I've been busy at work on a number of articles and books this year (as always). Most will come out toward the end of the year but here are a few new ones to tide you over:
From New Zealand:
Jetstar Magazine April 2012
"Hobbit Hopping': The article details a weekend Hobbit-themed adventure in Wellington, New Zealand. Featured are Weta Cave, Wellington Movie Tours, The Green Parrot, the Embassy Theatre, Chocolate Fish, Roxy Cinema and more...
You'll need to register for a quick login, then you can download the whole magazine (click the Adobe Acrobat icon) or view the magazine online. Otherwise the magazine is also available for free on Jetstar Airlines flights. See page 66 of the April issue.
Lonely Planet Vietnam 2012
I supplied local recommendations and a mini-interview in the Mui Ne Section. The Entry for the Long Wall of Quang Ngai is largely a summary for my BBC article as well. Its a very attractive book. Lonely Planet has started adding more color and photos to their books, now that they are under the helm of BBC.
Berlitz Handbook Vietnam 2012
This book was a lot of work. If I remember correctly, I'm the sole credited author on this one. More tour and experience-oriented than the Insight Guide and DK Eyewitness books that I often do, but still full of lots of photos. Closest thing I'd compare it to perhaps, is Lonely Planets's new 'Discover' guidebook series.
East & West Traveler January 2012
This is my most recent article on the Long Wall of Quang Ngai, with a lot of new information. The Long Wall was discovered just a few years ago, dating from the Nguyen Dynasty, and is Vietnam's largest and newest national monument. The link above is just to my article (PDF), as it appeared in the January issue of the magazine.