David Lee Drotar
www.brookviewpress.com Freelance writer and photographer: Perceptive Travel; New York Daily News; New York Post; Newark Star-Ledger; Toronto Globe & Mail; Toronto Sun; Buffalo News; Houston Chronicle; Chicago Daily Herald; Rocky Mountain News; Saint Paul Pioneer Press; New Orleans Times Picayune; Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Contra Costa Times; Arizona Daily Star; St. Petersburg Times; Providence RI Journal; Nashua NH Telegraph; Albany NY Times-Union; Appleton WI Post-Crescent; Plattsburgh NY Press-Republican; Binghamton NY Press & Sun-Bulletin; LAX Reader Author: Seven published books including Hiking The U.S.A., The Fire Curse & Other True Medical Mysteries (featured on BBC Television's "Mysteries with Carol Vorderman") and Steep Passages: A World-Wide Eco-Adventurer Unlocks Nature's Spiritual Truths.
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Published Articles (20)
Plans to explore Sicily freely and with no schedule go awry.
A glimpse into the life of a modern-day adventurer.
On the northern shore of the Gulf of Corinth and at the foot of Mount Parnassus, lies the bucolic village of Arachova, Greece.
You can hold antiquities thousands of years old in the palm of your hand or see the “archaic smile” in Thiva, Greece.
For a culinary exploration of the land and sea’s bounty, there is a no more iconic place than the port town of Aigio, Greece.
All Greeks are storytellers and historians at heart insofar as their history and culture has shaped the rest of the world in so many ways.
Seasoned road warriors explore the small mountain town of Arachova on the northern shore of the Gulf of Corinth.
A two-day driving tour through Dorida provides iconic examples of mountain and seaside terrain in the Corinthian Gulf region of Greece.
A trip through the ancient lands of the Corinthian Gulf of Greece means uncovering layers of history and thousands of years of looting, of antiquities and memories.
Culinary tourism is the latest trend in destination travel. What better way to explore the history and culture of a region than by savoring the local cuisine.
Nomadic Voices in the Kingdom of Jordan (Perceptive Travel) – Winner of 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award
A regular contributor to Perceptive Travel, Drotar travels to a rare calm part of the Middle East.
Across the world, Dark Sky reserves help ensure a bright future for astronomical research.
The convoluted history of Greece gets another layer of complications when touring the islands amidst a refugee crisis on top of a financial crisis.
Drotar travels to Quebec’s Eastern Townships, where nature serves up forest wonders and close-ups of our galaxy in the world’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.
The value of reading the literature of a destination hits Drotar in surprising ways as he embarks on a trip to the Greek islands.
French language story about accessible activities in Quebec Province. (A pdf copy of the print publication has been linked here. See pages 12 – 14 for David’s story.)
A fully mobile writer heads to Quebec province in the middle of winter and puts himself in the other man’s shoes…and skis.
Tourism and real estate development have been a boon for the people of Costa Rica. For the howler monkeys who find their habitat chopped up, not so much.
When humans go bear watching where the salmon are swimming in British Colombia, Canada, what do the animals think?
Birdwatchers used to arrive on the scene with binoculars and a well-thumbed field guide. Now they aid their obsession with a pack full of tech toys, including an iPod loaded […]