I am a Bay Area, 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

I used to have all of my bylines on this page, but it got to be too big of a list! Check out my full portfolio here: valeriestimac.com/portfolio

Notable Press

Speaking Engagements

  • The Women in Travel Summit (May 2019)
  • Bay Area Travel Writers (October 2018)
  • The Women in Travel Summit (April 2017)
  • The Michigan Bed & Breakfast Association Annual Convention (November 2016)

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