Josh first moved to Xinjiang in 2006, where he completely fell in love with the region and its people. With his wife, a map and a motorcycle, they ventured off to explore the far western region of China.
Josh has been writing about Xinjiang for almost a decade now, most notably on his site FarWestChina.com. FarWestChina started as a simple blog but has grown to become the most trusted English-language resource on the Xinjiang region.
The site has been featured on numerous international publications including the BBC, CNBC, The New Yorker and many more. It has won numerous awards and is one of the most highly-respected regional blogs in all of China.
Josh now lives with his wife and 3 year old son in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi where he continues to study, travel and attempt to start a business.