Amy Trotter Houston

member for over 8 years

Member Since:
Jun 2010

A communications specialist and serial expat, Amy currently resides in Amman, Jordan where she is a writer, editor, researcher and expert hummus taster. As a travel writer, she relishes taking her readers along for the journey be it up a mountain path, through a UNESCO World Heritage Site or to a nearby restaurant table. Amy was a travel correspondent and editor for the luxury lifestyle website WorldGuide for six years before it was retired in 2016. Her work has been published on, Global Writes, FWT Magazine, and DC Metro+ Magazine. Amy has lived in six countries. She speaks English, some German, and enough French to order a bottle of wine or embarrass herself. She's always on the lookout for a good cup of coffee and new places to sample falafel. When driving in the Middle East, she brakes for goats, sheep and camels. 

Contact Information

IFWTWA Members Only

Contact information is for IFWTWA members only, please log in to view private contact information.

Social Networks



Published Articles (23)

Washington, DC Neu Entdecken

Go beyond the popular monuments to explore these interesting places in Washington, DC. Published on Translated from English by Jörg Gürster.

Plenty of Summer Fun!

Family friendly destinations around the Mid-Atlantic USA that everyone will love – even teenagers. Published online by DC Metro+.

Norfolk, Virginia: Where Mermaid Mingle with History and Art

Mix fascinating history with a thriving art scene and those ubiquitous mermaids with a trip to Norfolk, Virginia. Hosted by Visit Norfolk. Published in FWT Magazine.

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+.

First time in a Naked Sauna: A Wellness Adventure

Discover first-hand what it’s like to get out of your comfort zone and into a naked sauna in Germany. Published by WorldGuide.

Roaming about Salzburg: A Walking Tour of “The Sound of Music” Sites

Follow this walking tour tracing the places in Salzburg where the beloved movie “The Sound of Music” was filmed. Published in FWT Magazine.

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+

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

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

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