Teresa Bitler weaves culture, food, and drink into her travel articles. She's shared a meal with a Hopi family in Northern Arizona (followed by cupcakes and Kool-Aid with a 90-year-old medicine man), toured a naturally growing cacao farm in the Belize jungles, and attended Grape Camp in Sonoma. One of her favorite experiences was attending a Sunrise Ceremony, a rite of passage ceremony for Apache girls. The resulting article won a SATW Gold Medal (Western Chapter).
Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, American Airlines, AAA Highroads, Sunset, Wine Enthusiast, Family Fun, Country's Best Cabins, Valley Guide, Su Casa, and several local magazines. Online, she has written for Sherman's Travel, Home & Away, Visit Phoenix, Jetsetter, Away.com, and Complex.com, to name a few.
Teresa has also authored two travel guides, co-authored another, and contributed to several travel apps.
For her, travel is about pushing yourself to explore new things and meet people you normally don't come across in your day-to-day life, whether its a Hopi medicine man or the resident artist at an upscale hotel; travel writing is about telling their stories and inspiring readers to experience their part of the world.
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Published Articles (38)
I wrote this destination piece after visiting Roanoke as a guest of the CVB.
This was a unique Las Vegas story inspired by a press trip there. (And, yes, I spent a day kayaking the Colorado River.)
I had the chance to stay here while working with Cooper Tire on an article about a new product.
I wrote this after visiting Norfolk as a guest of the CVB.
I visited several distilleries near Nashville on a press trip sponsored by Visit Tennessee and wrote this article.
This is a the fifth article produced from the IFWTWA Pittsburgh trip in October 2016.
I worked with several CVBs and individual attractions to put together this road trip. This is the first of many articles to come out of this trip.
This is another article written for the Arizona Office of Tourism newsletter.
This article highlights the new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in Wisconsin, which I experienced on a press trip hosted by Visit Wisconsin.
I featured the hotel that hosted us (Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh) on the IFWTWA trip to Pittsburgh in this article.
This is another article resulting from the IFWTWA press trip to Pittsburgh.
Santa Fe pitched the idea to me; I pitched it to AAA Highroads and sold this story. At least one more article on the way.
I wrote this article for the Arizona Office of Tourism about sunrises, a twist on the typical sunset story.
I wrote this article for Visit Phoenix about a woman whose quest for the perfect tamale led her to open her own tamale store.
I wrote this for Visit Phoenix about a woman who serves coffee drinks made from the beans her dad grows on the family […]
For this Sherman’s Travel blog post, I worked with Visit Phoenix and PR agencies to gather information and photos on some of the best places in Phoenix to eat for […]
I wrote this article for AAA Highroads. Although I didn’t visit on a hosted trip, I did work closely with the local CVB to find sources.
This is one of three articles generated from a press trip to Playa del Carmen.
This article is one I wrote as a result of the IFWTWA / Visit Pittsburgh press trip in September 2016.
I pitched this article to AAA Highroads after meeting with the Flagstaff CVB to find out was new and noteworthy .
I worked with Townsend Publications, Meads Durket, and Marguarite Clark Public Relations to cover highlights of Del Mar for this AAA Highroads article.
I’ve written two articles for Sherman’s Travel based on this trip and a feature for AAA Highroads coming out this summer.
This article about Belen Stoneman and how she incorporates native healing practices into her treatments appears on the Visit Phoenix website.
I wrote three articles based on this press trip sponsored by Visit USVI, and I’m still pitching more.
From one press trip, I produced this print story for AAA Highroads, an online one, and several posts for Sherman’s Travel.
This article came out of a press trip I was invited to attend a year or two earlier. I’m constantly marketing the destinations I visit.