GOT Contributors

Meet our talented contributors!

We (Irene and Janice) are thrilled to work with such a great team of travel writers, bloggers and photographers…

Irene S. Levine

Irene S. Levine

Irene S. Levine, co-publisher of GettingOnTravel, is an award-winning journalist, author and blogger. After a career as a psychologist, she transitioned into full-time travel writing.…

Janice Mucalov

Janice Mucalov

Janice Mucalov is co-publisher of GettingOnTravel and an award-winning writer. A lawyer, she discovered her true passion in travel writing. She's written hundreds of travel…

Alison Abbott

Alison Abbott

Alison Abbott is a travel and lifestyle writer with a focus on sustainable shades of green luxury. As the Boston Local Expert for AFAR Media,…

Anita Breland & Tom Fakler

Anita Breland & Tom Fakler

Brewing mint tea on a rooftop in Morocco’s Fez medina, or sipping port overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal, Anita and Tom contemplate their next…

Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

When she’s not kayaking in the Bay of Fundy or exploring castle ruins in Portugal, Barbara Radcliffe Rogers writes about travel and food from her…

Barbara & Jim Twardowski

Barbara and Jim Twardowski met in college where they both majored in journalism. Their articles and photos have run in PBS Next Avenue, AAA Home…

Beth Reiber

Beth Reiber

Beth Reiber has been a full-time freelance travel writer for more than three decades, including seven years based in Germany and Japan. She caught the…

Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll is publisher and editor-in-chief of "Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News." She is a PR professional-turned-writer, mother, grandmother and lover of fine food, lifestyle…

Debbra Dunning Brouillette

Debbra Dunning Brouillette

Debbra Dunning Brouillette is a native Midwesterner who fell in love with sun, sand and sea at a young age. A scuba diver and avid…

Deborah Burst

Deborah Burst

Deborah is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer who has more than 1,000 published articles and twice as many photographs, including national covers. A New…

Debra Smith

Debra Smith is a travel writer and photographer from Calgary, Alberta. A true blue Canadian, she visits Hawai'i in the winter as often as possible…

Doreen Pendgracs

Doreen Pendgracs

Doreen Pendgracs is an expert in the niche of chocolate travel at "Chocolatour." She has been dedicated to experiencing the most amazing chocolate experiences around…

Elizabeth R. Rose

Elizabeth R. Rose

Based in the Portland, Oregon, area, Elizabeth Rose travels throughout the West and beyond writing about destinations, services, accommodations, events and cuisine. She has been…

Kathy Newbern & J.S. Fletcher

Kathy Newbern & J.S. Fletcher

Husband-wife travel writers Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher live by the credo “every day’s a honeymoon if you make it one.” So it’s no…

Hilary Nangle

Hilary Nangle

In between authoring three Moon-series Maine guidebooks, "Maine Travel Maven" Hilary Nangle has skijored for Snow, cast a line for National Geographic Traveler, breakdanced an…

Jacqueline Swartz

Jacqueline Swartz

Jacqueline Swartz grew up in San Francisco, has lived in Athens and Paris, and now parks her laptop in Toronto. Writing about politics from Athens,…

James McAfee

James McAfee

James McAfee is a veteran travel writer who specializes in reviews of golf resorts. He is currently the editor of The Knox County News-Courier, a…

Janice Chung

Janice Chung

Janice Chung is a retired school administrator who has travelled to France more than 26 times. She created the blog "France Travel Tips" to share…

John & Sandra Nowlan

John & Sandra Nowlan

John and Sandra Nowlan are award-winning travel writers and photographers based in the port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. John is a retired public television…

Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman is pursuing her passion for writing and travel during her second act after retiring from her 30+ year corporate career. Her award-winning lifestyle…

Judy Kirkwood

Judy Kirkwood

After shoveling snow in Madison, Wisconsin, for 35 years, Judy Kirkwood moved to Florida, living on both the Atlantic and now the Gulf coasts. Her…

Laura E. Kelly

Laura E. Kelly

Laura E. Kelly’s job as the Global Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest Books took her to many interesting places around the world, but she much prefers…

Laura Paquet

Laura Paquet

Laura Byrne Paquet's first encounter with the written word was not auspicious: her birth announcement appeared in the local newspaper classifieds under the heading “Livestock…

Len Rutledge

Len Rutledge

Len Rutledge has been writing about travel for 40 years. During that time, he's written thousands of newspaper articles, a syndicated travel column for 20…

Lori Tripoli

Lori Tripoli

Lori Tripoli is an accomplished freelance writer and editor focusing on law and the legal business, environmental policy and sustainability, higher education and travel. Lori…

Mark & Elizabeth Rudd

Mark & Elizabeth Rudd

Mark and Elizabeth Rudd are the talented couple behind Compass & Fork. Corporate runaways and empty nesters, they are eating their way around the world…

Mary Gilbert

Mary Gilbert

Mary Gilbert tells stories about people, places, and passions on her website/blog, The Roads Traveled. For Mary, travel begins whenever she walks out her front…

Melinda Crow

Melinda Crow

Melinda Crow and photographer husband Gary spend half of their year operating a lakeside cabin and RV resort and the other half traveling. All twelve…

Michele Peterson

Michele Peterson

Michele Peterson is an award-winning travel writer specializing in food, drink and sun destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean. Born in the northern Canadian…

Patti Morrow

Patti Morrow

“Above all, life should be fun!” is Patti’s motto. Born with incurable wanderlust and thirst for adventure, she left her job as a lobbyist to…

Penny Sadler

Penny Sadler

Penny Sadler is a professional makeup artist by day, who began a quest to find beauty and adventure through travel and wine in 2010. She’s…

Richard Nahem

Richard Nahem

Richard Nahem is an ex-New Yorker living in Paris since 2005. A travel writer and photographer, he’s been publishing his blog "Eye Prefer Paris" since…

Sandy & Ira Bornstein

Sandy & Ira Bornstein

Sandy and Ira split their time between skiing and trekking in the Colorado Rockies and traveling. They have visited more than 40 countries. Sandy lived…

Sheila Berrios-Nazario

Sheila Berrios-Nazario

Sheila Berrios-Nazario is a small business owner and Master’s student based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida (originally from Puerto Rico). A biology major and quality assurance…

Sheryl Kraft

Sheryl Kraft

Sheryl Kraft is a freelance journalist and blogger who specializes in health, nutrition, wellness, fitness and spa travel for major publications and websites. Her work…

Sue Reddel & Diana Laskaris

Sue Reddel & Diana Laskaris

Sue Reddel and Diana Laskaris created "Food Travelist" to connect food travelers around the world with relevant brands, destinations and experiences. As Certified Culinary Travel…

Sue Campbell

Sue Campbell

Though based in Montreal, Quebec, Susan abhors the cold, so has made it her business to become a Caribbean specialist to escape the frigid temps…

Susan Manlin Katzman

Susan Manlin Katzman

Susan Manlin Katzman has a multi-faceted background. Her food and travel writing credits include: syndicating columns to over 125 major metropolitan newspapers; authoring five books;…

Suzanne Stavert

Since creating "Adventures of Empty Nesters" just over three years ago, Suzanne has successfully built an engaged multi-generational audience. Through her writing and photography, she…