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Elaine Glusac writes about travel, food and conservation.

She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Gold Medal as Travel Journalist of the Year in 2019 from the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Silver Medal as Travel Journalist of the Year in 2018.

In 2019, the judges said, “Elaine Glusac’s portfolio demonstrates a mastery of every form of travel writing, from a breaking news story about the FAA’s refusal to regulate airline seats to beautifully written features about her adventures in under-frequented spots on the globe.”

In 2018, the judges noted, “her writing voice is that of the wide-open traveling companion who knows to sit at the bar, make friends and listen carefully for the story.”

Skills, interests and experiences include:

  • Ordering beer in 12 languages
  • The Zen of fishing
  • Talking travel on “Good Morning America”
  • Jumbling Spanish, French and Italian
  • Skating, skiing, snowshoeing, fire-building and all forms of wintering
  • Reading maps
  • Puzzle-solving, especially mastering public transit systems
  • Practicing Buddhism at 30,000 feet