A Brit who swapped the rain of his native Manchester for the sun of his adopted Hvar via Somalia, Paul had been living full-time in Croatia since 2003.
Author of Lebanese Nuns Don’t Ski and Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes, as well as two guide books on Hvar and Split, Paul embarked on an online tourism information project in late 2011.
Total Hvar soon expanded into Total Split, Total Inland Dalmatia, then several other portals for Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Korcula, wine, cycling and sailing, before most was convened under Total Croatia News. Similar portals, Total Slovenia News and Total Montenegro News have expanded the Total Project internationally. In 2019, a new Croatia in 100 Pages site, www.total-croatia.com was launched.
The philosophy of the Total Project has always been simple and summarised in 5 words: Give People What They Want.
Marko Polo FIJET Award for best international promotion of Croatia at Croatian Society of Journalists in 2014.
Marko Polo FIJET Award for Advent in Zagreb feature in 2017.
Best Online Feature at Medical Travel Media Awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2019.
Paul has also written for The Daily Telegraph and Qatar Airways and is an occasional columnist for Index.