Tony Dunnell

  • Tony Dunnell has been living and traveling in Peru since May 2009 and has since established and maintained multiple blogs about his experiences there including How to Peru.
  • From his base in the jungle town of Tarapoto, Dunnel has written for VICE magazine, Paste Magazine, and The Latin Kitchen as well as Travel42.
  • Dunnell owns a bar in Tarapoto called Huascar Bar.


Tony Dunnell is a former writer for TripSavvy who spent five years creating guides to Peru's culture, tourism industry, destinations, and famous attractions.

By the time he moved to Peru, Tony had already clocked-up one and a half years of solo travel in South America. In 2008, he caught the infamous travel bug after six months in Brazil, a trip soon followed by a one-year voyage throughout the continent, from the southern tip of Argentina to the north coast of Colombia.

Since settling in Peru in 2009, Tony has dedicated himself to his two great passions: travel and writing. His writing has appeared in the V!VA Peru and travel42 travel guides, the Culinary Travel in Peru ebook, and on various websites such as Living in Peru, The Latin Kitchen, and USA Today Travel. When he's not traveling or writing, Tony can often be found sipping a Sierra Andina craft beer or a chilcano de pisco at his bar in Tarapoto: Huascar Bar.


Dunnell holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.

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