Alison Abbott is a Boston based influencer and travel writer with a focus on sustainable shades of green luxury. As editor of Green With Renvy she sings the praises of keeping it local whether at home or abroad and is well known for her experiential content creation.
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?
For a full author biography and profile please visit: http://ifwtwa.org/author/barbara-ramsay-orr
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.
Catherine Parker has a passion for travel with only two states left in her quest of seeing all 50. As a former flight attendant with one of the largest airlines, she’s landed at all the major North American airports at least once. Since clipping her professional wings after 9/11, she combines her love of the open road with exploring national parks, historic sites and cultural icons. She’s based out of Central Texas, dividing her time between writing and restoring a 95-year-old house. She shares her life with her three kids and her husband.
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.
Debi Lander is a freelance journalist and photographer specializing in travel, food and lifestyle. She savors local cuisine, jumps at new adventures and believes travel can open eyes and hearts around the globe.
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.
Francesca is a Chicago-based travel blogger and working mom of two who aims to show that working parents can still enjoy what they fancy in life. For Francesca, it is travel - with and without her family - and premium beverages, including craft beer and bourbon.
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 associate editor of FWT Magazine. She writes for FWT Magazine, Flight Centre New Zealand, Calculated Travel, Epicure & Culture and Wander with Wonder. 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.
Kaila Yu is the writer and founder of KailaYu.com and NylonPink.tv. and has been featured in Rolling Stone, FHM, MTV, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and more. She has a combined social media following of 580,000 and growing.
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.
Kimberly A. Edwards writes articles and essays on travel, culture, seniors, writing craft, and publishing trends. She leads a memoir seminar in Sacramento, California, where she serves as president of the local California Writers Club branch. Recently she returned from the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop, where she learned new ways to deepen her stories about interesting people she meets while traveling.
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 Jrrny Travel, 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…
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.
"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Learn more about Merilee at http://ifwtwa.org/author/merilee-kern.
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.
The Cooking Ladies, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, are a dynamic writer/photographer duo who share an appreciation for food, wine and travel. With degrees in English and creative writing, they are freelance writers, food and travel bloggers, and co-authors of ten cookbooks and culinary travelogues.
Tonya is passionate about food, France and writing and is the owner of the successful Cooking on the Bay Cooking School in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. She is a former information manager, trainer and library consultant, now retrained as a chef.
At Cooking on the Bay, Tonya encourages students to celebrate the richness and diversity that our food offers us and inspires them to enjoy cooking for your family and friends. Food plays an important part in our social process and affects our well-being. To cook from the heart and share around the table brings so much pleasure and ‘joie de vivre’.
Tonya’s food philosophy is to cook fresh, locally produced food in season, to cook for taste and to cook food simply, enhancing the natural flavours so the food looks and tastes delicious. Her aim is to de-mystify cooking and she supports the view of the legendary 19th century French chef and gastronome, Auguste Escoffier, to keep it simple, ‘faites simple’!
Chef, Tonya Jennings is founder and owner of Cooking on the Bay Cooking School in Melbourne, Australia.
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.” Her current websites are traintrails.wordpress.com