Spud Hilton

Spud Hilton is Travel Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, where since 2000 he has written about, reported on and been hopelessly lost in destinations on six continents. His attempts to divine, describe and defy the expectations of places -- from Havana's back alleys to Kyoto's shrines to the floor of a hippie bus in Modesto -- have earned ten Lowell Thomas Awards, the standard for travel journalism.