Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Boston University, 1995.
Reporter, Biddeford (Maine)-Saco Journal, 1958-1959; reporter, Gardner (Massachusetts) News, 1960-1962; reporter, feature writer, Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram, 1962-1966; reporter, feature writer, Boston Herald, 1966-1967; reporter, Salem (Massachusetts) Evening News, 1967; writer, Boston Globe, 1967-1970; travel editor, travel writer, Boston Globe, 1970-1990; lifestyle and travel writer, Boston Globe, since 1990.
With United States Army, 1953-1956. Member Society of America Travel Writers (board directors 1973-1977, chairman editor's council 1984-1986, Lowell Thomas award 1988, 90), Harvard Travellers Club.
Married Christina Marie Tree, September 2, 1972. Children: Liam Christopher, Timothy Alfred, Christopher John.