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Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John
Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John
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Kent St. John -- GoNOMAD's Travel Connoisseur

connoisseur (kä-n&-'s&r)
1: EXPERT; especially : one who understands the details, technique, or principles of an art 2: one who enjoys with discrimination and an appreciation of subtleties

Kent St. John was GoNOMAD's Senior Travel Editor since the website was founded in 2000. During that time he has circled the globe many times, visiting more than 80 countries. Sadly, he passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.

Kent enjoyed travel "with discrimination and an appreciation of subtleties," always finding a way to capture the nuances and essences of a destination, whether he's whale-watching in Nova Scotia, riding the rails in Australia, bungee jumping in China or worshipping the sun on a beach in Brazil.

Kent owned a tour company in Arizona for many years before returning to his roots in Cottekill, New York, where he lives with his wife Lisa, a high school English teacher and a published poet, and his son Chance.

He was also a Contributing Editor for Transitions Abroad magazine and a correspondent for Around the World Radio, which broadcasts on ten stations in California and on thirty throughout Australia. He also wrote for Travel International, MSNBC, PreviewMA magazine. as well as several other media outlets.

His narratives appeared in several books such as Travelers’ Tales Ireland, Pilgrimage and The Best of Travelers’ Tales. His blog, Be Our Guest was about the Travel Press life and was chosen as one of the 100 best travel-related blogs in the world by Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine.

He was a member of the North American Travel Journalist Association. Over the last twelve years he traveled on assignment to 82 countries, many several times. At the time of his death, he was working on a book titled Be Our Guest covering the travails and treats of travel writing.

Kent dangles above Macau, China.
Kent dangles above Macau, China.

Kent wrote dozens of articles for GoNOMAD:


A Northern Ireland Primer: Moors, Mountains and Sea

Rounding Cape Horn: The World's Wickedest Waters

Northern Ethiopia: Traveling Through Beauty, Back in Time

St. Martin: Paradise With a French Twist

Athens: Worth All the Marbles

Deep in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea

Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea: A Diver's Paradise

Up the Coast of Brazil: Salvador to Recife

Calgary Stampede Photo Gallery

A Return to Le Marche: Palaces, Painters and Pilgrims

Australia: Visiting Three Queensland Islands


France's Burgundy Region: Wining, Dining and Biking in Beaune


Belgium: Wandering Through Wallonia


The Champagne Region's Hidden Treasures

Merry Christmas from Sweden: A Kent St. John Photo Blog


Bartlesville, Okalahoma: A Unique American Destination


Warsaw: A City on the Rise

The French Alps: Spring Snow in Val d’Isere and Chamonix


Among the Sámi: A Visit to Finnish Lapland

Switzerland, Austria, Germany: The Three Faces of Lake Constance

Nairobi to Mombasa: Kenya's Safari Trail

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: A Pirate's Dream

Two Views of Puerto Rico: The Indiana Jones - James Bond Tour

Loading goods in Morocco
Loading goods in Morocco

A Railway Tour of Sweden and Finland

Fes, Morocco: History and Mystery

St. Lucia: Adventures and Relaxation on Coconut Bay


France's Rhone Alpes Where Food is King

Nevis: The Queen of the Caribes

Marrakech, Morocco: A Step Back in Time


Sydney, Australia: A Date with the Cinderella City


Byron Bay: Australia's New Age Wonder Beach Town


France: Cruising on the Canal du Midi


Finding The Perfect Summer Rental: Cozy Harbor, Maine

Singapore and Batam: A Perfect Couple

Northern Croatia: Castles, Character and Wine

An orangutan in Singapore
An orangutan in Singapore

Norway's Viking Voyage: The Hurtigruten

one of Mexico's wonderful small cities

Croatia's Istrian Peninsula: Full of Flavor

You Can Go Home Again

: Our Travel Editor Returns to His Roots in Upstate NY

Miraculous Macau: Modern and Mystifying Sleeping in the Hay: Farm Stays in New England

Island Travel Tips

South Africa: Model for the Future

Ring Around the Kremlin

Rio de Janeiro: Samba South of the Border

Coffee is served in Jordan.
Coffee is served in Jordan.

Sailing the Maine Coast: Schooner Time Down East

South Africa Photo Safari: Lions and Tigers and Rhinos, Oh My!

Buzios, Brazil: The Perfect Place to Worship Sun and Sea

Jerusalem: Mama Told Me Not To Come

Amazing North Jordan: Dead Sea, Jerash and Getting Biblical

South Jordan’s Biggest Treasure: Petra, Aqaba Down Under

Delightful Ascoli -- "Like Tuscany 30 Years Ago"

Beauty and Serenity in Paraty, Brazil

European Travel Tips

Feeding reindeer in Lapland
Feeding reindeer in Lapland

Kent's Web Picks: Our Travel Editor's favorite bookmarks

Southern Nova Scotia: Water, Whales and Wonder

South Africa's Cape Heaven: The Tip is Tops!

Montana’s Spirited Southwest

The White Mountain's Grande Dame: The Mt Washington Hotel is a Step Back in Time After

70 Years, The Ghan Railway Arrives in Darwin, Australia


Whiskey and Water: Self-Cruising the Emerald Isle

Bridging the Gap of Peace in Ireland: Cruising the Waterway to the North


Galapagos Islands: A "Controlled Adventure"

Golfing and Exploring Wales: Beautiful Castles and Courses

Baby leopards chow down at a South African game preserve.
Baby leopards chow down at a
South African game preserve.

Guatemala and its Caribbean Treasure: "Seeing Snakes Make You Stronger

Bussing Mexico:
Traveling "Classe Lugo" to Cuernavaca

Bra, Panties and Talent: An Interview with Jen Leo

A Traveler’s Insurance Kit: Emergency Safety for the Road

Cheap Seats: The "Ins and Outs" of Airline Consolidators

Taos, New Mexico: Still Heavenly

GoNOMAD Photo Gallery: Taos in Winter

Wandering Oaxaca’s Market Villages

 

Kent St. John

A GoNOMAD Photo Gallery Kent St. John's France GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent
Taos in Winter GoNOMAD Photo Gallery Photos by Kent E. St. John GoNOMAD Senior Travel
Vermont Fall Foliage Gallery Photograhs by Kent St. John , October 2011 Page Two
Vermont Fall Foliage Gallery Photograhs by Kent St. John , October 2011 Page Three
Vermont Fall Foliage Gallery Photograhs by Kent St. John , October 2011 A
Francias L. and Roberta Fugate Mountain Press Touring New Mexico Coyote Books Kent E. St. John
History is never far away in Ulster County, NY. (Kent E. St. John photo) You Can Go
Taking a seaplane to Whitehaven Beach. Photos by Kent St. John. Click on photo to enlarge
Three Queensland Islands By Kent E St John Islands are a strong pull for me, a strong enough pull
A blacktip reef shark in St. Maarten. Photo by Daniel Reynolds Riveiro. Click on photo
Marigot, the capital of St. Martin, seen from Fort St. Louis. Photo by Kent St. John. Click
Kit: Emergency Safety for the Road By Kent St. John, GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor BEFORE
these beautiful Islands. We fly by St. Thomas, then St. John, and St. Croix rising from the endless
vacationers on St. John courtesy of the St. Thomas Adventure Center. The clear-bottom kayaks
Delightful Ascoli:"Like Tuscany 30 Years Ago" By Kent E. St. John, GoNOMAD

 

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