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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 back from when the website was first founded in 2000. During that time he circled the globe many times, visiting more than 80 countries. Sadly, he passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.

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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 was 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 several years before returning to his roots in Cottekill, New York, where he lived 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, 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.

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.

Read Kent's articles on GoNOMAD

Guanajauto, Mexico: GoNOMAD DESTINATION MINI GUIDE

Guanajauto, Mexico: GoNOMAD DESTINATION MINI GUIDE
Guanajauto, Mexico. Kent St. John rents a house in this famous Mexican city.

Antigua's Sailing Week Regatta

Antigua's Sailing Week Regatta
Antigua's Sailing Week Regatta

Northern Ethiopia: Nothing Like Disneyworld, A Place Unlike any Other

Northern Ethiopia: Nothing Like Disneyworld, A Place Unlike any Other
Northern Ethiopia: Kent St. John journeys to northern Ethiopia and visits ancient monasteries high in the mountains.

The Basilica della Santa Casa in Loreto, Italy

The Basilica della Santa Casa in Loreto, Italy
The Basilica della Santa Casa in Loreto, Italy

Grotte di Frasassi, Genga, Italy

Grotte di Frasassi, Genga, Italy
Grotte di Frasassi, Genga, Italy

Murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Murtals in Belfast, Northern Ireland

A guanaco mother with her calf in Patagonia

A guanaco mother with her calf in Patagonia
A guanaco mother with her calf in Patagonia

Sleeping sea lions

Sleeping sea lions
Sleeping sea lions

Australia: Visiting Three Queensland Islands

Australia: Visiting Three Queensland Islands
Kent St. John visits three islands in Queensland, Australia, Hamilton Island, Lizard Island and Fitzroy Island, and enjoys snorkeling, seaplane rides and a hug from a koala.

Australia: Visiting Three Queensland Islands (2)

Australia: Visiting Three Queensland Islands (2)
Queensland, Australia: Kent St. John visits three islands in Queensland, Australia, Hamilton Island, Lizard Island and Fitzroy Island, and enjoys snorkeling, seaplane rides and a hug from a koala ...

Hanging It All Out in Rincon Puerto Rico

Hanging It All Out in Rincon Puerto Rico
Kent E. St. John writes about a stay in Rincon, Puerto Rico where the relaxing surfing vibe keeps him happy

Vermont Foliage Gallery - Page Two

Vermont Foliage Gallery - Page Two
Stunning photos of the Vermont countryside during the peak of fall foliage by GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John - page two

High Above Guanajauto, Mexico

High Above Guanajauto, Mexico
High above Guanajauto, Mexico in the shadow of Don Quixote, another of Mexicos wonderful small cities awaits the curious traveler.

Taos Photo Gallery by Kent E. St. John

Taos Photo Gallery by Kent E. St. John
Taos Photo Gallery by Kent E. St. John

Kent St. John: GoNOMAD's Travel Connoisseur

Kent St. John: GoNOMAD's Travel Connoisseur
Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John GoNOMAD Writer Profiles Kent St. John -- GoNOMAD's Travel Connoisseur connoisseur (kä-n&-'s&r) 1: EXPERT; especially : one who unders ...

A Northern Ireland Primer: Moors, Mountains and Sea

A Northern Ireland Primer: Moors, Mountains and Sea
Kent St. John takes a tour of Northern Ireland, from the Saint Patrick Centre to the Giant's Causeway to the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.

Rounding Cape Horn: The World's Wickedest Waters

Rounding Cape Horn: The World's Wickedest Waters
Kent St. John takes a tour of Chilean Patagonia and then sails around Cape Horn aboard the Mare Australis.

Northern Ethiopia: Traveling Through Beauty, Back in Time

Northern Ethiopia: Traveling Through Beauty, Back in Time
Northern Ethiopia: Kent St. John journeys to northern Ethiopia and visits ancient monasteries high in the mountains.

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St. Martin: Paradise With a French Twist

St. Martin: Paradise With a French Twist
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John explores the French side of St. Martin where he finds limitless sand beaches, fresh seafood and outdoor adventure and sails to the nearby island of Anguilla  ...

Deep in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea

Deep in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea
Kent St. John flies into the jungles of the Sepik River Basin in Papua New Guinea and visits with villagers whose way of life has remained unchanged for many centuries.

Up the Coast of Brazil: Salvador to Recife

Up the Coast of Brazil: Salvador to Recife
Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John takes a trip up the coast of Brazil from Salvador to Recife and the old colonial fortress town of Olinda, now a World Heritage Site.
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Calgary Stampede Photo Gallery

Calgary Stampede Photo Gallery
Calgary Stampede: A gallery of photos by Kent St. John from the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, the world's largest rodeo.

Calgary Stampede Photo Gallery

Calgary Stampede Photo Gallery
A gallery of photos by Kent St. John from the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, the world's largest rodeo.

Calgary Stampede Photo Gallery

Calgary Stampede Photo Gallery
Calgary Stampede: A gallery of photos by Kent St. John from the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, the world's largest rodeo.

A Return to Le Marche: Palaces, Painters and Pilgrims

A Return to Le Marche: Palaces, Painters and Pilgrims
Kent St. John takes a trip to the Marche Region in Italy, where he finds magnificent architecture, picturesque villages, colorful caves and sumptuous dining.

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

France's Burgundy Region: Wining, Dining and Biking in Beaune
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John samples the superb cuisine and legendary wines of Burgundy and takes a delightful bike ride through the countryside.

France: The Champagne Region's Hidden Treasures

France: The Champagne Region's Hidden Treasures
Kent St. John visits the Champagne region of France and finds fine art and architecture and the finest food and wine in all the world.

Bartlesville, Okalahoma: A Unique American Destination

Bartlesville, Okalahoma: A Unique American Destination
Kent St. John visits Bartelsville, Oklahoma, the home of America's first oil barons and finds a wealth of historical and cultural attractions.

Warsaw: A City on the Rise

Warsaw: A City on the Rise
Kent St. John visits Warsaw and finds that it is a beguiling city with a sense of humor.

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

The French Alps: Spring Snow in Val d'Isere and Chamonix
Chamonix and the French Alps:GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John reports on spring skiing in the French Alps at Val d'Isere and Chamonix.

Among the Sami: A Visit to Finnish Lapland

Among the Sami: A Visit to Finnish Lapland
Finland Lapland: Kent St. John enjoys the Northern Lights, saunas and reindeer- and dog-sled rides on a visit to the Sami People of Lapland.

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

Switzerland, Austria, Germany: The Three Faces of Lake Constance
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John visits Lake Constance and the three countries that border its shores, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

Nairobi to Mombasa: Kenya's Safari Trail

Nairobi to Mombasa: Kenya's Safari Trail
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent St. John travels Kenya's Safari Trail to view African wildlife up close and visits a Maasai village homestead.

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

Two Views of Puerto Rico: The Indiana Jones - James Bond Tour
Puerto Rico: Kent St. John takes a two-sided tour of Puerto Rico: arduous adventures by day and luxurious living by night.

A Railway Tour of Sweden and Finland

A Railway Tour of Sweden and Finland
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John takes a railway and ferry tour of Sweden and Finland, stopping in Malmo, Stockholm, Helsinki,Tampere and Turku.

Fes, Morocco: History and Mystery

Fes, Morocco: History and Mystery
Kent E. St. John visits Fes (or Fez), the spiritual center of Morocco, and reports on the historic old city, the colorful markets, the sumptuous hotels and riads, and the world famous hospitality of t ...

St. Lucia: Adventures and Relaxation on Coconut Bay

St. Lucia: Adventures and Relaxation on Coconut Bay
St.Lucia: Kent E. St. John combines adventure and relaxation on Coconut Bay in St. Lucia.

France's Rhone Alpes Region: Where Food is King

France's Rhone Alpes Region: Where Food is King
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John extolls the many virtues of France's Rhone Allpes Region, including the charming historic buidlings, the scenery, the hospitality, and, of course, the foo ...

Lake Placid, New York: Olympic Memories and Adirondack Splendor

Lake Placid, New York: Olympic Memories and Adirondack Splendor
Lake Placid, New York: Kent E. St. John visits Lake Placid, New York and describes all the outdoor activities, memories from the 1980 and 1932 Olympic Games, and, of course, the best places to dine an ...

Nevis: The Queen of the Caribes

Nevis: The Queen of the Caribes
Nevis: Kent E. St. John visits the Caribbean island of Nevis and savors its many attractions.
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