About Me

hail cigar dogBill Fink’s writing and photography has appeared in over 50 different publications, including newspapers, magazines, websites, guidebooks, and travel writing anthologies.

He 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 2016 Lowell Thomas Gold Award for “Best Travel News/Investigative Reporting” and another Gold for “Best Newspaper Story on Foreign Travel” from the Society of American Travel Writers. His stories have appeared in The Best of Lonely Planet Travel Writing, Travelers’ Tales “Best Travel Writing and as a “notable story” citation in  Best American Travel Writing collection.

Some credits include the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune where he’s a regular contributor, as well as National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel, AFAR, various airline magazines, books from Frommer’s and Lonely Planet, and websites including Yahoo.com and CNN.com.

When he’s not on some exotic adventure, he lives in Oakland, California, commuting to Lake Tahoe when the snow is good. Email him at wbfink@gmail.com or follow on twitter/instagram @finktravels