Travel & Adventure 2020 – Contributors


Beth PriceBeth Price

A Traverse City photographer with a love of the outdoors and eye for great composition, Beth focuses on water, environmental portraiture, food, surfing, outdoor adventure and yoga. She is passionate about authentic moments, telling stories, and documenting people and places that foster appreciation for the natural world. Find her at

Ellen CreagerEllen Creager

Travel writer, journalist and author of seven nonfiction books for children, Ellen has written and reported from around the world. She was the Detroit Free Press travel writer for 13 years. Today, she lives in Grosse Pointe Woods near Lake St. Clair. She enjoys tai chi, kayaking and growing yellow roses. Her work has appeared in many magazines and in newspapers worldwide.

Jim DuFresneJim DuFresne

Following his deep love of sunsets and shorelines, Jim has spent much of his career writing about the outdoors in Michigan, Alaska and New Zealand. He lives in Clarkston, Michigan, and has authored more than 20 books including a hiking guide called “Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.” Jim is the co-founder and main contributor to

Julie WilliamsJulie Williams

A devotee of nature, history and literature, Julie’s work has been published in Grand Rapids Magazine, The Grand Rapids Press, Seventeen magazine and Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine. She is an award-winning poet and a professor at Grand Valley State University where she has taught Writing and Journalism. She lives on the lakeshore with her husband.

Kim SchneiderKim Schneider

Well-known for her stories about travel, food and wine, Kim’s journalism career spans decades of working with newspapers, magazines and specialty publications. Today she edits and writes from her home in Leelanau County where she lives with her husband. Her first book, “100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die,” was released in 2018. Find her at

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