John Owens

Travel Journalist

John Owens is an award-winning travel journalist, author, editor and photographer based in Vero Beach, Florida. See his website at John has been the editor in chief of numerous magazines, including Travel Holiday, Boating and Popular Photography, and editorial director of Yachting, American PHOTO, Road & Track and Cycle World, among others. He also was an 8th- and 9th-grade public school teacher in New York City's South Bronx, and author of Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education (Soucebooks, 2013). John's work has appeared in dozens of print and digital publications, and he has made more than 100 appearances on national television and radio, including Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR’s All Things Considered. He also was the regular travel expert on CNBC’s Steals & Deals.