Somewhere in the middle of Nevada

Off U.S. Highway 50 in the middle of Nevada — known as “The Loneliest Road in America.”

Glen Abbott is an award-winning travel journalist, producing stories and videos on motorcycle touring and general travel for a variety of print, online, and broadcast outlets. He is a columnist, travel writer, and “roving editor” for Harley-Davidson’s HOG magazine, and “Touring Topics” columnist for American Iron’s Motorcycle Bagger magazine. He has ridden motorcycles for 40 years, and has extensive motorcycle touring experience throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Glen’s work has appeared in Harley-Davidson’s HOG magazine, American Iron, Motorcycle Bagger, Rider, AAA’s Going Places, and others.

He has been featured as a motorcycle touring expert on television (“How to Do Florida,” a syndicated travel show), on radio (Cycle Rider Radio), and on numerous websites (see links below).

His current ride is a 2006 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic.

Member SATW – Society of American Travel Writers

Member NATJA – North American Travel Journalists Assoc.

Member ASJA – American Society of Journalists and Authors

Honors and Awards:

Silver Award, 2014 SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, for “Travel Broadcast – Video” for “Secrets Revealed: Nashville Music City” for www.TheVillageCelebration.com

Silver Award, 2013 NATJA Travel Media Competition, for “Travel Broadcast – Video & Television” for “Terlingua Ghost Town, Texas” for Harley-Davidson’s HOG magazine, online edition

Professional Organizations:

Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

In Print and Online:

Getaways for Grownups: Death Valley Days, Nevada Nights

AAA Going Places: Two wheels to Paradise

American Rider: Cruisin’ Cape Cod: Tales from the Cranberry Highway

Pique Newsmagazine (Whistler, BC, Canada): Ghosts of the Open Road

Matador Network: Motorcycling Mexico’s Mt. Popocatépetl

FlipKey.com (TripAdvisor): Get your drink on in New Orleans with craft brewery and distillery tours

Harley-Davidson’s HOG magazine (PDF): Borderline Crazy: Travels in Terlingua and Marfa, Texas

Harley-Davidson’s HOG magazine (PDF): Green Mountain Glory 

Harley-Davidson’s HOG magazine (PDF): 5-In-1: Riding Colorado’s High Mountain Passes

Glen Abbott/Travelin’ Gringo in the news:

Johnson City, TN Press: Florida writer takes city up on Southern Dozen offer

Pinay on the Move travel blog: Travel Hero: Glen Abbott, The Travelin’ Gringo

Road Captain USA blog: Interview with Glen Abbott, Motorcycle Journalist

Named one of the “Top 100 Travel Bloggers Hotels and Airlines Should Fly Out First Class” by hackingtravel.com

Named Top 10 Travel Blog: Top 10 Shareaholic Travel Blogs

 

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