|Q: Why should I hire you?
A: Because in more than 25 years
of writing for major publications, I have never missed a deadline.
Because I love to travel and have travelled widely. And because I
make providing interesting, accurate information to readers my top priority.
Q: Do you have any specialties?
A: I specialize in both budget and
business travel, because I have done a lot of both. For 11 years
I wrote a weekly column on budget travel for The Globe and Mail, Canada’s
national newspaper of record. I also wrote a column on business travel
for a shorter period.
My geographic specialties include Montreal,
northern New York, Ohio, Washington D.C., the Gulf Coast of Florida, Berlin,
Germany and St. Petersburg, Russia. I have travelled all over
North America and Europe (except for Rumania, Bulgaria and Norway) through
much of the Near East, and to parts of Latin America, the Caribbean and
Q: What is your favourite destination?
the great herds of wild animals on the African veldt is like being present
at the dawn of Creation.
|“To date over 300 readers
have written or telephoned to avail themselves of the free sample copy…mentioned
in the article.”
Richardson, Publisher, Travel Scoop, Toronto, ON
Q: What is your educational background?
A: I took a B.A. cum laude in political
science at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame Indiana, and an M.A. in Western
European Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
Studies. I also dropped out of two Ph.D. programs.
Q: Do you speak any foreign languages?
A: I love studying languages.
I am bilingual in French, can get along in German and Italian, and know
a few words of Spanish and Russian.
Q: What is your philosophy of travel?
A: Travel is both a great adventure
and a privilege. It is like normal life at warp speed –it gets you
out of your rut and allows you to see the many similarities among people
regardless of their culture or economic status. Whether they live
in shantytowns or castles, most people around the world want peace and
prosperity for themselves and their families.
By travelling at a time when North Americans
are not very popular in much of the world, we can show people living in
other cultures that we don’t all have horns.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Tennis, working out, community
service and reading thrillers..
Q: What is your favourite charity?
A: Anything to do with animals –the
World Wildlife Fund, PETA, the SPCA, the Brooke Hospital for Animals.
This last is a charity based in Britain which provides free veterinary
care for working animals, mostly in the Near and Middle East.