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Kent E. St. John

GoNOMAD Writer ProfilesKent St. John
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

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.

Taos Photo Gallery by Kent E. St. John

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

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.

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.

Jen Leo: Bra, Panties and Talent

Jen Leo: Bra, Panties and Talent
An interview with Jen Leo, editor of Sand in My Bra, and Whose Panties are These, on travel writing.

Downtime in Budapest

Downtime in Budapest
Budapest: Kent St. John takes some downtime in sultry Budapest Hungary.

Wandering Oaxaca's Market Villages

Wandering Oaxaca's Market Villages
Wandering Oaxaca’s Market Villages which sell everything from fresh veggies and fruits to local handicrafts.

Taos, New Mexico: Still Heavenly

Taos, New Mexico: Still Heavenly
Taos, New Mexico: Still Heavenly

Taking the Bus Around Mexico

Taking the Bus Around Mexico
bus travel in Mexico: A guide to taking busses around Mexico, schedules, websites, and phone numbers for contacting Mexican bus lines.

Guatemala's Caribbean Treasure

Guatemala's Caribbean Treasure
Kent St. John presents a guide to attractions, dining and lodging in Guatemala.

Golfing and Exploring Wales: Beautiful Castles and Courses

Golfing and Exploring Wales: Beautiful Castles and Courses
A guide to Golfing and Exploring Wales with hotel, restaurant and useful websites

The Galapagos Islands: A Controlled Adventure

The Galapagos Islands: A Controlled Adventure
  The Galapagos Islands: A "Controlled Adventure" by Kent St. John GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor The volcanic island off the port side was just beginning to display its shape, and the s ...

Australia: The Ghan Railway From Darwin to Alice Springs

Australia: The Ghan Railway From Darwin to Alice Springs
A trip on the new Ghan railway between Darwin and Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territories

Mt Washington Hotel, New Hampshire's Grand Dame

Mt Washington Hotel, New Hampshire's Grand Dame
Kent St. John visits the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire.

Cape Town, South Africa: The Tip is Tops!

Cape Town, South Africa: The Tip is Tops!
A guide to the wonderful city of Cape Town South Africa...where to go, where to stay, where to eat and what not to miss

GoNOMAD--Learning Italian in Ascoli

GoNOMAD--Learning Italian in Ascoli
A guide to Ascoli Italy, in a region called Le Marches, which is like Tuscany 30 years ago.

Jordan's Greatest Treasure: Petra, Aquaba Down Under

Jordan's Greatest Treasure: Petra, Aquaba Down Under
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John visits Jordan and describes Petra, The Rose City, and Aquaba down under.

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Vancouver  
Lewiston, Maine,
Sevierville, Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia with hosts Brad Shepard and Bo Sullivan on WHYN-AM 560.
Champagne France Portland, Maine Belize with Kevin and Sue McCarthy of the Travel Planners Show
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Rio De Janeiro: Samba South of the Border

Rio De Janeiro: Samba South of the Border
Rio de Janiero, Rio de Janiero Brazil A guide to the exciting city including Ipanema and the favellas.

Croatia's Istrian Peninsula: Full of Flavor

Croatia's Istrian Peninsula: Full of Flavor
Croatia is a fast becoming a hot European destination. Kent E. St. John takes us around.

Norway's Viking Voyage: The Hurtigruten

Norway's Viking Voyage: The Hurtigruten
Norway's coastal cruise: The Hurtigruten. Kent St. John cruises up the coast of Norway in winter.
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Southport Island, Maine: Finding The Perfect Rental

Southport Island, Maine: Finding The Perfect Rental
Boothbay Maine: Kent E. St. John describes a perfect rental cottage on Southport Island in Maine.

France: Cruising on the Canal du Midi

France: Cruising on the Canal du Midi
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John cruises the famous Canal du Midi in southern France with a merry crew of British journalists aboard the good ship Magnifique.

Byron Bay: Australia's New Age Wonder Beach Town

Byron Bay: Australia's New Age Wonder Beach Town
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John visits Byron Bay, describing it as a New Age Wonder Beach Town.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Advice for Your Trip Across the Border

Advice for Your Trip Across the Border
Mexico: South of the border what you need to know before you head south.

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 ...

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

Jordan: Camping with the Bedouins

Jordan: Camping with the Bedouins
Jordan camping: Travel writer Kent E. St. John describes camping with bedouins in a wadi in Jordan.

 
 


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