Aahuti works for TheBackpackerCo.where Yogi and Suchna believe in taking the road less traveled and stumbling upon some hidden gems along the way! For over a decade, they've mapped their way across various continents, sniffed out unusual routes, discovered new flavors and stayed at quirky hostels. TheBackpackerCo is their expression of soul travel. You can catch up with them at TheBackpackerCo -
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Adriana Attento McKnight is a freelance writer and traveler. She's traveled to New Zealand, South America, Europe, and most parts of the United States. After New Zealand, she landed in Honolulu and fell in love with Hawaii. She currently lives on the Big Island with her husband and two puppies - Little Dude and Nani.
Aida Hatem is stay at home mom from Phoenix, AZ spending four months in Hawaii with her husband and 3 children. While living in Oahu, they are visiting many other islands, including the Big Island where they got up close and personal with the Kilauea Volcano. Aida is blogging about their four month adventure at aidaventures.blogspot.com.
Alexa Meisler is the editorial director of 52 Perfect Days. Born in Paris, France she has since lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in San Diego with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring California and Mexico.
Travel has always been a part of her life; traveling to such places as Morocco, Tangiers and Spain as a young child as well as taking many road trips to Mexico with her grandparents as a young girl. Since then, she has traveled abroad to locations such as Russia, Taiwan and throughout Europe.
Prior to working at 52 Perfect Days she was a freelance travel writer; focusing on family and women’s adventure experiences.
Allison is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she is not writing, she spends her free time running, baking, and caring for her two dogs.
Ana Hurtado, a 40-year-old traveler from Cali, Colombia, finds great inspiration in expressing herself through the lens. Her sensitivity and connection with life's five elements (air, fire, earth, water, and ether) enable her to capture raw expressions of Nature's energy. Her passion for revealing beauty and her perception for capturing magical moments inspires awareness and the pursuit of those instances worth remembering.
Andrea Calabretta is a freelance writer and editor based in Boston, MA. She’s an avid fan of yoga, red wine, and foreign travel. Read about her culinary adventures at http://bellyglad.blogspot.com.
Andrea Verdin lives on the outskirts of San Diego, and loves spending time in the heart of the city discovering new places to eat, shop and enjoy. She currently works for Flash News, and has written for a variety of music and arts magazines, but believes her dream job would be to direct for the Travel Channel. She has recently graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University, and can be found at her favorite coffee shop reading and sipping at a mocha.
Andrew Smith, a recent SDSU graduate, is passionate about San Diego and believes it’s the finest city in the world. This expanding city, the impressive beaches along the coast, and the people that reside in the sunshine inspire him to capture the true essence of the culture and surroundings. Andrew’s portfolio is full of fiery sunsets, lush nature and surf movement which are unique to this part of the world. He is hoping to expand his subjects as he travels the world being inspired by different cultures and experiences.
Angela Cannon-Crothers is a naturalist and writer residing in the Finger Lakes of New York. Her story, “Collecting Clouds,” is included in the anthology, A Mile In Her Boots; Women Who Work in the Wild (Solas Hous, 2006). She is a regular contributor to Mountain Home Magazine and has also published in Life In the Finger Lakes, Rochester Lifeways, The Sigurd Journal and many more. She is the author of the children’s book, Grape Pie Season, and a novel, The Wildcrafter available on Amazon.com
Ann Hagemann is a freelance travel writer. She focuses on food and wine, life long learning, and luxury spas. Ann began traveling from her arm chair, reading M.F. K. Fisher and Calvin Trillin. She refined her palate with a course at Cordon Bleu and has visited many of the world’s great wine producing regions. She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Anthony Baker is an English teacher and freelance writer. A native Long Islander, he currently resides in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Mr. Baker is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and working on a book of poetry, several short stories, and a screenplay. Questions or comments can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Jury is an Australian based travel blogger at Fair Dinkum Traveller, who writes prominently about Asia and Australia.
To read more about Anthony's Offbeat Tales visit his website thetraveltart.com.
Raised in high altitude, Leadville, CO, I have a fondness for mountain culture and lifestyle. While hopping from place to place, seeking out adventures of all sorts is a constant in my life. After finishing a bachelor’s degree at The Colorado College and exploring the wilderness of Alaska, I’ve landed in Seattle, WA. I currently live in Fremont and continue to seek out new experiences.
Beth Grimaldi is a freelance writer and jack-of-all trades who lives on the north side of Chicago.
Bethany Smith is an avid traveller and has been writing about her adventures long before she became a ‘travel writer’. She has visited thirty-five countries on six continents and has lived and studied abroad in Scotland and France. She operates her travel blog farawaypillow.blogspot.com. She lives in Denver with her husband and two young sons.
Betsi and Jim Hill, husband and wife of 28 years, along with their sidekick pup, Bentley, are the traveling team at Betsi's World. Betsi is a freelance journalist and blogger, and Jim is a freelance photographer.
Bill Fisher researches and writes newsletters for his company, Wednesday Wrap Prospecting Letters, and has done so for over 30 years. His book—You Are Not A House: How to Build a Successful Career in Real Estate with Passion and Authenticity—was published two years ago. With his wife, he has created two audio CDs of original music. (They play in music festivals throughout the Northwest.) He has a Ph.D. in medieval English literature and he teaches literature and writing at colleges and high schools in Washington and Colorado. Bill is writing and aging as gracefully as he can among the raindrops and evergreens in Olympia, Washington, with his wife and two stepdaughters.
Bob Tucker is an award-winning former journalist and current public relations professional. He enjoys writing freelance travel articles about adventures with his family.
Brian & Amanda climb the corporate ladder by day and explore the globe by night. They can frequently be found trying a new adventure activity, exploring local cuisine and sipping on whiskey and red wine. They hope their tips and travels help to inspire others to get out of the office and maximize their vacation days!
Brian grew up in a small borough outside of a small city in eastern Pennsylvania. As soon as he got his driver's license, he started going to see his favorite rock bands (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Slayer, Sleater-Kinney to name a few) and quickly realized that he wanted to spend as much time traveling as possible. After earning his bachelor's degree in Management/Marketing from Penn State University, he started traveling overseas and has since traveled to 37 countries spanning 5 different continents. Brian is an urban explorer who loves using public transportation. His 4 favorite American cities are New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. & Boston. He's a lover of food and culture who has been to every state except Alaska. Brazil and Russia are at the top of his bucket list. If you need advice on where to get the best pizza or French macarons, Brian is the guy to ask!
Originally from California, Brooke moved to Nicaragua in 2007. She's the Editor of a lifestyle and travel online publication dedicated to Nicaragua (sanjuandelsur.org). She also founded a Nicaragua based non-profit organization called the Casa Llanta Fund (sanjuandelsur.org/casallantafund).
Caitlin Dwyer is a freelance writer from Portland, Oregon. Poet, screenwriter, journalist, and teacher, she loves placing words in skillful combinations. Born with a travel itch, she has recently traveled in Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Thailand, and plans to circumnavigate the globe in 2010. Her travel blog can be found at
Candice Abellon has been planting her feet evenly in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area ever since pursuit of a Creative Writing degree.
At her graduation the thunder of drums moved her on. She has written with an Australian Blue-Tongued Skink in her lap. And she will do it again.
Candy Wafford is a US-based travel blogger and while she travels frequently for her job, she is happiest when traveling for pleasure. Preferably strolling along a cobblestoned street with an ice cream cone in her hand. Join her at www.whereivebeentravel.com.
My name is Carly, I'm 27 and I'm embarking on the ultimate out-of-bounds world adventure. I've moved abroad to explore Europe in depth and to hunt for as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible - all while completing a full time degree!
Meet and Connect With The Healthy Voyager – Carolyn Scott celebrated her 10 years as a vegan as well as an entrepreneur in 2009. After college, Carolyn moved to Los Angeles from Miami in 1998. Shortly after arriving and becoming vegan, she studied holistic nutrition as well as dabbled in the culinary arts before she opened Ineventions, originally a pr & event firm, it is now a full film, TV and web production branch under the umbrella of her original business. With the access and addition of the new business arm, Carolyn was able to start realizing her dream of traveling and eating all over the world and so the Healthy Voyager was born in 2005.
Carolyn is an avid traveler but she found it quite difficult to find vegan friendly restaurants abroad. She tired of having to pack her own foods or eat bread, fries and junky foods when she was away. After realizing she could find and/or manipulate any menu to create a meal that satisfied her as well as her dining partners, she created the Healthy Voyager to show people that your dietary restrictions should not ruin you or your travel mates’ trip, be it business or pleasure. She knew that many people must endure the same problems no matter what their diet may be from medical or ethical reasons to just wanting to keep slim. She started her blog to document every city and place she dined as a resource for the finickiest of travelers. She also realized it was a great resource for those who were traveling with others who did not share their special needs as her posts offered suggestions to restaurants that shared options for all types of foodies ; ) As of 2006, she and her husband, of opposing gastronomic tastes, have traveled and dined healthily and harmoniously while documenting it all on film for the Healthy Voyager Web Series and growing the Healthy Voyager brand.
Carolyn is the executive producer, creator, host and writer of The Healthy Voyager web series & radio show, site, blog, brand and social network. To connect with the Healthy Voyager, you may email her at Carolyn@healthyvoyager.com.
Catherine Crawford is a former technical writer, editor, and course materials developer for high-tech industries. She has taught college English at the four-year degree level, and published two award-winning chapbooks of poetry. She lives and works as an editor in Vancouver, Washington.
Catherine Parker is a South African freelance food and travel writer based in the Bay Area. She moved to San Francisco from London in 2006.
Chelsy Offutt, a Colorado Springs native, is currently the PR Manager for Experience Colorado Springs (ECS), the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
She handles media and community relations for ECS including generating awareness of and interest in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region as a leisure, business and event destination.
Christi is a journalism student at Cal State Long Beach. Aside from working full time and being a full-time student, on the weekends she enjoys writing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Though she enjoys writing about anything, she dreams of one day becoming a travel writer. She can be reached at email@example.com
Christine Meade hails originally from Boston but now lives happily just a few blocks from San Diego's sunny beaches. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in English and Journalism and now works as a full time reporter in downtown San Diego. She spends her free time enjoying outdoor activities or reading. To contact, email firstname.lastname@example.org
My passion for photography began when I was living in and travelling around Italy for several years. My time there inspired and motivated me to take my photography to another level. I started my blog www.cintiasoto.com as a traveler, focusing mostly on culture and gastronomy. My work started getting noticed and the blog began accruing followers who enjoyed the photography. This inspired me to submit work to and win an international APPI 2011 award in landscape photography! That was it. I was hooked. Receiving that award encouraged me to start my career as professional photographer.
I focus on shooting food because I am passionate about gastronomy, the history, the culture and travel. I work with many lauded chefs in Baja California and have collaborated with Expo Milan 2015 in Italy from California, as a food photographer and writer representing Mexican food. My photos have been featured in publications including Travel + Leisure Mexico, Southwest Airlines Magazine, (Front cover one year ), Magazine Avenida Tijuana, the Todos Santos Magazine cookbook, and the book for www.mxcanas.com.
I have collaborated with leading gastronomy related companies like Chefwork, and culinary festivals in Mexico that have invited me to submit two exhibitions in Italy about Mexico and its food and traditions in 2013 and 2014.
I’m a co-owner of www.nostraletour.com which is a gastro-our company founded three years ago with which I do also workshops of food styling photography and Travel photography.
Courtney Hartmann is a freelance writer and social media junkie. Korea-born and Kansas-bred, this girl has a zest for life on the move. She’s called both coasts home, NYC for a brief period and San Diego since 2010, to explore new opportunities and fun adventures. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @mscourtneybeth.
Courtney Todd grew up in the Midwest with short-lived stays in Chicago, Atlanta, and Austin, but has blissfully settled in San Diego the past three years. She completed her Master of Arts in International Management from the University of California, San Diego, and now consults for a small international firm in San Diego. She splits her free time between freelance writing, soccer, and international travel. She can be contacted at: CourtneyLTodd@hotmail.com
Crysta is a newspaper journalist turned freelance writer, traveling the world with her big "his, hers, and ours" family. She has restless bones, and can always be relied on to have plans for her next trip in a notebook on her person.
Dan Bagby is passionate about food and travel and enjoys writing about it on his blog, HoneymoonAlways, a couples site dedicated to helping couple travel more to stay in or reconnect to their honeymoon phase.
Daniel James from Layer Culture is a cultural traveler from the United Kingdom who dedicates his time to exploring and learning about life in Latin America.
David Greitzer, a former Navy Photojournalist, AP stringer and Sacramento Union photographer, now focuses on travel writing and photography. His work has appeared on the covers of the Boston Globe, London Times and in hundreds of other newspapers and magazines.
David Lee Drotar's travel stories appear in The Globe & Mail, New York Post, The Buffalo News, Perceptive Travel and numerous other publications. Drotar is the author of seven books including Steep Passages: A Worldwide Eco-Adventurer Unlocks Nature's Spiritual Truths. See more at http://www.brookviewpress.com.
David Mark Pesce was born on Long Island, New York and raised in Germany and California. He currently resides in Ventura, California where, after 30 years as a civil engineering professional, he is actively pursuing a second career as a professional photographer. David Mark studied and earned a BA in Photography from Sierra Nevada College. The picture is of David Mark and his sister on an early travel adventure (c1968). For more of David Mark's work, check out his PhotoBlog; http://tinyurl.com/MyPhotoBlog.
David Metcalf was born in Wellington,New Zealand and after leaving home at the age of 20 has never stopped travelling. The wanderlust has taken him around 20,000 kms on a bicycle through New Zealand, Australia,U.S,Canada,U.K,Ireland and Europe. Over the past 10 years David has travelled extensively throughout Asia and in particular Indonesia where he lived for 6 years. The passion for photography has been an endless quest of capturing people and places and he is now organising photography and cultural tours to various parts of Bali, Indonesia and the U.S. On his recent trip to the Eastern Sierra he was captivated by the beauty of the area and plans to spend more time photographing and introducing others to the stunning landscapes and cloud formations.
Dave is an International travel writer who has been writing professionally since 1996. He is the founder of Dave's Travel Corner, an International travel community. In addition he has a passion for wine - having founded the Napa Wine Project, a 10-12 year project which involves visiting, tasting with and writing reviews of all wineries (approximately 900) in Napa Valley, California.
Originally had a blood of North Sumatera, Indonesia, but raised in Jakarta, Dea has special passion about books since she was in Elementary School. Often absences from her classes in Elementary School just to sat nicely on the second-hand bookstore in Local Market and reading some books. She loves Paulo Coelho, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Comics or any kind of books that she counts can bring a positive energy to her life. She can spend many times reading and dreaming about anything she wants, especially about another country she never visit before. Starting from pages by pages she read, she tried to write her own minds into words and now become her habit.
Beside her daily life as a normal employee and a public relations student in an established university in Jakarta, she has a big passion in writing, photography and traveling. Things that interest her is about history and culture. She loves to spend time seeing a beautiful scenery, feel her feet on the beaches, trekking the mountain, go to the country side, watching local people’s life and doing a trip as much as she can and make friends along the way. For her, writing can be so addictive to do and another way to keep an history of her life while she’s gone.
Through words and photos, Denise Seith not only tells you where to go, but what to see and do once you get there. She regularly contributes photo features to travel magazines and travel websites. Denise is also a freelance graphic designer, copywriter, and loves a good latté. Visit her at
Diajeng Hendratmo-Brown is a freelance travel and lifestyle journalist whose works have been published in a number of international periodicals. Currently a student of Design in UCLA, she hopes to be able to add architecture and design into her repertoire of subjects to cover. For more information, contact Diajeng at
Diana Reed is a writer/photographer living on the West Coast of Florida. She has been a professional photographer for ten years and has been writing since childhood. Her work has been published in Country Business, Coastal Living and Florida Catholic. http://dianareed.net.
Living in Denver, Colorado since 2002, Diane is a middle school teacher and freelance writer. Her writing focuses on local experiences throughout the state. Visit www.meetup.com/teatimecolorado for local tea meetups throughout Colorado.
Dorothy Wilson has lived the financial district for more than 25 years. In her spare time she takes out-of-town guests on a walking tour of the area. She writes articles on many subjects and has been published in various media outlets
Ed Horowitz is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. He has written independent and feature films and episodic television for Warner Brothers Studios, Universal Studios, USA Network and Lifetime. He is also a contributing writer to the Café Play Short Play Series at the Ruskin Theater in Santa Monica.
Edward Francis is a travelling freak who has traveled many destinations around the world. He loves writing about his traveling experiences and the places he has explored. He also writes for www.voucherlab.net where you can get various discount codes and discount deals.
Elizabeth Nelson is a freelance writer, traveler, bibliophile, and recent graduate of the University of Chicago. She grew up in Washington’s San Juan Islands and now makes her home in Seattle. You can read more of her writing or contact her on Suite 10 www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/juniperdore, where she is a Contributing Writer.
Elizabeth Rose is a writer living in New York City. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia, she did what many other literature students before her have done: she got a job waiting tables. She wasn't a waitress for long however, and has since worked as a television production assistant and as a researcher for a prominent publication.
Ellen is a travel-obsessed 22-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky. She studied professional writing and political science at Miami University, and has always been passionate travel and writing. She is currently living in Madrid where she she spends her weeks teaching English to primary school students and her weekends exploring Europe. Her favorite travel destination is China and her dream destination is the Amalfi Coast.
Emily Mayer is a San Diego native currently writing and teaching English in South Korea. She graduated from the University of Redlands, California with a degree in Creative Writing. Emily and her husband Steve love traveling the world and exploring new places. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Grown and raised in sunny San Diego, she's developed a sense of wanderlust from just travelling around her own city. In her free time, she likes to document her travels through photographs, videos, and blogs.
Emily is a native Oregonian born and raised in the Willamette Valley. After studying communications at Pepperdine University in Southern California, she moved back to Portland for the mountains, rivers, trees and of course local food and wine. She works as the Associate Director of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, a non-profit membership group of more than 200 wineries, and loves to tell Oregon’s story of stunning natural beauty, exquisite food and world-class wine.
Erica is a part-time paper pusher, part-time student and a full time hedonist. She was born and raised an Island Child in The Florida Keys, but now resides in Delray Beach where she is continuing her over-priced education with the hopes that she may one day become a well-rounded intellectual who will contribute to society. Erica enjoys free time, sheets of a high thread count, Olympic years and eating copious amounts of Thai food, which is essential to her survival.
Erin Black fell in love with the Pioneer Valley when she was studying history and creative writing at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Evelyn Block is a published author and freelance writer. She is a relocated New Yorker who has fallen in love with the city of Los Angeles. In addition to writing she enjoys traveling and reading. She can be reached at Sendblock@aol.com
Faye Nagy is a certified Project Manager (PMP) for a large financial services firm in downtown Los Angeles. She spends her spare time reading, writing, running, sampling wine/cuisine, and traveling as much as possible. When not traveling, she is either planning her next trip or building itineraries for friends and family. Faye can be reached at Faye0622@roadrunner.com
Gail worked in the newspaper industry for fifteen years before launching her own full-service communications company, WordPower, in 2002. She brings a high degree of integrity, innovation and successful strategic planning to a diverse client base. Her specialties include media relations; writing, editing and graphic design; event management and corporate training. Her writing specialties include travel and tourism, finance and education. She is a resident of Wakefield, Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband, Tony.
Gessell is the founder of Gessell + Lee and a lover of all things travel. Three years ago she sold her house, quit her job and moved over 4,000 miles to Amsterdam. Now she’s exploring the world with her husband Lee and infant daughter L and sharing this experience through her family travel blog.
Gillian Gaar has written about music, entertainment, pop culture, and travel for numerous outlets, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, the Seattle Times, and Mapquest, among others. Her favorite destinations include Hawaii and London, and she loves seeking out Elvis sites in Memphis, Beatles sites in Liverpool, and grunge sites all over the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of 16 books and was a contributor to "The Stranger Guide to Seattle."
Glenn Faria has more than 25 years’ experience in travel & tourism. His expertise in hospitality, destination marketing and development of tourism and public-private partnerships has made him a sought-after speaker and writer for industry conferences and seminars; he has spoken on more than 100 public relations panels and, as an industry spokesman, has been quoted extensively in the media. His love for hospitality and tourism began long ago and his affection for his native New England led to a career in its destination marketing. Faria has crafted and implemented comprehensive, long-term strategic partnerships with major air carriers including Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines UK, Icelandair, US Airways Express, Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines. Passport at the ready, having traveled around the globe, he has written/contributed and photographed travel and lifestyle for a variety of newspapers and magazines including the Boston Herald, Bridal Guide, Elegant Bride, New England Travel & Life, Boston Elegant Wedding, Philadelphia Elegant Wedding, Global Traveler, Bottom Line, and writes a weekly healthy/fitness/lifestyle column in Talk magazine. Faria was also publisher of Destinnations New England magazine and the New England Travellers’ Guide, distributed in the UK and German markets. Because of his diligence, tenacity and perseverance, Faria has alternately been known as “the little engine that could.”
Today, Faria commutes between his office on Cape Cod and his home in Palm Springs, where he commits more of his time to writing. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Currently, I work as an Assistant Office Manager in a busy medical office.
- I am an older student who returned to school to complete my degree.
-Senior at California State University at Northridge.
-After graduation I plan to pursue a education and career in photography.
I hope to get a Masters of Fine Arts degree with the emphasis in Photography.
- Currently I live in Southern California. My work, school and photography keep me busy. I am very active and I have a lot of interests. Photography, travel, and outdoor activities (hiking, mountain biking, running, and going to the beach) are a few of my passions.
- Still believe that people can still make a positive difference in the world.
For more information check out email@example.com or his Photo website www.infinitedreamsphotography.com
Native Texan moved to New York to attend culinary school (French Culinary Institute). After falling in love with the city, New York quickly became her, "home." Hailee currently works in the kitchen at the Four Seasons Hotel. Hailee enjoys reading, writing, marathon running, and has an addiction to Scrabble. She lives in the Bronx with her husband, Rogers and family, Marie and Laura.
I am a 29 year old San Diego native. Writing and traveling have always been a passion for me. When I was young, I spent a lot of time at the beach as well as competing in hunter jumper equestrian competitions. I was fortunate enough to attend the University of San Francisco for four years, where I received my bachelor's degree in communication and political science. I am now employed with the Grande Colonial in La Jolla, California as a front desk agent and concierge assistant. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my finance and family. I also love long walks, cooking, wine, photography, and fashion.
Adam Hodge moved to San Diego from New York city after growing up in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Adam developed a love of photography while spending summers on Martha's Vineyard. He took this shot with a Nikon N60.
Jaime Scilingo hails from and currently lives in Chicago, making her an expert on the Windy City. She speaks French and previously lived in Quebec City as well as Portland, Maine, where she found herself sharing a home with a ghost. When she is not working as a healthcare provider, she is traveling, practicing yoga, or studying language. She currently focuses her writing on purposefully quiet travel for the anxious, aging, or autistic traveler, and hopes to continue providing useful information for those affected by these conditions.
James Juilfs' passion for photography began as a professional photographer in the 1970's in Iowa City. Since then he has made photography his hobby amongst other creative pursuits such as writing and architecture. He lives in Hollywood and can be seen there cruising the Boulevards in his black 1959 Cadillac limousine.
Jane Emory holds a BFA in performing arts from Adelphi University. Jane is a journalist, choreographer, experimental theater/ short film and local TV producer. A member and graduate of the Ethical Culture Fieldston New York. Jane has traveled to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia in Brazil. Florence and Tuscany in Italy. Paris, Lisieux, the Loire Valley and Fountain Blue in France. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée and two dogs. He crosses his fingers everyday with high hopes that soon one of his screenplays or books will be published.
Jay Cassity grew up and lives in sunny Orange County, CA. He is married and has a beautiful 6 year old daughter. Jay has a B.S. in cell biology and has been published in the science journal The Scientist. He also has several poems published, has completed his first children’s picture book which has been submitted for publication and is working on his first young readers’ novel.
Jay is currently teaching high school biology, enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and writing. He dreams of one day living aboard a yacht and traveling through the islands of the South Pacific.
Freelance Writer at jconsolitravels.com
Jeanine Consoli is a freelance travel writer, photographer, and foodie based in Washington Crossing, PA. A retired elementary school teacher, she used her summers to feed her passion for travel and kept journals of all the destinations she explored. Today, Jeanine is working as a writer full-time. She loves uncovering the history and understanding of the culture of each location, including the local flavors of each unique place. She has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe and is excited to keep adding to the list, finding special places that are off the beaten path both at home and abroad.
Jen Mattecheck Nice writes a monthly travel column, Northwest Destinations, in The News Register, and contributes to a tourism website, http://www.discoveryamhillvalley.com/. She will be sailing around the world in 2011. Follow the journey on her blog, http://expass.wordpress.com/. Besides traveling and writing, Jen teaches writing camps, loves coffee and Oregon wines, runs, and practices yoga.
Jen is currently cycle touring the world along with her partner and dog, Sora, an Australian Shepherd who convinced her humans that life on a bike is much better than behind a desk. She is the storyteller and photographer behind the blog Long Haul Trekkers. When she's not cycling, you can find her running long distances in the woods or exploring the beauty of her home state of Oregon.
Jennifer Treuting works as a freelance writer and filmmaker. Her work has appeared in New York City guidebooks and numerous websites, while her films have been shown in festivals around the country, including San Diego 's International Children's Film Festival, the ION Festival in Los Angeles and the Conflux Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn and wishes she had a pet.
Jessica Hahn-Taylor was born on a renovated WWII tanker, but spent a childhood in San Francisco, and during the summer went abroad with her mother. By the time she was a teenager, she’d visited over thirty countries and spent a year being homeschooled as she went around the world. As an adult she’s done much alternative travel, self-published several books about it, and was in a documentary called "Catching Out," about hopping freight trains. She lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.
Jessica Lee is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Central Washington. She lives in North Idaho and travels whenever possible.
Joanne DiBona is the Communications Manager for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and serves as the official photographer and writer for the tourism marketing association. She is also a widely-published travel writer and photographer. Her images of the San Diego region have appeared in travel publications and on websites around the world. When not capturing the beauty of her San Diego home on camera, she enjoys traveling the world together with her husband and fellow photographer, Tony. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Joe Teskie is a freelance internet development and marketing consultant by day, and moonlights as a DJ, percussionist and freelance writer by night. He has traveled extensively in Asia and the United States as well as the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia, and has lived in WI, TN, CA, Japan, MD, VA, NYC, and now Miami, FL. A self-proclaimed “foodie”, Joe has had the pleasure of “insider-tip” eating at many of the world's best eateries (both expensive and in back alley’s alike).
This baby boomer hippie chick was bitten by the travel bug decades ago and has never recovered. Joeann has adventured through over 30 countries and 4 continents and can often be found on a warm island beach. Sharing tips and experiences to inspire others to live their dreams fills her with joy. Subscribe to her adventures at www.JoeannsView.com
John grew up in Oregon. Before entering college he spent a year hitch-hiking around the world, visiting 40 countries. He earned a degree in English from Colorado College and a master's in Outdoor Recreation Management from Oregon State University. He has worked as a landscaper, climbing instructor, park ranger and freelance writer. In 1992 he formed Skyline Communications, providing writing, photography, editing and publication design services to corporate clients. In his free time, John enjoys hiking, river-running, photography and travel. He and his wife, Carol, live in West Linn, Oregon.
John Mongillo is a writer/filmmaker living in San Francisco. You can
view is work on YouTube under the username Groovtoon.
A kiwi who has been roaming abroad after finishing University in 2011. He doesn't mind trying new things, but if it's related to sport or adventure, that will be the priority as his blog, Tiki Touring Kiwi, heads in that direction.
My name is Jordan Campbell, and I am obsessed with all things
wanderlust. A full-time Web and graphic design director, I’m
admittedly not brave enough to quit my day job and pursue my travel
fantasies as a way of life, but I have managed to land a gig with ample time off and am constantly planning my next big trip. I’ve also landed a husband who’s crazy enough to join me in my hare-brained pursuits. With a craving for the road less traveled, a healthy sense of adventure, and a lot of laughs, we’ve dubbed ourselves “Adventure Partners for Life.” A couple years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the “40×40 Challenge,” forty countries by age forty. Having checked the box for all fifty states, I decided I was going to do it. I currently have 37 countries under my belt with four years to fulfill the remaining three. After that, who knows? I’ll just have to come up with another personal travel challenge! Read all about my journeys at Global Debauchery!
Judy Robinson is an enthusiastic blogger and passionate reader. She loves to share quality trending content with her friends and followers. Her forte is Fashion, Fitness, and lifestyle, keeping a keen eye on latest trends in those industries. Currently, she is associated with Sophie and Trey, an online boutique based in Lake Mary, Florida. For more updates follow her on Twitter @judyrobinson
Born and raised in Ettlingen, a small German town nestled in the Black Forest, I left my home at the age of 19 to pursue screenwriting in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA film school as well as the American Film Institute, I finally surrendered to my wanderlust and passion for culture shocks, and have since transitioned into travel writing, with a focus on holistic travel. I live with my husband, filmmaker Jared Drake, and our reindeer Bruce, in the secluded hills of Topanga, California.
A english/spanish blog about travel stories, food and photos by Rocio and Julian. A wanderlust Mexican-German couple passionate about traveling and exploring the world who want to convince you to do the same!
J.V. Jones is a writer based in San Diego. Visit her website at www.jvj.com.
Julie Turner is a web editor and writer living in Brooklyn with her husband. Her personal writing can be found at fresh-basil.blogspot.com.
Justin August has been attempting to re-create the essence of the “Renaissance Man” with his dabbling in almost everything that peaks his interest. Born in San Diego and raised in various regions of California, Justin noticed at a young age his minds eye was constantly wondering, always peering into others livelihoods to see if there was another part of life he may be missing. Coming from a divorced back round, with a Christian regimented Patriarchal side and a maternal side which was more than leisure and deemed more of a “Sunday Catholic Family”, all morals and ethics out the window the other 6 days a week, he was quick to establish at a young age his curiosity in anything not his own.
Thru the years Justin developed a keen interest in public address, journalism and radio. His career began at 15 at a jazz station in Humboldt County, Northern California, concurrently while attending high school and working as Photo editor of the high school newspaper. Later after high school and moving back to San Diego, he continued working with local rock stations and became a club DJ as well. This path eventually led him to travel through out the United States, playing music for clubs and parties across the nation. Not coincidently this led to his love for travel and new sights and sounds. Justin, now finds himself based in southern California again after many years in Miami Florida. Besides the aforementioned, Justin has also been a Substitute teacher for the public school system on the Navajo Reservation in Chinle Arizona as well as worked on Television and music video sets in several locations. His love for public address has not changed or haltered and he now consumes his time with writing and spending time with his dog Karen. And still, the Renaissance Man laments, “There is so much more life to live.”
Karen Goetsch lives in Brooklyn with her husband and writes children’s stories and non-fiction. She dreams of Italy and Brazil and hopes to live once again in California. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Karen Simonson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She is a freelance writer who enjoys exploring the great outdoors on foot, ski, boat and bicycle. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Kari Pinkerton Silcox grew up on a small wheat farm in Eastern Oregon. She graduated from University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism in 2004. A year ago she and her husband Andy sold their house, quit their jobs and moved to Costa Rica without a plan. You can keep up with them by following Kari's Happy Coconuts Travel Blog as she blogs about their adventures.
If there were such a certification, Katherina Audley would be a certified whale nut. She has traveled the length of North, Central and South America in order to get close to whales. When Katherina is not dangling over the edge of a boat, cooing to the sea beasts, she is in her studio in North Portland plotting the next big adventure.
To find out more about her writing, art projects, news and adventuring, visit: http://www.kpetunia.com.
The combination of the love for travel and the joy of writing combine to make the ideal lifestyle for Kathryn Hedderig. After spending many years working for a large corporation, her time is now spent enjoying pleasant days on the road and quiet times at home compiling the stories that bring smiles and lasting images to life. Kathryn’s published articles have appeared in various national newspapers, websites and travel guides. She lives with her cherished husband in Arroyo Grande, a small coastal city in central California’s wine country.
Katie A. King is a freelance writer/producer and aspiring screenwriter living in Silver Lake. She has worked in both film and television production, and has published creative writing and photographs in various print publications. She can be reached at Katieking78@gmail.com.
I have been a lover of travel from an early age. Some of my favourite trips include: sailing through the islands of French Polynesia, safariing in Kenya, cruising in Antarctica, exploring vineyards in the hills above Cape Town, lazing on the beaches of Zanzibar, backpacking in Thailand and partying in Ibiza. I grew up in the UK and have spent my working life in London and New York working in ecommerce for retail companies including Topshop and Burberry. I recently left my job as part of the digital product team at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York to spend time traveling the world in search of new adventures. I want to inspire people to explore new places by writing about where I have travelled and the experiences I have had.
Katy Franklin is an aspiring writer who has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, New York, and now resides in Los Angeles. She loves to travel, and has loved the culture and nightlife in all of the places she has visited. She hopes to continue to travel the country, and write about her experiences. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Egan is a recent college graduate. She is a scholar of languages and literature and an aspiring poet, journalist and traveler. She currently lives in New Jersey.
Kelly is a reader, writer, and wanderlust adventurer who loves sharing stories of her travels, and tips with the world. She is the editor over at Stiles Media, a private publishing company. If you like this article and want to read more like it, head over to Wanderlustparty.com.
Kerri Carpenter is a freelance writer who hails from the Pittsburgh area. She now lives in Arlington, VA. Besides traveling, she enjoys cooking, movies, Steelers football, accessorizing and candy corn. You can see more of Kerri's writing at http://kcarpenter.pnn.com
Kessa Shipley is a freelance writer and lives in Southeast Portland. Email her with questions or comments at email@example.com .
Kim is an aspiring travel writer/blogger. Her love of travel began with visiting most of the United States on family vacations as a child. She started her blog, travelsthroughmidlife.com after being inspired by Alexa Meisler's podcasts "Break Into Travel Writing". She has two grown daughters and lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband.
Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer based in Beverly Hills, CA.
She specializes in luxury travel, lifestyle, beauty and fashion. With extensive travel experience visiting some of the worlds most sought-after destinations, Kimberly is truly a connoisseur globetrotter. She has traveled to over 39 countries and almost every US state. Her work has appeared in various English print and online media, including ehow.com,”Disarray” Magazine, “NiteGuide” Magazine, “Ocean View” magazine, “ReLiving” magazine and 52PerfectDays.com. She attended University of Nevada Las Vegas and Mt. St. Mary’s College.
She is the owner of Jetsetera.net, a luxury travel guide and online travel boutique.
She is the author of one book, “Promotional Modeling 101?.
Kim Haynes is a freelance writer and aspiring novelist. Born and raised in Southern California, she has visited the Temecula Valley Wine Country many times and even got engaged there.
Kimberly Pytel, a Maryland native, came out to San Diego two years ago to explore life on the west coast. Published as a student photographer in her home town of Severna Park, she continued her work throughout college while working as a teaching assistant in The University of Maryland photography lab. Taking photos for Kimberly may have begun as a hobby, but it has, over the years, developed into a passion.
Kristen Baughman is a social media and public relations consultant with Gadabout Food based in Brooklyn, NY. Kristen also serves as a freelance writer and her work has been featured in publications like the New York Street Food, Visit Raleigh Blog, Raleigh Beer Guide, Wake Living Magazine, Visit Austin Blog and OUR State Magazine.
Larry Houser is an editor at a large New England newspaper in addition to free lance writing for covers.com and other web sites. He writes about pro football, pro basketball and other sports in addition to travel stories, in particular Las Vegas.
I was raised in Southern California, more specifically San Diego, and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I have been known to have a camera in hand wherever I go since I was in middle school. I love photographing anything and everything!
Check out my work at www.photo.net/photos/labrown.
Leah Bagas is a freelance writer and an aspiring novelist who loves to travel and is a mommy to a geriatric Yorkie. She can be reached at
Lisa Heinz has been a writer for many years and writes articles on travel, food & drink, home decor, as well as, health and fitness, she has traveled the world extensively and loves cruising.
Lori Villamil Christian is a freelance writer and teacher of creative writing. She lives with her author hubby, James, and their growing menagerie up in the back hills of Hemet, CA. Lori is a full time country woman who commutes to lands far off only when paradise becomes too much to bear. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and two novels.
Lorin Kicklighter is an aspiring travel writer origionally from DeLand, FL. A recent graduate of Hofstra University, she is currently living and working in NYC. E-mail her at
I’m Louise, founder of TheAdventureLand.com . As a lover of the outdoors, crafting a blog about traveling and adventure is a bit of a stretch for me. I truly love to be outside, so getting in front of the computer takes me away from my passion. But, it’s important for me to share what I love so others can get out and appreciate the outdoors, too.
Lynne Curry is a nationally published freelance journalist specializing in food, travel and family adventure. Based in Joseph, Oregon, she backcountry skis and backpacks in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and blogs at www.ruraleating.blogspot.com .
Author Bio: Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. He loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas. You can learn more about Manmohan Singh at rishikulyogshala.org
Margot Black developed a love of travel and tourism as a senior account executive at an international public relations/marketing firm in New York City. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America and the South Pacific. A move to Los Angeles expanded Margot's expertise and writing skills into the world of entertainment/comedy. She has appeared on NBC, A&E, TNN, GSN and Comedy Central. Her writing has appeared in Written By, She’s So Funny, Joke Soup, and The Comedy Thesaurus. Always an avid traveler, Margot Black knows how to say “what’s for lunch?” in twelve different languages.
After 15 years based in London, where she worked as a travel journalist and editor, Marie Peyre moved to Norway at the end of 2007. She now works as a freelance travel writer, and covers Scandinavia in general and Norway in particular, for a number of clients in the UK and the US, including Fodor's, Frommer's, Virgin, Insight Guides and Columbus Travel Publishing. She has also authored a book on London Restaurants for Globe Pequot. In the past two years Marie has learnt Norwegian and the art of cross-country skiing - two essential skills when living in Norway. In her free time she blogs about Østfold, the region where she's based in southeastern Norway you can find her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/elusive_moose
We own two vacation rentals in Hawaii on the island of Oahu in Waikiki Central. They are great places to stay.
I'm a retired educator who have lived and worked in North Carolina for over 30 years.
Our website: http://alohafamilyproperties.webs.com
Marion L. Head is an educator and freelance writer who lives in Seattle, WA. Marion has published fiction in various anthologies and nonfiction on various websites. Marion is author of South Dakota: An Explorer's Guide for Countryman Press.
Marissa Willman is a freelance writer who specializes in travel, health and lifestyle writing.
Based in the Southern California desert, Marissa’s chronic case of wanderlust has taken her across Asia and the West coast. She spent two years living in South Korea as an ESL teacher and holds a journalism degree from California State University, Fullerton. Her work has appeared in USA Today Travel Tips, 10 Magazine, The Desert Sun and 52PerfectDays.com. Marissa’s portfolio can be found on www.marissawillman.com.
Marty Byrne is a writer and marketing project manager in Seattle, Washington. She enjoys experiencing different cultures and has traveled extensively in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. She also enjoys being a tourist in her own town, as there is always something new to discover.
Mary Beth Hartleb is an avid traveler who has lived in Rosarito Beach, Mexico and currently resides Las Vegas, Nevada. Her travel blog is located at www.askthetravelinggypsy.com.
Mary R. Garrison is a freelance writer and global nomad currently based in the Pacific Northwest. Follow her travels on Instagram at instagram.com/becky_garrison.
My Brief bio is that I am a 53 year old black woman whoI was born in Kansas City Mo. I then moved to Denver Colorado and then I came out to California to try a career in comedy. My first love for writing started when I was nine years in old in elementary school when I took up creative writing. I served some time in the military in the Army. I mainly have worked with homeless women and children and also persons with disabilities. I am a laid back woman who enjoys movies, comedy and I have a love for nature and what it represents on a spiritual level of love and humanity.
Mary Stover is a freelance travel writer focusing on the world's best coffeehouses, traveling on a budget, and more. She is a frequent contributor in Spokane's alternative newsweekly, The Pacific Northwest Inlander. The Washington native has lived, traveled, and studied abroad; including multiple journeys around England and Ireland. She recently moved to the heart of Washington's Wine Country; in Richland, WA with her dog, Crabapple and a sizeable bronze statue of Shakespeare. She can be reached at www.myspace.com/marystover.
Matt Bozigar is a freelance photographer from Portland, Oregon. His specialty is travel photography with an eye for natural and landscape elements, architectural compositions, and people of the world. A particular favorite subject is clouds and skylines...yes, he has his head in the clouds! But, he is grounded with a degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, which combined with his determination and creativity, coalesces in unique and complex photographical compositions. He will be traveling around the world with his camera in 2010...stay tuned for his blog address.
Maura O’Neal has lived in Denver for three years and is still finding new things to do in and around the Mile High City. When she is not out exploring her own neighborhood, she works as a flight attendant to support her international travel habit. Visit her blog at http://travelsabound.blogspot.com.
A writer in a town full of writers, Megan Close is a recent transplant to the City of Angels. When not chasing the dream, she can be found exploring all that LA has to offer. Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any Los Angeles hotspots she should check out.
Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the political world in California, but on evening and weekends spends time exploring the West Coast and more. All while encouraging others to join in on the adventures.
Michael Bret Hood is the author of the critically acclaimed books, Outrage: We The People and Jericho's Walls, which is scheduled to be released in July 2008. In Jericho's Walls, a maniacal killer kidnaps author Riley O'Shea believing that O'Shea will write a real time chronicle of his murderous rage. Playing a daring game of cat and mouse, Riley must use all of her wits to survive her captivity behind Jericho's Walls. In Outrage: We The People, a secret internet group shocks the world when they expose the deepest levels of political corruption in the United States. Ripped from present day headlines, Outrage: We The People will shock you and remind you of the true power of the people. You can purchase Jericho's Walls and Outrage: We The People at www.tigerpublications.com and www.baycrestbooks.com or through any major bookstore.
Check out two free chapters of each book at Michael's web site, www.michaelbrethood.com or contact him at email@example.com
Michael Norris is a freelance writer who is just back from four years in Paris, and is now living in Evanston, IL. He has had articles published in The Paris Times, Literary Kicks, Live Life Travel, as well as other on-line travel sites. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Titcomb was born in the town of Binghamton, New York and currently resides in Berkeley, California. He is new to professional writing and attends classes at Berkeley City College. In addition to writing, he enjoys gardening, cooking and cinema. He can be contacted at Michael.Titcomb@gmail.com.
Mike Vos is a photographer and freelance writer living in San Diego, Ca. He spends 3-4 months a year in Baja California.
Mircea Stanescu is the President of Echo Limousine, which is a limousine service company in Chicago. Echo Limousine provides limo services for corporate travel, special events such as weddings and parties and funerals.
Miriam Olin loves travel, adventure and education. Her company, Go Mo Places, is all about sustainability. They offer various travel options from air, car and hotel to custom and prepackaged tours as well as volunteer vacations. Go Mo Places also specializes in sustainable tourism management, thus assisting others in creating responsible tourism worldwide. Miriam resides in Texas with her husband and both are always planning their next adventure.
Go Mo Places was recently awarded Expedia Affiliate status and can help you with all your travel needs; visit http://www.gomoplaces.com for more information.
Nancy Sweeney is a technical writer living outside Boston. She is the mother of two and loves to find new and creative ways to be active outdoors. She writes freelance parenting articles in her spare time and can be reached at email@example.com.
Naomi Liz is a writer and photographer based in the Philadelphia area. She has traveled extensively in Latin America but also enjoys local travel in the United States. Naomi is a lifelong learner, book nerd, and coffee connoisseur. She seeks out authentic, sustainable travel in order to learn and support local communities. Find her freelance work at NaomiLiz.com and her travel blog which focuses on responsible travel at roamingtheamericas.com
Nick Kembel is the creator of Spiritual Travels, a site dedicated to spiritual destinations and travel in East Asia. He has been living in Taiwan for 10 years and is the author of 'Taiwan in the Eyes of a Foreigner'. He has contributed to numerous travel magazines.
Nicole Marre is a graduate student and aspiring novelist living in San Diego California. She has worked as an editor and enjoys writing articles for lifestyle magazines. Between writing about topics such as travel, culture and food she travels the world for inspiration. She has been delighted by the sites of Asia, Europe, Central and South America as well as the undiscovered haunts in her own backyard.
Nikki Smith has been freelance writing for over 4 years. Documenting her vacations overseas to friends awakened a dormant passion to write. A contributor on Igougo.com, a travel writing website, she’s also been published on Blackenterprise.com and US Express. Nikki resides in Chicago with her 10 month old son, Brian.
Norma Walsh was born, raised, and educated in Boston. She is a freelance writer who has lived in Plymouth since 1999.
Penny Williams is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer and photographer living in Palm Springs. She has traveled to many cities and countries photographing people, places and things. Her favorite photos are the casual photos of children and landscapes. Her love of writing includes children’s stories as well as travel pieces.
Novelist Perry P. Perkins was born and raised in Oregon.
His writing includes novels "Just Past Oysterville", and "Shoalwater Voices", as well as dozens of articles in national magazines.
Perry is a student of Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild and a frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies.
His work can be found online at www.perryperkinsbooks.com
Rachel is a freelance writer and a self-proclaimed "Travelholic" and she is currently writing for various companies. She enjoys traveling to parts unknown, sampling local cuisines, and sharing her experiences with the world. In her free time, you can find her planning her next trip, playing with her daughter, or heading to the closest farmers' market.
Renee Silverman is a freelance writer, musician, and owner of Flying Fingers, an entertainment transcription service in Burbank, California. Her articles have appeared in Music Connection Magazine, The Tolucan Times, Entertainment Today, Valley Life Magazine, and online publications Independent Songwriters.com and Womenrock.com. When not writing reviews or articles, Renee enjoys photography and riding with her actor / boyfriend Mike, on their Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. She can be reached at ReneeSilverman@gmail.com.
Richard Basch is a writer, photographer, and TV producer living in Venice, CA. He spent the last year teaching film history at Chapman University's Dodge College while travelling around Mexico and writing stories for a variety of publications. He has written for "The Washington Times", NPR's "The Savvy Traveler", "Modern Maturity", "The Arizona Star" www.40plustravelandleisure.com and www.MexicoInsider.com.
He is currently producing a TV documentary on Herman Mankiewicz, the writer of "Citizen Kane" and doing assignment photography in Southern California and elsewhere. His photographs can be seen at www.baschstudio.com and his writing can be seen at www.richardbasch.com.
Rick Monaco lives in New York City, having moved from California where he worked for many years in the film industry. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, 3am Magazine, and in various literary publications. His great grandfather, JB Monaco, was a well known California and San Francisco photographer.
Robert is a storytellers and guide at Oahu Ghost Tours. He was born and raised in the Kapahulu area of Oahu.
In 1977 or so, Dr. Glen Grant paid a visit to his elementary school and did a presentation that included ghost stories and pictures (some of which are included in his Obake Files book) that left and impression on him. This led to his interest in ghosts and other mysteries of our world.
During the day Robert is a teacher in the Hawaii Public School system.
Robyn Medlin recently relocated to Tampa, Florida and is enjoying living near the water with her 3 dogs. In her spare time, she likes to travel, write, and try out new recipes on family and friends. Her newest hobby is learning to sail, spurred on by the acquisition of an old sailboat passed down by a family member.
I am Roland Meisler. I am 14 years old. I love to travel to different places around the world. One of my life goals is visiting all seven continents. These are my stories....
Sabrina S. Siracusa is a freelance copywriter & translator from sunny Southern California. She writes under pen name Writergirl. She is an experienced copywriter specializing in creative, persuasive web content. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University & UCSD. When she is not writing or reading she is cruising new & cool places in Southern California. Check out her websites at www.writergirl.biz and www.writergirl.biz/WriteOn!.
Samantha works by day in the insurance industry, but dreams of travel by night. She has been to Europe, India, and has a never-ending list of places to visit. Samantha is embarking on a year long trip around the world this December and is always looking for the best way to save money while away from home. Keep up with her on Twitter at @SamanthaJoGoes or watch her travel vlogs every Thursday at youtube.com/SamanthaJoGoes.
Sarah is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and attended College of Charleston in South Carolina. She is currently an English teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam. Whenever she is not teaching, she uses her days off to explore Hanoi or elsewhere in Southeast Asia. She has plans to leave Hanoi in June to continue traveling before eventually relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. Her hobbies include discovering new restaurants, improving her photography and getting out of her comfort zone!
One Less Rat is a travel blog written by a first time traveller from the UK who has decided to ditch their desk in 2016 and go and see the world. Recording their ramblings in a blog, the title "One Less Rat" is inspired by the Blackberry Smoke track "Freedom Song" which features the lyrics:
"This time tomorrow you won't see my face
there'll be one less rat runnin' in this race"
The concept behind the name is the escape from the rat race; leaving behind a stable 9-5 job, a comfortable life and heading out on a new adventure. It's a nod to the fact that there's once less person sitting at their desk wishing they were out there seeing the world. One Less Rat was created to record the rambling of Sarah as she travels through Europe, Asia and Australia. It documents her adventures, good or bad, along the way. One Less Rat hopes to inspire others to travel and see what the world has to offer.
Sarah: I grew up in St. Annes, a little seaside town in the north of England. After that, I went off to University in Liverpool and then moved to Saltaire, a World Heritage site near Bradford. I worked in the music industry and enjoyed a varied and interesting career. I have always had a passion for travel and have been lucky enough to visit many countries both near and far. My highlights include walking along the Great Wall of China, seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland and exploring the offerings of Transylvania.
I decided to start travelling as a challenge. I was lucky enough at the age of 28 to find myself in a very comfortable position; nice flat, great job, financially stable but I had an itch to do something more. I felt like it was too early to be so settled.
So now it's time for me to head out on a trip of a lifetime with no return planned.
Sarah enjoys travel and writing, so it's a perfect combination. She'll share with you what she learns to be perfect days in and around Las Vegas. You never know what you'll find around the corner from that cacti!
Savina has been immersed in chocolate education for over 30 years. In 2007 she began offering Portland Neighborhood Chocolate Walks. Once you are around Savina it becomes apparent that she enjoys sharing information about chocolate almost as much as eating it. Find out more about her programs at ChocolateTastingAndMore.com
Scott Bay is a freelance writer that reports on the latest technology trends; specializing in travel, design, and wellness. He also dabbles in furniture design and if he’s not working, he’s traveling.
Scott Keith is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon. Scott enjoys writing on many subjects, but hopes to focus on travel and health. Visit Scott at www.scottkeith.wordpress.com and www.itsaguythingblog.wordpress.com. E-mail Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Roxborough, a former Detroit-based correspondent for Money magazine, is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in various national magazines. He first visited Chicago in 1987 on a stopover while headed to the Far East. An international consultant, he writes the weekly "Getting Away" column for The Record, an award-winning newspaper in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. Visit his web site at: shannonrox.info
Shelley Seale is a freelance writer based out of Austin Texas, but she vagabonds in any part of the world whenever possible. Shelley has written for National Geographic, Globe Pequot's Insider travel guides, CNN, AOL, USA Today and Andrew Harper Traveler Magazine among others. Her book, The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India, follows her journeys into the orphanages, streets and slums of India where millions of children live without families. Her mantra is “travel with a purpose.” She can be reached at shelleyseale.com.
Check out more of Shelley's work in her 52 Perfect Days stories: 1949 Hidden City: Beijing's Hippest New Spot.
I'm an Asheville, NC, native who considers herself lucky to have grown up in one of the Southeast's most beautiful cities. I'm always up for a new adventure, but can never wander too far, since my hometown always pulls me back.
Sherrill Gray is a native Oregonian who is passionate about Umpqua Valley wines and craft brews. Her and her husband Doug, own and operate Gray Ghost Tours ~ a wine and brewery tour business in Roseburg. Sherrill publishes a monthly online newsletter called The Umpqua Valley Crush and is Chapter Director for Girls Gone Grape Southern Oregon, an organization that is community driven by women.
Silvia Kratzer is a professor of Film and Television at UCLA and at Chapman University. She has previously published her work in the academic field. More recently she has written screenplays and fiction and non-fiction essay published in the e—zine Crumpled Papers that she co-founded with other writing members and café literati of Hollywood. Originally from Germany, she has lived in Hollywood for over ten years. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Stacey Casey is a high school English teacher from Watkinsville, GA. After finding her passion while teaching a non-fiction course, she has recently started submitting her own writing and had her first publication last year in the Athens Banner Herald. Her essay, "Mourning the Loss of Maps," is a humorous look at the country's new found love, the GPS device.
Staci is a 25 year-old marketer by day and a travel junkie by night. She started her travel blog when she decided to go to Italy on short notice – a three month notice to be exact. This trip fueled her wanderlust and she can’t wait until her next big trip. Until then, she is traveling domestically in the United States and taking in all the world has to offer.
Stacie is a California girl at heart. Stacie grew up in Cardiff by the Sea, CA and moved to Las Vegas in 1993. Spending the last 15 years in Las Vegas, she has witnessed the incredible growth and expansion of the city. In her free time, she likes to travel anywhere and everywhere. She did a semester abroad in Brighton, England and got to backpack around Europe during that time. Her next stop: Greece or Costa Rica.
Stephanie Marie Chizik, a transplant to San Diego, brings a background in newspaper, magazine and literary writing from the East Coast. She graduated from Chatham College with her Masters in Fine Arts and has been published in various publications, including Pittsburgh Magazine, Conte Online Journal and Bay Weekly. She currently works as an Associate Editor for a trade publication.
Contributing travel and culinary writer for online resource guides in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Italy, Susan is a member of Slow Food and strongly supports the movement of organizing, preserving and protecting artisan endangered foods around the world. When she's not traveling for her job with a major US airline or planning group trips, she can be found shopping at local farmer's markets, creating Italian meals for her friends and family, critiquing foods and tango dancing. She can be reached at .
Suzy St. George is a writer on behalf of Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, conveniently located just 20 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland and 20 miles north of Akron, situated next to the iconic Northfield Park Harness track. With plenty of nearby accommodations and great area attractions, a getaway to the Rocksino is sure to be a Rockin' time! View more at https://www.hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com/plan-a-visit.htm
I am passionate about travel, but it can be exploring my own hometown, jumping in the car for a cross-country road trip, or heading overseas. I love sharing the tips I glean from my travels so you can travel cheaper and better, and I honestly believe that travel strengthens relationships. Everyone should travel!
Teresa Shaw is a professional editor and freelance writer with a degree in English and journalism. She writes about travel, motherhood, and cooking, among other topics, for a variety of print and online markets. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter, two cats, and dog. Check out her Budget Travel Blog on 52 Perfect Days or visit her online at http://teresawrites.wordpress.com.
Theresa Sigo is a New Orleans native currently living in Hawaii. She has traveled all over the world visiting such locales as Italy, Spain, Scandanavia, St Petersburg, Mexico, the Greek islands, and most recently Tokyo. Theresa enjoys traveling and experiencing new food and cultures. She has returned to Honolulu after living in on the mainland (Monterey, Chicago and Houston) for 8 years.
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. -Hilaire Belloc
Todd Meisler was born and raised on Long Island, New York and moved to California in the seventies. Todd Meisler currently resides in San Diego, CA where he is consulting and operating a web development agency called ZD Design Agency. He spent the early part of his life exposed to big band and concert music through his father, who was a drummer turned bandleader during those years. As an early teen Todd began his journey to art and photography, working in the dark room and painting in watercolor. In his teen years Todd was primarily a musician playing the Hollywood club circuit trying to pass for 18 in local clubs. As time went on Todd continuesto play drums and sing lead vocals in several bands by night, and by day stays busy shooting photography for magazines and online publications and running the agency.
In 1986, Todd was asked to join forces at New Riders Publishing, a Que/MacMillan Publishing group as Art Director. Todd then moved on to work at several prominent digital output centers in Los Angeles. In 1996 Todd launched PC Bureau, Inc., a Windows based service center for film and printing. While running this operation Todd continued working in the digital realm and embarked on numerous photographic adventures. Over the past 3 years Todd has worked at combining photography and painting, reproducing prints in his studio. Having his own production studio enables Todd to have total control over the final product. He is looking forward to teaching art one day and will continue making waves wherever there is still water. He enjoys outdoors and traveling and currently playing drums with Levi Chen and Liquid Gardens. Todd continues to pursue new art techniques and to find his voice in the art world. With the birth of a new company called ZD design, Todd is offering web, SEO, SEM, SMM and marketing services.
Here’s where you won’t find freelance writer Traci L. Suppa: zip lining in the Costa Rican rainforest; snacking on toasted crickets in Thailand; or snowboarding down Mount Kilimanjaro. More likely, she’ll be riding shotgun in the family minivan, playing “I Spy” with her two children during a day trip through her Hudson Valley backyard. Get to know her “back-to-basics” approach to travel at http://www.wordscapesny.com, or follow her on Twitter: @WordScpaes
Make sure to check out her 52 Tips for Voluntourism here https://52perfectdays.com/travel-tips/voluntourism-52-tips.
Argentina Excepcion is a Franco-Argentinean Travel Agency located in Buenos Aires for 10 years with offices in Santiago and Lima. We sell customized and individual trips to Argentina and we know very well this part of the world!
Our team is comprised of experts on Latin America who will make you discover their passion through authentic travels!
Tyjuana Wilson is a freelance writer, copywriter and budget travel whisperer. Her hotel choices for the travel site Hipmunk are usually found here. More importantly, she also watches her 18-year-old princess, Tyra, grow before her eyes. Learn more about how she is bucking the system while vactioning at www.blacktravelersblog.com
Valerie Ashton is a freelance writer living in San Diego, CA with her husband Ryan Ashton and their two beagles. She has traveled all over the world and enjoys writing about her adventures. She also loves to write about animals.
Vince Schreck, Ed.D. is the creator and editor of www.pdxfamilyadventures.com. The site catalogs the many adventures he has with his wife and 4 year old son Rhys in and around Portland, Oregon. He is also an Instructional Designer and Faculty member at Portland State University. In his spare time, he teaches yoga and plays with his band “Vince Schreck & The Expendables.”
Coming from tech support background, Vitaliy Kolos is into tons of web stuffs: WordPress SEO (his forte), web design, Shopify, web development, inbound marketing and everything in between. Other than that, he's an avid audiobook reader and insatiable digital nomad. For more information or to work with Vitaly visit:
While In Africa is a travel blog about Martin and Erika from Denmark and Philippines and their travels through Africa. Follow their journey as they visit this beautiful continent while trying to promote more sustainable travels. For more information or to work with While In Africa visit: https://whileinafrica.com
About the author: William Benetton loves to travel around our huge world and loves to share ideas about health and meet new people. He visited a lot of countries and wants to share his experience. Last few months he designed his own website and here you can see it. He can't live without football, traveling and morning coffee.
Yasha is from Australia and travels full-time with her husband, Juergen, who is German-born, but now also Australian. They started their adventures through North and South America in 2006 with a pick-up truck and a slide-in camper. In 2009 they returned to their ‘normal’ life in Australia, but were soon planning their escape! Currently they are travelling through Brazil in Berta, a house on wheels that they built together, picking up where they left off in South America. You can follow them on http://dare2go.com