Traveller’s Guide: Jamaica

The new edition of Lonely Planet’s Jamaica hit the shelves last month, and I’m proud to be its lead author. It’s a fantastically interesting country to travel in, with multitudes to explore beyond the paradise clichés of the all-inclusive resorts. I’ve just written a mini-guide to the country for The Independent, which includes everything my […]

A Haitian trio

A little over a month ago I was in London at an adventure tourism promotion event at the Haitian embassy in London. I was rather touched to be called up to be presented with an ‘award’ for services to Haitian tourism by the Minister for Tourism Stephanie Villedrouin. But I was even more pleased to […]

A year of travel in Nigeria

I was thrilled to be asked to write the cover article for the current issue of Wings, the in-flight magazine of Arik Air. Nigeria isn’t written about much as a tourist destination, but it’s a fascinating place, and for my money, Lagos is one of the most exciting cities on earth. Although I’ve covered the […]

Travel guidebooks during the US occupation of Haiti

For almost a century after its independence in 1804, Haiti sat largely apart from the international mainstream, little-visited and ostracised by many. When it made headlines at all, it was as the recipient of the crudest form of gunboat diplomacy, when a naval cruiser from one of the major European powers or America would threaten […]

Môle Saint-Nicholas – Haiti’s Rough and Ready Frontier

When I was writing my Haiti guidebook for Bradt, I was often asked which was my favourite place in the country. It’s a tough call, and always depended on my mood at the time. The view from the Citadelle? Swimming in Bassin Bleu? Sunset with rum sours on the beach at Port Salut? All good […]


Welcome to the relaunched home page of guidebook author and travel writer Paul Clammer. Since 2004 I’ve written or contributed to over two dozen travel guides for Lonely Planet Publications and Bradt Travel Guides, including first editions of guidebooks to Afghanistan and Sudan. My most recent book is Haiti: The Bradt Travel Guide, published in […]