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.
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
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