Jessica Lee is a travel writer and guidebook author who specialises in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

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    Guidebooks

    Author, Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh (4th & 3rd edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Turkey (15th, 14th & 13th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Discover Turkey (1st edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Egypt (12th & 11th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Discover Egypt (2nd edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Morocco (12th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Cyprus (6th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Cambodia (10th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Vietnam (13th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Europe (9th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Middle East (8th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Africa (14th & 13th edition)

    Co-author, Lonely Planet Israel and the Palestinian Territories (7th edition)

    Author, Footprint Handbook, Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea (1st edition)

    Author, Footprint Handbook, Morocco: Marrakech, Essaouira, Fes, Atlas (1st edition)

    Author, Footprint Handbook, Jordan (2nd edition)

    Author, Footprint Handbook, Lebanon (1st edition)

    Author, Footprint Handbook, Beirut (2nd & 1st edition)

    Author, Footprint Handbook, Syria (1st edition)

    Author, Footprint Handbook, Damascus (1st edition)

    Co-author, Footprint Handbook, Morocco (6th edition)

     

    Articles

    Afar - The Afar guide to Jordan

    Afar - The Afar guide to Egypt

    BBC - Echoes of an ancient land along Turkey's Abraham Path

    BBC - A Bedouin's trail through Petra

    BBC - Cappadocia's twin-peaked shadow

    BBC - Africa's wildlife in the raw

    BBC - Choose your own adventure in Turkey

    BBC - Travelling the slow route to Petra

    BBC - Red sea diving: alternatives to Sharm el-Sheikh

    CNN - Jordan: 10 reasons to visit the Middle East's most easygoing country

    Colours Magazine - Beirut

    DOTW Magazine - The new troglodytes

    Explore History Magazine - Cave Churches of Cappadocia

    The Telegraph - Beirut: where to stay and what to do

    Lifestyle+Travel Magazine - An ancient path of kindness

    Lifestyle+Travel Magazine - A glamorous rejuvenation retreat along Turkey's Lycian coast

    Lonely Planet - Tracing history across Nicosia's Green Line

    Lonely Planet - A day in the life of Djemaa el-Fna

    Lonely Planet- Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

    Lonely Planet - How to travel independently around Cyprus

    Lonely Planet - How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

    Lonely Planet - A beginner's guide to North Cyprus

    Lonely Planet - Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme roads

    Lonely Planet - Visiting Halong Bay: tips to plan your trip

    Lonely Planet - Beyond Halong Bay: lesser known highlights of Vietnam's northeast

    Lonely Planet - In defence of the 'tourist trail'

    Lonely Planet - How to choose the best value group tour

    Lonely Planet - Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

    Lonely Planet - Battambang: Cambodia's lesser-known city

    National Geographic - Where the locals go

    Oryx Magazine - 24 hours in Cairo

    Perceptive Travel - Notes from a revolution

    Perceptive Travel - Not the one in the bible

    Perceptive Travel - Just a simple strip of cloth

    Peregrine Magazine - Turn off, tune out, drop in

    Peregrine Magazine - Shaman, swami, sadhu, sham

    The Independent - All life and death to be found in a maze of a market in Ethiopia

    The Independent - A capital cacophony in Cairo

    The Independent - The kindness and spontaneity of Syrian strangers

    The Independent - Bewildered on a Bedouin backroad into Petra

    Wanderlust Magazine - For a sultry city stroll, go to Beirut

     

    Travel Reference Books

    Co-author on a variety of travel reference and inspiration titles including Lonely Planet's Food Lover's Guide to the World (author of Middle East chapter); Ultimate Travelist; The Food Book (author of Egypt & Ethiopia chapters); World's Best Street Food; 1000 Ultimate Adventures; Best in Travel 2011 & 2012; and Rough Guides' Make The Most of Your Time on Earth

     

    Digital Media

    Jess has authored Ethiopia, Tunisia, Istanbul, Ankara, and Fez guides for the award-winning worldtravelguide.net; Egypt and Turkey guides as a destination expert for the Directline Holiday website; Turkey, Morocco and UAE guides for Planetware.com; and contributes on Middle Eastern and North African destinations for Afar.com. From 2015 to 2017 she was the Larnaca expert for EasyJet Traveller Magazine and between 2016 and 2017 also for Marrakesh.