A travel writer and editor, Amy loves taking armchair travelers along for the ride. She enjoys delving into the history and culture of a place be it across the ocean or around the corner. A serial expat, Amy currently lives in Amman, Jordan where she is on an epic culinary quest to find the best falafel and hummus.
As principal of Andrew T. Der & Associates, LLC, he writes environmental guidance for development companies and government agencies. Concurrently expanded into environmental and travel journalism as an opportunity to establish a successful published story-base. Primary destination interests include nature and conservation tourism, creative and cultural family experiences, eco-travel, and the occasional offbeat experience.
Cultural traveler Anita Breland chases tasty plates and memorable experiences, on a quest for the world's good food and the people who make it. She and her husband, photographer Tom Fakler, serve up the long-running blog Anita’s Feast and contribute to numerous international publications.
Barbara Ramsay Orr is a multiple recipient of the Lowell Thomas Award for Journalism, is a member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association and sits on the board of the Society of American Travel Writers. She is an amateur artist, a former art teacher, and a bit of a museum addict, so many of the stories she writes have a cultural angle. And then there's food. As the food writer for her local city magazine for over twenty years, she has a keen appreciation for a good meal. Art and Food? What more is there?
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Based in Los Angeles, Beth blogs at MomUncorked.com and is a former PR professional turned freelance writer who writes about the things that feed her soul - food, wine, and travel. She is always in search of new culinary experiences and exciting destinations to explore. She writes for Orbitz, Just Luxe and other luxury travel publications.
Christine is one of Australia's most highly regarded food, wine and travel writers and together with Maurie O’Connor, manages www.foodwinetravel.com.au. She spent more than 20 years as a newspaper journalist, including nine years as Food & Wine Editor for The Canberra Times. She is active on social media and together with Maurie, bring their great loves together in their award-winning website..
Cori is a freelance writer/photographer in Los Angeles and can often be found traveling with her dogs in tow, covering pet-friendly destinations. She is well-versed in travel, art, food and wine. Cori’s background is real estate. Also being an animal artist, her articles utilize the art palette both visually and verbally. Cori shares her experiences in a passionate, candid, caring and entertaining way.
Diana, based in New York, is an adventurer, writer, and photographer who, together with her husband, Bill Gent, delight in sharing their discoveries, especially those from less known areas of the world. Their work, which has appeared in Nature Photographer, International Living, and various other magazines can be seen at www.thewingedsandals.com and on www.allegriaphotos.com.
Freelancing since the 90s, Elizabeth maintains home bases in North America, South America and Europe, while she traverses the globe for stories and photos about food and wine but mostly adventure. She’s got a collection of cultural studies as well – the kind of lessons learned that don’t appear on an agenda.
Eugene has written about travel, leisure, food, wine, marketing, media, television, film, music, theatre, art, books, business, personal development, and more for over 65 different websites, newspapers, and magazines across the globe. But what do all his features, articles, and stories have in common? People.As a journalist and blogger, he’s profiled over a hundred inspiring individuals so far: from Grammy-winning musicians and multinational CEOs, to celebrated fashion designers and the world’s best chefs. And as B2B copywriter and content marketer, he interviews a company’s happy customers and uses their words to create authentic case studies and testimonials that drive sales and improve the bottom line.
Irene is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger who writes for some of the nation’s leading magazines, newspapers and websites. Irene has received numerous travel writing awards, including a 2015 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Award. She and her husband/photographer/foodie/travel companion produce MoreTimeToTravel.com (www.moretimetotravel.com). She is also co-publisher of GettingOnTravel.com (www.gettingontravel.com), a multi-authored online magazine for the over-50 luxury travelers. Trained as a psychologist, Irene holds a faculty appointment at the NYU School of Medicine.
Jacqui is a New Zealand-based freelancer and blog director for FWT Magazine. She blogs for the FWT blog, www.flightcentre.com and Flight Centre New Zealand. Her travel stories have appeared in New Zealand Life & Leisure, Heritage New Zealand, NZ Bride & Groom, Idealog and Food, Wine and Travel magazines.
Cultural and volunteer travel to Honduras, Brazil, Peru, Morocco, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Norway and Japan has enriched my life and cultivated a passion to make a positive difference. My graduate training in International Relations with an emphasis on International Business with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and Marketing Communications has helped me to regard global topics and opportunities from a well-rounded perspective. Sharing these experiences via travel writing is a continued inspiration and honor. When not off on a philanthropic and cultural adventure, I work in Digital Insights and Global Insights.
Judith Glynn’s intuitive curiosity when researching a destination results in detailed and eclectic travel articles. She encourages the locals to chime in, which adds a distinct touch. Judith is the author of A Collector of Affections and The Street or Me. She resides in New York City and Rhode Island.
Kathleen Walls is publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways. She is the author of travel books, Georgia’s Ghostly Getaways, Finding Florida’s Phantoms, Hosts With Ghosts, and Wild About Florida series. Her articles appeared in "Georgia Magazine," London, England's "Country Music People," SouthernUSAVisitor.com, Tours4Mobile and others.
Kristin Henning is a writer and perennial traveler, covering six continents and some 60 countries since 2010. She and her husband Tom share their photos and stories on the travel blog, TravelPast50.com, and are regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals and radio shows.
Kurt is a freelance food and travel writer and semi-retired chef living in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Kurt's articles have appeared in Alaska Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, and several travel websites.
Linda Fasteson is an award-winning writer specializing in Baby Boomer travel. Her emphasis is on history and culture, grand and historic hotels, waterways and railways, educational vacations, health and wellness, and food and wine. Thoughtful travel, she notes, is the best way to better understand the people, places and events of our world. She and her husband, Roger, publish NotableTravels.com.
Lori A. May is a Seattle-based freelancer with food and travel writing in Hospitality 21, Jrrny, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Time Out New York, Eater, Vine Pair, and more. She’s a Contributing Writer for Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel and the author of six books.
Freelance travel writer who loves not only to travel but food, too.
Travel is a highlight of my life to open my eyes and mind and experience the world in different ways. My hope with my articles is it gives people a vision to travel outside of routines, eat different foods and enrich lives. Here’s to your travel adventure…
Mary Chong is a travel writer, world cruiser, social media influencer, and founder of Calculated Traveller Magazine based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When not working as a freelance graphic designer, Mary is either exploring the world by land and sea with her husband Ray or planning the next big adventure.
Maurie O’Connor loves jazz, oysters, books, films and craft beer in no particular order and is on a quest to visit as many jazz clubs and oyster festivals as he can while travelling the world in search of new adventures. He is a regular contributor to www.foodwinetravel.com.au along with his travel writer partner, Christine Salins.
Melanie Votaw is a travel journalist with her own blog at TripOutonTravel.com, and she has written 26 books on a variety of subjects. Some of her favorite experiences include waltzing at a formal ball in Austria, riding in a microlight over Victoria Falls and finding rare birds across the globe.
Sandra Chambers has written hundreds of travel stories, news stories, features and profiles for more than 20+ publications. She currently is a regular freelance travel writer for Allegiant Air's in-flight magazine, Sunseeker, as well as other national, regional, and online publications. She enjoys reading historical fiction, photography, the beach and new adventures.
Sandra Scott has been traveling and writing since the 1980s. Currently, she writes a weekly newspaper column, a syndicated monthly roundup column, a magazine cooking column, and several blogs. She is the contributing editor for two magazines and a frequent contributor to Creators Syndicate. She has co-authored two local history books.
Susanna Starr is a well-traveled and published travel writer, photographer, author, entrepreneur, speaker and artist. She holds a degree in philosophy from Stony Brook State University of New York. Susanna is the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's Regional Membership Coordinator for Oaxaca & Mexican Caribbean, Mexico and a Contributing Editor at FWT Magazine: food wine travel. Her books have achieved worldwide acclaim.
Teresa Bergen specializes in health, wellness, outdoors and vegan lifestyle. She's the vegetarian/vegan editor for Real Food Traveler and the author of Vegetarian Asia Travel Guide. A west coast native, she lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and the world's cutest dog.
Veronica Matheson grew up in the United Kingdom, married an Australian, and now lives there with her family. Travel is her passion, particularly cruising on ships, big and small. She lost count of the countries she visited in ten years as Travel Editor of an Australian newspaper. She says it is a joy to return to a country. “The first visit is merely an impression, the second time you know a little bit about what to expect, and the third time you start to get a real feel for the country. That's when you begin to understand the people and their culture, and you want to go back there again, and again.”