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Sandy and Ira Bornstein are a team who works together to create informative travel stories with engaging images.
Sandy shares the Traveling Bornsteins’ travel and lifestyle experience with online sites and print media—Golden Living, Grand Magazine, Hemispheres, Traveler Confidential, Colorado Parent, Granite Media’s: Far & Wide, Destinations, Canadian Jewish News, Canadian Jewish Life Magazine, Real Food Traveler, Fareportal’s: Miles Away Travel Blog and One Travel: Going Places, We Said Go Travel, Mom It Forward, Boulder Jewish News, Smart Healthy Women, and Family Circle—Momster.
She was an international travel writer for Examiner.com until it abruptly shut down in July 2016. Most of these brief roundup articles are reposted on her blog.
As the content coordinator for the monthly magazine—Golden Living—Sandy contributes monthly family feature stories, business stories, and travel stories with 6-10 images. Best Version Media mails the publication to Golden, Colorado, residents. It’s not available online.
Sandy’s travel articles are based on personal experiences. She uses research, fact-checking, interviewing and investigation skills she developed as a history and education graduate student. As a freelance writer and former educator, Sandy implements writing techniques that engage her audience.
The Traveling Bornsteins’ areas of interest include:
- Family Travel Experiences
- Food, Wine, and Beverages
- City, Health/Wellness, and Romantic Get-Aways
- Cultural and Historical Sites
- International and Domestic Outdoor adventures
- Jewish Culture
- Luxury Boomer Travel
- Places to Stay
Sandy is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). In 2018, NATJA Awards Competition awarded Sandy a silver medal.
Another website showcases Sandy’s award-winning travel memoir, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life: www.sandrabornstein.com and also has a blog with hundreds of postings.
In 2013, Sandy shared an overview of her expat teaching experience in My Gutsy Story Anthology: True Stories of Love, Courage, and Adventure from Around the World, by Sonia Marsh. Sandy’s travel writing journey is summarized in Roy Stevenson’s 2018 book, Rock Star Travel Writers: 15 Stellar Travel Journalists offer practical advice to speed up your entry into the competitive field of travel writing.
Decades ago, Ira took a photography class. From that point forward, he honed his photography skills. Ira became the Bornstein family’s unofficial photographer.
As technology has advanced, Ira has kept pace. He’s comfortable on city streets, the countryside or on ski slopes. While Sandy is busy writing down her observations, asking questions, and taking notes, Ira is shooting away. Ira also works as the team’s editor.