About Me

I'm John Ruler and I'm one
of the Top Travel Writers out there!

Portrait of John Ruler

Hello There!

I'm John Ruler

As an award-winning travel writer, guidebook author, and photographer, I have an in-depth knowledge of:

* Cross-Channel France including the WW1 Battlefields,

* Holidaying worldwide on horseback, including taking your horse, to all things equestrian, from carriage driving and similar disciplines to human interest stories.

* Kent, my home county, with an emphasis on people and little-known places, history, and local traditions.

All three will feature in three distinct Essentially John Ruler online magazines, with the first Over from Dover being launching in Spring 2024.  

My Background

Over 50 years of experience as an all-round journalist has included:

* Reporting for and editing both consumer and travel trade newspapers and magazines.

* Writing a long-running travel weekly column for a major regional newspaper. as well as a monthly feature for a Kent-based glossy magazine.

* Creating a photo library based on worldwide travels.

* Contributing to, or being the author of travel guides to my three specialist subjects.


My Books

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What people say about my books...

A slim volume, fitting into virtually any bag or pocket, its main achievement is the joining up of the dots along the whole Western Front. It's an ideal companion for both Western Front novices and more seasoned explorers.

An Ideal Companion
Best of British

A compact guide covering all the min museums and memorials

A Compact Guide
France Magazine

This slim volume is the ideal pocket book for anyone planning a visit to the battlefields

Ideal Pocket Book
Good Book Guide

A good overview of the main sites

Good Overview
Travel Which

Where to buy my books