John Lamkin is a freelance travel journalist and photographer. He is based in Taos, New Mexico USA and part-time in the Mexican states of Oaxaca & Quintana Roo. His education was at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, University of California-Los Angeles and the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to travel writing, he has done copy writing, technical writing, poetry and has been editor of Camerawork Quarterly, Music of the Spheres magazine and several newsletters. He is editor of Paloma Blanca Press and a consultant in self-publishing and editor of Soul of Travel online magazine. Presently John is available for assignment (commission) in the southwestern USA and in Latin America. His beat is luxury travel, lodgings, retreats, adventure, food, travel tech & gear, and more. He is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance (ITWA); North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA); the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) where he is a board member and Chairman of Membership Committee; the International Society for Travel Writing (ISTW);'s AvantGuild and In addition to his freelance work, he is an online blogger and a contributing writer for,, and Reuters America, and a columnist for The Syndicated News. John speaks Spanish fluently. He is available for assignment (commission) with short notice in Latin America and the southwestern USA and anywhere else with some lead time.See MoreSee less

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