Jannette Belliveau has worked as a financial and graphics editor at the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post and as a newspaper reporter, editor and designer in Maryland, Alaska and Britain (Montgomery Journal, Tundra Drums, Surrey Advertiser). From 1985 through 1994, she traveled in six continents. In 1991, she revisited Asia as a Jefferson Fellow, sponsored by the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her first book, An Amateurs Guide to the Planet, described adventure travels to 12 countries and became a surprise hit as a cultural geography and intercultural communications text, used by 30 colleges. In her second book, Romance on the Road, Belliveau blends five years of painstaking research with a brave examination of her own between-marriages sojourns as a romance traveler in Greece, the Caribbean and Brazil. Romance on the Road also reflects the input of 25 of the worlds top scholars, from five countries and numerous prestigious universities, on mating behavior, international public health and sex tourism. Jeannette Belliveau, shown at left visiting a Masai village in Kenya, was born in 1954 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Rockville, Md. She graduated in 1976 as a journalism major, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland. Belliveau lives in the maritime district of Fells Point in Baltimore, Md., with her husband, artist and historian Lamont W. Harvey, and their Shetland sheepdogs and cats.