Larry Bleiberg (BSJ84)

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Larry Bleiberg was recently elected president of the Society of American Travel Writers (, the world’s oldest and largest group of travel communicators. It has nearly 1,000 members, including staff writers, editors, book authors, photographers and website owners, along with public relations professionals. His term lasts through 2021.

Bleiberg, an eight-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Journalism Awards, is former travel editor of The Dallas Morning News and Coastal Living magazine.

He has freelanced for the last decade, with his writing appearing in, National Geographic books, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Better Homes and Gardens, AARP, Afar, CNN, Delta Sky and Atlas Obscura, among many outlets and publications.

He is also the founder of, an online guide to visiting sites from the historic civil rights movement. He is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.