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About Beth

Beth Reiber

Beth Reiber's career as a full-time freelance travel writer has spanned more than three decades and taken her to more than 50 countries, including seven years living in Germany and Japan. She has written nine guidebooks, including Frommer's guides to Japan for more than 30 years.

Although Japan is her specialty, the world and writing are her passions. When people invariably ask what her favorite destination is, she always says, "the place I haven't been to yet." She resides in laid-back Lawrence, Kansas, in an 1890 Victorian home with a cat and menopausal chickens.


Special Interests

Beth knows a lot about:

  • Living well frugally
  • Japanese hot-spring baths
  • History and Culture

Beth's Special Recommendations

"Try to travel outside your comfort zone. Put down that phone, observe daily life, interact with locals. Be in the moment."

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