I’m an author, editor and photographer, and live in Stoke Newington, north London.

Pandemics permitting, I work mostly for Lonely Planet, for whom I recently researched the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i. In the last few years I’ve also written LP guides to Oxford & The Cotswolds; contributed to Georgia & The Carolinas;

and updated the Corsica chapter of France. I’ve also updated several chapters of Lonely Planet Greece, and New Mexico for Lonely Planet Southwest USA.

Earlier in my career, I was a senior editor with Rough Guides. I wrote sixteen travel, history and music books for Rough Guides as sole author, including Hawaii, Brittany and Normandy and Southwest USA, and shared authorship on many more, among them Barcelona, Japan and Australia.

My Rough Guide to the Titanic is a definitive guide to history’s most famous maritime disaster. To read more about it, click here, or visit my Titanic blog, Blogtanic.

I’ve also written books for many other publishers, including Dorling Kindersley,

Fodor’s, Insight, Berlitz and Inside-Out guides; apps for Sutro Media; and content for websites such as Telegraph Travel and Cool Places.

As an editor, I co-edited Rough Guides’ Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth with my wife Samantha Cook. I also edited Elvis Has Left The Building by Dylan Jones; Inferno Decoded by Michael Haag, for which I also wrote three chapters; and Lloyd Bradley’s Sounds Like London, published by Serpent’s Tail. I also edited the original Rough Guides to India and the USA, and guides to Elvis, Soul and the Blues.

My photographs, as seen on the travel pages of this site, have been published in my own books, and also in magazines, newspapers and elsewhere.

You can contact me at gregpbward@gmail.com

all text and images © Greg Ward