What it's like to spend a night at the hotel that inspired The Shining

January 04, 2017

Richard Waters goes to the most haunted hotel in America in search of King's story.

The best beaches in the Ionian Islands

May 05, 2016

Where can you find more glorious beaches per square mile than anywhere else in the world? The answer is Greece's Ionian Islands. 

Why a week in Corsica is not enough

April 27, 2016

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The Independent: Dordogne caves: ancient history in France

April 30, 2015

This region is a great base for families, and some even older relations

March 31, 2016

But does a flavour of the Durrells' 1935 Corfu still exist today? Read Richard's piece in The Independent click here

Laos: backwater of beyond

November 15, 2015

If authentic Southeast Asia exists, Richard Waters thinks he’s found it, in a little village in Laos

Daily Telegraph: Great white sharks in Martha's Vineyard? They're here all right!

May 31, 2015

"Pulled up next to a 20 footer near Noman’s Land recently, just floated there feeding on a dead whale, its black eye studying me..."

Daily Telegraph: Jaws anniversary: Edgartown, the real 'Amity'

June 18, 2015

On the hunt for the ghost of Jaws in Martha's Vineyard, the original location for the film's fictional Amity Island

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The Independent: Borneo's endangered orang-utans are clinging on in the rainforest

December 01, 2015

Vast peat fires caused by palm-oil planting run riot in Indonesian Borneo with the endangered wildlife.

The Independent: Heaven is Hvar when the hordes have gone

September 07, 2013

High summer is over and the beautiful people have departed this Dalmatian isle. Now you can truly appreciate its charms

Singapore Airlines: Cotswold's Country chic

March 01, 2014

More English than tea and scones, the Cotswolds, with its picturesque countryside, jolly pubs and rich history, represents the best of Britain.

Wanderlust: Malawi: Africa's Rising Star

May 18, 2015

Fresh political optimism, re-stocked and bursting national parks, stunning new lodges – Malawi is undoubtedly on the up

The Independent: Transylvania: Count on Dracula

October 30, 2012

Staking out Dracula's past in the Carpathian mountains of Romania

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Recent Work


Travel Guides

Here are a few of the titles I've variously shot, authored and co-authored.


Richard works regularly for many of the UK’s broadsheets covering domestic and foreign travel on any number of subjects, from family to adventure. For the last 12 years he’s swam with seals in The Isles of Scilly, dodged musthing elephants in central Africa, flown on zip-lines in the Lao jungle, tracked wolves in the Carpathians, and been on the trail of Jack Kerouac in California; not to mention breaking a rib for The Daily Telegraph in an article questioning whether you can take up snowboarding after 20 years' absence. He recently wrote about the plight of orang-utans in the Bornean rainforest following the extensive fires that raged there in 2015.

As a travel author he has co-written some twenty books and counting for Lonely Planet, in territories as diverse as Laos, Transylvania, Malawi and Borneo; as well as Dorling Kindersley's current title on Cambodia, and photographing and co-authoring a number of Cool Camping titles. Alongside travel he covers hotels and wellbeing.

He has just returned form Kodiak Island, Alaska, writing about the world's largest bear for The Telegraph.