Mike Howard
Mike Howard

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Mike Howard
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Freelance Travel Journalist
Port Ludlow


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A penchant for travel and languages led me on for thirty years in a variety of careers - winning hearts and minds in and out of uniform military, federal, and freelance. Now exclusively freelance. I'm fluent in German and English, with survival skills in French, Haitian Creole, Russian, Standard Arabic, Swahili, Turkish and Samoan. Lately I've been knocking the rust off my old Public School Latin. Tried Chinese and Thai with absolutely no luck - and failed miserably with Modern Greek.

I have written for Hemispheres, World Nomads, Travel Pulse, Senior Living Magazine, Great Escapes Publishing, Matador Network, Verge Travel, Whisky Magazine, The Cook's Cook, Caribbean Beach News, Scottish Rite Journal, Backwoods Home, Genealogy Today, Primitive Archery; local newspapers ranging from the Bonaire Reporter to the Port Townsend Leader; and a slew of digital indie travel sites including Intrepid Times, Global Hobo, BootsNAll, Go Nomad, Securely Travel, Go World, and On a Junket.

I've written a dozen Custom Guides for Gogobot/Trip.com/Skyscanner (Malta, Victoria BC and Surrounds, Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula (and the Pacific NW in general), Montenegro, and Germany), and am a destination expert for those regions. I have a small (1,250) but very travel-focused Twitter following and average a 2 percent engagement rate.
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