Andrew Bain prefers adventure to avarice and can usually be found walking when he should be working. His writing and photography feature in magazines and newspapers around the world, and he was awarded the Australian Geographic story of the year for 2003 and the Australian Society of Travel Writers' Best Australian Story in 2010. He was formerly commissioning editor of Lonely Planet's outdoor adventure series of titles.
Andrew is a reformed sportswriter who decided he preferred the open road to the half-forward flank of an Australian Football League match. He has trekked, cycled, kayaked and ambled his way through various parts of five continents. He's unwittingly smuggled goods across the China-Russia border, shared his bed with a crocodile in the Northern Territory, and been deported from Estonia. He lives in Hobart, a city that satisfies his need to be constantly near the mountains.