Winner of multiple gold, silver and bronze medals from the North American Travel Journalists Association for travel writing & photography excellence -- earning medals every year since 2018. Gold medal winner in 2021 and 2022 in the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association Travel Photography Awards. I have authored more than 16 books and penned many hundreds of feature articles over the years. My travels have taken me to all seven continents and all 50 states in the United States.
I am a co-founder, editor, writer and photographer for hitraveltales.com. HI Travel Tales offers a skillful combination of travel expertise and adept journalism paired with humor and curiosity that results in award-winning content.
My award-winning photography can be viewed, purchased and licensed on my gallery website at michaelhodgsonphoto.com.
I want to join a growing community of people passionate about travel and using travel to improve the globe
Where ever I am traveling at the moment.
Anywhere I have not been, and many of the places I have been to that keep drawing me back to learn more about them.
Writing on assignment for the San Diego Union on taking children outdoors in the mid 1980s
Everything and everywhere I travel to ... it's why I am a travel writer. I get sent on assignments to learn, indulge my curiosity, and share what I have learned and there's nothing better than that.
Engage, immerse, explore.
I have not been to TBEX yet (was registered for my first until a little distraction called COVID shut the world down for a bit). I hope to attend one in the future, but for now travel assignments keep getting in the way. However I think I can speak with... show more
Is TBEX only for established bloggers? 5 months ago