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 the last eight years, I’ve written and published hundreds of travel articles for CNN, National Geographic, USA Today, LA Times, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Orbitz, Frommers, Paste Magazine, and Travel Weekly. For my most recent articles, click here. For some of my recent favorites, see below:

Best of 2021

  1. Get out there: My new monthly travel column
  2. America’s greatest hut hike is among the world’s best
  3. A slice of vintage Vallarta in Las Palmas by The Sea
  4. 10 reasons this might be America’s greatest lake
  5. Wasting away at Magaritaville’s first all-inclusive
  6. 9 travel myths you shouldn’t believe
  7. Is this the best beach in mainland America?
  8. Best of the Big Easy | 12 museums to visit before you die
  9. 5 ways this trendy reservoir rivals Lake Powell
  10. America’s coolest caves | 5 “southern” cities that never get old
  11. Berlin’s abandoned spy station is the most dystopian thing ever
  12. 8 epic bucket list items in the Mountain West
  13. Utah: Best roadtrips | national parks | things to do | time to visit

Best of the rest (2014-2020)

  1. What I learned from a lack of travel this year
  2. What it’s like to hike among 5,000 year old trees
  3. 5 border-straddling natural wonders to see from both sides
  4. Going extinct in Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument
  5. How to travel when you can’t
  6. How to see the seedier side of Berlin
  7. Top 10 of 2019 (various)
  8. Cliff-jumping The Atlantic: Ireland’s best coasteering spots
  9. Japanese zen: Hiking one of the oldest trails in the world
  10. Top 10 cycling cities
  11. 7 takeaways after cruising the Mediterranean with my kids
  12. Video: 6 ways to overcome your fear of travel
  13. Is Newfoundland the next Iceland?
  14. Which Utah National Park is right for you?
  15. Everything you need to know before visiting Machu Picchu
  16. What coasteering feels like
  17. Staying in President Trump’s #1 rated hotel
  18. Hiking the Alps: 10 days, 3 countries, 1 epic mountain
  19. Critic turned fan: My Disneyland conversion story
  20. What 10,000 miles from home feels like
  21. Went skydiving today. Didn’t die.
  22. Why Americans don’t travel abroad
  23. 5 reasons travel is overrated
  24. What I learned hiking Patagonia with National Geographic
  25. Why a monotonous view is better than none
  26. What I learned crossing South Africa by train
  27. 5 things I learned after visiting New Zealand
  28. The best of Australia
  29. 5 reasons cliche Costa Rica is still “Pura Vida”
  30. What it’s like crossing America’s Loneliest Road
  31. The greatest mountain wilderness you’ve never heard of
  32. My very best travel columns (so far)

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