Meet Our Featured Members

Meet Our Featured Members

Get to know our monthly Featured Members! 

2018 February Featured Member: Lina Stock
Friday, February 16, 2018 12:00 AM

Lina Stock is one half of America's Adventure Couple, lead photographer and writer for DivergentTravelers.com. Divergent Travelers is one of the top adventure travel blogs on the web with a focus on outdoor adventure, travel photography and affordable luxury travel. A trusted resource for adventure travel features, award winning photography and destination guides.

Home to the 'Top 100 Travel Adventures' in the world. With her husband, Dave, the founders behind Divergent Travelers are on a mission to complete and document the most sought after, attainable and top adventures on the planet, sharing their progress and showcasing the adventures through award winning photography, compelling video projects, social media campaigns and engaging editorial.

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2018 February Featured Destination: Fayetteville Area CVB
Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Greater Fayetteville is proud of its rich role in our nations history and holds fast to the friendly feel of a true hometown, while providing the cultural and entertainment amenities of bigger cities. You name it, weve got it: sophisticated restaurants, museums, unique shopping, musical and sporting events, kid-friendly fun, elegant and quirky art galleries, gardens, trails and parks, not to mention nearby Fort Bragg that solidifies the citys deep roots in all things military. We are a deeply patriotic community. Lester Holt from NBC News said it best "The patriotism in Fayetteville frames an undying faith in democracy that transcends partisan politics."

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December 2017 Featured Journalist: Debra Schroeder
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 AM

 Debra Schroeder is a former 12-year travel industry executive, flies over 180,000 miles a year, and has been collecting frequent flyer miles since 1994. She is a freelance writer, editor and content creator with a penchant for adventure, loves active travel, discovering off the beaten path destinations, and finding the hidden gems in every city.

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December 2017 Featured Journalist: Kase Johnstun
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Kase JohnstunKase Johnstun  lives and writes in Ogden, Utah. 

His travel writing has appeared in Southwest Magazine, Coldnoon: A Journal of Travel Poetics, and Like the Wind Magazine. 

Forthcoming, beginning in December 2017, The Ogden Standard Examiner will publish his bimonthly travel column and blog on their VISUALS page where he will chronicle his travel experiences by blending narrative and research into travel pieces.

He is the author of recently released "Beyond the Grip Craniosynostosis" (McFarland & Co), which has been featured in Pennsylvania Parenting Magazine, Portland Family Magazine, The Ogden Standard Examiner, and many other places, as well as having mentions in the Chicago Tribune and the Seattle Times. It was recently awarded the Gold Quill (First Place) in Creative Nonfiction by the League of Utah Writers for 2015.

His work has been published widely by literary journals and trade magazines, including, but not limited to, Yahoo Parenting, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Coldnoon: Travel Writing and Traveling Poetics, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the co-editor/author of "Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front (The History Press), which was name the Salt Lake Tribunes book of the month for August 2014 and the League of Utah Writers Recommended Read in Nonfiction 2015 (Third Place). His essay collection "Tortillas for Honkies" was named a finalist for the 2013 Autumn House press Nonfiction Awards (most of the essays in the collection have found homes in places like The Watershed Review, Label Me Latino/a, Prime Number Literary Magazine, and Animal Literary Magazine).

For six years, his work has appeared multiple times in The Good Men Project and The Ogden Standard Examiner. In January 2016, he was the artist in residence at JIWAR International Artist Residency in Barcelona, Spain.

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2017 December Featured Destination: Santa Rosa Tourist Development Office
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 02:24 PM

Navarre Beach is one of ten designated National Seashores. Historic Milton is known as the Canoe Capital of Florida. Together, these two towns - along with every scenic minute and mile connecting them - make a destination that's bigger than any one Florida vacation. Visit Florida's Playground!

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November 2017 Featured Journalist: Durhl Caussey
Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Durhl Caussey Durhl Caussey followed a long career as an educator by publishing in two weekly newspapers (Oak Cliff Tribune and Archer County Advocate) covering cars, sports and some travel for various publications, including The Epoch Times, Focus Daily News, Baylor County Banner and Daily Commercial Record among others.

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November 2017 Featured Journalist: Carrie Dow
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:00 AM

Carrie Dow is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in 5280.com, Islands, Artisan Spirit, Go World Travel, Go Nomad, International Living, and Interval World. When not traveling, she is the Local Editor of DrinkDenver.com, part of The Drink Nation, where she writes about Denver's best happy hours (not a bad gig, eh?). She uses her expertise on Colorado's beer, wine, and spirits industry to travel the world looking for unique craft breweries, distillers, vineyards, and cocktail bars, places where she can learn about a destination through food and drink. Believing Mahatma Gandhi,s statement that 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,' she founded What's Pawsitive, a website that profiles animal-based travel, animal rescue organizations, and animal welfare advocates around the world. She has a degree in Language Arts from the University of Nebraska and when writing she is supervised by her editorial staff, a vocal Siamese cat and a contemplative Siberian husky. 

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November 2017 Featured Destination: Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:00 AM

There's no place like Kansas! If you’re looking for new and exciting vacation adventures, then Kansas is the place you want to be. History buffs can explore the state’s legendary cowboy towns or visit Kansas’ countless museums, which celebrate the state’s pioneer, aviation, farming and Native American legacies. Outdoor enthusiasts will be happy to know that Kansas is still home on the range to the American bison, which can be viewed up close at two of the state’s wildlife refuges and along the highways in Western Kansas and the Flint Hills. And for nature lovers, Kansas is home to the largest remaining stand of tall grass prairie in North America, providing a glimpse of what the continent looked like 200 years ago. 

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October 2017 Featured Journalist: Adam Groffman
Monday, October 16, 2017 12:51 PM

Adam Groffman is a freelance writer and travel blogger from the USA. He received his B.S. in Communication (Advertising) in 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts and has worked in the publishing industry since then. In 2009, he left his job at a book publisher and traveled around the world for 15 months where he blogged about his adventures on one of the largest travel blogs, travelsofadam.com. Since then, he's written about city breaks in Europe and around the world, including topics like expat life, LGBT issues, gay travel, festivals, nightlife and culinary tourism. His work has been featured in The Guardian, AFAR, Fodors Travel Guides, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler and numerous online publications.

 

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