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No wonder everyone wants to be a magazine writer.

It's as fun as it sounds. Travel writing assignments have taken me up in an F-16 fighter jet, 650 feet down in a salt mine, and to more ski resorts and tropical islands than I can count. I've interviewed CEOs, celebrities, MacArthur fellows, Olympic athletes, Amish farmers, astronauts, nudists, and lots of everyday people with really compelling stories. For someone like me--with endless curiosity, lifelong wanderlust and a journalism degree--it's about as good as a job gets.

I do indeed view it as a job, in the sense that each magazine assignment is a responsibility I take seriously. My editors know they can count on me. I have the skills and the experience to deliver a professional product on deadline, every time. You can browse through a few samples at right.

Travel articles. I've written dozens of travel features for national magazines, including National Geographic Adventure, Endless Vacation and several in-flight publications. I particularly enjoy assignments that involve outdoor recreation, such as hiking, skiing, paddling, cycling and other non-motorized sports. Feel free to take advantage of my past travels: I've traveled to and/or written about destinations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. I really need to get to Rhode Island someday.

Feature articles. I thrive on digging into a subject--researching, interviewing, learning how things work and what makes people tick. Personality profiles are a favorite of mine. I have an ability to put people at ease in interviews and tease out their story.

Working on your editorial calendar? Feel free to contact me to discuss story ideas and/or recent travels that might fit with your editorial needs.

Magazine Writing Samples

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