Simon Willis

Simon Willis is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. For the magazine he has crisscrossed Europe, Asia and Latin America. Particularly drawn to remote places, he has filed features from Patagonia, Laos and the Southern Ocean among other destinations. His journalism has appeared in many publications, including The Economist, the FT Weekend Magazine, Fortune and the New York Review of Books. He was previously senior editor at The Economist's features magazine 1843, and associate editor of the literary magazine Granta.

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