Andrew Hempstead has spent many years exploring, writing, and photographing worldwide; traveling extensively through the South Pacific, the United States, Canada, Europe and India. He has been writing since 1989, when, after leaving a career in the field of advertising, he took off for Alaska, linking up with veteran travel writer Deke Castleman. Over the last decade he has carved his own niche in the travel writing scene. He is the author of five books on Canada and has co-authored books on both Australia and New Zealand. Andrew has traveled to New Zealand numerous times on writing and photographic assignments, but also purely for pleasure, golfing the links of Northland and skiing the slopes around Queenstown. When not updating his guidebooks, he divides his time between Australia and Canada, spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. Andrew's photography appears in all his guidebooks, and is also used by editorial, corporate, and government clients. Following a decade of representation by stock agencies in the U.S. and Europe, Andrew now markets his photography through the website www.heejee.com where you will find sample galleries and stock photo lists. Andrew is accredited by the Canada Tourism Commission and is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) and Editorial Photographers. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and camping. He lives in Banff, Alberta.