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Travel Writing Faculty
Becca Blond has worked on nearly three dozen books covering five continents for Lonely Planet, including guidebooks, city guides, Best of Travel books, and coffee table books. She is also a regular correspondent and blogger for the travel website Jetsetter. She has published nonfiction in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Denver Post, Colorado Springs Gazette, and numerous magazines. She holds a BA from Colorado College.
Andrew Collins has served as editor and writer on more than 200 guidebooks for Fodor’s Travel Publications, including the Arizona, Caribbean, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, and Pacific Northwest titles. He has also written for Moon Handbooks, and contributed to a number of Zagat guides. He has served as editor-in-chief of the travel/lifestyle magazines OutAlohaand OutCity Northwest. He’s the expert “guide” on gay and lesbian travel for About.com, and has written for Orbitz.com, Travel + Leisure, The Advocate, Sunset, New Mexico Magazine, and various AAA publications. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University. Also Teaches:  Food Writing   Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction  
Sarah Dohrmann has written on travel and other topics for Glamour, Metro New York, Bad Idea, the Iowa Review, Poets & Writers, and Teachers & Writersmagazine. With photographer Tiana Markova-Gold, she won the 2010 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for their joint project on prostitution in Morocco. She has taught at Teachers & Writers Collaborative and Sarah Lawrence. She holds a BA from George Washington University and an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence.
David Farley is the author of the travel memoir An Irreverent Curiosity (Penguin) and the co-editor of Travelers’ Tales Prague and the Czech Republic. He is a Contributing Editor at AFAR magazine and writes regularly for the New York Timesthe Washington PostTravel + Leisure, National Geographic TravelerSlate, and WorldHum.com. He holds a BA from University California, Santa Cruz and an MA from San Francisco State University.
Porter Fox has published articles, nonfiction, and fiction in The Believer, New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Salon, Story Quarterly, Northwest Review, and Third Coast. He is the founder of Nowhere magazine, served as features editor for Powder magazine, and as fiction editor for LIT, and is a contributing editor for Hemispheres. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA in Fiction from the New School.
Colleen Kinder s the author of the guidebook Delaying the Real World (Running Press), and she co-edited the essay anthology Confessions of a High School Nerd (Penguin). Her essay "Blot Out" was included in the Best American Travel Writing, and her articles and essays have been published in the New York TimesNational GeographicSalonCreative Nonfiction, the New RepublicTransitions Abroad, Ms., Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Quarterly WestNinth LetterA Public Space, and Prairie Schooner.  She also contributed to the anthologies A Woman's World Again (Traveler's Tales) and 20-Something Essays by 20-Something Writers (Random House). She has taught at the University of Iowa. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa.
Mike Luongo has written about travel for such publications as the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Bloomberg News, National Geographic Traveler, the Advocate, and Out Traveler. He has written or edited several travel books, including Frommers Buenos Aires, Gay Tourism: Culture, Identity and Sex, and Gay Travels in the Muslim World. He has taught at NYU. He holds a BA and an MCRP in Urban Planning, both from Rutgers University.
Kurt Opprecht has written articles and essays for such publications as the New York Times, the Economist, TimeOut New York, Glamour, World Art, PDN, Women's Own, the New York Sun, Look Japan, Tokyo Journal, Honeymoon, Endless Vacation, Wired, Swoon, and MinorityInterest. He is the editor of the satirical book Billionaires for Bush: How to Rule the World for Fun and Profit (Thunder's Mouth Press). He holds a BA from Reed College and a BS from Southern Utah University.
Cindy Price is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and writes for the American Michelin red guides. She primarily covers food and travel for the Times' Escapes, Travel and Dining sections, but has covered a range of topics for the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Philadelphia Weekly, Gotham, FHM, and the New Leader. She holds a BA from Florida State University.
Alison Stein is the culinary travel editor for About.com, as well as a contributor to Perceptive Travel and the USA Today Travel Alliance. She has published articles and essays in the Atlantic Monthly’s Food Channel, Business Traveler, BusinessWeek, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Fast Company, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Luxist, Men’s Journal, Money, Mother Jones, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Robb Report, Sierra Magazine, The Smart Set, The Street, the Toronto Star, US Air magazine, the Washington Post, and World Hum. She is the author of the books Americans at Play and Best of Health (both New Strategist), and her work is included in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 (Traveler’s Tales). She holds a BA from Cortland College.
Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Creative Writing 101   Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction   How To Blog  
Cullen Thomas is the author of the memoir Brother One Cell (Viking). His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Salon, World Hum, Current Biography, and Penthouse. He holds a BA from Binghamton University. Also Teaches:  Memoir Writing   Personal Essay Writing   True Story: Creative Nonfiction   Unbound: Creative Writing  

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