St. Paul native David Butwin has written widely on travel, also on sports, lifestyle and humor for a wide variety of national publications and before that was a travel columnist for Saturday Review and the Christian Science Monitor. He fancies himself a maven of beaches, bagels and baseball. Thanks to an exhaustive search by daughter Kate, he proudly owns a pair of vintage off-white Levis of the kind he favored in his
Hawaii years. The author and his wife, Pamela, live in Leonia, NJ, and
Owls Head, ME.