Randi Winter

BCATW-Director of Marketing and Travel Industry Liaison

Randi  Winter is a freelance travel writer based in Vancouver (from NY) who strives to share the vocabulary of passion and place to help readers create their own life experiences. She was Contributing Travel Editor for GLV  magazine and Firstline and has written for msn.com, Thierry Mugler’s Womanity and for Diplomat Canada and International Magazine for a feature piece on Besa:Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II as well as faciliating a piece for The Current on CBC, the Vancouver Holocaust Museum and bringing the international photo exhibits to Vancouver with her connections as a former director of The Eye Contact Foundation.

She has travelled extensively including Israel, Albania, Kosova, to follow the true stories of  refugees during World War II  that sought and was granted refuge in Albania and Kosova under the protection of King Zog, a Muslim king and all  the other Albanians who regardless of religion understood the importance of saving a person in danger . The movie Besa:The Promise is currently on the Documentary Film Festival circuit.

She has travelled by air, cruise ships large and small, barge, river boat, train, car and RV to find the heart of both the country and its people. She has travelled much of Europe, North America, Asia, Mexico and Costa Rica not to mention vicariously visiting virtually everywhere around the world for her travel clients through her company Passionate Travel where she has incredible insider contacts through her long affiliation with Virtuoso. Her focus is not on how many rooms, but on finding the unique personal points of connection with readers who want to make choices based on their desire to do more than check a destination off their bucket list. Travel with a cause and finding ways for readers to combine their interests at home with opportunities that inspire and delight them.

She is currently writing a series of children’s books for the families of children diagnosed with life threatening diseases including Team Helping Diabetes. The goal is to have it distributed at no cost on the hospital beds of newly diagnosed children with Type 1 Diabetes around the world where it represents a reasonable standard of care.


Muslims Who Saved Jews :Understanding Besa, the Albanian Code of Honour  Pages 10-13

Making Waves GLV Magazine


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4 Responses to Randi Winter

  1. Randi Winter June 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    I am thrilled to announce that finally, Besa:The Promise is having its official premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival July 29,20 and August 6th. Please share this information with anyone from the area and wants to be inspired by the past and present kindness of a most unlikely nation-predominantly Muslim Albania and Kosova and the little known role in saving thousands of Jews during World War II. Everyone participated from King Zog himself to the poorest villager.

    Check out the article I wrote for Diplomat International Canada September 2010 issue.


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