Former Lonely Planet author J.M. Porup now spins a tale or two for his daily crust. He has lived on three continents, speaks six
languages, and has worked as a kelp harvester, apple tree pruner,
goatherd, cowherd, computer programmer, copywriter and journalist.
American by birth, Australian by choice, Colombian by marriage and
Canadian by accident, he currently lives in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. His
first editor--way back in the mid-90s--called him a loose cannon. Ever
since, Porup has done his best to live up to that high standard.