April Orcutt

April Orcutt loves to travel – whether luxuriating in the Seychelles or Maldives, cruising blue highways in an RV, or on a quest through remote parts of Asia (her five-month solo adventure). Connecting with a wide variety of people, discovering their cultures, and experiencing distinct environments keep her going – and writing. She truly loves to write and edit. The first draft is hard, but then the fun begins with editing and getting just the right word to convey subtleties of meaning. She dives deep into research to uncover details. April finds exploring and learning to be great fun, both in person and in a story.

• 15+ years of experience as a writer of travel destination stories, journey articles, round-ups, and essays
• Spent one year as a travel columnist for the Los Angeles Times
• Editor of BATW Stories of Culture, Travel & the World
• 12+ years of experience as a producer and writer of documentary and public affairs television programs (public and commercial broadcast television)
• 10+ years of experience as a full-time tenured college professor of broadcasting and multimedia (including teaching writing)
• Won a gold Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award
• Won U.S. Travel's IPW Travel Writing Award
• Won the Visit California's Eureka! Travel Writing Award
• Won TravMedia's Journalist of the Year Award
• Received a bachelor’s degree in comparative culture with an emphasis in American culture from the University of California, Irvine
• Received a master’s degree in communications with an emphasis in radio, television, and film from California State University, Fullerton

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