“You won’t find any comprehensive guide to Dominica by Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Moon or any of the big names. What you need is Paul Crask’s guide to Dominica.”

I grew up in Yorkshire, England and studied German Language & Literature at Leeds University (1984-1988) with a stint at the Karl Marx University of Leipzig in former communist East Germany and a year as an English Language assistant at a grammar school in the Rheinpfalz. After graduating I went to Japan and taught English and German in a school near Hiroshima for two years. Then I went backpacking around Asia and the USA until my money ran out.

I managed a hotel and golf club on the east coast of England before embarking on a career in legaltech development and project management for a ‘magic circle’ law firm. In 2005 my wife and I dropped out and we migrated to her native island, Dominica.

I was a scuba instructor and underwater videographer for a while but then got into travel writing. Bradt Travel Guides (UK) Ltd has published two of my travel books (Dominica and Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique) and I write occasional freelance features for both international and regional newspapers and magazines – usually about travel and life in the islands of the eastern Caribbean. I have also edited four other travel books.

I spent 2012 to 2014 self-building my own home and have also just finished a 115,000 word manuscript of a novel called The Dreams Of A Wistful Nomad. This year it’s my ambition to create and publish my own magazine called Dominica Traveller.

If you would like to contact me, please email me at paulcrask@gmail.com

Caribbean writer, freelance, travel, editing