Tim Bewer gave up a career as a legislative assistant to become a freelance writer, photographer, editor, and tour leader. His written work has covered topics ranging from autism to punk rock, but he focuses on his first love: travel. Most of his time these days revolves around Thailand; the Isan (northeast) region in particular. In the months he isn’t shouldering a backpack he lives in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

row of travel guidebooks
I’ve written or co-written nearly 50 books, mostly travel guides covering a variety of destinations, from Thailand to Mexico and Sudan to Nebraska.
woman walking on cliff-side pathway at Wat Phu Tok
My wife and I lead slow travel cultural tours exclusively in Thailand’s seldom-visited Isan region.

Meng Mountain Books publishes unique titles about Thai culture, history, and art.
people walking in a Kathin parade
In-depth articles and random musings about culture, food, and travel in Thailand.
mural painting of god rescuing man from a shipwreck
I wrote the first-ever abridged versions of all 547 Jataka tales.
Buddha head in roots of banyan tree in Ayutthaya
I don’t write many newspaper and magazine articles anymore, but here are a few.
sunset over a temple in Sukhothai
Some of my photography is for sale through Getty Images. You can also purchase many other photos direct from me.