John Holod

John Holod and JodieJOHN HOLOD
Award-Winning Filmmaker

John Holod is an internationally recognized cinematographer who has filmed all over the world and has presented his documentaries to audiences across North America. He stands out in the travel film industry because he travels is a state of the art Born Free Motorcoach, immersing himself in the culture and surroundings he’s depicting. The RV serves as home, office and studio while he is on the road.

Documentaries produced and presented by Holod include:

  • “RV’ing Alaska’s Inside Passage”
  • “Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime”
  • “East Coast RV Adventure”
  • “Gulf Coast RV Adventure”
  • “Baja RV Adventure”
  • “Cuba”
  • “Czech/Slovakia”

He has lectured at such prestigious venues as the National Geographic Society, the Carnegie Institute, Cal Tech, and RV Shows in Hershey, Tampa, Chicago, Denver, and many others. In recognition of his outstanding film achievement, he received the “Rising Star” award from the travelogue industry in 1995. In 2007 he was awarded the “Distinguished Achievement in RV Journalism Award” by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Before embarking on his life as a professional world traveler, filmmaker and adventurer, John Studied cinematography, journalism and photography at Wayne State University in Michigan. Now the cinematographer spends most of the year on the road producing travelogues and presenting them to audiences around the country.

John began filming at the age of 11, when he made his first travelogue film, which included footage from the back of his father’s motorcycle en route to the 1964 world’s fair in New York. At the age of 20 he left Detroit on his own motorcycle to see the country. After traveling 17,000 miles that first summer he never looked back. He has lived in Aspen Colorado, Maui Hawaii, and Zermatt Switzerland. When not seeing the world he and Jodie reside in Tucson AZ.

John can be reached via e-mail at or toll free at 877-783-7227. His personal appearance schedule and videos are also available at