Tom is a fiction author, travel writer, photographer and website developer.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania USA, Tom Brosnahan joined the US Peace Corps after graduating from Tufts University in 1967, and went to Turkey to teach English. During his Peace Corps service he learned to speak Turkish and discovered a fascinating land virtually unknown to most travelers. Tom wrote his first guidebook, Turkey on $5 a Day, (Frommer's, 1970) as a Peace Corps project.
After graduate school and a Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship for research in the archives of the Ottoman Empire, Tom devoted himself to writing and photography. His 30 travel guidebooks for Insight, Berlitz, Frommer's and Lonely Planet covered Belize, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Guatemala, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, New England, Tunisia and Turkey, with translations into more than ten languages.
Tom has served as a Contributing Editor to Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine, has had many articles and photographs published in leading magazines and newspapers and has appeared on television and radio, including ABC's Good Morning America, NPR's Talk of the Nation, the Travel Channel and Public Radio International's The Connection. He has given lectures at the American Turkish Council's annual conference, the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper-Hewitt National Musem of Design, and other organizations. His travel-planning websites have received as many as seven million annual visitors from 230+ countries.