I’m a travel writer, editor, teacher, and publisher who has been covering the world since I began traveling internationally in the 1970s. As a freelance writer and syndicated columnist for more than 30 years, my work has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Travel & Leisure, and Outside. In 1993 I cofounded the award-winning Travelers’ Tales books with James and Tim O’Reilly and am currently executive editor, where I help oversee the company’s publishing program and have worked on all of our 140-plus books.
I teach and coach writers, emphasizing the art of the personal travel story and memoir, and regularly teach at writers conferences. I’m also editor of The Travel Guide to California and cofounder of The Prose Doctors, an editors consortium. I live with my family on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.