Huw Hennessy

Huw Hennessy

About this author

Caitlin (Kate) and Huw Hennessy are seasoned travel writers specialising in Latin America, but with worldwide travel experience, from Iceland to Auckland, Jamestown to Queenstown. They first met as tour leaders for Journey Latin America, London-based adventure tour operators. Between running tours to this ‘undiscovered’ new destination, as it was then in the mid-1980s, they began to help update the (Footprint) South American Handbook. The travel writing bug soon took over from the tour leading and now they have accumulated more years than they care to count, editing, writing and updating numerous Footprint Handbooks as well as editing for a wide range of other travel publishers.

They have also ventured out into the wider world of journalism, from local newspaper reporting, to writing for various magazines and newspapers, including Wanderlust, the Independent and the Times Educational Supplement. 

At home in Devon, they keep fit walking the Southwest Coast Path together. Kate is also an accomplished artist, recently completing her M.A. in Fine Arts, while Huw keeps his travel bug happy, exploring the rivers and coasts in his kayak and cycling the myriad country lanes.