Travel Classics Writers' Articles - Archive

Jill Robinson's Searching for People-and memories-in Vietnam" in Saturday Evening Post; "Finding renewal in New Zealand's birthplace" and "Nordenskiöld Glacier offers ice and solitude" in San Francisco Chronicle; "Maya-inspired wellness" in Private Clubs; "Under the Radar in Brazil" in Virtuoso Life; "Eight hammocks that guarantee quality hang time" in Sierra.

Jennifer Allford's "Bullriding challenges, entertains and pays out in Cave Creek" and "Feeling the buzz in Bisbee, Arizona in The Star.

Judith Fein's "The Dutchess Awaits You" in Psychology Today, and "This Town in Iceland Is a Modern Pompeii" in Smithsonian.

Lina Zeldovich's "Reinventing the toilet" in Mosaic, and :What Will It Take to End International Killer Whale Capture?" in Smithsonian.

April Orcutt's "Destination 'Totality': Where to See the Total Eclipse" and "An Eclipsophile's Tale" in AARP, The Magazine.

Paul Ross's "These Otherworldly 'Earthships' Offer Visitors Unusual, Off-the-Grid Accommodations" in Smithsonian

Renee Brincks' "Rust Belt Reboot" in Hemispheres; and "Fort Ord marches to a different drum as coastal park" and "Chance to see condors worth the trek to Pinnacles National Park" in SF Chronicle.

April Orcutt's "San Francisco's Summer of Love events help you recall a pivotal time in American history", and "Here's some of the fun stuff you may run into this summer as you wend your way through the West" in the Los Angeles Times

Steve Slon's "Post Travels: A Brief Visit to Ireland" (4-part series) in Saturday Evening Post.

Lisa Ellen Niver's "Thanks you Luxury Magazine: SCUBA diving in Bonaire" in We Said Go Travel.

Travel Classics International 2017 in Ireland (Lisa Niver).

George Stone in Kilkenny, Ireland (Lisa Niver).

Todd Pitock's "The Healing Power of Baseball in Japan" in Travel & Leisure.

Cindy Hirschfield's "Powered by Pup" and "Outdoor Apparel Groups Push for a New Culture of Renewal and Resuse" in Sierra.

Judith Fein's "Learn how plants and nature influenced Frida Kahlo at Tucson garden exhibit" on DallasNews.com.

Barbara Wysoki's "Dragon's Blood, Books, and Dance in Barcelona" on YourLifeisaTrip.com.

Gigi Ragland's "Take a Bite Out of Tucson" in Denver Life.

Emilie C. Harting's "Predators and prey in Kenyan and Tanzanian wild migration" on Philly.com.

Lisa Niver's "Adaptive Strategies: Skiing with the visually impaired, at Park City's National Ability Center" in Sierra; and "My Bag: Fabien Cousteau" in Delta Sky.

Steve Slon's "The Magic of Wild Alaska" in the Saturday Evening Post.

Todd Pitock's "Greenland: an icy hothouse of change" in Geographical has won the American Society of Journalists & Authors Award and the silver in the Planet Earth Awards, a prize of the Bay Area Travel Writers group.

Todd Pitock's "You've Been Slurping Ramen All Wrong" in Smithsonian.

Gigi Raglan's "A Mountain Ranch Vacation - In Winter?" in AARP.

Margie Goldsmith's "Chasing hand-carved talismans through Panama's islands" in The Globe & Mail.

Lanee Lee's "Weekend Getaways For Weird Art Adventures" in Los Angeles.

Jill Robinson's "Scotland's wildest way to a perfect pint" and "Tracking an older Arabia in modern Abu Dhabi" in the San Francisco Chronicle; and Abu Dhabi's New State of Art" in Robb Report.

Andrea Cooper's "Bob Inglis Takes a Stand on Climate Change" in Sierra and "Something Wild: An Adventure in Foraging" in The Saturday Evening Post.

Stephanie Citron's "All the News That's Fit to Woodprint" in Hemispheres.

Jill Robinson's "Island of Myths" in American Way, "Around the World in 24 Hours" in National Geographic Traveler, and "Homage to Andalucia" in Sierra.

Rachel Nuwer's "Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World's Longest Shortcut" Smithsonian.

Todd Pitock's "As Long As They Are Killing Each Other, We Are Safe" in Politico.

Laura Read's "History Has Depth in Nevada City" on SFGate.com.

Michael Shapiro won the 2016 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence in the Culinary Canada category. Read his story about Vancouver's chefs leading the country's sustainable seafood movement.

Leslie Patrick Moore's "Three Perfect Days: Seoul" in Hemispheres.

Michael Shapiro's "Tracking elusive pumas in Patagonia" in Private Clubs.

Jenny Nunn's "
At The Berkeley London, Get a Trunk of Vintage Clothing With Your Suite" in CondÚ Nast Traveler.

Robin Cherry's cover story "Douro Valley Dynamos" in Private Clubs.

Robin Cherry's story "Moldovan Odyssey" in the upcoming "Lonely Planet Travel Anthology".

Todd Pitock's "Storm-chasing on Vancouver Island" in The Saturday Evening Post.

Larry Bleiberg's "The Clock That Changed The Meaning of Time" on BBC.com

Amanda Castleman's "Sea to Sky" in Delta Sky, "King Fisher" in Robb Report, and "Go Play: A Travel Writer's Last Request" in Sierra.

Stephanie Citron's "The Other White Meat?" in Hemispheres.

Jessica Benavides Canepa's "Alpine Wine" in Rhapsody Magazine, and "Vermouth or Dare" in Hemispheres.

April Orcutt's "A French Connection" in the Saturday Evening Post, and "America's Best Towns for Halloween" in Fortune.

Irene Rawlings's "Jamie Wyeth: Born to Paint" in The Saturday Evening Post.

Anne Mullen's "Provencal Perfection" in Boulevard.

Laura Read's "War of Walls" in Homestead.

Gillian Kendall's "A Flow with No Beginning in Switzerland" on Perceptive Travel.

Michele Meyer's "Sole Man" in Traditions (Breakers Palm Beach); "Picture Perfect" in Palm Beach Illustrated; and "Haute Hotels' Posh Perks in One Life (Sotheby's).

Anne Mullens' "Swiss mansion museum brings Chaplin to life" in the Times Colonist.

Jill Robinson's "For families, Anza-Borrego offers more than just wildflowers"; "Mount Shasta: A peak for Muir, mystics and mountaineers and "Scotland's wildest way to a perfect pint" in the San Francisco Chronicle; and "San Diego: New and Timeless" in Beyond.

Laura Read's "Hike With A Farmer" in Homestead.

Margot Bigg's "Chile's Women of the Mines in Slate, and "Your Own Private Thailand" (PDF) in National Geographic Traveler.

Lola Akinmade ├ůkerstr├Âm's "Exploring Culinary Traditions in Gothenburg" in New York Magazine, "Uncovering Swedish Taste" in Qatar Airways' Oryx, and "How Sweden makes outdoor fun a social priority" in Outside.

Michael Milne's "Seat of Power: Molto Veloce in Italy's Motor Valley" (PDF) and "A Monument to Motoring: Carhenge" (PDF) in Hemmings Motor News.

April Orcutt's "First the Wine. Second the Food. And then Everything Else." in the Dallas Morning News.

Steven Beschloss's "Valley on the Verge" (PDF) in American Way and "Desert Vision" in Dorado.

Jill Robinson's "The Next Lex" in American Way, "1 City 5 Ways: Salt Lake City" in Delta Sky, "High and Low Spirits" in Rhapsody, "Feed Your Soul in New Orleans" in AFAR, and "Pro Tips: Spring Skiing Tune-Up" in Men's Fitness.

Stephanie Citron's "Five Reasons to Check in: The Ivy, Baltimore's first Relais & Chateaux property" in Rhapsody (United First Class).

Diane Selkirk's "A Maldives You Can Actually Afford" on BBC.com and "How to Do the Maldives for $50 a Night" in The Globe and Mail.

Suzanne Morphet's "In the Grip of the Grape" (PDF) in Victoria Boulevard.

Jill Robinson's "Soaking up Andalusia by bicycle" in the San Francisco Chronicle; "62 Really Good Reasons You'll Want to See the USA in 2016" in Private Clubs; "A Month-By-Month Guide to the Best Island Vacations" in Coastal Living; and "Haute Snow" in Visit California.

April Orcutt's "Pilgrimage to Peru: April Orcutt Meets Her Heroes" (PDF) and "Nilda Callañaupa: Director of the Centre for Traditional Textiles in Cusco, Peru" (PDF) in Selvedge, "A Taste for the Big Island: A Food Tour Reveals All Things Vanilla, 'Enlightened' Mushrooms, Spam-Flavored Macs and More" in the Los Angeles Times, and "Camp in California's Galápagos" in the Dallas Morning News.

Jill Robinson's "Cycling Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way" and "Kangaroo Island: Australia's wildlife haven" in San Francisco Chronicle.

Gillian Kendall's "Fekkin' Savage: Learning to Drum in Doolin, County Clare" in Perceptive Travel, and "Through Irish Eyes" pg 2 in Curve.

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti's "Ballyfin: Ireland's Best Boutique Luxury Resort?" in Departures.

Jack Smith's "The Miricale of Milan" in Robb Report.

Michael Shapiro's "Paul Theroux's Cape Cod" and "Guess Who's Slicing Your Sturgeon" Inspirato; "Ocean Safari: A small-ship adventure" in Virtuoso Traveler and "A River Cruise Down Cambodia's Mekong" in Private Clubs.

Margie Goldsmith's "From Mexico to Mongolia: Seven Far-Out Trips for Fall" in the Wall Street Journal.

April Orcutt's "A World of Luxury by Rail" in the Dallas Morning News and "How You Can Help Rescue Wolves, Toucans and Other Wildlife -- and also See the World" in the Los Angeles Times.

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti's "10 Guided Tours That are (Actually) Worth Taking" in Travel + Leisure.

April Orcutt's "Seychelles: Garden of Eden?" in the Dallas Morning News.

Kimberley Lovato's "Born on the Bayou" in American Way.

Jill Robinson's "Opening Up the Classroom" and "Bay Area Mountain Retreat in American Way; "Newfoundland's Fogo Island: Frozen in time," "History reigns in Treme," "Savoring Molokai's slower pace," "Two ski resorts make Jackson Hole twice as nice," and "Bread artisans for the ages in southern Italy" in the San Francisco Chronicle; and "HBO Writer Lolis Eric Elie on Why He Keeps Coming Back to Treme" in AFAR.

Stephanie Citron's "America's 10 Best Beaches" in Saturday Evening Post.

Margie Goldsmith's "Free-Flowing France" in Virtuoso Life and "Eating Our Way through Quebec City" on GoNomad.com.

Jack Smith's "Hog Heaven" in Robb Report.

April Orcutt's "Think You've 'Done' SoCal and the California?," "What's New for U.S. Travelers: Rum Tasting in Hawaii, Sky-high New York Views and Much More", and "Ready for Some Globetrotting?...Zip-lines, 'Dinosaurs' and Luxe Resorts" in the Los Angeles Times, and "What Cost Green?" and "Driving Green" in Global Business Travel.

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti's "Beyond the Baguette" and "Drink Pairings for...Game of Thrones Characters" in Bon Appetit, "America's Best Food Halls" and "World's Most Visited Castles" on Travel + Leisure; and "The Best Hotel Suites to Book in Paris" in Departures.

Barbara Wysocki's "Hidden Glory" in American Way.

Michael Milne and Larissa Milne's "The Unexpected Flavors of Hawaii," "Anchorage Offers Treats off the Cruise Ship Path," and "Buffalo Booms with Art, Architecture, Food" in the Philadelphia Inquirer and "Flying Green" for Global Business Travel.

Evelyn Kanter's "8 Reasons to visit St. Augustine, Florida's Historic Coast" in Sherman's Travel, and "Touring Berlin behind the Wheel of a Vintage East German 'Trabi'" in AOL MapQuest.

Margie Goldsmith's "Get on Your High Horse" in American Way.

Michael Shapiro's "Guess Who's Slicing Your Sturgeon?" in Inspirato.

Todd Pitock's "The Rebirth of Awe: Botswana" in National Geographic Traveler; "The War on Polio" and "Are We Losing the Stars?" in the Saturday Evening Post; "Seeing Johannesburg Through Artists' Eyes" in The New York Times; and "A New Golden Age in Johannesburg" in National Geographic "Intelligent Travel".

Barbara Wysocki's "One Great Block" (PDF) in AFAR

April Orcutt's "Best of the World 2015: Haida Gwaii" in National Geographic Traveler.

Jayme Moye's "Seeing (and Saving) Polar Bears in the Wild" in MensJournal.com, "Revolutionary Roads in South Korea" in National Geographic Traveler, and "How Geographic Ignorance is Killing Africa's Tourism Industry" in MensJournal.com.

Jill Robinson's A Walk in the Park in American Way, and several articles in the San Francisco Chronicle: "With the flow of the Ganges", "Hook, line and salmon", and "Consider yourself at home".

Margie Goldsmith's "Bavaria for Lovers" in the Saturday Evening Post.

Jill K. Robinson's "Escapate" in Delta Sky.

Lindsay Taub's "Canadian Rockies offer year-round adventure" in The Tennessean and "World's Strangest Streets" in Travel & Leisure

Jack Smith's "Kosher Riviera" in Robb Report.

Congratulations to Michael Luongo, who won an Honorable Mention in the SATW Travel News/Investigative Reporting Category, for "Business Rebuilds in a Thriving City in Iraq" in The New York TImes.

James Conaway's "High Plains Vintners" in Garden & Gun.

Margot Biggs's "A Common Thread" (PDF) in Morning Calm (Korean Air), and "Cannon Beach, OR" (PDF) in Sunset.

Jill K. Robinson's "Punter's Paradise" and "On the Hook" in Robb Report.

Deston Nokes's "At These 11 Strip Clubs in Portland, OR, the Food Is Actually Pretty Good" and "All the Crazy Fish You Can Catch in Hawaii - and How to Cook Them in Bon Appétit Magazine.

Jan Greenberg's "Haggis Redux" in Food Arts.

Deston Nokes's "Best Views in America" in Travel+Leisure.

Jill Robinson's "Itsy-Bitsy Libraries" (PDF) in The Saturday Evening Post.

David Lansing's "Lost in Kinsale" (PDF) in The Saturday Evening Post.

Kimberley Lovato's "Starting Points" (PDF) in The Saturday Evening Post.

Kimberley Lovato's "Island In the Sun" in American Way.

Raphael Kadushin's "Van Gogh's Holland" (PDF) in The Saturday Evening Post.

Lily Lebawit Girma's "One Patty, One Love" (PDF) in MorningCalm Magazine (Korean Air).

Steven Beschloss's "Dreamland" (PDF) in Four Seasons Magazine.

Michelle Meyer's "Foodie Heaven in Houston" on The Daily Beast.

Jill Robinson's "Get Your Feet Wet" in American Way.

Marlene Goldman's "Game On" in American Way.

Teresa Bitler's "How to: Visit Banff on a Budget" on Sherman's Travel.

Jill Robinsons's "Canmore, Alberta, a cheaper, relaxed alternative to Banff" in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Diane Covington-Carter's "Touching the Heart of D-Day" in France Today.

Jan Greenberg's "The Best of the Hudson Valley" in Departures.

Margie Goldsmith's "Adrenaline Rush" in Private Clubs.

Hillary Nangle's "Escape The Crowds Along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way" in Global Traveler.

Jill Robinson's "Adventure 101: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef" in National Geographic Traveler.

Margie Goldsmith's "Chase the Tail of the Dragon" in American Way.

Crai S. Bower's "Excellence In The Canadian Rockies" and "On the Trail of Dylan Thomas' Wales" in American Way.

Jill Robinson's "Diamonds gone, but Namibia still glitters" in the San Francisco Chronicle; "More Than a Stopover" and "Say Cheese" in American Way.

Congratulations to Barbara Ramsay Orr, winner of the IFWTWA Professional Journalism Scholarship Award, for her article "Haven't You Always Wanted to Visit a Butter Museum?" in Globe and Mail.

Irene Rawlings's "Buried Treasure" in American Way.

Andy Isaacson's "A Test Run at Russia's Olympic Hopeful" in the New York Times.

Michael Shapiro's "The Ultimate Tequila Tour" in American Way.

Kimberley Lovato's "Chilled Out Thrills" in Virginia Living.

Margie Goldsmith's "Papua New Guinea" in Business Jet Traveler.

Deston Noke's "America's Coolest Street Art" in Travel+Leisure.

Ed Readicker-Henderson's "Gorgeous Hudson River Valley" in the Saturday Evening Post.

Michael Shapiro's "Discovering Dylan Thomas's Wales" online in the Washington Post.

Adam Pitluk's "County Cork Ballyhoo" online in American Way.

Clay Shivers's "In the Four Corners of the Southwest, hearing the story the desert has to tell" online in The Washington Post.

Teresa Bitler's "Canada by Train: 3 Great Rail Trips" online at Sherman's Travel.

Judy Kirkwood's "The Healing Desert" in Simply the Best.

Hilary Nangle's "Dublin: Literary City" online in The Global Traveler.

Jill Paris's "Hannah's Dream: A Conversation with the Granddaughter of Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas" online in The Literary Traveler.

Matt Gross's "Food Photos from Ballymaloe House, Ireland's Chez Panisse" online in Bon Appetit.

Beverly Burmeier's "Choose Your Own Big Bend Adventure" in Highroads magazine.

Michael Shapiro's "Riding The Rails In Wales" online in American Way.

Kathleen M. Mangan's "Echos of Ancestry" (PDF) in Affluent Traveler magazine.

Margie Goldsmith's "Saddle Soar" online at Let's Go with RyanAir.

Allen Lynch's "Ireland's surprising contribution to winemaking" online at The Vancouver Courier.

Steven Beschloss's "Object of Interest: Rube Goldberg Machines" online at The New Yorker.

Beverly Burmeier's "A Knight in an Irish Castle" in Highroads magazine.

Sally Shivnan's "Wales Is Rock" online in Carry On magazine.

Kathy Mangan's "The Stay List: Ireland's Green Scene" online at National Geographic Travel.

Edward Readicker-Henderson's "Fabulous Fiji" online at The Saturday Evening Post.

Deston Noke's "Big Island is big enough for new adventures every time" online at The Oregonian.

Rachel Dickinson's "Hitching a Ride to the World's Largest Albatross Colony" online at Outside.

Sally Shivnan's "Ireland's Follies" online in The Saturday Evening Post.

Jill K. Robinson's "Scottsdale's desert outshines even the links" in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Gayle Keck's "A Certain Sparkle" (winner of the ASJA award for Best Lifestyle Article 2013) online in AFAR.

Steven Beschloss's "St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, Reinvented" online at Four Seasons magazine.

Diane Selkirk's "Coolest Olympic Stadiums" online at Travel and Leisure.

Margie Goldsmith's "All aboard the "International Express" to Queens" online at Latitude News.

Barbara Ramsay Orr's "The Hague, Unbuttoned" online at The Globe and Mail.

Sharon McDonnell's "Top concert series at North American wineries" online at Wine Enthusiast.

Julia M. Klein's "Hitting the Beach in Evanston, IL" online at The Wshington Post.

Edie Jarolim's "Lights, Camera, Action in Tucson" online at Biz Tucson.

Karen Misuraca's "2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes Shows Off Iconic Links Course" online at Examiner.com.

Verna Gates's "The Sweet Sound of Alabama" online at The Globe and Mail.

Teresa Bitler's "Route 66 Renewed" online from Highroads.

Todd Pitock's "In the Forest of the Night" online at The Atlantic.

Ann N. Yungmeyer's "Culinary Wales" from DeSoto (PDF).

Deborah Abrams Kaplan's "Paddling Glowing Waters and Mangroves" online at The Miami Herald.

JoAnn Greco's "Savoring the Many Flavors of Pittsburgh's Strip District" online at The Washington Post.

Jenny Adams's "America's Coolest New Cocktails" online at Yahoo Travel.

Laura Byrne Paquet's "Living the Life of a 19th-Century Scholar at Gladstone's Library: Hawarden, Wales" online at BucketTripper.com.

Melanie Radzicki McManus's "Hiking the Wales Coast Path" online at BucketTripper.com.

Melanie Radzicki McManus's "Wales Churches Reflect the True Faith " online at The National Catholic Register.

Irene S. Levine's "The Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern: A Room With A View" online at The Huffington Post.

Emilie C. Harting's "An American's qualms melt away in the steam of a Turkish bathhouse, under the ministrations of the graceful Nurgül" online at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Elaine Glusac: "As she walked a narrow lane between two towering hedgerows in the pastoral Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, Adele Nodezar munched on a spiky green called cleavers just plucked from the lush road bank. 'In summer, it's a free salad bar outside,' she said." Read "Foraging in the Wilds of Wales" online at The New York Times.

Michael Shapiro: "Frank Lloyd Wright aimed to create buildings that were 'a grace to the landscape, rather than a disgrace.'

"Perhaps his earthiest structure is the interlinked set of low-slung buildings that were his home for the last 22 years of his astonishingly productive life: Taliesin West, in the foothills of Arizona's McDowell Mountains." Read "Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona home, Taliesin West, still marvelous after 75 years" online at Dallas Morning News.

Margie Goldsmith: "It's a hot and humid 92 degrees in Dubai as I head for the Mall of the Emirates, a 2,400,352-square-foot behemoth with the first indoor ski run in the Middle East, "Ski Dubai." The huge dome offers five runs including the world's first indoor black diamond run with a 200-foot drop." Read "Ski Dubai" online at SKI.

Andy Isaacson: "If careening downriver at 50 miles per hour in a boat that came within inches of jagged cliff walls hadn't woken me up and floating backwards through a swirling rapid named Toilet hadn't elicited a big enough dose of epinephrine, there was always the possibility that plunging to the depths of a canyon with my arms outstretched would empty my adrenaline reserves." Read "High-Flying Adventure" online on the Wall Street Journal.

Todd Pitock: "Bike tours that wind through picturesque villages and wine-growing lands, past grand villas and centuries-old castles are commonplace in Europe. But this trip wasn't through France, England or Italy--our journey took place in the southern Czech Republic..." Read "Bohemian Rhapsody on Two Wheels" online on the Wall Street Journal.

Also by Todd: "During a recent trek along a mountain trail in the central Colorado Rockies, I found signs of those who had come before me. These weren't fellow hikers, though, but soldiers." Read "Step by Step, Hut by Hut in Colorado" online on the The New York Times.

Emilie C. Harting's "Tranquillity on a hotel barge in Italy's Po Valley" online at The Boston Globe.

Laura Byrne Paquet: "My husband and I stood uncertainly on the front step of a tall, 17th-century canal house in Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District. We'd never done anything like this before, and we weren't at all sure how it was going to turn out." Read "Guess we're coming to dinner in Amsterdam" which won Best Cultural/Historical Feature by the Travel Media Association of Canada.

Todd Pitock: "In South Africa, swimming the Hottentots Nature Reserve is one way to crank up your heart rate." Read "Taking the Leap" (pdf) from The Atlantic.

Sarah Wildman: "Unlike most Jews who survived the Holocaust, Hanni has plenty of good things to say about her years under Nazi occupation." Read "Hanni's Story" in Slate.

Deston Nokes: "...Bandon Dunes might be the best golf-centric resort in the country. Some say the world." Read "Bandon's New Gem" (pdf) from FORE Magazine.

Hilary Nangle: "I attained enlightenment in County Antrim. Not the lights-flashing, God-appearing, hallelujah kind, but a subtle, restorative, all's-right-with-the-world kind." Read County Antrim: "Northerly and raw, a land of big lore" in The Boston Globe.

Hilary Nangle: "The Burren isn't quite the antithesis of emerald green Ireland, but it's close." Read The Burren: "A barren landscape carved by time, tradition" in The Boston Globe.

Margie Goldsmith: "Holding history in my hands, I wonder how modern wines would taste in a clay container." Read The Hittite Wine Jug" (pdf) from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Andy Isaacson: Andy shot and wrote the cover story in October 17th's New York Times Travel section about the Ecuadorian Amazon, where a remote tribe fights against oil development, a tale of indigenous culture, shamanism, hallucinogenic visions, dreams, grief, forest spirits, butterflies and Ben Stiller. Read "Amazon Awakening."

Andy won gold and silver 2010 SATW Lowell Thomas Awards for his writing and photography on Tajikistan, in his article, "Pamir Mountains, the Crossroads of History," also in the New York Times.

Hilary Nangle: Hilary describes a grand day out in cosmopolitan Belfast. Read "Day Off: A Toast to Belfast" in Global Traveler.

Jill Paris: Jill gets a taste of Irish hospitality when she attends the seaside wedding reception of two people she's barely met. Read "Me Big Fat Belfast Wedding" in Wanderlust and Lipstick.

Elaine Glusac: Elaine describes stargazing tourism, wherein city folk escape to see the stars in comfort and safety, in her New York Times article, "Stargazing at a Resort, in Comfort."

Rachel Dickinson: "Three kinds of people go for natural burial, says Mary Woodsen. Tree huggers, people who want to save money, and the 'ashes to ashes, dust to dust' crowd." Read more about green burial in Rachel's Salon.com article. On the blog, Your Life Is A Trip, Rachel meets a mysterious roadside artist.

Ann Yungmeyer: France's Loire Valley offers an amazing, long-distance cycling trail called Loire a velo, following the meandering path of the Loire River. Read " Inspired Travel: Tour de France stirs a passion to cycle" in The Bristol Herald Courier.

Sara Rose: Sarah captures Northern Ireland's food scene in July's Bon Appetit Magazine. Don't miss " Belfast Today," where you can download a pdf guide with a map of the top destinations.

Irene Levine: Irene can't resist another side trip to less-crowded Bologna for its fabulous food and wine, art and ancient architecture. Read A Day in Bologna" in The Huffington Post.

Margie Goldsmith: Canadian French Fries with a twist? Huffington Post Columnist, Margie Goldsmith, describes that "extra ingredient" that makes up Poutine. Check out her two recent posts from Quebec Maritime's Les Isles de la Madeleine.

Stephanie Citron: From the Blue Ridge Mountains, Stephanie Citron discovers Staunton, VA --- an organic foodie and performance arts paradise. Check out "Hidden Treasures" in the July/August issue of Arrive Magazine, the official magazine of Amtrak.

Jenna Schnuer: In Jenna's American Way article, " Confessions of a Genre Snob," find out how author Tana French turned literary-fiction-loving Jenna into a mystery devotee.


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