5 Minutes With Joshua Berman

Joshua Berman is a freelance writer based in Boulder, Colorado. He writes the “Around Colorado” column for The Denver Post and is the author of five travel books. Joshua’s work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Men’s Journal, Yoga Journal, and National Geographic Traveler. Joshua is also a Spanish teacher, television production fixer, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, husband, and father.
Joshua recently shared these travel thoughts with me.
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Joshua Berman

Boulder, Colorado
Always in my luggage…
When I travel to Nicaragua, I bring baseball equipment and books and come back with coffee and cigars.
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  • Nicaragua
  • Belize
  • New York City

A favorite travel memory is…
My 16-month, round-the-world, volunteering honeymoon.
3 favorite travel brands…

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  • travel with a purpose
  • hire a local guide
  • buy beat-up luggage to deter thieves

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  • getting up just before the sunrise to walk the streets of a strange city
  • trying new foods and beers
  • gathering stories to tell later

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Strange travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

favorite non-travel website (besides your own) …

I am fortunate to have met:
… and traveled with Andrew Zimmern, start of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern”: http://vimeo.com/19282407
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Thank you, Joshua. May you have countless more memorable travel adventures!
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