Welcome to my blog. My name is John Gottberg Anderson. I am a full-time freelance writer and photographer who makes his home in beautiful Bend, Oregon. A member of the Society of American Travel Writers from 1988, I write primarily on travel and dining subjects, often merely signing myself as John Gottberg.
I was formerly an editor for the Los Angeles Times, the Paris-based Michelin Guides and the Singapore-based Insight Guides. I am the author or co-author of 20 books, as well as articles in more than 50 magazines around the world. I have been a cook and a bartender, a carpenter, a ski instructor, a musician, a hotel porter and a door-to-door salesman, but I always return to my true calling, the printed (electronically or otherwise) word.
Please read Bend’s Bulletin newspaper (www.bendbulletin.com) to see my regional travel stories (June 22, relaxing on a working cattle ranch; June 15, Oregon summer festivals; June 8, Shakespeare in Ashland, Ore.; June 1, Spokane, Wash.) most Sundays. See my weekly reviews of regional restaurants (June 27, Zydeco; June 20, Bend Burger Co.; June 13, LifeLife Taphouse; June 6, Taco Stand) in the newspaper’s “Go” section every Friday. You’ll also find my stories in the Eugene Register-Guard (www.registerguard.com) on most Sundays (June 22, St. Helens, Ore.; June 8, Smith Rock State Park, Ore.; May 18, Redding, Calif.).
Recent stories are posted on this Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/johngottbergtravelanddining … thanks for reading!