A well traveled Ph.D. scientist, Patent Agent, business entrepreneur and award winning photographer, John Sundsmo has authored and edited scientific publications, patent applications and travel articles. Interests in history, science and culture bring a different focus to his travel writing and photography.
Libor Pospisil, Travel Examiner
Libor is a freelance travel writer, currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area but originally from the Czech Republic. He is a statistician by training but his interests range from history to art, nature and hiking. His writing therefore weaves together travel experiences with landscapes and the history of a place.
Stephanie Levin, Travel Examiner
Deborah Grossman, Travel Examiner
Travel, food and drink journalist, Deborah Grossman specializes in coverage of gastronomic food and beverage travel both locally and internationally. As a seasoned wine judge, her expertise has contributed to wine competitions in both Italy and Southwestern France. Also a poet, the multi-talented Deborah was honored as Poet Laureate of Pleasanton, California from 2009 through 2011
Jacqueline Harmon Butler, Travel Examiner
Wanda Hennig, Travel Examiner
South Africa resident, photojournalist and editor Wanda Hennig has worked on newspapers and magazines in South Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an award-winning travel and culinary travel writer and the author Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press) — which was also travel-inspired.
Elaine Koerner, Guest Columnist
Robert W. Bone, Guest Columnist
Travel writer Robert W. Bone lives in Walnut Creek, California, and is the author of “Fire Bone” as well as several respected guidebooks. More of his articles may be seen at www.robertbone.com .
Karen Misuraca, Guest Columnist
As a veteran travel journalist, author and founder of Deep Culture Travel (www.deepculturetravel.com) Karen is a history maven and a locaphile. Just like you, she seeks connections to people whose lifestyles and cultures are different than her own. As the activist, Miriam Beard, wrote: “Travel is more than the seeing of sights . . . it is a change . . . deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Judith Horstman, Guest Columnist
Judith Horstman is the award-winning author of seven books whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide. She lives in Oakland, CA and travels as often and widely as she can.