Journalist, travel writer, author, editor. Specialises in Chinese culture (several books) and in general travel features for Canadian, American, and Asian media. British in origin, but long resident in Canada. When booking here likely to be off-duty (or trying to be) for the purposes of a family holiday, and accompanied by wife Diane (a nurse) and two well-travelled children, André (12) and Lucy (8) who have been taught to be careful of others' possessions. (Our own valuables have survived so far.)
We have a strong preference for a non-smoking environment, locations that do not require use of a car, and those with wi-fi service included (I may not be working, but I need to be able to respond to editorial queries at short notice).