Contributors

Meet the editorial team at Wander With Wonder.

Executive Team

Susan Lanier-Graham, Editor-in-Chief and Founder

Susan has been writing about luxury food, wine and travel destinations for more than two decades. She has authored more than 75 books and hundreds of magazine articles.

Susan is an award-winning travel writer, a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), the French Wine Society and is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan is an official ambassador for Travelocity, offering tips and inspiration to fellow travel enthusiasts. Her work regularly appears in print in AAA Highroads, Luxe Beat Magazine, So Scottsdale, Uptown, AAA Home & Away, Scottsdale Health, Green Living AZ, Life Refined, Modern Luxury, Fairmont.com and more. See more of Susan’s writing here.

Susan has lived all across the country. She was born in Virginia, moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in high school, and then traveled around the US and Europe with her husband during his years in the US Air Force. Susan graduated magna cum laude from University of Maryland, with a degree in Government & Politics/Comparative Economics. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts with honors from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She taught community college and high school for about a decade before devoting full time to writing. Susan and her husband Bill have called Arizona home for more than 20 years. They have one son and five grandkids.


KamillaGrahamKamilla Graham, Managing Editor

Kamilla Graham has been writing for WanderWithWonder.com for the past two years, where she specializes in everything Arizona. As a Phoenix native, Kamilla loves finding the best wow moments in the Grand Canyon State.

Kamilla and her husband both believe that having five kids (ranging in age from 1 to 11 years) and living on a budget is no reason to not travel and expose their kids to the world’s cultures.

When she is not shuttling kids and working on local events for Wander or contributing to So Scottsdale, Uptown and Green Living AZ, Kamilla enjoys spa days, great ethnic food and music festivals. You can follow Kamilla on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Read all of Kamilla’s articles on Wander here.


elizabethroseElizabeth Rose, Senior Editor

Elizabeth Rose, based in the Portland, Oregon area, travels throughout the West and beyond writing about destinations, services, accommodations, events and restaurants. As an expert in cultural tourism, her writing reflects that passion.

She has won awards for her photography and accompanies her articles with her own images. She also provides photos for magazine covers, web sites and magazine articles (both print and Internet). Examples can be seen on Fine Art America.

When not out exploring, she can be seen at Vancouver, Washington dog parks with Cinnamon and Francesca, the Blogging Coonhounds. You can see more of Elizabeth’s work online at SouthwestLiz.com. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Read all of Elizabeth’s articles on Wander here.


Contributors

Barbara BarrielleBarbara Barrielle, Contributor

Barbara Barrielle is a long-time publicist who began writing four years ago with a specialty in food, wine, travel and entertainment. Barbara also acts and produces films and has a feature film “Veracruz” releasing in early 2017. She also has two documentaries in production, including one on motorcycle road trips and another with a wine angle on harvest.

Barbara worked in the wine business for years and owns a small vineyard in Sonoma County. She loves to cook and bake and try foods from around the world. Extensive travel throughout the world, especially as a single mother, has been formative for Barbara and Charlotte, her incredibly savvy college student daughter.  She lives in Healdsburg and Los Angeles. Read all of Barbara’s articles on Wander here.

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Teresa BergenTeresa Bergen, Contributor

Teresa Bergen is a Portland, Oregon-based freelance writer and web content developer who specializes in health, fitness and travel. Her articles appear on/in MSN.com, Spirituality & Health, India Currents, Whole Life Times Magazine, Pique, Yogi Times, the South China Morning Post, travelandleisure.com and many other print and online publications. She’s the author of Vegetarian Asia Travel Guide and Meditations for Gym Yogis and writes a blog called Veg Travel and Fitness. She’s also the vegetarian/vegan editor of Real Food Traveler. Teresa belongs to the Society of American Travel Writers and the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. In addition to writing, Teresa is a yoga teacher and ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach. Read all of Teresa’s articles here.


Teresa Bitler, Contributor

Teresa Bitler is an award-winning travel writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, American Way, Wine Enthusiast, and AAA publications. She’s also the author of two guidebooks (Great Escapes Arizona and Backroads and Byways of Indian Country) and a contributor to Fodors Arizona & The Grand Canyon. While she’d never miss a must-see attraction, such as the Statue of Liberty in New York City, her favorite travel experiences are the unexpected ones: KoolAid with a Hopi medicine man, lobster prepared by a local on a Belizean beach, or a ride in a World War II-era bomber. Teresa blogs about overcoming physical challenges while traveling at www.limitlesstravelandadventure.com.

You can follow Teresa on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Read all of Teresa’s articles on Wander here.


Lara Dunning-headshotLara Dunning, Contributor

Lara Dunning lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest and freelances for a variety of travel magazines. Her work can be found at Experience Anacortes, Bainbridge Island Magazine, The Crossing Guide, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, RealFoodTraveler.com, WaggonerGuide.com and Whidbey Life Magazine. She also owns the travel site Small Town Washington & Beyond, where she shares her passion for small town travel. Lara has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, writes young adult novels, nonfiction essays, and likes to hike with Hazel, her Australian Cattle Dog.

You can follow Lara at her website or on Twitter, and her small town travels at Small Town Washington & Beyond, on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or TwitterRead all of Lara’s articles here.


Tracy Ellen Beard, Contributor

Tracy Ellen Beard is a Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon based freelance writer specializing in travel, dining, wine, adventure, non-profits, and alternative medicine. She is an avid outdoorsman who takes pleasure in hiking, skiing, backpacking, and cycling. As the founder and past president of an international children’s non-profit, Tracy’s travels have taken her all over the world. Her fifteen years of experience writing in various genres has added to her expertise.

Tracy writes for Northwest Travel & Life, Meeting News Northwest, Luxe Beat Magazine and several other publications. She is a member of the AWAI (American Writers and Artists Inc.) and the ITWPA (International Writers and Photographers Alliance). You can follow Tracy at her website or on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Read all of Tracy’s articles here.


Laurie Jo Miller Farr, Contributor

Laurie Jo Miller Farr is a career-long tourism, destination, hotel sales and marketing pro. As a dedicated urbanite, she loves walkable cities and has a knack for always finding the very best public restrooms.

She enjoys views from the crazy signature hills of San Francisco following half-a-lifetime promoting her dual hometowns, a couple of oh-so-flat places: NYC and London. Her work is found online at CBS, USA Today, Yahoo, Eater, Where Traveler, and more. She tweets @ReferencePlease and is more than a bit smitten with posting and following fabulous landscapes and food shots on Instagram at @lauriejmfarr.

Read all of Laurie Jo’s articles on Wander here.


Living Coastal Coffeetable BookJolee Pink, Contributor

Jolee Pink is a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. She views travel as an unrivaled experience and has visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, Jolee brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. She writes a monthly food and art/culture post for Visit Oceanside and founded the East Drink SD Facebook Group to share news about what’s happening in the San Diego culinary scene and beyond. Jolee’s Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. Her colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. She also designs and markets a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.

You can follow Jolee on her website or on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Read all of Jolee’s articles on Wander here.


Ann Randall, Contributor

Ann Randall is a Poulsbo, Washington-based freelance travel writer/blogger who spends her time venturing to out of the way locales from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, sometimes wandering and other times serving as a volunteer observer for international elections and doing NGO work in India. When not traveling and writing about it, she fulfills her wanderlust by exploring her home turf; usually with a sketchbook in hand.

You can follow Ann online at www.ann-randall.com and on her blog at www.Peregrinewoman.com. Follow Ann on Facebook, Twitter with Peregrine Woman, Twitter with Ann Randall, and on Instagram. Read all of Ann’s articles on Wander here.


Penny Sadler, Contributor

Penny Sadler is on a quest to document the world’s wine regions and explore beauty along the way. Her background as a professional makeup artist has honed her eye for fine detail, which complements her work as a travel and wine writer and photographer. She is Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certified and is currently pursuing the level three certification. In addition, she hosts wine tastings for both private and retail customers. Find Penny behind the scenes with a film crew, or wandering through vineyards with her camera. If she’s not traveling, she’s planning her next trip.

Follow Penny on her blog, Adventures of a Carry-on. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and on Instagram. Read all of Penny’s articles on Wander here.


Cori Solomon, Contributor

Cori Solomon is a freelance writer/photographer residing in Los Angeles, California. Cori is well versed in travel, art, food and wine as she has done extensive traveling and has collected wine since the 1980s. Cori’s background is real estate and art. Cori looks for the story that is behind a restaurant, chef, winery, winemaker or artist. As Cori often travels with her dogs, 4 Salukis, some of her travel articles deal with pet-friendly hotels and locations.

Cori is a member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. Learn more at http://www.writtenpalette.com. Follow Cori on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Read all of Cori’s articles on Wander here.


Lauren Sublett Fromm, Contributor

Lauren Sublett Fromm is new to food and travel writing, but brings with her a strong background in communication studies, a love of all things culinary, and a taste for adventure. An Arizona native, Lauren loves to find and share hidden gems that appeal to locals and visitors alike. When traveling, she often seeks to find unique off the beaten path spots that create the most authentic traveling experience. From sipping wine in underground 13th century Hungarian cloisters to munching on the street tacos at the local taqueria, she’s always looking for a unique experience. An avid food lover, she appreciates handcrafting and letting beautiful ingredients speak for themselves.

Lauren is currently studying Philosophy and Communications at Arizona State University, and lives in Phoenix with her husband Seth and dog Mia Wallace. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram. Read all of Lauren’s articles on Wander here.

 


Lisa Waterman Gray, Contributor

A Kansas City-area resident, Lisa Waterman Gray has savored Quebec’s finest cuisine, ridden in a pickup before a Kansas buffalo herd, and toured natural Arizona landmarks with Native American guides. In June 2011, 18 months of driving, research, and writing ended with national publication of Lisa’s book, An Explorer’s Guide: Kansas. During October 2014, she was a U.D. delegate for Terre Madre and Salone del Gusto in Turin, Italy—a conference for Slow Food International.

Lisa has written for Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle (a Canadian magazine), USAToday.comMidwest Living, four AAA magazines, and other clients. Visit Lisa online on her website or follow her on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Read all of Lisa’s articles on Wander here.