About Us

Dogsled-Godwin-Glacier
Godwin Glacier, near Seward, Alaska

About Us...

In a full and rewarding professional life as a writer, editor, business owner (Creative Brilliance Advertising, Marketing, Publicity & PR — for 25 years), strategic market communicator, newspaper stringer, Journalism Instructor (University of Wisconsin-Madison and Colorado State University), and high-tech blogger / influencer (Upstream Commerce/Flipkart High-Tech firms — for 8 years), Naomi’s been incredibly lucky to have built a parallel career as an independent travel journalist.

An avid angler, horseback rider, soft-adventurer, and now “mature traveler,” Naomi continues to seek fishing, nature, outdoor, and Indigenous experiences to go with her writings about destination travel. 

Naomi says: 

“I try to apply a discerning eye, great attention to detail, accuracy — and,   perhaps most importantly — a sense of humor & humility…”

“I will consider trip & research invitations, news announcements, products for review, etc… but will never promise a positive story… or a story at all, for that matter… if it doesn’t meet our standards for audience interest and value — and highest ethical considerations.”  

Travel & Story Locations...

  • Alaska to Zambia...
  • Barrow to Ontario...
  • Australia’s Northern Territory to Canada’s Northwest Territories...
  • Ecuador to Singapore...
  • Guam to Galapagos...
  • Alberta to Ethiopia...
  • New Zealand to New Caledonia...
  • Great Barrier Reef to Great Slave Lake...
  • Winter Carnival (Quebec), Frontier Days (Cheyenne), Icebox Days (International Falls, MN) & many more...
  • Trains, Planes, Snowmobiles, Dogsleds, Ziplines...
  • ...and so much more!
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Stories have appeared...

AAA Home & Away; Minneapolis Star Tribune; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; TravelAge West; Chevy Outdoors; Forbes; ESPN; Cessna Magazine; L.A. Jewish Journal; Bus Tours Magazine; JOURNEYS Magazine; Chicago Daily Southtown & Southtown Star Publications; Journal & Topics Suburban Chicago Newspaper Group; Country Discoveries; Fishing & Hunting News Magazine; Midwest Outdoors Magazine; TravelLady.com; East-West News Bureau International Newswire; Travel World International; Discover the Outdoors.com; Allways Traveller; and many more.

Professional Affiliations...

  • Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ).
  • International Travel Writers' Alliance (ITWA)
    & ITWA's ALLWAYS TRAVELLER.
  • OWAA (Outdoor Writers Association of America). (Previous).
  • NATJA (North American Travel Journalists' Association). (Previous).
  • Numerous past field editorships. (Travellady.com; Midwest Outdoors; Country Discoveries; Great American Outdoor Trails)...
Harbor at Valdez, Alaska
Guest Hacienda, Ecuador, South America
(no, those are not the guests!)

Some memorable quotes from Naomi's notes...

  • "...You have a nice hookset…"
  • "...It’s your lie, honey, so you can tell it any way you like…"
  • "...Come with me to the casino…"