Media Members

Our Current BCATW Media Membership

W. Ruth Kozak

W. Ruth Kozak is a travel journalist with a strong interest in history and archaeology. She instructs classes in travel journalism and creative writing for Vancouver School Board.

Taylore Daniel

Taylore Daniel is a public speaker and the author of “Travel and Retire Abroad” and “Spain to Egypt: A Grand Tour around the Mediterranean.”

Robert Scheer

Robert is a travel writer who specializes in cultural, metaphysical and spiritual stories. He is also a freelance website and marketing consultant.

Rick Neal

Rick Neal is a free-lance writer based in Vancouver, Canada. He writes travel articles for Senior Living magazine, short fiction, and movie essays

Rick Green

Rick Green is a Vancouver-based writer, editor, and content marketer with a passion for travel, craft beer, and gastronomy.

Randi Winter

Randi Winter is a Virtuoso Travel Specialist and Travel Writer

Peppa Martin

Peppa is a professional photographer; owner of truth and beauty studio & gallery of contemporary photography; freelance writer and blogger.

Natasha Lees

Natasha Jervis is a dedicated and professional travel copywriter with over 14 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry.

Michael DeFreitas

Award-winning photographer and writer Michael DeFreitas specializes in adventure and cruise travel.

Mary Charleson

Mary is a freelance travel writer and blogger based in Vancouver, Canada. A marketing speaker, author & consultant by trade, but an adventure traveler and writer by passion, she pursues her love of story & travel tips in the Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Vancouver Sun, the Province & her travel blog

Maros Handzak

Vancouver-based, but from Slovakia, Maros’ stories appear in MultiLingual and Technology (USA), Plus 7 dni and Slovenka (Slov), at and

Mari Kane

Vancouver-based Wine, Food and Travel Writer and Blogger, Mari is also the Communications Director and Meetup Organizer for BCATW.

Margaret Deefholts

Margaret Deefholts is an Anglo-Indian Travel Writer, Author of Haunting India and short fiction as well as a Photographer and Editor

Karoline Cullen

Karoline Cullen, of Cullen Photos, is a freelance travel writer and photographer published in numerous newspapers and magazines.

Karen Pacheco

Freelance writer/photographer, Karen is a past president of the Delta Photo Club, currently District Rep of the Canadian Assn for Photographic Art (CAPA).

Julie H. Ferguson

Julie H. Ferguson is freelance travel writer and photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. Member of the BC Association of Travel Writers

Josh Rimer

In 2007 Josh Rimer had “the most discussed video of all time” on YouTube and has since uploaded hundreds of videos which now have nearly 11 million views.

John Thomson

BCATW member John Thomson is a former television journalist now freelancing for a host of lifestyle, travel, art, and design publications. He is equally comfortable in print and online.

Joan Boxall

Joan Boxall’s active travel tales are brimming with joie de vivre, enticing her readers to share the experience.

Jett & Kathryn Britnell

Internationally published travel writers, professional photographers, ocean conservationists, and shark advocates.

Jami Savage

Jami is BC’s Family Adventure Blogger who focuses on Eco-Tourism and Education at

J.Kathleen Thompson

Through her journeys, Kathleen strives to illuminate the beauty in this world – in both the extraordinary and the everyday – for her readers.

Irene Butler

Irene Butler is an award winning freelance travel writer and author who has been published in national and international magazines and newspapers.

Glen Cowley

Glen Cowley has been a freelance travel writer since 1994 whose interest in geography, history and sports has been parlayed into over 50 published articles and three books.

Fabiano Maciel

Fabiano Maciel Travel blogger / writer. Passionate about travel, social media, marketing, multiculturalism, and international education.

Edward Quan

Edward Quan travel writer. From the fashion capitals of the world he brings you the latest news on traveling well; luxury hotels, fine food/wine & shopping.

Doris Ecker

Doris Ecker is a Vancouver-based writer, translator and editor with a wide range of corporate, private and academic clients.

Dave Smith

Beer writer Dave Smith is the Editor of, and a contributor to, What’s Brewing magazine, known as the Journal of BC’s Craft Beer Movement.

Darlene Foster

Darlene Foster is a writer of children’s travel/adventure books, short stories and travel related articles.

Chris Brauer

Chris Brauer lives in Creston, BC, and has completed a travel memoir about the Sultanate of Oman, and is working on a book about traveling in Ireland.

Chris and Rick Millikan

Chris and Rick Millikan of North Delta, BC, are former educators who present the joys of travel as an inviting ‘curriculum,’ both in print and online.

Cherie Thiessen

Cherie Thiessen is a travel writer whose brand is independent soft adventure for active seniors: cycling, canal boating, hiking, sailing, backroads travel.

Carol Ann Quibell

Carol Ann Quibell, BC freelance writer and columnist, writes travel articles on RVing, Seniors, Canada, and budget travel.

Brian K. Smith

Brian is the Lower Mainland regional chair for the Professional Photographers of Canada-BC.and contributes to What’s Brewing magazine.

Barbara Cameron

Barbara Cameron is a professional photographer and visual storyteller who loves food & wine, photography and travel. She combines all three passions into an exciting career as a food & travel photographer.

Baila Lazarus

Baila Lazarus is a Vancouver editor, writer, photographer and illustrator. She specializes in Jewish-themed destinations.

Other Current Members

John Geary

Gary Grieco

Erica Hargreave

Lenora Hayman

Gloria Jackson

Gail Johnson

Kami Kanetsuka

Mark Leiren-Young

Craig Minielly

Barb Rees

Andrew Renton

Jane Cassie

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