Travel Writing

I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it is on my list. For as long as I’ve been in journalism, I’ve been writing about travel. I’ve reported from Reykjavik, Edinburgh, St. Petersburg, Sydney, and across southern Africa.

Meena Thiruvengadam on board the African Dream on Lake Kariba while on assignment for Travel+Leisure.

I am a regular contributor to Travel + Leisure and Departures. I wrote a travel guide to Cuba for TripSavvy in 2019. I’ve also written travel stories for  Yahoo TravelBusiness InsiderThe Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune. I am three states and one continent away from my goal of visiting all 50 U.S. states and all seven continents.

Meena Thiruvengadam on assignment for Travel+Leisure in the Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska.

A few of my favorite travel bylines:
British Airways The Club: In Defense Of Spontaneous Travel
Travel+Leisure: This African Safari River Cruise Will Take You To 4 Countries In 9 Days
Travel+Leisure: St. Petersburg’s Best Kept Secret Is A Soviet Arcade Museum
Travel+Leisure: Why Alaska Is The Perfect Summer Vacation Spot
Travel+Leisure: San Antonio, a Food Destination You Didn’t Know You Needed to Visit
Travel+Leisure: 5 Epic Dream Trips and How To Make Them Happen
Travel+Leisure: The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in New York City
Travel+Leisure: The Perfect LongWeekend in Chicago
Travel+Leisure: Covid-19 Makes It To The World’s Last Coronavirus-Free Destinations Travel+Leisure: Eurail Passes Are Finally Going Digital After 60 Years
Departures: Why Active Travelers Should Book A Trip To This Luxury Alaskan Lodge
Departures: Where to Visit Santa Claus And His Reindeer
Departures: Why Victoria Falls Should Be On Your Bucket List
WSJ: Off the beaten track: Edinburgh, Scotland
Yahoo Travel: 7 museums for 7 days in Amsterdam
Business Insider/Insider: Why Portugal is the perfect place for solo travel 
San Antonio Express-News: Northern Lights illuminate the sky in spring, autumn
Chicago Tribune: ‘Sex and the City’ fans take a tour to nirvana