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,

Summer is upon us. That means vacation time for two and four-legged family members! Pet-friendly vacation rentals are perfect when traveling with your beloved pooch. Having a house with a fenced backyard for your pet’s to romp, and your own kitchen where you both can chow down feels like home. You care about where your

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 destination

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:

Train travel has come a long way, as you’ll hear in my interview on America Trends Podcast about riding the rails. We start with a conversation about a vintage train excursion in Amish country and then lay down tracks about the possibilities for those who want a few hours of escape or others who would

It was an absolute blast talking with Jim Christina & Bobbi Bell on L.A. Talk Radio’s The Writer’s Block! Their show is a series of conversations with writers of fiction, non fiction, music, poetry, history and, well pretty much whatever people write and for what reasons.They both have great sense of humors. We chatted about my

The brand, shiny new California Frontier podcast asked me to be their first guest. Producer Damian Bacich read my book about the mission walk and wanted to interview the woman crazy enough to WALK 800 miles?. What prompted me to hit the trail? What challenges did I meet along the way? Do I have a

The TSA…our opinion on the airport security providers is mixed. One one hand, they diligently inspect each passenger and bag passing through security, making sure there are no items that would allow travelers to carry out nefarious acts against fellow passengers or terrorist attacks. On the other hand, we’ve all seen new stories on weapons

Yep, you read that correctly. I landed a big smooch on a 35 ton ballena’s schnoz in Mexico’s San Ignacio Lagoon. Gray whales begin migrating from Alaska’s Bering Sea in January to give birth to their calves in the warm Pacific Ocean off Baja. The beautiful behemoths winter roughly 550 miles south of San Diego,