Welcome to the site of award-winning travel and food writer Andrew Bender. Andrew covers travel and the business of travel for Forbes, Lonely Planet guide books, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications and appears as a public speaker on travel and food. He specializes California and Japan, but he’ll go pretty much anywhere for a good story.


Latest news: I’m proud to have been one of the writers of the newest edition of the Lonely Planet guide to Japan, No. 1 selling guide book to the Land of the Rising Sun, published August 2017.