Pariser is a writer, artist, photographer, and graphic designer. Born and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania, he is a graduate of the College of Communications of Boston University. Mr. Pariser’s first two books, Guide to Jamaica and Guide to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, were published in 1986 and 1987. He has also penned guides to Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.
Mr. Pariser has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. He has lived in Japan: in Kyoto, in the historical city of Kanazawa (facing the Japan Sea), and in Kagoshima, a city at the southern tip of Kyushu across the bay from an active volcano.
His articles and photographs have appeared in The Japan Times, Costa Rica Outlook, Belize First, Caribbean Travel & Life, the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Frontlines, Atevo.com, India Currents, JazzReview.com, among others.
He enjoys painting, cooking, backpacking and hiking, photography, and listening to music— especially jazz, salsa, calypso, and African pop. His other interests range from politics to anthropology to linguistics to cinema, theater, and literature. He lives in the Inner Sunet area of San Francisco. Mr. Pariser received the Society of American Travel Writer’s Lowell Thomas Award 1995 Best Guidebook Award (Silver) for his Adventure Guide to Barbados.
My main influences were the books published prior to mine by the now-defunct Moon Publications of Chico, CA. In particular, I thought that background information (politics, economics, food, culture, history, ecology) were important to include.
I'm working on a book, and I will disclose more closer to finishing it.
Manatee Press, San Francisco, CA
Hiking, backpacking, cooking, reading, artwork, photography
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