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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 janisturk.com

Travel stories by Janis Turk:

Florida: Searching for Memories Along the Beaches of South Walton

Florida: Searching for Memories Along the Beaches of South Walton
Florida: Searching for and finding parts of the old Florida in South Walton Beach.

Scotland: The Changing Face of Glasgow

 Scotland: The Changing Face of Glasgow
Glasgow Scotland is full of great music, lively nightlife and beauty, Janis Turk discovers.

Call of the Wild in Cape Horn

Call of the Wild in Cape Horn
Cruising from Cape Horn to Antarctica on an Australis Cruise.

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel - Travel Writing Workshop Central

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel - Travel Writing Workshop Central
Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel: A Grand Place to Try Travel Writing

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada: More Than Just a Pretty Polar Bear Spot

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada: More Than Just a Pretty Polar Bear Spot
Churchill, Manitoba: Best Place on Earth to See the Northern Lights

Why We Travel: Three Essays Show Why

Why We Travel: Three Essays Show Why
New York Travel Fest 2013 Travel Writing Contest Winners

Seeing the Aman Summer Palace--Uninvited

Seeing the Aman Summer Palace--Uninvited
Beijing: Janis Turk tags along with an invited journalist to tour the luxurious Aman Summer Palace Hotel in Beijing, China.

Our 2012 Travels: GoNOMAD Staff

Our 2012 Travels: GoNOMAD Staff
2012 staff travels | Where the writers and editors of GoNOMAD traveled in 2012

Looking for a Lost Friend in England

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, Jordan
Chariot race at Jerash. Photo by Janis Turk. Click on photo to return to Janis Turk's article about Jordan.

The Souk in Fez

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 in Tangiers, Morocco
The tea man at the Hotel Minzah, Tangiers, Morocco

Dye pots in Fez, Morocco

Dye pots in Fez, Morocco
Dye pots in Fez, Morocco

Petra, an amazing city in Jordan carved from the naked rock

Petra, an amazing city in Jordan carved from the naked rock
Petra, an amazing city carved from the naked rock

Kids with their dad in Jordan

Kids with their dad in Jordan
Kids with their dad in Jordan

A camel at Petra in Jordan

A camel at Petra in Jordan
A camel at Petra in Jordan

South Africa: A Safari at the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

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.

Cape Town Revisited

Cape Town Revisited
Cape Town, South Africa: a return to a favorite city

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Huangshan, China: Finding my Own Lost Horizon

Huangshan, China: Finding my Own Lost Horizon
Huangshan, China: finding my own lost horizon.

Hiking Huangshan, China: Finding my Own Lost Horizon

Hiking Huangshan, China: Finding my Own Lost Horizon
Huangshan, China: Janis Turk visits Huangshan, china where she hikes up steep, steep steps to find her own Lost Horizon

Janis Turk - Full-time traveler

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.
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Into a Still Country: On Safari in Namibia

Into a Still Country: On Safari in Namibia
Janis Turk takes a two-week wildlife safari across Namibia, and she is struck with the brightness of the stars and the all-encompassing stillness.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land

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.

Running with Gazelles in Morocco

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.'

Running with Gazelles in Morocco

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.'

Macau, China: Contradictions and Tiny Miracles

Macau, China: Contradictions and Tiny Miracles
Macau, China: Janis Turk walks through the markets of Macau, China, sampling the contradictions of this former Portugese colony turned worldwide gambling mecca.

United Kingdom: London Finally Figures out the Food Thing

United Kingdom: London Finally Figures out the Food Thing
Janis Turk and her friends go on a girlfriend getaway and find great shopping, great shopping and absolutely fabulous food.

The Marble Super Dome of Monroe County, Kentucky

The Marble Super Dome of Monroe County, Kentucky
Janis Turk visits the Marble Super Dome in Monroe County, Kentucky and meets the winners of the World Marbles Championship.

The Four Corners Region: Exploring the Mysteries of Hillerman Country

The Four Corners Region: Exploring the Mysteries of Hillerman Country
Janis Turk writes about a tour of the Four Corners Region (Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico) based on the mystery novels of Tony Hillerman.

New Orleans Rising: Finding New Hope After Katrina

New Orleans Rising: Finding New Hope After Katrina
New Orleans | Journalist Janis Turk describes life in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
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