Regis grew up in a small riverside town in the American Midwest — the kind of place that fuels big dreams of travel — and he developed an early fascination with world cultures. He spent his formative years studying various Slavic and Romance languages, which served him well on journeys across much of the globe.
Regis has contributed to more than one hundred Lonely Planet titles, covering destinations on six continents. His travels have taken him from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to the volcanic islands of Papua New Guinea and to many grand urban landscapes in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He currently lives in New Orleans.