Claire Boobbyer is a travel writer, editor, and photographer. Ever since she was a one-year-old baby, and her best friend was a monkey in Zambia, she’s been on the move and addicted to travel. Although Claire’s been bitten by a piranha in Bolivia, and she caught a flesh-eating tropical disease in Peru, Latin America is her favourite part of the world. She returns again, again and again.
The next stop is almost always Havana!
Claire has written about Cuba, Guatemala, Laos and Vietnam for Wanderlust magazine, as well as for other magazines and newspapers. She also writes guidebooks for Footprint, Frommer’s, Rough Guide, Michelin and Dorling Kindersley.
Claire Boobbyer shares advice on what you need to know before taking a trip to Cuba, including unwanted attention...Read more
A trip through Dalat and Ban Don to explore the hill tribes of De Ktu throws up an intriguing mix of elephant catchers and 'weasel' coffeeRead more
Volcano-flanked Lake Atitlan, the colonial charms of Antigua, exuberant Maya markets... welcome to quintessential Central AmericaRead more
Steamy old Saigon, Vietnam’s second city, is hectic, hot and hedonistic. Claire Boobbyer helps you negotiate the sights and street stalls…Read more
Fertile forests, azure seas, foot-tapping tunes and delicious desserts – don't miss the quirky eastern city of Baracoa, CubaRead more
Volcán Agua is a constant reminder of the gods' capricious nature. No wonder, then, that the Antiguans living in its shadow know how to enjoy themselves...Read more
Old cars, colonial mansions, local characters: Trinidad is a street photographer’s dream – and the place for a lesson with a local proRead more
The river caves of Laos’ Khammouane Province have long provided shelter, food and solace to its native Laven people. Now visitors can explore their history and hidden depths for themselves…Read more
There's plenty to discover beyond Cuba’s colonial cities, from wild wetlands and mountain guerrilla hideaways to desert-island hopping… These 25 ideas are essential reading if you're planning a Cuba trip..Read more
Discover Cuba's less-crowded corners by taking the slow train from north to south. But be warned: a good sense of humour is essential...Read more
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