We had the good fortune of connecting with Maggie Espinosa and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Maggie, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of? Since I began as a travel journalist twenty years ago, the industry has significantly transitioned. In the beginning,
Thank you SDVoyager for including me in your choice of San Diego’s most inspiring stories! Extremely grateful and honored. In 2001, I ventured into my amazingly fun freelance travel journalism career and haven’t looked back. I had copywriting experience from years in the advertising field, so I segued those skills into producing content for
Could the skull in San Diego’s Natural History Museum be related to a White River monster in Arkansas? The Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” interviewed me about this creature’s tie to San Diego, and how for decades it terrorized a small town. San Diego reporter, Diane Bell, spoke with me to try and reveal
I’m thrilled the San Diego Union Tribune profiled me as one of the city’s notable people for my 800-mile mission walk. Reporter Lisa Deaderick asked me great questions about the best advice I ever received, what would surprise readers about me, and what it took to complete this long walk. Click link to read Q&A:
Crissy Pascual from San Diego Union Tribune’s “Walk In Closet” column visited my house to see the interesting things I’ve picked up on my travels. She got a personal tour of my eclectic collection of treasures, doodads, COOL shoes, even my ring handmade from a $1 bill by a Russian waiter on a cruise ship…
California State Senator Joel Anderson provided Maggie Espinosa with a Senate Certificate of Recognition for the strong involvement Espinosa has demonstrated by participating in the community and inspiring people to travel. Traveling all over the world is itself a full-time job, but being involved in one’s community can lead to even greater satisfaction. Espinosa has done both.
From spending Christmas paddling with feral piggies in the Bahamas to publicity on my 800-mile mission walk, my life seems to run the gamut. Jessie Festa, editor of the blog Jessie on a Journey, conducted a recent Q&A with me asking lessons learned during my hike, memorable local encounters, and how to prepare for this journey.
Editor extraordinair, Elizabeth Hansen, of the award-winning #AuthenticLuxuryTravel website, asked me to write a post on my 800-mile mission walk, sharing with her readers the landmark’s backgrounds, scenic sections for day hikes, and posh places to stay along the route. I was very fortunate to stay at three of California’s nicest hotels along my route…
Mimi Pollack’s at it again! Gracias for talking about the trail in La Prensa — San Diego’s Latino community newspaper! I always love being interviewed by Mimi. She’s a great journalist. Jim Lutz…fabulous photo you took @ the San Juan Capistrano mission! It was a pleasure walking with you 450 of the 800 miles! Yay!
CatholicMom.com warmly welcomed me to contribute a guest post on her stellar website about my 800-mile walk along California’s El Camino Real to visit the 21 historic Catholic missions. These landmarks are especially interesting to her readers because they were founded by Saint Junipero Serra in the 1700’s, who was recently canonized by Pope Francis.