Expert travel writer:
Oliver’s work as a freelance writer and photographer has taken him to more than seventy countries and five continents. Among many others, he has written for Lonely Planet, the BBC, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Wanderlust, John Brown Media and Kinfolk.
Oliver has written more than forty guidebooks, mainly for Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide publisher.
Oliver has been wandering the world for a living for nearly two decades.
He has trekked with Iban tribespeople in Borneo, watched the sun rise over China’s great wall, completed a holy pilgrimage trail in Japan, and climbed mountains everywhere from the Cook Islands to Canada, but there’s nowhere more special to him than the Lakeland fells.
He first visited on a school camping trip aged nine, and has been exploring ever since – but still has a long way to go before he completes all his Wainwrights.
On the bucket list
To trek through the Himalayas, see a snow leopard in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan, and to make it all the way south to Antarctica.