Heather Greenwood Davis

Heather Greenwood Davis is a contributing writer and on-air storyteller for National Geographic and a freelance feature writer for national and international publications. She is the first and only Black woman to write travel columns for both Canadian national newspapers. From her home in Toronto, Canada, she has spent more than two decades traveling around the world — often with her husband and two sons in tow — in search of stories that help us better understand ourselves and each other. Heather believes in travel as a connector and tells stories that aim to disrupt long-held ideas about culture, class, and history. Her hope is that more families have the chance to explore and celebrate the planet and all the things that make us more alike than different.

• Won five awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association
• Recipient of the 2018 Explore Canada Award of Excellence
• Recipient of the 2012 Traveler of the Year Award from National Geographic
• Named “2020 Person of the Year” by the Family Travel Association
• Featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, on NPR, and more
• Appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, and ABC News
• Received degrees in journalism and law
• Founder of Globetrottingmama.com – an international, family travel blog that features the adventures she has taken for 20 years with (and without) her husband and their two sons
• Host of "Tarmac Warriors," a podcast that shares the extraordinary lessons we can all learn from the lives of unique business travelers, and a regular guest radio columnist on the CBC
• Founding member and former advisor to the Family Travel Association, a herald on the Transformational Travel Council, and a longstanding member of the Travel Media Association of Canada, Society of American Travel Writers, and North American Travel Journalists Association

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