Brought up in Britain and the Bahamas, Tristan set foot in over 50 countries before the age of 25. A decade in the travel writing industry took him further still, with extended forays to Albania, Syria, Argentina, Western China and Eastern Turkey. He is now based between Nice and Istanbul where he writes guidebooks for National Geographic, Time Out, Frommer's and DK among others. He is a proud member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.
Tristan's cultural appetite is voracious and he loves steeping in ancient and modern history, pre-, post- and during his travels. His feature writing appears in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Guardian and The Independent. Recent topics have taken him snorkelling over Roman Ruins, hiking over desert islands, and sniffing out the best vintages in Italy and France.
Tristan also lectures in travel journalism at several universities including Central Saint Martins and Kingston University in London, and Galatasaray University in Istanbul. He lists his hobbies as reading the newspaper, drinking wine, going for walks, long train rides, sailing, eating squid and cooking.