How We Work

Learn what we stand for and how our business works

Why We’re Here

We publish guidebooks to amazing experiences and thrilling destinations around the world. We exist to satisfy our readers’ curiosity and wanderlust with useful guides to fascinating places.

What We Do

We create downloadable travel guides to help you find, plan and book your next adventure. Each of our guides is researched and authored by destination experts and professional travel writers with in-depth local knowledge and first-hand expertise.

100% Impartial

The information in our guides is 100% impartial and free from any commercial influence. We never accept payment for positive coverage. All recommendations are given based on the author’s personal experience and judgement.

Travel Far, Travel Well

We believe that travel has the power to change ourselves as people and the world around us, usually for the better.

But we also know that irresponsible mass tourism can be culturally disruptive and environmentally damaging.

Running through all our guides is a common theme: that travel is best when we’re open, curious and mindful of our footprint. We’re on a quest to promote a vision of travel that is sustainable, responsible and adds to the world rather than taking away.

Our partners are all carefully selected small and independent operators who share our mission. You will never see a Horizon Guide on all-inclusive resorts or mega cruises. We’re here to celebrate real places, authentic experiences and mindful travel.

We're proud to support the following organisations who share our values:


Who We Are

Matthew Barker

Matt has spent much of the last 10 years living abroad, including North and South America and SE Asia. He’s now back home in Sheffield, England, manning the fort at Horizon HQ and putting down some roots with his wife and their adopted Thai street dog.

Simon Ross-Gill

Simon is our creative genius and is responsible for turning words and photos into our beautiful travel guides. After many years in living in Peru, Simon is now back home on Scotland’s Isle of Arran.

Mike Beech

Mike is the techie one. After years of working on the Internet, he's perfected "work travel"—that often includes taking a large monitor in his hand luggage. He spends most of his time at home in Sheffield with his wife and son.

Get In Touch

Want to learn more? Interested in working with us? Drop us a line and we'll get right back to you.

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