My experience and expertise

Richard Varr is a well-rounded freelance writer, photographer and videographer with more than 25 years writing experience. A member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), he specializes in travel and feature writing, and is the author (main contributor) of the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guide to Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  His first novel, Warming Up to Murder, is available online through or

Richard writes frequently for Porthole Cruise Magazine and the magazines found on board cruise ships of several cruise lines including Carnival, Holland America, Radisson Seven Seas, Princess, Disney, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Seabourn, P&O, Costa, MSC, NCL and others.

His work and photography have also been published in newspapers including USA TODAY, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor,  Sydney Morning Herald, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Lowell Sun, Arizona Daily Star Main Line Life (Philadelphia) and the Worcester Sunday Telegram.  Magazines include Islands, AAA Home & Away, AAA Arizona Highroads, AAA Journeys, the Good Sam Club’s Highways, Coast to Coast, Trailer Life, The Rotarian, New Jersey Monthly, German Life, French Magazine (UK), Portugal Magazine (UK), Smart Meetings Magazine, Grit, Houston Woman Magazine, Long Weekends, Camping Today, and International Railway Traveler.  Websites and online publications include AOL Travel,, and, for which he writes blog posts twice monthly.  He has traveled extensively throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe, while also visiting and writing about destinations in Africa, South America and Asia.

Richard’s other specialty is business writing and copywriting. He researched and has ghostwritten corporate history books on two prominent Philadelphia-area companies – Commerce Bancorp, Inc. and Day & Zimmermann, Inc. His current client list also includes Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (Houston), where he produces marketing videos.  Past clients have included GlaxoSmithKline, Mercy Health System (Philadelphia), Methodist Hospital (Houston), Pep Boys Auto, as well as advertising and public relations agencies. He has been published in The Philadelphia Business Journal.

Before that, Richard worked for 15 years as a television reporter and anchor in Upstate New York, and Austin and Houston, Texas. He started his journalism career as a reporter at a suburban Boston daily newspaper after earning a Masters in Journalism from Boston University.

9 responses to “My experience and expertise

  1. well done=)

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  3. Hi Richard,

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award. I know, I feel like a bloody spammer! Anyway, the details are here:
    I look forward to following your blog for many years 🙂


  4. Love your blog and I’m really interested in becoming a travel writer/photographer! How did you get started! Do you have any tips for me? You gained yourself a new follower here!

    • Thanks for visiting my blog. To become a travel writer, start with small publications/blogs/websites and keeping pitching your story ideas. Write with a passion for what you see and feel. Good luck!

  5. Hi!.. I am very new to Writing about travelling and exploring.. can you help me or suggest me some tips on how to get my Blog popular like yours. 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments. First of all, write something about every trip you take – it doesn’t have to be very long. Also, take photos and add to the blog. Find a unique angle and write about not only what you see, but what you feel. Good luck!

  6. I loved reading your blog. I love travelling to new places and sharing as much as I can about my experiences. Keep providing such experiences with us.

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