.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel - Cappadocia, Turkey
If you want to live like a troglodyte, rock ‘n’ roll to Cappadocia.
In the Black magazine - Buried Treasure of Ancient Cities
Two destinations to visit for a lightning dip into Turkish culture.
Songlines world music magazine - Hip-Life
In Ghana, hip-hop is the young music of choice. But finding the right balance between local and global is a major concern. - Website.Brad Briscoe