About Brandon


Brandon Presser loves (correction: lives) to travel. And he wants you to love it too.

Brandon has spent time in over 120 countries, and has written over 50 books about travel. He currently contributes to a variety of influential publications including Bloomberg Businessweek and Condé Nast Traveler, and can be seen on Bravo's television series, Tour Group where he leads a group of eclectic travelers around the world.

Brandon earned his stripes as a professional nomad in Paris while working at the Louvre, in Tokyo as an architectural apprentice, and in Thailand as a scuba diving professional. From there, he secured his reputation as an adventure prodigy when he became the youngest person to join the coveted team of writers at Lonely Planet. He crossed the globe authoring books to far-flung destinations like Iceland, Turkey and Mauritius, and was awarded an SATW Lowell Thomas gold prize for his achievements in guidebook writing.

Brandon's culture coverage focuses on both luxury and grass roots travel—he is just as comfortable trekking through the backwaters of Borneo as he is on the beaches of Bora Bora. He regularly speaks about socially sustainable tourism, and finds that it's the human element of the travel experience that propels him forward and encourages his storytelling both on television and the page. Brandon has a knack for turning his knowledge of the planet into fun and meaningful experiences, and when he's not in search of his next feature he leads small-group expeditions for jetsetters.  

Originally from a small town in Canada (don't worry, he doesn't have a maple leaf stitched on his backpack), Brandon holds a degree in art history and architecture from Harvard University, and when he's not on the road he calls New York City home. He speaks fluent French, and can order food in six other languages. His current obsessions include Moleskine notebooks, House Hunters, KPop, and sandwiches.