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

I have written sixteen travel, history and music books for Rough Guides as sole author, and shared authorship on many more, including, recently, Japan and Australia.

I also work for Lonely Planet; I’ve updated the Ionian and Dodecanese islands for Lonely Planet Greek Islands; New Mexico for Lonely Planet Southwest USA; Corsica for Lonely Planet France; Oxford and the Cotswolds for Lonely Planet England; and North Carolina for Lonely Planet Georgia and the Carolinas.

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’ best-selling 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’ve also edited many Rough Guides, including 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 titles, and also in magazines, newspapers and other books.

If you’d like to commission me as a writer or editor, or license my photos, or if you have any questions, please contact me:


all text and images © Greg Ward