Peter Johansen
Peter Johansen

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Peter Johansen


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Since wrapping up a 39-year career teaching journalism at Carleton University, Canada's oldest and largest journalism school, I have written for a variety of key Canadian outlets, including the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Inns Magazine, TAPS magazine, Toronto Star, The United Church Observer, Taste & Travel International, Canadian Geographic Travel, and I've also written for National Geographic Traveler, Ziptopia and On the travel trade side, I'm Ottawa correspondent for, a daily e-letter for travel agents. I've been honoured with several gold medals from the NATJA awards program and an outstanding achievement award from the Travel Media Association of Canada. I've judged the Northern Lights Awards, the annual North American travel writing program sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission, and still judge the annual Ottawa Tourism travel journalism competition. I specialize in cultural/historical stories, offbeat travel, soft adventure, culinary travel, learning vacations, craft beer writing, and general destination pieces -- and I enthusiastically welcome expressions of interest from CVBs across North America and abroad.
Canadian, culinary, seniors travel, northeast US, learning travel, travel industry news
Taste & Travel International, Inns Magazine, Open Jaw, Fifty-Five Plus, TAPS: The Beer Magazine, YP Playlist
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Travel Media Association of Canada, North American Travel Journalists Association
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My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
Safe Enough Even for Me
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Bounder Magazine
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Helen Keller's birthplace stirs the senses
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Troy Media
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Article 3 - Title:
A feast in Petite-Nation
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Urban Expressions
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Camels and Karma
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The United Church Observer
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Article 5 - Title:
To Lake Placid for a winter escape
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Ottawa Citizen
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