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Michele Herrmann

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Travel, Lifestyle and Culture Content Creator

About Me

I possess just over two decades of professional writing experience across editorial and marketing sectors. My areas of concentration involve features and news and evergreen stories relating to travel, lifestyle, food and drink, arts and entertainment, and holiday/seasonal topics. I've been a section editor and contributor with weekly newspapers and at a B2B publication. I've also written copy for marketing firms on behalf of their clients within the food/beverage, travel and educational sectors. I'm a regular freelancer for amNewYork, Orbitz/Travelocity, Frommers and Fodors. My byline has also appeared on BBC Travel, Time Out New York, Budget Travel, Livability, Paste and Tasting Table.

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Leisure & Travel

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My Writing Samples

Anne Frank's American Pen Pal

An April 2018 piece for BBC's travel section on a Danville, Iowa connection to Anne Frank and a museum that has opened within Danville.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180415-anne-franks-american-pen-pal

New anthology 'A Woman's Place' spotlights female culinary influencers

A piece on a new anthology celebrating women's contributions to cuisine.

https://www.amny.com/eat-and-drink/a-woman-s-place-book-1.27874952

Naples, Florida, offers an escape to warmer weather

A guide to visiting Naples, Florida.

https://www.amny.com/things-to-do/naples-florida-what-to-do-1.25372655

Bronx Brewery's Collaboration Series Is Full of Lip-Smacking Surprises

A piece on a joint collaboration in the Bronx, New York between a grocer and a beer company.

https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/b-tracks-beer-bronx-brewery

10 reasons you’ll love Omaha (if only you’d give it a chance)

A rundown of what makes Omaha unique, besides being the hometown of investor Warren Buffet.

https://www.orbitz.com/blog/2019/01/10-reasons-youll-love-omaha/

Here’s how to explore an entire European country—on bike!

Exploring Luxembourg on two wheels; this is how you do it.

https://www.orbitz.com/blog/2018/11/heres-how-to-explore-luxembourg-on-bike/

The ultimate road trip through Nevada’s ‘Death Drive’

The itinerary for this 365-mile road trip — a loop from Las Vegas to western Nevada and back again — is actually alive with excitement.

https://matadornetwork.com/read/road-trip-nevadas-death-drive/

How to take in Brussels’ famous comic strip art

In Brussels, comic strips are not limited to newspaper pages.

https://matadornetwork.com/read/brussels-comic-strip-art/

Visit ‘A Christmas Story House’—And Spend The Night

My recap of what it's like to sleep over in this movie attraction.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/spend-a-night-at-a-christmas-story-house?ref=author

Here’s What Airlines Are Doing To Encourage More Women To Become Pilots

Airlines and airline-associated organizations are holding programs to foster future female pilots.

https://www.simplemost.com/heres-what-airlines-are-doing-to-encourage-more-women-to-become-pilots/

Finally! After Years of Waiting, TWA Hotel at JFK Opens Reservations

Booking a room at the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is off to a lovely start. On Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon, reservations open for stays beginning May 15, 2019.

https://www.frommers.com/blogs/passportable/blog_posts/finally-after-years-of-waiting-twa-hotel-at-jfk-opens-reservations

This Company Wants To Pay You To Travel The Country And Eat Chocolate

Tony’s Chocolonely has posted openings for a Chocotruck Captain and two Chocotruck Co-Pilots on its website.

https://www.simplemost.com/this-company-wants-to-pay-you-to-travel-the-country-and-eat-chocolate/

21 Holiday Desserts from Around the World

Here is a delicious roundups of treats served during Christmastime, Hanukkah or Three Kings Day.

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/21-holiday-desserts-from-around-the-world

Experience

Freelance Writer

I research and report on travel trends, seasonal happenings, social and cultural events and destination guides for locations within the U.S. and overseas.

Company: Orbitz, amNewYork, MatadorNetwork, Travelocity, Frommers, Fodors

I worked there from 12/2015 until now

Event Listings Writer

Draft event listings tailoring to specific keywords and promoting exclusive access to private venues, public attractions, and noteworthy landmarks throughout the five boroughs within, and right outside of, New York City.

Company: New York Adventure Club

I worked there from 11/2017 until now

Social Media Writer

Mainly, I researched and created SEO and social media focused posts for Bigelow Tea's "Constant Comments" blog. Briefly, I wrote similar pieces for the Berkowitz Law Firm LLC.

Company: Creative Concepts

I worked there from 8/2012 until 7/2016

Planning Committee Member - Publicity

Assisted with ongoing publicity efforts for this annual festival. Drafted and circulated press releases on program sessions, sponsors, and guest speakers; conducted outreach to various cultural institutions within the Greater New York City area and fellow travel media professionals; and initiated and executed daily Facebook, Twitter and Google+ updates, plus represented the festival in Twitter chats.

Company: New York Travel Festival

I worked there from 4/2013 until 4/2016

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