WHAT DESTINATION REPRESENTATIVES ARE SAYING:
Sandy and Ira were fabulous to work with. Not only were they able to capture the essence of Cochise County, Arizona, but they thoroughly showcased the history, nature and culinary aspects of its culture. They were flexible and enthusiastic throughout their itinerary, even with a few hiccups. I recommend taking the opportunity to bring this professional couple on your next FAM.
Kate Cox, Marketing Coordinator for Cochise County Tourism Council
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sandy and Ira on a trip to Grand County, Colorado. True to their word, several stories were placed regarding their experience at one of our ranches. We look forward to hosting them on future trips.
Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, Inc.
“It was a pleasure to read your articles about Sonoma County. I always like to see our destination through fresh eyes and you provided a beautiful glimpse with both your words and photography. Your attention to detail was spot-on and you really made the places you visited come alive for your readers.”
Tina Luster, CTA, Domestic Media Relations Manager at Sonoma County Tourism
It was a pleasure working with the Bornstein’s during their visit to San Diego. There was no detail missed in the stories Sandy wrote about our historic hotel. We look forward to welcoming them back to San Diego!
Veronica Vega, Marketing Manager, The US Grant—A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
The Bornsteins have been a delight to work with – open to ideas, ready for adventure and beyond reliable in producing great stories about the places they visit. All you can ask from writers these days is that they’re professional and genuinely interested in your destination. Ira and Sandy go delightfully well beyond that.
Dan Gibson, Senior Director of Communications at Visit Tucson
“It was a pleasure sharing the hidden gems of western Nebraska with you. Your enthusiasm, creative ideas, beautiful photography are simply amazing. I admire your eagerness to learn more about our state and explore as much as time would allow. Thank you for sharing your Nebraska adventures with others. Come see us again soon!”
Karen Kollars, Nebraska Tourism Commission
WHAT EDITORS/PUBLISHERS ARE SAYING:
Dr. Jessie Voigts, Publisher Wandering Educators
Sandy Bornstein has been a prolific contributor to RealFoodTravler.com since I purchased the site in 2018. I appreciate that her articles offer not only practical tips, but also give the reader a sense of what they’ll really experience when they go to that destination. Sandy and Ira’s photos further entice. Sandy has covered the world, from where to eat in San Francisco’s Chinatown, to an Israeli restaurant in Germany. I’m honored that her wonderful, and very helpful article on our site, Cruising Tips: Choosing Active Shore Excursions with Diverse Itineraries, won the Silver from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA).
Courtney McDonough, Publisher Real Food Traveler
“Sandy is an ambitious and passionate writer I had the pleasure of working with during my time as publisher for Golden Living magazine. Sandy consistently delivered high-quality articles for the publication, has excellent communication and organization skills and a very proactive work style. Sandy did an excellent job proofreading and editing all of the Golden Living content and always submitted the monthly stories and digital images prior to the deadline.”
Jennifer Young, former publisher of Golden Living
“For almost two years, Sandy Bornstein has contributed two or more travel stories (400-1500 word each) per month to Fareportal’s online sites— One Travel Going Places and CheapOAir Miles Away. The majority have been based on Sandy’s extensive domestic and international travel experiences.
Sandy has effectively used personal narratives and third-person stories to introduce prospective travelers to worldwide destinations. In other pieces, Sandy has used her experiences along with appropriate research to tie together different themes such as describing places with common features (examples: worldwide food markets, archaeological sites, catacombs, plus others) or highlighting What’s New in a destination. In a few instances, Sandy wrote research-based stories (examples: destination weddings, places to view upcoming solar eclipses, traveling with a disability, as well as others). All of these well-written stories conformed to the stipulated assignments, required minimal editing, and were submitted prior to the designated due date.
Had it not been for a reorganization of Fareportal’s travel writing department, Sandy would have remained in her capacity as a contracted freelance writer.”