I am an Oakland, California-based travel writer and photographer. I have previously lived in Seattle, London, Indiana, and Alaska.I have worked with Lonely Planet in an ongoing capacity since 2014, and produce freelance articles for other publications.

I work to create content that leverages my local knowledge to enhance authority and value to readers.

Recent Byline Highlights

How close are we to sending tourists to space?
(The Globe & Mail, April 2019)

The joy of seeing Canada by train
(Rocky Mountaineer, March 2019)

Other Portfolio Highlights

You can find my entire portfolio on Contently: https://vstimac.contently.com/

Notable Press

Speaking Engagements

  • Bay Area Travel Writers (October 2018)
  • The Women in Travel Summit (April 2017)
  • The Michigan Bed & Breakfast Assocation Annual Convention (November 2016)

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