MFA, Lowell-Thomas winning travel writer and author of over thirty guidebooks, including Fodor’s California, Fodor’s Hawaii, Great Destinations Kauai, Rand McNally’s Best of the Road Atlas and Backroads and Byways of Hawaii. Ms. Bigley has contributed to AFAR, Brides, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Perceptive Travel, San Francisco Chronicle, Smart Set, Islands, CNN, Via, the inflight magazines of Air New Zealand and Singapore Air and more. She is a featured travel expert for CNN’s On the Go series.
Writing empowers ourselves and others. The writing classroom creates the environment for writers to ruminate on their observations in a safe space. This gift can change the how we experience the world and our place upon this planet. When we travel, we gain new perceptions, and coming home we need a way to marinate on these experiences. Writing processes these journeys, opening doors to the value of travel as a means of evolving.