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Peter
Johansen
Freelance Travel Journalist
About Me

I'm the Ottawa Correspondent for OpenJaw, a leading daily newsletter for Canadian travel agents, and "The Curious Trekker," an experiential travel columnist for Fifty-Five Plus, a magazine serving 300,000 readers across the Canadian province of Ontario. That means I write for both the consumer and travel trade markets--and am darned privileged to do so. I also write culinary travel features for Taste & Travel International. Assignments for other publications--from the Ottawa Citizen and Toronto Star newspapers to the United Church Observer and Troy Media syndicate--have nabbed NATJA awards over the years. It's been a pleasure to judge travel-writing competitions for Destination Canada, Ottawa Tourism and the Travel Media Association of Canada. I recently retired from a four-decade teaching career at the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication, Canada's oldest j-school. Among my favorite travel destinations are the Shetland Islands, Rajasthan and Buenos Aires--but, really, there's so much more to explore, and who knows what new destination will top that list?

I Do, Take Two: A wedding renewal makes for a meaningful trip (Fifty-Five Plus Magazine, Mar-Apr 2021) -- https://console.virtualpaper.com/fifty-five-plus-magazine/marchapril-2021-ottawa/#68/

The Tourism Jewel of the Ozarks: Nostalgia reigns in  Branson, Missouri (Fifty-Five Plus, Nov-Dec 2020) -- https://console.virtualpaper.com/fifty-five-plus-magazine/novemberdecember-2020-ottawa/#84/

The Joy of Treks (Fifty-Five Plus, Nov-Dec 2020) -- https://console.virtualpaper.com/fifty-five-plus-magazine/novemberdecember-2020-ottawa/#30/

Ready, Aim, Fire: Hands-on history at Kingston's Fort Henry (Fifty-Five Plus Magazine, July-Aug 2020) -- https://console.virtualpaper.com/fifty-five-plus-magazine/july-august-ottawa-2020/#26/

Gone Fish'n: Trout fishing in America (Fifty-Five Plus, Mar-Apr 2020) -- https://www.fifty-five-plus.com/blog/community/gone-fishn/

 

Travel Massive (co-leader, Ottawa-Gatineau chapter)
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