TOM CHESSHYRE is the author of seven travel books that have taken him from Hull to Tripoli via assignments in North Korea, Nepal, India and Iceland. He writes for The Times and has contributed to the Guardian, The Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement and the Mail on Sunday. His magazine work has been for National Geographic Traveller, Geographical and Condé Nast Traveller.
On his travels he has been hijacked in Africa, met tornado-chasers in America and followed in the footsteps of Graham Greene in Haiti.
His latest book is From Source to Sea: Notes from a 215-mile Walk Along the River Thames in which he describes walking the length of England’s longest river a month after the referendum to leave the European Union.
His other books include Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys, Gatecrashing Paradise: Misadventures in the Real Maldives, A Tourist in the Arab Spring, Tales from the Fast Trains: Europe at 186mph, How Low Can You Go? Round Europe for 1p Each Way (Plus Tax), and To Hull and Back: On Holiday in Unsung Britain.
He contributed a chapter about crossing the border into Libya to The Irresponsible Traveller: Tales of Scrapes and Narrow Escapes, a collection of travel stories published by Bradt in 2014.
Chesshyre has worked on The Times since 1997. He helps edit the Saturday travel pages and writes a UK hotel column. He lives in Mortlake in London.