Mindy Poder
Mindy Poder

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Contact Name:
Mindy Poder
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TravelAge West
los angeles


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About Me:
The daughter of one of the world's best Scrabble players (really) and a fiery Israeli, Mindy Poder naturally fell into playing around with words and exploring the world beyond her hometown of Huntington Beach, Calif. She's been contributing to arts and culture publications since high school, and editing and working with writers since college. After editing academic books and creating high school curriculum related to travel writing and photography, Mindy was ready to return to TravelAge West, where she had previously been an editorial intern and freelance contributor. She joined TravelAge West in 2011 as an Assistant Editor and has since transitioned into the roles of Associate Editor, Senior Editor and, now, Executive Editor. Among her chief duties are managing and editing all content for TravelAgeWest.com, which received the Gold: Travel Journalism Website award from NATJA three times and the Best Web Publication, Trade MAGGIE award from the Western Publishing Association. She has also won awards for her work managing social media for TravelAge West and her writings for TravelAge West and Explorer magazines. She is the proud NATJA Grand Prize Winner - Travel Journalism for 2015.
adventure travel, eco-travel, farmers' markets, health and wellness, learning/experiential travel, photography, social media, vegetarianism, yoga
TravelAge West, Explorer and Family Getaways. Collaborates with Travel Weekly.

My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
A Guide to Selling Family Heritage Travel
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TravelAge West
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Article 2 - Title:
What It's Like to Travel in Nepal Right Now
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Article 3 - Title:
Cheat Sheet: Wellness Travel Hotels in Southern California
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TravelAge West
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Article 4 - Title:
What to Know Before a Self-Drive Namibia Road Trip
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Article 5 - Title:
It's Time to Get to Know Perth, Australia
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TravelAge West
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Article 6 - Title:
Hotel Review: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
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TravelAge West
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Article 7 - Title:
Been There, Do This: The Neon Museum in Las Vegas
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