Bill Fink Travel Writing and Photography

Click tabs above for links to additional stories by Bill Fink, freelance travel writer

Some recent stories include:

Visit California
Five Tips for Family Ski Vacations: Dec  11,2019
Picking your Perfect Ski Mountain:  Dec 5, 2019
Holidays at California Theme Parks: Nov 19, 2019
What’s New for California Skiing Nov 11, 2019
11 Californian Thanksgiving Feasts Nov 4, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle
Sonoma County’s Kala Ukulele: Oct 22, 2019
San Luis Obispo’s Tech Boom:  May 24 2019

Travel Weekly
Slovenia Adventure Travels:  Sept 30, 2019

TravelAge West
Cancun’s Live Aqua Beach Resort:  Sept 15, 2019
Liverpool’s Hard Day’s Night Hotel: May 22, 2019
Skiing Lake Tahoe Sidecountry: Feb 26, 2019

Outside Magazine
Urban Hiking New York City: August, 2019

Napa Sonoma Magazine
Glamping in Sonoma & Napa County: August 2019
Adventure Travel in Wine Country: June 2019
The Spirits of Sonoma:  June 2018

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
7 Reasons Why Adventure Travel is Good for You:  June 2019

Jetstar Magazine
Hiking Volcanoes Nat’l Park, Hawaii  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 10/2018
- “Best International Travel Story  Silver
The Twilight Zone of Transnistria 1/2018

Los Angeles Times
Tucson’s Colossal Caves: March 3, 2019
Escapes from Las Vegas:   Oct 28, 2018

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

New Zealand Herald
Exploring Chicago’s Museums: Feb 24, 2019

Alaska Airlines Magazine
San Jose: From Robots to Ramen: March 2019
Elyse Saugstad, World Champion Freeskier: February 2019
Sports Tourism:  May 2018
Mammoth Lakes Hiking: March 2018
Arizona Spring Training Baseball: March 2018
California Tourism–From Grapes to Space: January 2018

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

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

Mountain Travel Sobek
Hiking Japan: 50th Anniversary story series  Dec 28, 2018
Solo Volcano, Indonesia: March 13, 2017

Sierra Club Magazine
Biking New Zealand: 11/4/2018
Gear Review: Eco-friendly Fleece Alternatives: Jan 2018
Gear Review: The “Maximalist” Running Shoe Trend April 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