Jim Ferri, the Editor of Never Stop Traveling, is still a wide-eyed traveler at heart.
He began his career as a freelance magazine photographer and writer and traveled the world extensively, photographing and writing for numerous U.S. and European publications.
The former Managing Editor of Travel-Holiday magazine, Jim was also the U.S. Director of PR and Communications for Air France, and worldwide Director of Public Relations for Cendant, the world’s largest hotel company. He has also held senior positions at two of the largest public relations firms in the world.
He has been a guest lecturer at the Graduate School of New York University, St. John’s University, and Georgetown University, and a keynote speaker at the California Travel Association’s national conference.
Jim is member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Travel and Tourism Section of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In addition, he is a member of the Panel of Tourism Experts of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
If you read Never Stop Traveling with any regularity you know Jim is in the company of some very talented writers who also never stop traveling….
Marjorie Kean is an international business executive who has lived in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Ever since her childhood days spent exploring the wilds of Central Park in New York City, Marjorie has pursued personal moments of discovery all over the world, beginning with her Peace Corps experiences after graduating from college and continuing through Asia, North and South America and Europe.
Marcia Raffel Levin
Marcia Raffel Levin graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in journalism. While a stay-at-home mom she contributed to a number of community papers before joining the Hollywood Sun-Tattler as Features Editor. The Sun-Tattler, in Hollywood, FL, was a Scripps-Howard paper and “travel” fell under the aegis of Features, thus a new career was born. Now a veteran traveler and travel writer, she is past President of the Society of American Travel Writers and has wandered around the globe, alone and with friends and family. Marcia can be packed in 15 minutes and ready for the next adventure.
Donna Manz admits to having a passion for travel. She is a reporter for a Northern Virginia newspaper chain and an independent travel consultant. While pursuing her master’s degree in hospitality and tourism management, however, she happily finds that her trips abroad keep interrupting her studies. As a travel planner, Donna focuses on Europe, senior and solo travel, and river cruises. Follow Donna at www.Facebook.com/CaddieTours.
“Let me understand this,” she said with a quizzical look on her face, “you write term papers for a living?” Tony Tedeschi, admits that the analysis of his life’s work by his youngest daughter had given him pause. “But,” he replied, “look at the places I get to visit.” Tedeschi does plead guilty to an almost insatiable sense of wonder that has taken him to places far and wide, in many cases simply because he hadn’t been there yet. As a result of these explorations, he has contributed to newspapers across the breadth of the U.S. from The New York Times and the Washington Post to the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune. He has had articles published in dozens of magazines and for 13 years wrote all the special travel sections for Audubon magazine. His photography has appeared in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, American Way, Brides and Travel & Leisure. He was the founding editor of naturaltraveler.com. Tedeschi is author, co-author or a major contributor to more than a dozen books, including The Whitford Way, A Story of Corporate Chemistry in the Real World, published by Amazon and a novel, Unfinished Business, available through online booksellers.
When Bill Warelis was still a teenager he took off to London alone to work, travel Europe and find himself. He didn’t work much and the only thing he found was that he loved seeing new places. He returned to Canada, married a wonderful woman who shared his passions, and spent his career in communications working with a variety of travel-related clients and taking vacations as frequently as possible. It was only recently, almost 35 years after his first trip, that Bill realized there are people other than his family and friends who might be interested in his travel-related thoughts and experiences.
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