About Me

hail cigar dogBill Fink is a travel writer with hundreds of articles published across dozens of publications, including newspapers, magazines, websites, guidebooks, and travel writing anthologies.

Some recent credits include AARP and Thrillist, as well as outlets like National Geographic, Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Outside Magazine, AFAR, books from Frommer’s and Travelers Tales, and more than a hundred stories each forĀ  Yahoo and The Points Guy.

In his travels through more than 75 countries, Bill’s writing and photography has covered topics ranging from five star vacation villas in Tuscany, to trash dump volleyball in Burma, eating squid at a baseball game in Japan and chasing a magic squirrel in the Philippines.

Bill’s writing has won many awards including the SATW Lowell Thomas Gold Award for “Best Travel News/Investigative Reporting” and another Gold for “Best Newspaper Story on Foreign Travel.” His stories have appeared in The Best of Lonely Planet Travel Writing, Travelers’ Tales “Best Travel Writing and as a “notable story” citation in theĀ  Best American Travel Writing collection.

When he’s not on some exotic adventure, he lives in Portland, Oregon, commuting to the mountains as soon as the rain turns to snow. Email him at wbfink@gmail.com or follow on Twitter & Instagram @finktravels