Meet Our Featured Members

Meet Our Featured Members

Get to know our monthly Featured Members! 

2019 January Featured Destination of the Month: Visit Frederick
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:00 AM

 Visit Frederick:

Here, museums meet martini bars, scenic landscapes provide thrill seekers with adventure, and cutting edge cuisine is served up in Civil War-era buildings alongside unique specialty shops, galleries, museums, and theaters. Located less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg, the city of Frederick, Maryland is surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards and vibrant Main Street communities. Visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, visit Maryland's largest brewery, and tour a battlefield all in one day.

2018 December Featured Journalist of the Month: Bob Lindsey
Saturday, December 01, 2018 04:41 PM

Bob Lindsey:

Bob Lindsey grew up in North St. Louis, graduated from the old Central High School, served in the Marine Reserves and attended mostly night classes at St. Louis Community College. He transferred to University of Missouri-St. Louis earning a B.A. in 1968.

2018 December Featured Journalist of the Month: Suzanne Corbett
Saturday, December 01, 2018 01:19 PM

Suzanne Corbett

Suzanne Corbett is a national award-winning writer and media producer. She contributes to St Louis Post-Dispatch, West NewsMagazine,, AAA Traveler and AAA World Magazines, Gazelle STL Magazine and

Past credits include travel/food editor St Louis Globe, food editor PrimeLife Media, Better Homes & Gardens, Sauce, Victoria Magazine, St. Louis At Home, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, St. Louis Town & Style and Midwest Living, and host and producer of Hot Plates that aired on KSLG 103O. In addition, she serves as a food historian/living history foodways interpreter The Gateway Arch National Park.

2018 November Featured Destination of the Month: Visit Tillamook Coast
Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:42 PM

Visit Tillamook Coast:

Oregon’s Tillamook Coast is one of the state’s natural wonders. Picturesque bays, inland waterways, forests, farmlands, rivers and ocean beaches offer visitors a wide range of nature-based activities from kayaking, fishing and surfing to beachcombing and hiking. Fresh seafood is abundant, as is world-famous cheese and award-winning beer. The Tillamook Coast’s villages, from Manzanita to Neskowin, each have their own unique heritage, personality and charm. For more information and to plan your getaway, visit

2018 November Featured Journalist of the Month: Lynn Gagnon
Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:31 PM

Lynn Gagnon:

Joie de Vivre with an Accent on Camaraderie

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” - Mark Twain

Focusing on life’s pleasures didn’t come naturally to me.  A graduate of Wellesley College, I was raised to strive for achievement.  But when Denis first took me to Quebec the spring of my senior year, I experienced a delightful taste of “joie de vivre” and my outlook on life changed forever.  We married and moved to France where new friends taught me French along with the art of finding great pleasure in daily life … Joie de Vivre. 

2018 November Featured Journalist of the Month: Denis Gagnon
Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:15 PM

Denis Gagnon:

Originally from Quebec City, Canada, Denis has traveled the world extensively for the past 45 years and spent twelve years living overseas in France, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Fluent in several languages and conversant in several more, he has become a passionate travel writer and, together with his wife Lynn, shares his wealth of travel and cross-cultural expertise through social media and their blog, His travel writings are focused on "luxury escapes and city breaks for discerning business and leisure travelers". Denis is also a member of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA), The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the National Press Club (NPC).

2018 October Featured Destination of the Month: Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Monday, October 01, 2018 07:21 PM

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau:

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues, and job opportunities.

More than 700 businesses are represented in the DMCVB's membership. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world's first convention and visitors bureau.

2018 October Featured Journalist of the Month: Melissa Adams
Monday, October 01, 2018 07:07 PM

Melissa Adams:

Melissa Adams is an award-winning American travel writer and photojournalist who traded sunny Southern California for the soggy patch in Europe that captured her heart in 2007. Now based in Amsterdam, she's co-author of 48 Hours/Amsterdam, published by National Geographic, as well as the AFAR Amsterdam Travel Guide and Where to Stay in Amsterdam: A Guide to the Best Neighborhoods on the acclaimed PlanetD website.

Melissa's travel and lifestyle features have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Perceptive Travel, Sonderers, GoNomad, Matador, TravelWorld International, Here Comes the Guide and OC Metro. On her blog, UnClogged in Amsterdam: An American Expat Plumbs Holland, she explores the hidden gems, sexy secrets and colorful culture of the Dutch capital. 

2018 October Featured Journalist of the Month: Arnold Wayne Jones
Monday, October 01, 2018 06:21 PM

Arnold Wayne Jones

Arnold Wayne Jones has been involved in journalism since college, and his made it his living for nearly 25 years. In that time, he has been a film critic, theater critic, restaurant critic, music critic, travel writer, entertainment reporter, celebrity interviewer, editor and photographer for publications including Dallas Voice (where he has been since 2001), as well as Dallas Observer, Fox4, Backstage Magazine, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is the recipient of a Katie Award (Press Club of Dallas), 6 Lone Star Awards (Houston Press Club) and a finalist for the NATJA Award.

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