Amy Trotter Houston

member for over 6 years

Member Since:
Jun 2010

A serial expat, Amy currently lives in Amman, Jordan where she is a freelance writer and editor. Her articles have been featured on WorldGuide.eu, Global Writes, FWT Magazine and DC Metro+ Magazine. Amy has lived in six countries. She speaks English, some German, and enough French to embarrass herself. When not writing or staring at a blinking cursor, Amy is usually reading or looking for a good cup of coffee. 

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Published Articles (19)

A selection of the best roadside attractions in the USA


From Albert the Bull to South of the Border, America is full of quirky attractions, and not all of them are politicians…

America: Come for the weird, stay for the kitsch


Offbeat roadside attractions have been a mainstay of American travel since the early days of the automobile. Proprietors know that quirky sights are worth a detour.

Seven top reasons why art lovers are flocking to Richmond


Virginia’s capital city is one of the hottest destinations in the United States right now. Art lovers are flocking here for the hip galleries, excellent museums and trendy street art.

Why decanting wine is sexy


With the right moves, you too can make decanting wine look good. Here’s our foolproof method.

Summer Fun


Family-friendly destinations within easy driving distance of Washington, DC that everyone will love – even the teenagers! Published online and in print June, July, August issue of DC Metro+.

Virginia Wines – Making Thomas Jefferson Proud


Overview of five places to enjoy a glass of wine, a good meal, and a gratifying slumber in Virginia. Published in DC Metro+.

Norfolk: Come for the Mermaids, Stay for the Fun


Norfolk, Virginia offers top-class museums, beautiful gardens and fun neighborhoods to explore. Hosted by Visit Norfolk. Published in DC Metro+.

Washington, DC: Off the Tour Guide Map


Once you’ve seen the major DC sights, tuck into these gems in the US Capital. Published online and in print – DC Metro+

Summer Fun at the Beach!


Slather on the sunscreen and shove that smart phone to the bottom of the bag – we’re going to the beach!Published on DC Metro+

Splendid Springtime Gardens


Explore beautiful gardens in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic. Published online and in print DC Metro+

Escaping for Romance


Discover a variety of romantic getaways and see why Virginia really is for Lovers. DC Metro+ Feb-Mar 2015.

The Most Famous Flag in America


Showcasing events of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore that inspired The Star-Spangled Banner. Published in DC Metro+

A Liberating Experience


There is no one size fits all when it comes to adventure. Some view adventure as trekking through the jungles of Rwanda to see gorillas through a veil of mist, […]

Experience the West Virginia Highlands


Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or take a more relaxed approach, the Highlands of Pocahontas and Randolph counties in West Virginia offer vast swaths of pristine wilderness and a […]

Exploring National Harbor


Inspired by the tree lined, pedestrian friendly Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the expansive National Harbor complex in Prince George’s County, Maryland strives for a similar ambiance.

Berchtesgardner Land: Peaks and Paradise


The perfect weekend break from Munich, Berchtesgadener Land’s dramatic mountains, blue-green glacial waters, charming towns and Bavarian traditions combine in an area of extraordinary beauty. Find the full article on […]

Escape to Virginia Wine Country


Virginia’s flourishing wine country would make Thomas Jefferson very happy and proud. Published in DC Metro Magazine, October-November 2013.

The US Civil War Sesquicentennial


For four years in the mid-19th century, the American Civil War ripped the country apart as Union and Confederate armies fought each other. Discover the historical venues that came to […]

Wonderfully Kitsch American Roadside Distractions


Offbeat roadside attractions have been a mainstay of American travel since the early days of the automobile, tempting motorists with witty billboards, weird buildings and quirky oddities worth the detour.

Global Writes (3)

Escaping for Romance

Thanks to the iconic, 46-year-old slogan Virginia is for Lovers™ emblazoned on everything from bumper stickers and license plates to postcards and t-shirts, travelers to Virginia know that this is an ideal destination for lovers – of every kind. Those with a penchant for fascinating history, succulent wines, or scenic […]

The post Escaping for Romance appeared first on Global-Writes.com.

Learning from the Pros on How to Travel Like a Local

Anyone who has followed the travels of Samantha Brown and Rick Steves would undoubtedly be interested to know that whenever they meet up for dinner, they swap travel tips. Samantha Brown shared this tidbit at the latest Travel and Adventure Show in Washington, DC. One imagines they might also share […]

The post Learning from the Pros on How to Travel Like a Local appeared first on Global-Writes.com.

Luxury Travel in Morocco

Travellers searching for an authentic experience when visiting Morocco need look no further than Luxury Riads, an online booking service offering luxury accommodations and excursions. Owner Hicham Elmahrab, an energetic 30-something, has turned his love of Morocco into a unique business venture that is capturing the attention of travelers worldwide.

The post Luxury Travel in Morocco appeared first on Global-Writes.com.