I’ve been a Brooklynite for a good long while now, so writing these two pieces for CNN Travel and The Bridgeabout Brooklyn’s nouveau tourism scene was a chance for me to see the borough the way first-time visitors do. True to Brooklyn’s reputation for being “hip” and “with it,” there’s a ton of cool stuff happening in the hotel scene here. Evidence below:
Before I totally forget to give you an update this summer (is it seriously summer already?), here are a few recent pieces I wrote for Budget Travel, including a guide to travel “secrets” in one of my favorite cities, Miami, and my thoughts on why you should visit Joshua Tree National Park, like, yesterday. Take a look-see:
Happy spring, everyone! In between my usual writing and editing duties for Budget Travel magazine and BudgetTravel.com, I’ve been honing my on-camera skills by representing BT on the Weather Channel’s morning show, AMHQ.
Check out some of my recent live appearances below—a few of them with none other than Sam Champion himself!
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If you’re still jonesing for more Budget Travel x Jamie Beckman x AMHQ, click on my most recent appearances below!
Sometimes the journalism gods smile down upon me, and I get to write such a fun, cool piece it doesn’t feel like work at all. That has applied to many of the stories I’ve written while working full time at Budget Travel, but this freelance story was special.
When I saw the cover for the first time—specifically that gorgeous, confident woman pedaling to the beach while carrying a surfboard, telegraphing exactly that feeling of being free and untethered that embodies why we travel—my elation was indescribable. It wasn’t pride, per se, nor disbelief…just happiness. I hope you feel even a tenth of that while you’re reading the piece.