I have been writing about travel, architecture and design for nearly 20 years. I strive to write in a way that inspires curiosity in those who are not unfamiliar with a subject, while providing new pleasures and insights for those who are.
For Lonely Planet, I have authored or co-authored guides to Brazil, Florence, Italy, Venice and the Veneto, Portugal, West Africa, Colombia and California. I write regularly for the Beirut-based magazine Aishti.
I also write short stories and personal essays, and have published photos in many newspapers as well as Lonely Planet travel books.
I live in Rio de Janeiro with my partner Thiago Fico and our two troublesome cats.