Michael Hodgson
Michael Hodgson

Profile Details

Contact Info

Contact Name:
Michael Hodgson
Company Name:
HI Travel Tales
City:
Grass Valley

About

Website:
https://hitraveltales.com
Membership Level:
Media
About Me:
>> I am an award-winning travel writer and photographer.
>> My travels have taken me to all seven continents.
>> I am a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

My work appears primarily in HITravelTales.com, an award-winning travel blog I operate in partnership with my wife, Therese Iknoian. I use my journalism experience to discover unique stories to tell, even in the most remote or highly visited destinations. My stories and photography seek to connect readers to a place through the eyes of locals. Cuisine, culture, history, adventure are all topics I love to focus on, always with a local flair.

Prior to focusing entirely on travel writing, I was a highly acclaimed outdoor writer and my stories and columns appeared in Outside, Backpacker, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, The Christian Science Monitor, San Jose Mercury News, Portland Oregonian, Salt Lake Tribune, Adventure West Magazine, and others. My published books (some of which are actually still in print) include No Shit There I Was, Compass & Map Navigator, Facing The Extreme, and Camping For Dummies.
Specialties:
photography, videography, adventure travel, Europe, trail/mountain/outdoor/active travel adventures, small town exploration, travel gear, food & wine, cultural, historical, insider/off the beaten path, immersive, living abroad
Professional Affiliations:
Society of American Travel Writers; North American Travel Journalists Association;
International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association;
Adventure Travel Trade Association media member
Facebook Link:
https://facebook.com/hitraveltales
Twitter Link:
https://www.twitter.com/hitraveltales
Instagram Link:
https://instagram.com/hitraveltales
LinkedIn Link:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljhodgson/
Other Social Media Links:
https://www.pinterest.com/hitraveltales

My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
Christmas at the Tierpark in Berlin - a shining Christmas wonderland
Article 1 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 1 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/christmas-at-the-tierpark-in-berlin-a-shining-christmas-wonderland/
Article 2 - Title:
Christmas Garden Berlin - Christmas lights and mulled wine
Article 2 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 2 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/christmas-garden-berlin-christmas-lights-and-mulled-wine/
Article 3 - Title:
Top hotel safety tips: Your hotel room safety is important
Article 3 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 3 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/top-hotel-safety-tips-your-hotel-room-safety-is-important/
Article 4 - Title:
Pack a sleep travel kit to help you sleep when traveling
Article 4 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 4 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/pack-a-sleep-travel-kit-to-help-you-sleep-when-traveling/
Article 5 - Title:
Helena Great Northern Hotel - the best hotel in Helena Montana
Article 5 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 5 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/helena-great-northern-hotel-the-best-hotel-in-helena-montana/
Article 6 - Title:
Discovering Antarctic Silence in Paradise Bay
Article 6 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 6 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/discovering-antarctic-silence-in-paradise-bay/
Article 7 - Title:
48 hours in Helena Montana: Visit Helena an unheralded treasure
Article 7 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 7 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/48-hours-in-helena-montana-an-unheralded-treasure/
Article 8 - Title:
Finding myself in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Article 8 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 8 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/finding-myself-in-the-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/-berlin-a-house-of-terror/
Article 9 - Title:
El Impenetrable National Park: A bright future from a dark past
Article 9 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 9 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/el-impenetrable-national-park-bright-future-from-a-dark-past/
Article 10 - Title:
Travel safety - Understanding State Department travel advisories
Article 10 - Publication Name:
HITravelTales.com
Article 10 - Link:
https://hitraveltales.com/travel-safety-understanding-state-department-travel-advisories/