Fyllis Hockman
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  • Montgomery Village, MD
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Fyllis Hockman is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance travel writer, and a long-time member of the Society for American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Travel Journalists Guild (TJG). She is syndicated by Creators (formerly Copley) News Service, and is a feature columnist for offbeattravel.com and realtraveladventures.com. Ms. Hockman's travel stories also have appeared in the New York Post, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Providence Journal, Halifax Herald, Asbury Park Press, New Hampshire Sunday News, Buffalo News and many other publications. She is the author of AAA Guidebook: A Photo Journey to Washington, D.C. and co-author of the Pelican Guide to Maryland.

Won 2008 SATW Honorable Mention for Best Magazine Article on Foreign Travel.

Won Honorable Mention in Natja's 2008 Travel Writing Contest.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Parts of the Caribbean, Asia, Italy, new Zealand and other domestic and international destinations.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Would like to travel to Alaska, Eastern Europe, Costa Rica and as many other countries as I can.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest: A Costa Rican Tourist Attraction that Discourages Tourists


The last 18 miles of the road leading to the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica, full of ruts and potholes by design, takes over an hour and a half to navigate. The locals like it that way. And they choose not to fix it because it would be too easy then for…


Posted on April 16, 2021 at 4:48pm

Deerfield Retreat and Spa:  Go for the Exercise; Stay for the Food

           Admittedly, I’ve never heard of Lo-Wei, a unique exercise class that combines yoga, strength training and flexibility that stretched my body in ways my mind never thought possible. But it is only one of almost three dozen fitness classes, all part of the dawn-to-dusk workout, weight loss and education focus of the one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive Deerfield Health Retreat and Spa in East Stroudsburg, PA where my friend Kathy and I spent three nights a while back.



Posted on April 6, 2021 at 4:00pm

Washington DC's Planet Word: Where Words Rule the Universe

I’m a travel writer. Words are what I do. My stories may not always sing, but I usually can put one word in front of another succinctly enough to craft a quasi-well-written article.  But when I heard about the newly opened Planet Word several blocks northeast…


Posted on April 4, 2021 at 8:21am

Key West – Fanciful Funk and Frivolity Wrapped up in Floridian History

Shops both fashion and funky line Key West’s Duval Street   Photo by Dreamstime_m_1, 19100222

Key West, Florida is more than a place. It is a spirit, a funky energy that enters your soul and takes residence in your worldview as well as your inner vision. A state of mind more than a city; a way of life more than a place to live.…


Posted on March 29, 2021 at 6:21pm

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At 9:42am on December 18, 2009, David Paul Appell said…
OK, I resent the e-mail I think you were referring to. Hope you both have a nice WE!
At 5:49pm on December 15, 2009, EnLinea Media said…
Greetings, Fyllis, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.

To get the most out of Tripatini, you may want to take a moment to join several of our many groups which you may find of particular interest, such as Media Only, Maryland, Washington DC, Eating/Drinking the World, The Caribbean, Italy, New Zealand, Alaska, Costa Rica, The Book Club, Luxury Travel, Eco/Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.

FYI, on your profile you'll see a green bar marked "Text Box," which you can turn into a box containing not just text but also photos and even videos about yourself, your interests, your travels, and your other work/outlets.

Finally, if you would, please be so kind as to spread the word among your travel-interested friends, family, colleagues, associates, and audience. It's fast and easy to use our "INVITE" function above left on the navigation bar to enter e-mails (even your whole list at once!). It would be great if you have the chance to mention Tripatini in any of your outlets, and if you might also be interested in occasionally blogging for us, guidelines/rates are available upon request.

Thanks much for joining us; we wish you a great holiday season and an outstanding start to 2010, and of course we look forward to seeing you online.


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