Ryan Ver Berkmoes once lived in Germany, during which time he edited a magazine until he got the chance for a new career: with Lonely Planet. One of his first jobs was working on the Germany chapter of the fourth edition of this very book. Later he worked on the first edition of Lonely Planet's The Netherlands, a country where they pronounce his name better than he can. These days he lives in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at ryanverberkmoes.com.