Discusses a topic not often voiced aloud among women -- sexual mixing with men not of the same culture. -- Naomi Klouda, editor, Tundra Drums, Bethel, Alaska
First-of-its-kind exploration of Western women who seek steamy flings, amorous affairs, and genuine long-term, affectionate relationships in non-traditional countries. -- Pamela Barrus, Author, Dream Sleeps: Castle & Palace Hotels of Europe
Offers the most complete, candid assessment in print of women who travel to love foreign men. -- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Jeannette 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.
Belliveau 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.