A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Steve graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in modern languages. After working for several years for an American daily newspaper and earning a master’s degree in journalism, his fascination with the ‘new’ Asia and led him to Hong Kong, where he lived for over a dozen years, working for a variety of media and running his own travel bookshop. Steve lived in Budapest for three years before moving to London in 1994. He has written or contributed to more than 100 Lonely Planet titles. Steve is a qualified London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
Steve has had more than his had his share of experiences while on the road. There have been disasters aplenty like being attacked by a take-no-prisoners gang of orangutans in the Sarawak jungle and being diagnosed with two strains of malaria seven months after returning from the swamplands of Irian Jaya. And the good times. Steve does remember once seeing a Parisian smile, hearing a Hong Konger say that money wasn't everything and tasting fresh, low-fat Hungarian cuisine. But these latter experiences have been few and far between. And so much they should. Things like that just don't make a book
Restaurants in London, nightlife in Budapest, outdoor adventures in Slovenia biblical sites in Turkey, bird-watching in Panama, budget hotels in Paris...
Slovenia, Hungary, Hong Kong, Thailand, Paris, coastal Turkey (including Izmir) and especially India - on both spiritual and sensual levels.