Irene Butler is an award winning travel writer and author of "Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps" now on Kindle. Her articles have appeared in national and international publications. She and her photographer husband Rick explore the world for six months of every year.
A multiple award-winning writer, Ray has authored or co-authored 14 travel guides and his work has appeared in major magazines, newspapers, and websites. He likes golfing the world’s great courses, attending classical music and opera festivals, and cruising to regions he normally would never visit.
In addition to being passionate about finding superb travel experiences to share with readers, she is an avid photographer. She regularly contributes to a variety of newspapers and magazines and is the Director of Communications for the BC Association of Travel Writers.
Colleen Friesen:Colleen Friesen is a freelance writer living in Sechelt, B.C. Some of her publications include the Toronto Star, Victoria Times Colonist and Coast Reporter newspapers. Magazine articles include Westworld (BC and Alberta), Vancouver, Spalife and Native Peoples magazines. As well, her stories can be found in the latest Travelers' Tales books, A Woman's Asia, Whose Panties are These? and A Thong Also Rises. She is a member of the BC Association of Travel Writers and the Travel Media Association of Canada.
A career journalist, John Geary spent 15 years as a full-time staffer in the broadcast and newspaper professions before turning to freelance work in 1999. Since then, his writing and photography have been published in more than 60 newspapers, consumer and trade magazines and newsletters in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Travel writing is one of John's favourite forms of writing, particularly the sub-genre of ecotourism/soft adventure. He also writes about conservation, pets, food and sports. John is currently communications director for the BCATW.
John loves to travel and has visited most of Europe and parts of Asia, as well as Mexico. As well as writing about travel, John contributes editorials, essays and articles to newspapers and magazines and is a television producer in the Vancouver bureau of Accessible Media Inc.
Caroline has wielded her pen in pursuit of adventure travel in many lands. Whether swashbuckling through the jungles of Thailand atop an elephant, riding a camel across Australia's brick-red Outback, spelunking in Vancouver Island's caves, exploring the icy Swiss Alps, or steaming like a clam in a Finnish sauna, it has been a privilege to share each experience with her readers. Hailing from Scotland, she travels with her husband Hamish, who brandishes a weighty camera when confronted by anything moving or scenic.
Lauren Kramer is a Richmond-based freelance writer with an unquenchable passion for travel. Her goal is to report from the furthest flung corners of the world, preferably with her three children in tow. To contact Lauren visit www.laurenkramer.net
W. Ruth KozakRuth is a published travel journalist with a strong interest in history and archaeology. She is a frequent traveller and has lived several years in Greece. She instructs creative writing classes for Vancouver School Board including travel writing. Her publications include the Vancouver Province, 50Plus, Senior Living, Connecting Solo Travel and various other newspapers and magazines, print and on-line in Canada, U.S. and U.K. Ruth was a contributing writer for the APA Insight Guides: Vancouver and Environs, 1994. She edits and publishes a travel e-zine TRAVEL THRU HISTORY. She is a member of the B.C. Association of Travel Writers and the Federation of B.C. Writers.
Travel Blog: www.travelthroughhistory.blogspot.com )
Chris McBeathWith more than 25 years experience in the tourism industry, Chris McBeath has worked aboard cruise ships, opened hotels, managed convention centres, marketed spas, and written about nearly every aspect of travel. Consequently, she has an insider's eye to service, comfort and hospitality and is an accomplished, award-winning travel journalist writes for both the internet, and trade and consumer publications around the world.
Chris MillikanA much-traveled freelance writer/photographer living near Vancouver, BC Chris Millikan is a former teacher and elementary school administrator now presenting the joys of travel as an inviting 'curriculum.' Many B.C. community newspapers regularly publish her stories. In-flight Magazines, the Vancouver Sun and Province occasionally feature her articles. As Vice President of the BC Association of Travel Writers, she supports her colleagues' aspirations. Traveling off the beaten track with writer/photographer partner and hubby Rick, their accounts in several publications reflect zany, cultural and historic adventures. The 2009 Kalama Award acknowledges this team's array of stories reflecting the rich culture of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick MillikanMany BC community newspapers, Vancouver Province and several In-flight Magazines have published Rick Millikan's tales. He is compiling/writing a book on cycling based on his past Adventure West columns. As BC Association of Travel Writers' President, he seeks to help fellow raconteurs. A former teacher, Rick encourages healthy, mind-expanding vacations. With writer/photographer partner and spouse Chris, Rick avidly researches snorkeling, cycling and strolls into history. Many of their adventures appear regularly in Senior Living Magazine and Open Road Magazine. Residing in Delta, BC this freelance team can be reached at email@example.com.
Andrew RentonSince Andrew became a travel writer in the year 2000, more than 120 of his articles have appeared in over 30 publications, including most major Canadian Newspapers.
In Jan 2001, he qualified to join The Travel Media Association of Canada.
As a member of The BC Association of Travel Writers, he won the 2005 award for "Best writing in the adventure category."
He has given slide/power point presentations on Brazil/South India/Cuba/and Myanmar with more in the works!
Andrew specializes in adventure travel and third world countries with people as his focus. He is constantly searching Canada and the globe for new "off the beaten track" challenges, but still enjoys being spoilt from time to time!
For health and hygiene, he never leaves home without a bottle of Scotch and a fits-all plug!
Stay up to date with Andrew's antics at: www.writerrenton.com
Robert ScheerA professional writer for more than 30 years, Robert is a director of the BC Association of Travel Writers and a former president of the BC chapter of the Travel Media Association of Canada. His fascination for sacred places led him to publish and edit the consumer travel magazine, Power Trips. Robert's articles and photographs have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers across Canada and the USA.
Hans is an award-winning writer and photographer specializing in travel, environment and science. He has written seven books and his articles have appeared in National Post, Canadian Geographic, Zoomer, Canadian Living, Dreamscapes, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen and more. He writes the monthly Eco-Watch feature for Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine and is a correspondent for Indian Country Today. Hans lives on Pender Island, B.C., where he enjoys kayaking and photographing eagles. For more details, including his blogs, check out: www.hanstammemagi.com
Donna Yuen has traveled through dozens of countries and has written and photographed for a variety of publications. She has appeared on CBC Radio One on dangerous places to travel, worked as a regular columnist for GSA Travel Magazine and has been published in a number of weekly newspapers. She is also a regular contributor to a variety of online magazines. Her specific interests include unique cultural experiences, adventure travel, and luxury properties and meeting spaces. She is equally happy in the jungles of Borneo as she is lingering at luxury resorts, as long as she is traveling. As well as being a current member of the North American Travel Journalists Association, she is the Director of Marketing and Industry Relations for the BC Association of Travel Writers.
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