Tim Neville

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Correspondent Outside magazine and New York Times contributor, USA


Tim Neville is a full-time freelance writer who specialises in active adventure travel, often to places that must work extra hard to entice travellers. His desire to travel did not begin in some exotic location but rather in his backyard on the east coast of the United States, where, heartbroken and lonely, he spent many months living in a tent. Throughout that time he came to understand that the excitement and beauty of travel is a much richer experience when the journey is inward and that being curious and open to new ideas and perspectives is the traveller’s greatest tool. 

Tim’s professional career began at a small newspaper in Montana, where he graduated from Montana State University with a degree in English literature with a focus on foreign languages. Over the past 20 years Tim’s quest to tell the stories of interesting places and people has carried him to nearly 80 countries, where he works to explain to millions of readers the challenges and rewards of locals going to great lengths to share their passions for travel and the transformative power that tourism can bring to communities. He has visited all seven continents, speaks four languages and lived in South America and Europe for five years in all. His work has appeared on the acclaimed book series The Best American Travel Writing, The Best American Sports Writing and The Best Food Writing. In 2015 he was named a Travel Writer of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers.