Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
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.
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.
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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.