Journalism Portfolio

I have been a freelance journalist for three decades, specializing in food, wine + travel. I am the award-winning author of more than 75 books and hundreds of magazine articles. I am a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). I write articles for local, regional, and national publications, both online and in print. My journalism specialties include travel, hospitality, business, architecture and design, and food and wine.

I am available to complete on-time assignments. I am familiar with the most common writing styles, including AP Style. I understand the need for clean, accurate, and on-time content.

See below for my journalism portfolio. Please contact me to inquire about writing on assignment.

Publisher, Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Wander With Wonder

I founded WanderWithWonder.com, an online travel publication, in 2009. Together with a group of other freelance contributors, we showcase wow moments around the world and across the street.

Editor-in-Chief, North Peoria Lifestyle

Susan is the editor-in-chief of North Peoria Lifestyle, an upscale lifestyle magazine (part of the Lifestyle Publications family) for the Northwest Valley in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

North Peoria Lifestyle Cover August 2021

Postcards: "In the Know" Travel Section

I created “In the Know” content in this B2B publication for Travel Leaders, one of the leading organizations of travel agents. Focused on travel trends and new offerings in the cruise world.

Fairmont Hotel's Perfectly Packed Website: Electronics and Travel

Wrote “Electronics and Travel: What to Pack and What to Leave Home” for Fairmont’s Perfectly Packed website. These are travel tips aimed at business travelers who frequent Fairmont hotels around the world.

Richman Media Group: Austria Bound

I created B2C content for “Austria Bound” for magazines published by Richman Media Group.

LuxeSource.com

Created content for “Inside Edition” that featured five Phoenix-area landscape designers. Also interviewed Julia Buckingham about her new Phoenix retail shop.

LuxeSource.com

Created content for “Radar/Scene” section that featured design studios and a new retail business. The feature included an interview with artist Andy Burgess.

Grapevine (TX) Convention & Visitors Bureau: Grapevine Today 2018-2019

Editor and content creator for Grapevine Today, the annual visitors guide for the Grapevine (TX) CVB. This 2018-2019 version featured a complete interior redesign.

Morris Visitor Publications: Sedona Article for Where Traveler Arizona Book

Created B2C content about Sedona for the annual Where Traveler Arizona book. These are hardcover books distributed throughout hotels and other locations within Arizona.

Alamo.com: Phoenix Road Trips

Created B2C content for “The Scenic Route” section of the Alamo.com website.

Morris Visitor Publications: Phoenix Art Museum for Where Traveler Arizona Book

Created B2C content about the Arizona Costume Institute at Phoenix Art Museum for the annual Where Traveler Arizona book. These are hardcover books distributed throughout hotels and other locations within Arizona.

Travelocity: America's Most Romantic Cities

Review of Travelocity’s 25 most popular destinations and, using a preset list of factors, featured America’s Most Romantic Cities to help promote Travelocity leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Richman Media Group: Dallas

I wrote a B2C article about Dallas for Richman Media Group magazines.

Richman Media Group: Saddle Up

I created this B2C round-up article about Western guest ranches for Richman Media Group magazines.

Richman Media Group: The Heart of Europe

I wrote this B2C article about Zürich for Richman Media Group magazines.

Richman Media Group: Need for Speed

I wrote this B2C roundup article about four US raceways for Richman Media Group magazines.

Experience Scottsdale Website Content

I created B2C website content for Experience Scottsdale, the website for the Scottsdale (AZ) Convention and Visitors Bureau.

AAA Highroads: Arizona's Best Holiday Celebrations

I wrote a B2C article about the best holiday celebrations across Arizona for AAA Highroads magazine.

Interview and Profile of Honeygirl for Richman Media Group

Interviewed Marketing Professional Kira Brown and Gin Blossoms guitarist Scotty Johnson about their band, Honeygirl, for Richman Media Group.

Interview and Profile of Restaurateur Sam Fox for Richman Media Group

Interviewed Arizona-based restaurateur Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts for Richman Media Group.

Interview and Profile of Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson for Richman Media Group

Interviewed baseball Hall of Fame recipient for Richman Media Group publications.

Interview and Profile of Designer Whitney Pozgay for Richman Media Group

Interviewed designer Whitney Pozgay for Richman Media Group publications.

Interview and Profile of Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson for Richman Media Group

Interviewed Craig Jackson, son of co-founder of Barrett-Jackson auto auctions, for Richman Media Group publications.

Interview and Profile of Sean McLaughlin for Richman Media Group

Interviewed Sean McLaughlin, Phoenix-area news anchor, for Richman Media Group publications.

Interview and Profile of Bank VP Paula Wichterman for Richman Media Group

Interviewed Paula Wichterman, VP at the Private Bank at National Bank of Arizona, for Richman Media Group publications.

Interview and Profile of Comedian Jill Bryan for Richman Media Group

Interviewed stand-up comic Jill Bryan for Richman Media Group publications.

Interview and Profile of Transportation Executive Chad Patton for Richman Media Group

Interviewed Phoenix-based Chad Patton, a leader in the Arizona transportation industry, for Richman Media Group publications.

Richman Media Group: Venice

I created B2C content about Venice for Richman Media Group magazines.

Travelocity: Fall Weekend in Sedona, Arizona

I created B2C content about Sedona, Arizona for the Travelocity blog.

Richman Media Group: Wilmington, NC

I created B2C content about the beaches in and around Wilmington, NC for Richman Media Group magazines.

Grapevine (TX) Convention & Visitors Bureau: Grapevine Today 2017-2018

Editor and content creator for the 2017-2018 Grapevine Today, the annual visitors guide for the Grapevine (TX) CVB.

Experience Scottsdale: Visitor Guide Content about Spas

I created B2C spa content for the annual Experience Scottsdale visitors guide. This is the official guide for the Scottsdale (AZ) Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Travelocity: Bucket List Retirement Trips

I created a B2C article about Bucket List trips for retirees. The article appeared on the Travelocity blog.

Experience Scottsdale: Afternoon Tea at the Phoenician

I created B2C tourism content for the annual Experience Scottsdale visitors guide. This is the official guide for the Scottsdale (AZ) Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Experience Scottsdale: Scottsdale Art, Culture and Food

I created B2C art, culture, and food content for the annual Experience Scottsdale visitors guide. This is the official guide for the Scottsdale (AZ) Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Experience Scottsdale: Cosanti

I created B2C tourism content for the annual Experience Scottsdale visitors guide. This is the official guide for the Scottsdale (AZ) Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Richman Media Group: All About Arizona

I wrote this B2C article about Arizona for Richman Media Group magazines.

AAA EnCompass magazine: Rocky Mountaineer

I wrote this B2C article about Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer for AAA EnCompass magazine.

Richman Media Group: Spas

I wrote this B2C article about spas for Richman Media Group magazines.

Richman Media Group: A German Jewel

I wrote a B2C article about Leipzig, Germany for Richman Media Group magazines.

Fairmont Moments Website: Christmas at the Scottsdale Princess

I wrote website content about Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for the Fairmont Moments website, part of the Fairmont Hotel corporate online presence.

AAA Home & Away: US Christmas Markets

I wrote a B2C article about Christmas markets across the US for AAA Home & Away.

Richman Media Group: Summer in Chicago

I wrote a B2C article about summer vacations in Chicago for Richman Media Group magazines.

Richman Media Group: Need for Speed

I wrote a B2C article about car racing for special Father’s Day issues for Richman Media Group.

Richman Media Group: Monaco

I wrote a B2C article about Monaco for Richman Media Group magazines.

Green Living Magazine: Local Green Dates

I wrote a B2C article about how to choose “green” dates around Arizona. This was an article commissioned by Green Living Magazine.

AAA Highroads Magazine: Arcosanti

I wrote a B2C article about Arcosanti for AAA Highroads magazine.

Green Living Magazine: Mother's Day Outings

I wrote this round-up B2C article about Mother’s Day outings across Arizona for Green Living Magazine.

AAA Highroads: 5 Historic Hotels of the West

I wrote this round-up B2C article about historic hotels throughout the Western US for AAA Highroads magazine.

Richman Media Group: Niagara Falls

I wrote this B2C article about Niagara for Richman Media Group magazines.

Richman Media Group: Bali

I wrote a B2C article about Bali for Richman Media Group magazines.

Richman Media Group: Luxury in Las Vegas

I wrote a B2C article about Las Vegas for Richman Media Group magazines.

Travelocity: Arizona Spa Retreats

I wrote a B2C article about booking Arizona spas for Travelocity blog.

Richman Media Group: Celebrate Springtime in Washington, DC

I wrote a B2C article about Washington, DC for Richman Media Group magazines.

Travelocity: Los Cabos

I wrote a B2C article about family travel in Los Cabos for the Travelocity Wander Wisely blog.