About Greg

The Best Quest was created by travel addict Greg Michaels. Greg’s interest in exploration started in college, when he was hired to work on NASA’s Magellan mission to Venus and later on Mars mission research. Greg became fascinated with the possibilities of off-the-beaten path travel here on Earth, too.

After graduate school he moved to Taiwan, became fluent in Mandarin, and started exploring the remote corners of most countries in Asia. Eventually Greg started leading tours for the Imaginative Traveller in China and Japan. His travels have taken him to 60 countries, and he has lived for extended periods of time in China, Russia, Taiwan, Japan and Germany. He has worked as a geophysicist in Azerbaijan, Brazil, Alaska, Canada and India.

Greg is an expert on travel in Asia, and loves sharing the spirit of travel, quests and adventures with other travelers looking for an experience off the beaten path.