I specialize in essays, experiential adventure, luxury travel, lifestyle, and profiles of CEOs, celebs including Francis Ford Coppola, Harry Connick Jr., Sir Richard Branson, David Copperfield, Bobbi Brown, and America’s top blues harmonica players. My stories have taken me to 127 countries on seven continents where I have done marathons and triathlons, climbed, biked, hiked, paddled, luxuriated and taught blues harmonica to Pygmies in Uganda and tribesmen of Papua New Guinea— written about it and photographed it all. I also love to write about my home, New York City, especially Central Park.
My photos have appeared in Elite Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Art & Antiques, the Christian Science Monitor, Wine Enthusiast, and Business Jet Traveler among others. My photo of Sir Richard Branson is on the inside cover the Virgin Atlantic Airways brochure.
I write mainly for national, international and online magazines and newspapers. My work appears in such publications as Elite Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Business Jet Traveler, Robb Report, Global Business Travel, Islands, American Way, Hemispheres, The Globe & Mail, and many others. (see full bio here). I am a published novelist and my stories appear in Traveler’s Tales, A Wild Adventure Anthology, National Geographic’s Spiritual Journey, Chance Encounters, and GoNomad’s London Essays. I have won 35 major writing awards for my essays including the coveted Lowell Thomas SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) Gold Award and two Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards (the largest awards competition in magazine publishing).
When I’m not writing, traveling, or exploring Central Park, I run, bike, hike, do Mixed Martial Arts, and practice blues harmonica. When visiting foreign countries, I give away Hohner harmonicas because music is a universal language, an ideal way to communicate with everyone. It’s my passport to the world.
— Margie Goldsmith