Cameron Hewitt is a travel writer and photographer based in Seattle, USA. Since 2000, he has worked at Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. — a guidebook publisher, public television and radio producer, and tour operator based in Edmonds, Washington.
Cameron was born in Denver and grew up in Central Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. (English and German Studies, Valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa). After college, Cameron went on a backpacking trip across Europe, discovered a passion for travel, and got a job at Rick Steves' Europe.
Rick Steves' Europe — one of the USA's most respected European travel authorities — has provided Cameron many opportunities to wear many different hats. He started in the Travel Center (retail store and travel advising), coordinated the speakers' bureau, and trained as a tour guide. Soon Cameron shifted into our guidebook department, where he spent 12 years editing America's bestselling guidebook series.
Since 2001, Cameron has traveled in Europe for three to four months each year. Most of his time is devoted to researching, updating, and generating new material for guidebooks. Cameron co-author our guidebooks on Eastern Europe (first edition 2004, now in its ninth edition), Croatia & Slovenia (first edition 2007, now in its sixth edition) and Budapest (first edition 2008, now in its fifth edition). While Cameron started his career with a focus on Eastern and Central Europe, he soon pivoted to become a generalist — the company's "utility player," who can be sent anywhere and everywhere. At one time or another, Cameron has updated or contributed to virtually every other Rick Steves title (in more than 40 different countries). Specifically, Cameron was a major contributor and/or project manager for Rick Steves' books on Iceland, Scotland, Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, Berlin, Istanbul, our various phrase books, and books on cruising both in the Mediterranean and in Northern Europe.