I’ve got a new monthly column for the Daily Telegraph travel section on a Saturday. Over the next year I’ll be going to twelve different travel destinations around the world and staying there during the off-season. Brace for hurricane season in the Caribbean, rainy season in Thailand, Canada in the dead of winter, reverse migration on the African plains, etc. First stop Chamonix out of ski season.
Richard Grant was born in Malaysia, lived in Kuwait as a boy and then London, England. He went to school in Hammersmith before taking a history degree at University College, London. In his early twenties, he worked as a security guard, a janitor, a house painter and a club DJ before moving to America. For several years, he lived a nomadic life in the American West, supporting himself by writing magazine stories, before choosing Tucson, Arizona, as a base from which to travel further.