Vera Marie Badertscher
A Traveler’s Library
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Traveler’s Library Editor at Wandering Educators.
Contact me at: vmb at atravelerslibrary.com
A Travel Writer’s Life
Like a desert packrat, I collect experiences and observations on my travels which have included Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean as well as forty-four of the fifty states.
Although I have never been homesick for home, I regularly have severe bouts of homesickness for Greece. I have been their five times, and covered much of the country and several islands, but I can never get enough. I also loved Italy — that Mediterranean atmosphere gets me.
I originally come from Ohio where I received degrees in theater and education from the Ohio State University. My husband, Ken, and I moved to Arizona and I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in theater from Arizona State University, build a career in local theater and another career in politics, raise three boys and finally launch a successful freelance writing way of life. Ken and I have lived in and explored Arizona and the west for over forty years. Our six grandchildren range in age from 2 to 24.
This third career appears to be working well. Organizations have recognized my work with five national 1st place awards and several state awards from the National Federation of Press Women and an honorable mention in profiles from the Fraternity Editors Association.
My articles have appeared in AAA Living, Home & Away and other AAA Magazines, Arizona Highways, American Style, Islands, National Geographic Traveler, Rolls Royce Owner’s Desk Diary and Luxury Travel and Steinway & Sons Magazine among others. I have also written for various web sites, and now am Travelers Library editor at Wandering Educators, and luxury columnist for I Explore.
This blog came about when I realized that I needed to learn about Web 2.0, and the best way was to learn by doing. I now have started a 2nd blog with my writing partner on the biography of Navajo artist Quincy Tahoma. It will tell the backstory of researching and writing a biography.
I agree with the late William F. Buckley’s reasons to keep writing. “One is creating something. One is being paid for it. And one is the feeling that I haven’t been sitting on my (butt) all afternoon.”
- Siphnos Greece
- Ireland (Road Trip through the SW)
- Texas (Driving Trip through Hill Country, foray into Ft. Worth and Dallas)
- New Orleans Food and Wine Fest, Monteleone Hotel
- Oregon Coast, Washington’s Rain Forest, Vancouver