About Josambro


josh-3Joshua Samuel Brown is the author of Vignettes of Taiwan (2005) and co-author of thirteen travel guides, including two editions of Lonely Planet Taiwan (2007 & 2010), two editions of Lonely Planet Belize (2008 & 2011) and the Singapore City Guide (2008). His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Bicycle Times, the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Standard, the China Post, the Taiwan News, the Colorado Daily, Beijing Scene, City Weekend, Business Traveler Asia, Cat Fancy, Dim Sum Literary Journal, Destination Belize, Travel in Taiwan & many others.

He has also contributed four stories in Lonely Planet’s The World’s Best Street Food (2012) and The World’s Best Spicy Food (2013) and is a regular contributor to the Lonely Planet Website, and has maintained a high-traffic travel blog (Snarky Tofu) since 2006.

Joshua earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1991, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.  His is a two-time recipient of the Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellowship at the University of Southern California (2009 & 2011).