Damon M. Banks

Member Since:
Jul 2014

With a dynamic fifteen-year history of working alongside a diverse collection of travel editorial and media clients, I am an award-winning writer providing writing and editing services to international publications; while also serving as an ambassador and influencer to worldwide travel and lifestyle brands.

My work always provides both a national and International perspective, combined with a firm grasp on the latest media technologies. Seamlessly merging the worlds of writing, social media, marketing and promotion; I believe in keeping it affordable while always traveling in style...

As a highly published writer, my work can be seen in a number of fantastic global travel and lifestyle print publications, as well as many in-room hotel magazines, in-flight magazines, digital publications and news outlets (Signature Travel, BESPOKE for St. Regis, LOEWS, SKYLIFE for Turkish Air, Upscale Living, MONTAGE, Sea Island Life, LuxeGetaways, etc.). As a contributor and industry expert, I have also collaborated with numerous Blogs and award-winning online outlets such as Yahoo, Huffington Post, Examiner, Luxury Daily, AskMen, LuxeInACity, New York Observer and Eater. For more information and published samples, visit DamonBanks.com

My collaborations with a variety of publications and my ongoing international writing assignments affords me the opportunity to work with a very diverse and amazing collection of clients. Though my writing style and featured topics are quite versatile, my primary focus and personal passion remains on the global travel, tourism and hospitality industries. However, when you take time to review my website, you will also note the extensive number of stories that I have developed featuring food/wine, performing arts, fashion, celebrity lifestyles, yachting and golf.

To introduce your product and/or services, review my full portfolio, or to discuss my availability and rates, please contact me directly: inquiry@damonbanks.com


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Published Articles (30)

A Wine Getaway to Würzburg, Germany

Take the time to get to know Würzburg, and fall in love with all that this city has to offer, and the many wineries further elevating this localized wine experience […]

Greg Norman on Attacking Life & Savouring The Journey

For Signature Travel Magazine, It has been the desire of Greg Norman (AKA “The Shark”) to attack life in everything he does, and his genius entrepreneurial abilities that have continued […]

The Unmistakable Allure of Golf in Scotland

For Skylife Magazine, Developed for Skylife Business, including: Carnoustie Golf Links, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Renaissance Club, Trump International Golf Links and Trump Turnberry Resort.

An Inside Look at Nautor’s Swan Luxury Sailing Yachts

For Upscale Living Magazine, For nearly fifty-years, Nautor’s Swan has been the pride of Northern Finland, and the ultimate yacht internationally for those looking for a luxurious and high-performance sailing […]

Summer Pairings with Greg Norman

For Upscale Living Magazine, When the magazine wanted to find a perfect pairing for the summer grilling season, the combination by Greg Norman was a great find for the season.

Business Class – The Art of Mixing Business with Pleasure

For LOEWS Magazine, Travel tips and tricks to help other travelers came from philanthropist, Adrienne Arsht; golf entrepreneur, Annika Sorenstam; and others in the industry.

Exploring The Culinary Side of Vietnam

For World Travel Magazine, Cooking alongside local chefs is a great way to understand the cuisine through their eyes, and an integral part of these culinary tours being offered throughout […]

An Ireland Golf Adventure

For World Travel Magazine, International travelers continue to find the lure of Ireland irresistible, especially the championship golf, savor world-class cuisine, and learn more about the country’s rich history.

The Zurich Shopping Experience

For World Travel Magazine, Shopping along Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse, which many refer to as the most expensive street in the world, is a shopper’s paradise when in Switzerland.

The International Suite Life

For World Travel Magazine, This features includes suites from a few favorite hotels around the world: Rosewood London, Peninsula Chicago, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Hôtel Plaza Athénée and Four Seasons New […]

Discovering The Ultimate Travel Experiences

For Upscale Living Magazine, With so many unique travel opportunities available today, I pulled together 15 of my favorite travel experiences for 2015…

The Ultimate Private Jet Tours for 2015

For Upscale Living Magazine, It’s true that over the years, we’ve seen a number of private jet tour options come and go, but this latest influx of distinctive luxury travel […]

Today’s Fashion-Savvy Travelers

For World Travel Magazine, this was a unique story to develop where I was able to recognize a number of products that are ideal to have when traveling today to […]

Luxury Resorts with a Touch of Southern Charm

For Upscale Living Magazine, I took time to explore these distinctive luxury resorts that provide great golf, and service with a touch of Southern Charm, Pinehurst Resort, Kiawah Resort and […]

Off of the Fairway

For Sea Island Lifestyle, there’s no surprise that a number of the PGA Tour players have decided to call Sea Island home, and this story explores their lives off of […]

A Sweet Finish in San Francisco

For Bespoke Magazine, San Francisco is already an amazing culinary city, this story was a lot of fun, as it focused on what’s often the best part of the meal […]

Starfire Yacht’s Commitment to Excellent Service

Approaching this story for Upscale Living Magazine with Captain Carl Sputh, I quickly discovered the level of commitment by the yacht’s team to their charter guests.

Spain’s Gourmet Dining Scene

Written for Luxury Link’s lifestyle magazine, the story features Madrid, Barcelona and Basque Country; and the amazing number of Michelin Star chefs throughout these areas.

The Ultimate Golf Travel Lifestyle

For Upscale Living Magazine | It’s no surprise that today’s golf travel lifestyle is a booming business, and I explored several of my favorite resort and residential destinations for this […]

The Hidden Beaches of Puerto Rico

Published in Bespoke Magazine for the St. Regis Resort Bahia Beach Resort, this story explores the favorite beaches on this Caribbean island for both the locals and guests.

Perfectly Puerto Rico

For Signature Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Magazine, I curated the ultimate Puerto Rico experience, that highlights an exciting itinerary from San Juan, east along the coast visiting Bahia Beach, Fajardo […]

LOEWS Make A Splash This Summer

This story for LOEWS Magazine features Loews Hollywood, Loews Miami, Loews Royal Pacific, Loews Santa Monica and Loews Don CeSar; as well as favorite poolside necessities for today’s savvy traveler…

A Suite Tribute at Montage Beverly Hills

For MONTAGE Magazine, the hotel pays tribute to the film noir era of the 1940’s with designer Nina Petronzio for Suite 100 as Beverly Hills celebrates their 100th Anniversary.

Featured Private Jets 2014

For Upscale Living Magazine, this story features two of the most popular private jet options, including one of the fastest (Gulfstream G650) and one of the largest and most luxurious […]

The Ultimate Ski Getaways & Accessories

Working with Global Living Magazine, this story was developed to look at some of my favorite ski destinations in the United States; featuring Vail, Telluride and Deer Valley, as well […]

Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow’s Los Angeles

For LOEWS Magazine | Having developed a designer lifestyle brand, Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow worked with me an inside look at their favorite spots and secrets when exploring the […]

John Paulson Strikes Gold in Puerto Rico

For Bespoke Magazine, it was a pleasure working with one of the most prominent names in the world of finance today, John Paulson, and explore his world at Bahia Beach, […]

An Ideal Day in Miami with Adrienne Arsht

For Bespoke Magazine – Bal Harbour, I was thrilled to develop this story with Ms. Arsht. Always surrounding herself with a great public relations firm, a talented stylist and a […]

Broadway Shows For All Ages When in New York City

For Global Living Magazine, the electrifying energy experienced in the Theater District is quintessential New York City, and this, combined with the insane talent on the stages today, makes for […]

Turning Up The Heat with Celebrity Chef Cat Cora

For Bespoke Magazine – N. American Issues | This story takes a look at the exciting life of Celebrity Chef Cat Cora. Blasting onto the scene as the first female […]