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About Us

About Us

Who We Are


We Are Adventurers

Having fun is part of our job. We hike, bike, paddle, ski, camp, golf, hammock, play and live at high altitude. But while we are a fun-loving team of adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of nature, we know that publishing guidebooks also requires us to be professionals sometimes so that we can put our love for what we do into a format that others can follow.

We Are Experts

It takes a village, and at GuestGuide Publications we have just that. We are a dynamic team of spreadsheet queens, barrel-racing rodeo girls and former Sweethearts. We have hyphen police, apostrophe perfectionists and expert journalists with various English and grammar degrees. We have hip bloggers and talented, creative graphic designers. We have an SEO person who makes all our heads spin. Everyone has so many different talents they bring to GuestGuide. But the main driving force of our team is that we all love what we do and we want others to enjoy their adventures as well.

We Are Locals

We live where you vacation, so we have the distinct advantage of understanding tourist destinations. We use, and are very thankful for, the help of local experts and volunteers who are eager to give us much needed advice, opinions and time. If you want the most relevant tips, tricks & trail advice you can find, our GuestGuide experts can help you find it!

We Are GuestGuide Publications

GuestGuide Publications was started in 1995 by Susie and Helen Masterson. It began with a chance meeting in a bar and a discussion between two ski instructors (one now the publisher) about guidebooks and photography. Helen (aka Mom and the Editor-in-Chief) worked as a writer and public relations specialist for years writing about tourism. It seemed like a good fit. Now, 20 years later, we have published just over 143 guidebooks! Our publications are designed to reach a variety of audiences, from the young to the young at heart.

We Are Your Source for FUN

Whether you read the tips on our website or pick up one of our guidebooks while visiting one of the amazing towns we publish guidebooks for, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do putting it together.

Have some feedback? We would love to hear it! Our books have grown and improved because of our readers, so please, share your GuestGuide ideas and experiences with us!


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Our Team

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See It and Believe It

At GuestGuide Publications, we like to see (and be!) real people having real fun, which is why all of our images are moments captured, never staged. We like to be in the right place at the right time, not on schedule. If you see it here, you can do it there!

Our Photographers


Colorado Photographer

Eric Stensland

With the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park literally on his doorstep, Erik Stensland rises frequently long before dawn to hike back to remote lakes or up high peaks to capture the unparalleled beauty of the Park in warm morning light. He is also developing photographic collections from the Desert Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, as well as from the United Kingdom. His work has been featured in dozens of art shows, in the rotunda of the Colorado state capital and in numerous galleries. Erik also has his own gallery in Estes Park, Colorado as well as mini-galleries in Grand Lake, Colorado, at the Trail Ridge Store in Rocky Mountain National Park and also outside of Abiquiu, New Mexico where he shows his Desert Southwest work.

Colorado PhotographerJames Frank

James Frank has called the mountains of Colorado home for over 30 years. He is an accomplished visual artist of the natural world and perhaps the most experienced and informed photographer of Rocky Mountain National Park. Five beautifully illustrated books showcase his photography. His stock photos have been used in advertising for national companies, and receive wide publication in all media. James Frank Photography is a fine art and assignment company in Estes Park, Colorado. Thousands of advertising and editorial images of the American West, Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and beyond are available to view and purchase online.

Randy Parietti

Randy Parietti has generated a reputation for providing exceptional visual solutions for over 25 years, acquiring a reputation of trust with art directors, ad agencies and commercial clients. Raised in Colorado, attended the Art Institute of Colorado and all around nice guy. If i’m not creating images, you may see me on my motorcycle or playing hockey.

229 W. Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80120
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Bryan Haile

Bryan began photographing the Colorado, Utah and New Mexico landscape on film in 1993, at that same time began a friendship with Dan Norris and Tom Till in Moab, Utah. For 10 years his specialty was taking pictures of people. His goal- to show the beauty, grace, strength and enthusiasm of people in portraits, weddings and other celebrations. Bryan enjoys sharing his photography knowledge with Moab’s visitors.

Colorado PhotographerBret Edge

Bret Edge is a professional nature and adventure photographer based in beautiful Moab, Utah. His work has been used worldwide in commercial and editorial applications. Bret is available to privately guide photographers in Arches & Canyonlands National Park. Other services include custom photo itineraries, fine art and stock photography.

Colorado PhotographerSusie Masterson

Susie Masterson has been enjoying the wilderness and photography most of her life. To her, the most wonderful images come when the beauty of a wilderness experience is forever captured “on film”. She has a line of note cards from Colorado and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. Her stock photography has been used in advertisements and GuestGuide Publications many publications.


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