I’ve written hundreds of articles over the last decade or so (from 2009 to 2020 and counting), for various publications on topics including travel, culture, history, and food and drink. Here are a few writing samples:

Atlas Obscura
I am a regular paid contributor to the popular U.S. website Atlas Obscura (and Gastro Obscura), for which I have written more than 300 articles. You can see all my Atlas entries, which range from Peruvian cooking techniques to strange monuments and landscapes worldwide, at my Atlas Obscura profile page.

Mental Floss
10 Strange Weapons Invented During World War II
14 Animals Who Ran for Office
18 Surprising Things Stolen From Libraries
10 Very Good Service Dogs Who Saved Their Owners’ Lives
13 Landmark Intellectual Property Disputes

Paste Magazine
Take a Bar Crawl Through Cusco, Peru
Dining Guide to Cusco, Peru
Human Cargo on the Slow Boat to Iquitos

Why Peru’s Altiplano Farmers Eat Clay with Their Potatoes
What It’s Like to Brew Beer at 11,000 Feet

Horizon Guides
How to visit the Peruvian Amazon

International Living
A New Craft Beer Adventure in the Peruvian Andes

Crave Magazine (Hong Kong and Macau)
The City of the Kings

South American Vacations Blog
The Best Places For Snorkeling In The Galapagos
Hiram Bingham And The Discovery Of Machu Picchu
Fish Of The Amazon: 8 Iconic Species
The Wildlife Of Patagonia: 8 Iconic Land And Marine Mammals
The Best Places For Whale Watching In South America
See more of Tony Dunnell’s articles for South American Vacations here.

The Latin Kitchen
Can You Name These 10 Peruvian Jungle Fruits?

Best All-Inclusive
Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Best All Inclusives for Concert Buffs
Best All Inclusive Resorts in … South America
See more of Tony Dunnell’s articles for Best All-Inclusive here.

Peru Travel at
Tony Dunnell was the Peru Travel Expert for from 2011 to 2016, writing hundreds of articles covering everything from luxury hotels to alternative treks to Machu Picchu.

New Peruvian
New Peruvian is Tony’s flagship website. It went live in March 2017. You can see the latest articles in the feed in the sidebar of this portfolio site.

Created by Tony Dunnell in 2010 and sold in December 2016, HowtoPeru has become one of the most popular independent travel blogs in Peru. All content prior to 2017 was written by Tony, apart from guest posts.

Other Peru-Related Writing Projects


travel 42 (part of Northstar Travel Group) — Tony Dunnell updated and expanded various sections of travel42’s travel industry guide to Peru, including entire entries for Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu (April 2015 to January 2016).


Culinary Travel in Peru (eBook) — Tony wrote all of the regional introductions in Aracari’s 100-page guide to Peruvian cuisine (published June 2015).

Starwood Hotels Peru

Starwood Hotels — Tony contributed six articles to Starwood Latin America’s Peru: Stay Like a Local campaign.