John Owens

Member Since:
Jul 2017

An award-winning travel journalist and photographer, John brings alive the culture, cuisine and natural splendors of destinations around the USA and around the globe. His reporting has taken him to nearly 100 countries.

Most recently (2016-2017), John wrote about areas of China that are far from the tourist circuit, several countries in Europe and transatlantic cruising, as well as North American destinations.

John spent decades in New York magazine publishing, serving as the Editor in Chief of consumer titles such as Travel Holiday, Popular Photography, Boating and AAA's Car & Travel.

Now based in Florida, John is the Travel Columnist for Vero Beach 32963, the newsweekly of one of Florida's wealthiest communities, as well as a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. 

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Published Articles (16)

Nashville: The Urbane Surprises Of Music City


Published on The Huffington Post, this article explore Nashville, Tennessee–a destination with more facets, more surprises and more creativity than any other U.S. city.

Nashville: Discover The Urbane Surprises Of Music City


On a four-day trip with the Nashville CVB, I explored the sophisticated side of this city. The article was published in the newsweekly Vero Beach 32963.

Monaco: Let’s Do It Again


Published on the Huffington Post, this piece looks at how this long-popular destination is constantly changing–new restaurants, new exhibits and new experiences.

Monaco: Been there? Done That? Go And Do It Again!


Published in Vero Beach 32963, the newsweekly for one of Florida’s wealthiest communities, this article gives sophisticated travelers so many reasons to return to Monaco.

“Undiscovered” China: Roughing It Not Required


Published on Huffington Post, this article looks at the unique culture and surprising luxury available in China far from the usual tourist circuit.

China: Travel To The Fast-Forward Time Machine


Published on Huffington Post, this article explores how Chinese cities such as Wenzhou are increasingly worldly–and world class–in everything from cuisine to accommodations.

Visiting China: Yes, You Want To Get Shanghaied


This article, published on Huffington Post, explores how Shanghai–in everything from culture to cuisine–is an exciting emblem of “The New China.”

An Ever-Changing China Must Be Seen To Be Believed


Published in Vero Beach 32963, the newsweekly for one of Florida’s wealthiest communities, I explore culinary and cultural sophistication of little-know Chinese cities.

Planning A China Trip? You’ll Want To Get Shanghai’ed


Shanghai has high energy in everything from entertainment to cuisine. Published in Vero Beach 32963, this article captures the pulse of this exciting city.

Pet-Friendly Hotels: Ruffing It


Published on The Huffington Post, this piece looks at the issues and costs involved in traveling with your pet.

Doggone Hotels Not As “Pet-Friendly” As You Think


This article in Vero Beach 32963, the newsweekly for one of Floridas wealthiest communities, explores the issues and costs of traveling with your pet.

Join The Inn Crowd and Take A Vermont Walking Trip


Walking inn to inn is a classic American adventure. What do you need to know and how exactly do you do it? Vero Beach 32963 readers find out.

Get Outta Here! Vacation Ideas and Travel Tidbits


From biking in Quebec to cruising aboard the world’s largest ship, here are vacation ideas for readers of Vero Beach 32963.

River Cruises in Europe Might Float Your Boat


A look at the increasing popularity and new offerings aboard Viking, Uniworld, and Crystal European river cruises for the readers of Vero Beach 32963.

Three For The Road: Tips For Summer Travelers


Readers of Vero Beach 32963 get a taste of great deals and memorable adventures both in Florida and around the world.

Going Places? Consider These Summer/Fall Getaways


From Alaska cruising to experiencing the Northern Lights in Iceland, it’s not too late to book a great trip for late summer or early fall.