John is published as a photographer and writer more than 500 times per year. He has won numerous awards for his outstanding photography. Over the past thirty years his travels have taken him to: Jordan, Israel, Syria, Africa, China, 30 trips into Brazil's Amazon Jungle, Argentina, 26 trips into Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Canada, Fiji Islands, Jamacia, Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland, and other countries (as well as Alaska and Hawaii state-side).
John writes a weekly Travel column for a number of Texas newspapers over the state, including the Cisco Press, Eastland Telegram, Ranger Times, The Rising Star, The Callahan County Star, in addition to his special articles in other state newspapers. To contact John about the column being carried in your newspaper click here.
John was a contributing author to Amazon Up Close, authored by Pamela Bloom. The book was an Lowell Thomas 1997 award-winner. The book is about traveling the Amazon jungle which John has done some thirty times.
John is a staff writer for gogolfandtravel.com, one of the prestigious Internet online golf e-zines.
Among the Convention Visitor Bureaus, Media Tour companies, lodges / golf courses, and States that have hosted John are:
Yellowstone Club of Big Sky, Montana (
Golf and resort hosted me in 2008..
Often listed in articles as the world's
most prestigious private community.
Holland American - Alaska Cruise '05
Maui, Hawaii: Kaanapali
Louisiana: Louisiana CVB, Lake Charles CVB, Shreveport CVB, Grand Isle, Monroe CVB, New Orleans CVB, Natchitoches CVB. Houma Lafourche and Terrebone Parishes, (Numerous media trips to many of these.)
Florida: Sawgrass Resort, Edgewater Resort, Daytona CVB (over 5 trips), St. Augustine CVB (numerous trips), Peabody Orlando, Central Florida Golf, Orlando, East Coastal area, and many others.
Alabama: North Alabama CVB (Coverage of their "Year of Food '05), and many, many other media trips within the state over the years.
Georgia: Atlanta-Jonesboro CVB, Dahlonega, Georgia Lumpkin County CVB,
Dahlonega, Pine Mountain, LaGrange, West Point, Columbus, Gainesville, Helen, and much more of the Alabama/Georgia Chattahoochee River area. This state has also hosted me for many, many trips.
Sevierville CVB, various Smoky Mountains Tourist associations, Georgia Turner Media Group, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Group, London County Visitors Bureau, Middle East Tourism Council, Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, Morristown Area Chamber, Newport/Cocke Co. Toursim Council, Scott County Chamber of Commerce, Sevierville Chamber, Smoky Mountain Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma: Bartlesville, Dewey
New Mexico: The Lodge at Cloudcroft, Santa Fe, Farmington
Colorado: Aspen / Snowmass CVB, Durango CVB
Yellowstone: West Yellowstone CVB
Montana Yellowstone Club of Big Sky, Montana
Texas: Dallas, Austin, Hill Country, Galveston, Big Bend (most of the state).
Media Tour Companies: Geiger & Associates, Zimmerman, Georgia Turner Group. Cruise Companies: Holland American