A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Joe has written about culture, politics, and travel for over 20 years. He has authored more than 30 original guidebooks, phrasebooks, and atlases for countries around the world, among them five separate titles on Mexico—Baja Handbook, Cabo Handbook, Mexico Handbook, Northern Mexico Handbook, and the upcoming Mexico City Handbook—published by Moon Travel Handbooks ( http://www.moon.com).
As a freelance journalist Joe has also contributed to dozens of periodicals, including Ambassador, Bangkok Post, BBC Holidays, Car & Travel, Condé Nast Traveler, Earth Journal, Geographical, The Independent on Sunday, The Nation, Outside, San Francisco Examiner, South China Morning Post, Via, and Wall Street Journal. He has twice received the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award, and twice been a finalist in London's Thomas Cook Guidebook of the Year awards. When not on the road, Joe lives seven minutes from the Pacific Ocean in Mexico.