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Janis Turk

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Janis Turk is a travel writer, photographer, editor and professor who divides her time between Texas and Louisiana. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Hemispheres (United Airlines in-flight), Spirit (Southwest Airlines in-flight), Pontiac Performance, Luxx Jewellry, Louisiana Cookin, New York City Thrive as well as popular newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle and others.

She also contributes articles for popular travel sites such as Frommer’s and GoNOMAD. Turk has written two travel guides for Smarter Travel and has been the travel editor for Today’s Groom, as well as the managing editor of four popular regional magazines.Turk recently signed a book contract with Frommer’s and is writing a guide book on Austin and San Antonio. She is a member of the faculty in the department of English and Communication Studies at Texas Lutheran University. Visit her website

Travel stories by Janis Turk:
Italy: A Peaceful Retreat on the Amalfi Coast
Monastero Santa Rosa: A Peaceful Retreat on Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Rosewood London: A Glimpse At Palace Life
London: Have you ever wondered how royalty lives? Rosewood London answers the question.
I Remember Yellowstone
A fond remembrance of family travels to Yellowstone National Park, as so many Americans visited this iconic park during their childhood.
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The Rocky Mountaineer Across Canada
Ride on the Peace Train: The Rocky Mountaineer A spectacular way to see Canada by train.
England: Magna Carta Madness
This summer, The Magna Carta, an original Thomas Jefferson-penned Declaration of Independence and the US Bill of Rights will be on display at the British Library's Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy ...
Kenya: Wild Awakening at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi
Giraffe Manor, in Nairobi Kenya, has the long-necked animals reaching for snacks into windows and running all over the lodge.

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Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel - Travel Writing Workshop Central
Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel: A Grand Place to Try Travel Writing
Call of the Wild in Cape Horn
Cruising from Cape Horn to Antarctica on an Australis Cruise.
North by Newcastle: England's Northern Coast
Newcastle, on England's North coast, has a new flight from the US and lots of great reasons to visit there--castles and more!
Looking for a Lost Friend in England
Surrey England | Looking for Moushill Mead. Janis Turk tries to find the ancestral home of an old friend from childhood in England.
Chariot race at Jerash, Jordan
Chariot race at Jerash. Photo by Janis Turk. Click on photo to return to Janis Turk's article about Jordan.
Our 2012 Travels: GoNOMAD Staff
2012 staff travels | Where the writers and editors of GoNOMAD traveled in 2012
Janis Turk - Full-time traveler
Janis Turk, a professor of literature and a seasoned traveler. Her profile and links to all of her stories on GoNOMAD.
Running with Gazelles in Morocco
Janis Turk writes about her love affair with Morocco, a coutry which, she says, 'opened to me like a jack-in-the-box, popping up with surprises at every turn.'
Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land
Jordan:Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada: More Than Just a Pretty Polar Bear Spot
Churchill, Manitoba: Best Place on Earth to See the Northern Lights
South Africa: A Safari at the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve
Janis Turk shoots elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards on a photo safari at the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge near Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Running with Gazelles in Morocco
Janis Turk writes about her love affair with Morocco, a coutry which she says 'opened to me like a jack-in-the-box, popping up with surprises at every turn.'
The Souk in Fez
The souk in Fez
The tea man at the Hotel Minzah in Tangiers, Morocco
The tea man at the Hotel Minzah, Tangiers, Morocco
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