Bill Fink is a senior travel writer for TPG. He's worked as a freelance travel writer for outlets including AARP, BBC Travel, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Outside, SF Chronicle, and Yahoo Travel. Among many writing awards, Bill won Lowell Thomas Golds for Investigative Journalism and Newspaper Travel, and his stories have been included in The Best of Lonely Planet Travel Writing, Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing and the Best American Travel Writing.
Bill has traveled in more than 75 countries -- and left his phone charger behind in most of them. He lived for two years in the Philippines and Japan, where he hitchhiked the length of the country, singing songs on truckers’ CB radios. He later worked for the Japan National Tourist Organization, further honing his karaoke skills.
Before travel writing, Bill spent a decade in corporate America as a peripatetic international business traveler, earning absurd numbers of points and elite status at nearly every airline, hotel and rental car company on earth. He brings his points junkie mentality with him to TPG.
When not on the road, Bill splits his time between Oakland, California, and Lake Tahoe, where you’ll find him skiing the slopes or hiking the hills thinking of new story ideas.