— Hello. This is Ivan Kuznetsov.
I’m local in the Dolomites, outdoor journalist, editor and writer, author of several travel books, speaker, mentor to beginner authors and back again student at the tourism master’s degree course at the University of Bergamo.
My story in the Dolomites begins in 2013, when I took part in “European Volunteer Service” (EVS) in Italy in the project of the largest local environmental association Legambiente.
During the project I started to write a non fiction book “The Trail I Paved” (Ridero / 3Man Publishing, 2014, Russian language), a travelogue about working as a mountain keeper in ecotourism in the Dolomites in Italy. In order to publish it, I held a crowdfunding campaign on Boomstarter (Russian Kickstarter). Selling the book didn’t work well, so I became an outdoor journalist, editor and content writer.
Since that time, I continue to live in the Dolomites and to organize creative hiking and cycling excursions and tours in the mountains of Vette Feltrine in the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, Pale di San Martino — Paneveggio and Lagorai, in 100 km from Venice and 150 km from Verona.
I cooperate with Pro Loco Tourist Center in Lamon, a small, but an important town in the province of Belluno, Italy. My posts on Facebook and stories in Instagram are shared by the official organizations like Visit San Martino, Dolomiti.it.
I speak English, Italian and Russian.