Travel Classics West 2010
is editor in chief of Westways magazine, the Auto Club of Southern
California's member publication, which has been published since 1909.
Westways has a circulation of 3.8 million and a readership of more than
7 million; it's the 10th-largest consumer magazine in the country,
according to Advertising Age, and winner of a major 2009 Lowell Thomas
Travel Journalism award.
John has been involved with magazine publishing
for the past 30 years. He has worked for both trade and consumer
publications, including Runner's World, Bicycle Rider, Video Manager,
and Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry. He has also written books on
bicycling, turtles, and whales, plus numerous freelance articles for
magazines such as Outside, Bicycling, and Women's Sports. In 1994, he
joined Westways, where he also serves as an editorial director for the
six AAA magazines published by the Auto Club.