I’m honored to get to be a contributor to one of the world’s leading advice and travel deal websites, johnnyjet.com. My story, 10 tips for maximizing a family ski trip at Keystone Resort, Colorado published yesterday. If you only follow one travel site (well, two if you count mine), Johnnyjet.com is well worth adding to your newsfeed. John is one of the handful of travel writers whose day job is travel writing and he’s traveled some 150,000 miles a year for over a decade.
His website offers a wealth of tips and is loaded with travel tools to help you become a travel expert yourself. He’s appeared on TV from The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC to The Travel Channel, BBC Travel and Ellen, heard on a variety of radio travel shows and featured in Travel & Leisure, Forbes, USA Today, Outside Magazine and countless others.
I first met John when he was speaking on a panel of travel experts at the Los Angeles’ Times Travel Show around 2000. I approached him afterwards to ask how I could get into travel writing and he suggested Book Passage’s annual Travel and Photographer’s Conference in Corte Madera, CA. My first assignment there, “Scared Shitless on Safari” landed in Traveler’s Tales’ best-selling travel anthology, Sand in My Bra & Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road. It was always a pleasure to share a table with John at travel press luncheons when I lived in Los Angeles.
John’s number one travel tip (especially when flying) is to simply be nice to everyone. If you’ve met John, you’ll know without a doubt, that’s no act. You’ll find my story next to John’s piece on his recent trip to “Shingles Hell“, a passport stamp I’m unfortunate to also share. Thanks for the writing opportunity John and well wishes on a speedy recovery.
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Lori is a single mom of an adventurous 14 year old boy named, Ames and a well-behaved goofy labradoodle dog named Sandi. They live in Austin where they love to hike, cycle or do anything on the lake.
Lori grew up as an Air Force Brat which meant moving 8 times before heading off to college. Their moves included two tours overseas in England and Germany. Her mother was the Officer's Wives Club tour chairman in Germany and Lori often got to join her on trips to various parts of Europe. It was while living in Germany Lori learned to ski as a member of the Sitzmarkers ski club. Just about once a month for four years Lori got to ski in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. She joined her father at Swiss Ski School one year.
Lori's passion for travel never left her. Her main career has been in advertising as an award-winning copywriter where she's worked at top global ad agencies in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. It was while working on a tourism account (Park City) that she decided to pursue more travel writing. She's a graduate of Book Passages Travel Writing and Photographer's Workshop.
Her travel writing is published in The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Shape, Women's Health & Fitness, divinecaroline.com, Coloradoski.com, Johnnyjet.com and her story, "Scared Shitless on Safari" was Editor's choice in the award-winning/New York Times Best Seller, Traveler's Tales' anthology Sand in My Bra & Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road.
In the parenting writing arena, Lori is published in Dallas Child, Dallas Baby and Thrive magazines as well as divinecaroline.com. Her estate-planning piece, "Where there's a Will there's a Way" won the gold award for best feature in Parenting Publications of America.
Globetrottermom is dedicated to parents who want to get out and explore more with their kids (and occasionally with four-legged fur babies in tow). You'll find destination pieces, gear reviews and tips on getting the most out of your travels with kiddos, dogs and girlfriend getaways.
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