Meet the Westons
Hello, and thanks for traveling with us. We are Elena (writer, artist), Jonathan (writer, photographer), and Toby the Wonderdog Weston (when on a secret mission, he goes by Tobias). He’s an exceptionally good traveler, and we hate leaving him behind. Toby is a Maltese Mix: part human, part dog. Since we now have an empty nest (Brady Bunch, out of the house!), we’ve been on a Househunt France adventure for longer than we care to admit. Still not yet settled on a place as there are so many stones left unturned. It’s just too fun for Toby, sniffing out new places, sampling the food and wine to finally pick one!
We have been exploring other countries as well, like Switzerland, Italy, Germany and next up, the UK. Why not? But we always seem to come back to France, hoping that one day, we’ll find our place there in the sun. Or it could be in the fog, in Brittany! More likely the sun.
Where We’ve Lived
When we’re not on the nomad trail, we live in North Carolina, near Charlotte and Lake Norman. We enjoy four seasons. A benign culture, yes, but easy living, affordable houses (they were), close enough to the mountains, the sea (Wrightsville Beach, Savannah, Charleston!), and most importantly, an international airport.
For many years, we lived in California where we all met. Prior to meeting, we resided in St Petersburg and Maui.
A writer and photographer born in Atlanta, Jonathan Weston has been published in Sports Illustrated, Conde Nast Traveler, French Photo, and countless other international publications. Way back in 1990, he won the coveted NPPA Sports Photo of the Year, sponsored by Kodak, Canon, and SI, amongst 36,000 entrants. A lucky shot!
He’s produced many sports films and written a few books about windsurfing, and some fictional works about Hemingway as well. These days, he primarily enjoys travel writing and photography. He’s also a National Champion sailor in the Weta Trimaran class, and Founding President of the Windsurfing Hall of Fame.
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Books By Jonathan Weston
Return to Pamplona, written by Jonathan Weston, is the first book of The Hemingway Trilogy. It is a fictional account of Hemingway’s return to Pamplona with characters from his book, The Sun Also Rise, ten years after publishing and on the eve of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Click link, read an excerpt.
Here are two versions of Maui Glory Days, with photography and words by Jonathan Weston. The one on left is with B&W photos, the one on right photos are all in color. Bezos makes more on this one, but the experience is worth it. Color is only available through amazon.com, not .eu, .jp etc. There is also a Kindle version or two, you just have to find the “more versions” link. Read a few pages for free and see all 70 5-Star Reviews by clicking the link. All proceeds support Toby’s travels! For more information about the book, visit www.mauiglorydays.com