Bill Fink Travel Writing and Photography

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My latest stories

AARP Magazine
The Slow Travel Trend                                   Jan 2022
Advice for Canceled Travels                         Jan 2022
Covid Testing for Travel                                Dec 2021
Travel Gift Guide                                            Dec 2021

Napa Sonoma Magazine
Wine Tasting in Abbot’s Passage Gardens: Jan 2022 
Roadtrip on “America’s Loneliest Road”    Dec 2021

World Nomads
Avalanche and Snow Safety                           Jan 2022
Dogsled Adventures                                        Dec 2021

Diablo Magazine
Skiing Big Bear California                             Dec 2021

Subaru Magazine
Bookstore Roadtrips                                       Sept 2021

Other recent published articles:

AARP Magazine

Holiday Travel Tips                            Nov 2021
Travel Impact of Staff Shortages     Oct 2021
Should You Travel Now?                  Oct 2021
Guide to Joshua Tree Nat’l Park    Sept 2021
European Travel Tips                       August 2021
Minor League Baseball Roadtrip   July 2021
U.S. Nat’l Parks’ Busy Summer      June 2021
Guide to Gettysburg Nat’l Park     May 2021
Visiting Pearl Harbor                      May 2021
New Orleans WWII Museum        May 2021
Yosemite Travel Guide                    Sept 2020
Guide to the Grand Canyon           July 2020

TravelAge West
Adventure Travel in the USA         August 2021

American Airlines Magazine
Great Bike Trips in the West         April 2021
Bear-viewing Safari Trips              June 2021
National Parks’ Junior Rangers    June 2021

Diablo Magazine
Houseboating California                August 2021
Shasta Lakes Weekender:              May 2021
Yosemite Winter Road Trip:          Feb 2021
Mammoth California in Winter:   Jan 2021
Best SF Bay Area Bike Rides:        Sept 2020

Napa Sonoma Magazine
Ride with ProCyclist in Sonoma                   June 2021
Napa Summer Music Scene                           March 2020
Glamping in Sonoma & Napa County         August 2019
Adventure Travel in Wine Country              June 2019
The Spirits of Sonoma                                    June 2018

World Nomads
Six tips for visiting Norway:                       May 2021
Hiking St. Vincent’s La Soufriere              Dec 2019

US National Parks Blog
Guide for RV Travel to Nat’l Parks           Sept 2020
Visiting Yosemite Like a Pro                      Oct 2020

Sierra Club Magazine
E-Biking in the National Parks:                                       June, 2020
Biking New Zealand:                                                           Nov 2018
Gear Review: Eco-friendly Fleece Alternatives:            Jan 2018
Gear Review: The “Maximalist” Running Shoe Trend April 2017

Saturday Evening Post
The Curious Saga of the Ukulele:     May 2020

Jetstar Airlines Magazine
Hawaii Adventure Travel                         March 2020
Best Beaches in Hawaii                            Feb 2020
Hiking Volcanoes Nat’l Park, Hawaii    June 2019

Alaska Airlines Magazine
Spotlight on San Jose, CA                         March 2020

Visit California 
California Road Trips guides                      Fall 2020
Gold Country Road Trip                              July 2020
Spring Skiing Highlights                              Feb 2020
Romantic Escapes In California                 Feb 2020
California 2020 Visitors Guide (print)     Jan 2020
Top Museums and Art shows for 2020    Jan 2020
20 Reasons to Visit California in 2020     Jan 2020
Five Tips for Family Ski Vacations             Dec 2019
Picking your Perfect Ski Mountain            Dec 2019
Holidays at California Theme Parks          Nov 2019
What’s New for California Skiing               Nov 2019
11 Californian Thanksgiving Feasts           Nov 2019

Travel Weekly
Vancouver Island Adventures                  Jan  2020
Slovenia Adventure Travels                      Sept 2019

San Francisco Chronicle
Sonoma County’s Kala Ukulele               Oct 2019
San Luis Obispo’s Tech Boom                 May 2019

Kimkim Travel
British Columbia Travel Planning           Jan 2020
Regional Guide to British Columbia       March 2020

TravelAge West

Adventure Travel in the USA                      August 2021

Cancun’s Live Aqua Beach Resort              Sept 2019
Liverpool’s Hard Day’s Night Hotel           May 2019
Skiing Lake Tahoe Sidecountry                  Feb 2019

Outside Magazine
Urban Hiking New York City                       August, 2019

Endless Vacation Magazine
How to Beat the Heat in Scottsdale, AZ       July 2019
Fishing Lake Tahoe                                          April 2019
Tahoe’s Hidden Ski Gems                               December 2017

Canadian Traveller Magazine
Music Roadtrip through Georgia, USA          July 2019

Mountain Travel Sobek Blog
Why Adventure Travel is Good for You         June 2019

Private Clubs Magazine
Riverboating Vietnam-Cambodia  June 2019

Award Winners! 2019 Society of American Travel Writers
Judged by University of Missouri School of Journalism for SATW West

- “Best North American Travel Story Gold 
The Stairways of Pittsburgh, Southwest Airlines Magazine   Oct 2018
- “Best International Travel Story  Silver
The Twilight Zone of Transnistria               Jan 2018

Los Angeles Times
Tucson’s Colossal Caves                                                            March 2019
Escapes from Las Vegas                                                             Oct 2018

Award Winner!  Travel Classics Competition 
Beneath the Surface: the Murals of Montreal                      Feb 2019

New Zealand Herald
Exploring Chicago’s Museums                                                 Feb 2019

Alaska Airlines Magazine
San Jose: From Robots to Ramen:                   March 2019
Elyse Saugstad, World Champion Freeskier:  Feb 2019
Sports Tourism:                                                    May 2018
Mammoth Lakes Hiking:                                    March 2018
Arizona Spring Training Baseball:                    March 2018
California Tourism–From Grapes to Space:   Jan 2018
Airstream Camping in Yosemite:                               2016

2019 Travel Guide to California
Sections on Lake Tahoe, Mammoth, and Summer & Winter Outdoor Adventures

Private Clubs Magazine
Sailing the BVIs post-Hurricane:    Jan 2019
Adventure Cruise to Alaska:             Jan 2019
Fishing in Cabo, Mexico:                  March 2018
Hiking Peru’s Sacred Valley             March, 2017

Mountain Travel Sobek
Hiking Japan: 50th Anniversary story series  Dec 2018
Solo Volcano, Indonesia:                                    March 2017

South Florida Luxury Guide
Luxury New Zealand: May 2018

Finland’s Coffee Culture June 26, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle
Craft Distilleries of Sonoma County April 19, 2017
The Taverns of Amador County Feb 2017

Chicago Tribune
Riding at the Dude Ranch March 3, 2017
Arizona Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs  Feb 14, 2017
Skiing Canada’s Powder Highway Feb 7, 2017

BBC Travel
Samurai dreams in hiking Japan, Jan 2017

National Geographic Traveler Magazine
Sip Your Way Through Colombia Coffee Towns June 2016

Yahoo Travel
To Hunt or Not to Hunt  a 2016 SATW Lowell Thomas Gold Medal award-winning story