Blake Snow

writer-for-hire, content guy, bestselling author

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Recent travel stories I’ve published for CNN, NatGeo, USA Today, LA Times, and more

For nearly 10 years, I’ve written and published hundreds of travel articles for CNN, National Geographic, USA Today, LA Times, Washington Post, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Expedia, Orbitz, Frommers, and Travel Weekly. For that last six years, I’ve served as the monthly travel columnist for Paste Magazine (5 million readers), which has taken me to six continents and dozens of countries. For my most recent articles, click here. For some of my favorites, consider these:

Best of 2023

  1. What I’ve learned after 10 years of travel writing
  2. 5 funny ways Europe differs from America
  3. With war next door, I hiked 50 miles into Petra on the Jordan Trail
  4. Is Fairbanks the best place in America to see the Northern Lights?
  5. 5 things to love about Celebrity Apex
  6. The most cosmopolitan cities in the world
  7. 5 things to know before road-tripping to Southern Colorado’s National Parks
  8. Why some New Yorkers never visit the Statue of Liberty
  9. Tokyo: What my family learned in the world’s largest and safest city
  10. 18 travel tips that actually work
  11. The best way to visit Paris with kids
  12. Amsterdam: Cozy canals and the “Garden of Europe”
  13. Everything you need to know about the 7 wonders of the world
  14. Safari with kids: Seeing Africa’s “big game” on a budget
  15. Ultra-long haul flights: How I survived 16 hours in the sky
  16. Wasting away again at Margaritaville’s newest Cancun all-inclusive
  17. Will travel for music: Beck and Phoenix in sunny California
  18. Is skydiving the most physiological rewarding form of travel?

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Recommended reading: The best travel listicles I published recently

Courtesy Sam Dean/Visit Rapid City

Excluding non-bylined commercial work, here are my recent published works for news media:

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Blake Snow: The best things I published last month

Excluding my commercial writing, here’s what I published last month:

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Published works: My first book, European biking cruises, writing for hometown papers


Excluding non-bylined writing for commercial clients, here’s what I published this month:

  • Log Off, my first book! Landing page here, Kindle here, paperback here. Thanks for considering it.
  • Why you should bike on your next European river cruise. Written for Frommer’s¬†after a wonderful 8-day biking cruise with my 11-year old daughter.
  • Coming home to Carrollton. Op-ed I wrote for my former hometown paper.

Printed version below for those behind a paywall. Continue reading…

Published works: The greatest Utah wilderness you’ve never heard of

Courtesy Clay Wood

I just published my first story for Frommers, the storied travel guide magazine that changed the way Americans traveled in 1957 after Arthur Frommer published his seminal Europe on 5 Dollars a Day.

My story isn’t that big nor will it make nearly as many waves, but I’m still proud of it and the friends that made it possible by joining me recently on a weekend backpacking trip into the High Uinta Wilderness, which I deem “the best western wilderness you’ve never heard of.”

Hope you enjoy it.