John Bills

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Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
European Travel Destinations, Balkan History & Travel, Solo Travel
  • He has written and edited city guides for destinations around the world, from Cádiz to Cape Town and Birmingham to Bihać.
  • He has published six books on history, travel, and culture in Eastern Europe.
  • John currently runs a travel website dedicated to history, travel, and culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he resides, featuring long-form articles and city guides.


John joined Static Media in 2023 as a features editor for the Explore brand, where he spends his days working on articles and developing a severe case of wanderlust. He has worked as a professional writer and editor since the winter of 2013. A keen writer since childhood, John wrote recreationally until an unlikely offer came along to work in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the years since, John has written and edited travel guides for Fodor's, Time Out, In Your Pocket, Culture Trip, and more, covering countries worldwide, big cities and small villages alike. He's also written extensively about sports and professional wrestling for various publications.


John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in disability studies and education from Liverpool Hope University.
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