Meet Our Featured Members

Meet Our Featured Members

Get to know our monthly Featured Members! 

2020 November Featured Journalist of the Month: Jason Rupp
Monday, November 02, 2020 12:00 AM

Jason Rupp enthusiastically presents his popular travel and food vlog on YouTube. He looks for the unusual in his travels around the U.S. and the world, and his fans enjoy his quirky sense of humor and adventure. He is a fine arts graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, with an emphasis on global studies and photography. He spends part of the year in Southeast Asia and is a regular travel presenter and announcer reporting on travel tips for the Pattaya Channel, a regional television station in Thailand. Jason's stories and pictures have appeared in Never Stop Traveling, Offbeat Travel, and the Ingredients issue of Asterisk Magazine


2020 November Featured Journalist of the Month: Jacqueline Swartz
Sunday, November 01, 2020 12:00 AM

My writing career has been varied, with topics ranging from European politics and culture to health and relationships. I have written about politics from Greece, philosophy from France, health from California, where I grew up. Now based in Toronto, I have written for most of the major Canadian publications, including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Saturday Night, Chatelaine, CAA, Macleans. I also contributed to CBC radio programs. In the US my work has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and In the UK, my articles have appeared in Conde Nast Traveler and Philosophy Now. I am interested in many topics, from cuisine to art, wildlife to history. I always search for what is authentic.

2020 October Featured Destination of the Month: Florida's Historic Coast
Thursday, October 01, 2020 03:27 PM

St. Augustine Ponte VedraFlorida’s Historic Coast, also known as St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. Our destination was settled by Spanish explorers in 1565, but it has also been home to many cultures—Native American, Greek, Minorcan, French and British. You’ll find this diversity influences everything from food to architecture, shopping to entertainment and, of course, the many festivals and special events enjoyed year-round by visitors and locals alike.


2020 October Featured Journalist of the Month: Jennifer Coleman
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 03:50 PM

Born and bred in Colorado, Jennifer spent much of her professional career in the adventure travel industry. She taught skiing and pro-patrolled at many of the premier mountains in the western US for 20 years. In addition, she guided white water rafting for 7 years, and spent many years working as a rope course facilitator. Jennifer is also highly experienced in the service industry with over 20 years of resort and spa experience, including being part of the opening team as the Spa Lead/ Brand Standards Learning Coach with Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain and a Concierge at Hilton Torrey Pines.

2020 October Featured Journalist of the Month: George Coleman
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 03:47 PM

Ed is a physicist in aerospace by day, crazy adventurist by night. He drives the tech train around here and applies his industry knowledge to build, not just another blog, but a detailed content management system. He knows the importance of travel and adventure to recharge the soul from the rigors of corporate America and family life. He was the consummate weekend warrior, going on many crazy adventures like caving expeditions in Belize, hiking the Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim day hike (albeit a long day), climbing Baboquivari peak for his 30th birthday, and racing in the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo mountain bike race. Ed was not your ordinary rocket scientist or suburban dad.

2020 September Featured Journalist of the Month: Dave Parfitt
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 04:29 PM
Dave ParfittDave is a freelance travel writer specializing in family travel, and the editorial director of, covering family travel and entertainment from Dad's point of view.

Dave produces content for outlets including Lonely Planet, AAA, Fox News Travel, US News and World Report, Huffington Post, TravelAge West, Family Traveller, TripAdvisor's Family Vacation Critic, USA Today, and Family Circle to name a few.

An academic with a PhD in neuroscience, Dave also works as an educational developer at a four-year college in Western New York. Dave's scientific training and research experience brings a critical, analytic eye to his travel writing. Traveling the US and world for his academic career, Dave chronicles those family journeys on
2020 September Featured Journalist of the Month: Lisa Loucks Christenson
Friday, September 11, 2020 03:03 PM

Lisa Loucks Christenson is a national award-winning and #1 international bestselling author, photographer, and illustrator. Her work is licensed and published through various media outlets, and her books and exhibits are featured in her stores, and throughout her publishing network.






2020 September Featured Destination of the Month: ENroute Communications
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 01:57 PM

ENroute CommunicationsENroute Communications is a travel and tourism boutique agency headquartered in New York, specializing in public relations, marketing and destination representation in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Winner of the North American Excellence Awards “Newcommer Agency of the Year 2015".



2020 August Featured Journalist of the Month: Greg Goodmacher
Friday, August 07, 2020 04:36 PM

Greg has two addictions: telling stories and bathing in Japanese hot springs. His work has appeared in in-flight magazines, online magazines, Japanese tour guides, and university textbooks. He also teaches tourism at a Japanese college. Greg’s claim to fame is that he has soaked in approximately 600 onsens from the north of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa.





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