Nancy Schretter
Nancy Schretter

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Nancy Schretter
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Family Travel Network/Beacon Group Holdings, Inc.
Great Falls


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Nancy Schretter is an award-winning travel writer, editor and photographer with over 20 years experience in travel journalism and publishing. Nancy founded the award-winning Family Travel Network site and has served as its Managing Editor since its launch as an America Online partner in 1995. The North American Travel Journalists Association named the Family Travel Network as one of the top three online travel magazines. Since its launch, the Family Travel Network has served the needs of millions of family and multigenerational travelers. Nancy has appeared as a travel expert guest on The TODAY Show, CNN and NBC News, as well as on numerous other local television and radio programs. She's also a frequent presenter at many travel industry, trade association and travel writer conventions and conferences including Seatrade Cruise Global, NTA Travel Exchange, the New York Times Travel Show, the Educational Travel Consortium Conference, The Family Travel Association Summit and the Dude Ranchers' Association Convention. Nancy's articles and expert insights have appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, American Way, Leisure Group Travel, Cruise Travel Magazine, Newsday, Forbes, Redbook, FamilyFun, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, The Dallas Morning News, National Geographic Kids, New York Daily News, Parents Magazine, The Miami Herald, Travel Weekly, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Real Simple, Travelocity, TravelAge West, Destination Reunions, TravelWorld International Magazine, Kansas City Star, [email protected] Magazine, Travel Market Report, Group Travel Leader, and many more. She is also the Cruises Editor at BellaOnline, one of the largest women's sites on the Internet. In addition to her work at the Family Travel Network, Nancy's recent freelance credits include Leisure Group Travel, Cruise Travel Magazine, Destination Reunions, Religious Travel Planning Guide, TravelAge West and other media outlets. She is active on social media. Nancy has published six print publications and consulted for a number of travel companies, trade associations, destinations and educational institutions. Her company, Beacon Group Holdings, will be launching new travel and lifestyle websites next year. Nancy is also the founder of Together for Good (, a non-profit organization that promotes giving back as part of the travel experience.
adult/senior travel, adventure travel, cruises, educational travel, family travel, hotels & resorts, international tours, leisure group travel, luxury travel, multigenerational travel, sustainable/ecotourism travel
Family Travel Network - Managing Editor, BellaOnline - Cruises Editor, Leisure Group Travel, Cruise Travel Magazine, Destination Reunions, TravelAge West, Travelworld International Magazine, Religious Travel Planning Guide, Courier Magazine
Professional Affiliations:
North American Travel Journalists Association, The International Travel Writers Alliance
Family Travel Association - Board Member
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