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Beth Reiber

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Beth Reiber's career as a freelance travel writer has spanned more than three decades and has included four years living in Germany and three years in Japan. Over the years she has written more than a half-dozen guide books, two travel apps (Hong Kong Explorations and Branson and Beyond Traveler) and many articles that have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online. Since 2009 she has been a VISIT JAPAN Ambassador, an honorary title awarded by the Japanese government for her contributions in fostering tourism in Japan, and in 2011 she won the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for fiction. She resides...

Dina Bennett

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Dina Bennett was born in Manhattan, New York, in 1955, to a French mother, an Austrian father and immediately attentive older sister. The new foursome soon left the city for a house in the suburbs, with a garden large enough for the budding tomboy to run around. Her parents made sure weekends were spent on hiking trails or ski slopes; Dina took to these activities like a duck to water, thrilled to have the chance to impress upon her tall, slender blonde older sister exactly who was tougher. The summers of her youth were spent in France, Switzerland and Italy, hopelessly comparing her moody self to her sunny, chic...