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 in the online category (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 (11)
I wrote this article for AAA Highroads. Although I didn’t visit as part of a hosted trip, I did work closely with the local CVB.
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.