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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

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.

Northern Croatia: Castles, Character and Wine

Northern Croatia: Castles, Character and Wine
Croatia; you know it has great beaches but did you know it also has great wine? Kent E. St. John shows us Zagreb, Croatia and beyond.

Party in Paraty, Brazil

Party in Paraty, Brazil
Brazil: Kent E. St. John visits some of the 65 islands and 300 beaches in Paraty, Brazil, as well as many of the best restaurants and nightspots.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Southern Nova Scotia: Water, Whales and Wonder

Southern Nova Scotia: Water, Whales and Wonder
Nova Scotia | GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John visits southern Nova Scotia via a ferry from Portland, Maine.

Bring Your Own Bottle in Montreal

Bring Your Own Bottle in Montreal
Enjoying bringing your own bottle to dine in Montreal's most elegant restaurants.

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.

Whiskey and Water: Self-Cruising the Emerald Isle

Whiskey and Water: Self-Cruising the Emerald Isle
Whiskey and Water: Self-Cruising the Emerald Isle

Kent's Web Picks: Useful Travel Websistes

Kent's Web Picks: Useful Travel Websistes
Kent's Wed Picks: Useful Travel Websites

Staying Safe With A Traveler's Insurance Kit

Staying Safe With A Traveler's Insurance Kit
How to travel safely by selecting a travel insurance policy before you go, and other ways to prepare for travel.

GoNOMAD - Island Travel Tips

GoNOMAD - Island Travel Tips
Gonomad-Island travel tips.

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

Sleeping sea lions

Sleeping sea lions
Sleeping sea lions

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7 minute Interview segments
Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

Vancouver  Big Bear Lake CA
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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A guanaco mother with her calf in Patagonia

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

Murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

Grotte di Frasassi, Genga, Italy

Grotte di Frasassi, Genga, Italy
Grotte di Frasassi, Genga, Italy
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The Basilica della Santa Casa in Loreto, Italy

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

Singapore and Batam: A Perfect Couple

Singapore and Batam: A Perfect Couple
A guide to Batam and Singapore in Indonesia... where to stay, events to enjoy, what to see and where to eat.

Sailing the Maine Coast: Schooner Time Downeast

Sailing the Maine Coast: Schooner Time Downeast
Sailing the Maine Coast: Schooner Time Downeast

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.

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.

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  ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Marrakech: A Step Back in Time

Marrakech: A Step Back in Time
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John visits Marrakech, shopping in the markets -- known as souks -- and taking in the sights and sounds of the old city.

GoNOMAD-Coming Home to Ulster County, NY

GoNOMAD-Coming Home to Ulster County, NY
An account of returning Eastward to the city of his birth, by Kent E. St. John, GoNOMAD's Senior Travel Editor

Miraculous Macau: Modern and Mystifying

Miraculous Macau: Modern and Mystifying
Kent E. St. John describes the many changes in Macau since it was transferred to Chinese rule.

South Africa: Model for the Future

South Africa: Model for the Future
GoNOMAD's Kent St. John visits South Africa.

Russia: Ring Around the Kremlin

Russia: Ring Around the Kremlin
Kent St. John describes his trip to Moscow and its suburbs.

Lions and Tigers and Rhinos in South Africa

Lions and Tigers and Rhinos in South Africa
Viewing Lions, Tigers, Rhinos, Warthogs, Zebras, Elephants in the wild of South Africa.

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

Buzios, Brazil: The Perfect Place to Worship Sun and Sea
Kent St. John describes the many scenic, historical and recreational attractions of Buzios, Brazil.

Floating the Dead Sea, Exploring Jordan's Wonders

Floating the Dead Sea, Exploring Jordan's Wonders
Kent St. John explores Jerash and the Dead Sea and other fascinating sites in Jordan.

Jerusalem: Mama Told Me Not To Come

Jerusalem: Mama Told Me Not To Come
GoNOMAD Senior Travel Editor Kent E. St. John visits Jerusalem.

 
 


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