About John Henderson

John Henderson has traveled to 101 countries and has written travel stories from more than half of them. On Jan. 5, 2014 he retired after nearly 40 years as a sportswriter, the last 23 with The Denver Post, and moved to Rome Jan. 10. It was a one-way ticket. He returned to Rome where he spent 2001-03 as a freelance travel writer and wrote a book about his new life in a foreign country, “An American Gladiator in Rome: Finding the Eternal Truth in the Infernal City.” (http://www.amazon.com/American-Gladiator-Rome-John-Henderson/dp/0979371686/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421663591&sr=8-1&keywords=An+American+Gladiator+in+Rome+Henderson).

At The Denver Post, he wrote a traveling food column for eight years called A Moveable Feast. Before going to Denver, he worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal from 1980-90 and the Fournier Newspapers chain in suburban Seattle from 1979-80. Upon graduating from the University of Oregon in 1978, he traveled around the world for a year. He is originally from Eugene, Ore.

John also creates walking tours for Girosole (www.girosole.com), a website based in Malta that specializes in walking tours of Italy.

Contact him at johnhenrome@gmail.com, http://www.facebook.com/john.henderson.5015983, @JohnHendeRome and https://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hp-edit-profile.