Dian Emery started traveling at the age of two when her parents moved to Germany, and her passion for new adventures was born during long summer vacations touring Austrian castles, camping in Spain and train trips to France with her family. She continued her travel escapes after leaving university, but soon discovered that money was necessary to traipse around the world, so Dian settled down for a few years to do the 9 to 5 routine. She started her working life on the stock exchange trading floor, moved to administering those dastardly derivatives, then dabbled in the nonprofit world with a stint at the National Cancer Institute. Now she writes about travel, is the Managing Editor of GirlsGetaway.com, and still loves to travel.
After many years as one of the top tennis writers in the country, Marcia Frost now devoting most of her time to travel writing, with a focus on food, wine and spirits. She has her own blog at WineAndSpiritsTravel.com and does weekly columns for Inspirato on Sonoma and Paris (two locations she visits often). Marcia also freelances for many other outlets, including Yahoo!; AOL; Michigan Avenue; Rum Bum; Los Angeles Confidential; Travel, Food & Drink; and Air Tran’s Go! Magazine. She has been contributing to Girls’ Getaway since 2010. For more information on Marcia, visit her website.
Susan B. Barnes
A proud Army brat, Susan was born on a military base in Belgium and has been on the go ever since. While Susan has traveled across the United States and into Canada, she has also managed to visit such European cultural hot spots as Paris, London, Ireland, Athens and Rome, and has even explored the second largest reef in the world off the coast of Belize and the cloud forest of Venezuela, among many other exotic locales. Having learned to rock climb in Yosemite National Park, surf in La Jolla and swim with whale sharks in Mexico, she’s always looking forward to her next adventure. Follow along on her blog: www.travlingirl.com or on twitter @travlin_girl.
Jayme Lamm is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Houston focusing on travel writing and is in a full-court press writing her hugely opinionated sports column, The Blonde Side. Be sure to follow Jayme’s travel and sports adventures on Twitter @jaymelamm.
For sixteen years now Dianne has lived life On the Road: in India and Nepal, across South East Asia, parts of the Middle East and her own South Pacific paradise island of New Zealand and a few other tropical paradises.
As a writer and keen observer of human life, India is her precious muse. She moves with the seasons and across the Heartland of Mother India, exploring places and faces, food and culture.
Vera Marie Badertscher
Vera Marie Badertscher writes about travel with an emphasis on culture and the arts. She has scaled the steps of Angkor Wat, meandered through old Jerusalem, scrunched across a New Zealand glacier, inhaled the wild thyme on Greek mountains, and shared a dusty road with mules in Mata Ortiz, Mexico. She has written travel articles for web sites and for publications like National Geographic Traveler, Islands, American Style, Arizona Highways, Rolls Royce Owner’s publications,and Steinway & Sons magazine. She is the Traveler’s Library Editor of WanderingEducators.com. She and a friend have recently completed a biography of Navajo artist Quincy Tahoma and blog about the process at the Tahoma Blog. She brings books, movies and travel together in a blog called A Traveler’s Library.
Cathy Riches has been writing about music for over 12 years. She also ventures into other writing realms such as travel and food and, whenever possible, music, travel AND food, since they go so well together. Cathy studied music at college and had a brief career as a performer and now only occasionally ventures onto a stage. She is also a student of Flamenco dance, Brazilian percussion, Spanish language and Texas hold ‘em. Every year her July is dominated by the Tour de France. www.cathyriches.com