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Margie Goldsmith Brings Her Observations On Scenic Cruises And Richard Branson To OnTravel

Mail AttachmentWith this podcast we welcome Margie Goldsmith to Traveling as a regular contributor and correspondent. She chats with Paul and Elizabeth about her recent trip on Scenic Cruises in Europe. And she can’t resist recounting her visit with Richard Branson at his storied Necker Island resort. Margie’s accomplishments are the stuff of legend so we’ll just let her tell us about some of her background in this excerpt from her website:  Goldsmith has won 27 writing awards including the most coveted award in travel writing, The Lowell Thomas SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) Gold Award as well as awards from American Society of Journalists & Authors Award, North American Travel Journalism Association Award, Solas Award, and Travel Classics Award. 

She began her career in Paris as head of a post-production film company, and while there, wrote Screw-Up, a novel, published by Berkely Press. She next co-wrote a French motion picture, A Tout Casser (starring Michel Serrault). Upon returning to New York, she continued to write while learning how to edit and direct films. She next launched MG Productions, a NYC award-winning film/video production company specializing in promotional videos and PSAs which she ran until she decided she’d rather pursue writing full time. 

Margie Goldsmith has been a trustee of Outward Bound USA and board advisor to the Elisa Monte Dance Company, NYC. She is a board emeritus of Advertising Women of New York, and a member of SATW, ASJA, OWAA, and The Writers Guild.  Needless to say we are happy to have Margie onboard.