Donald Olson is a travel writer, novelist and playwright. His travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and other national publications. He has authored several travel guides for Frommer's, Michelin, Fodors and Langenscheidt. His newest guidebook, Gardens of the Pacific Northwest, will be published in 2014 by Timber Press. Under the pen name Swan Adamson, he has published three novels that have also been translated into French. Donald lives, writes and gardens in Manhattan and Portland, OR.
Stephen Brewer has been writing travel guides for almost three decades. As an editor and writer, he has focused on European coverage for such magazines as Esquire, Connoisseur and Geo. He has written several previous guides for Frommer's and Insight, as well as authoring Beautiful Small Coastal Towns for Rizzoli. Stephen resides in Manhattan.