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About Everett Potter


For three decades, Everett Potter’s work as a journalist has taken him around the world and back. From features to profiles and destination stories, Potter has written about virtually every aspect of travel. Along the way, he’s written two books, had bylines in virtually every leading travel publication in the US, appeared on national television networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and CNBC, and won four Lowell Thomas Awards. He is an in-demand speaker and recently served as an “expert” on two departures of National Geographic Expeditions‘ “Swiss Trains & the Italian Lake District”  tours.

He is currently a columnist for USA Today and Editor-in-Chief  and Publisher of Everett Potter’s Travel Report, a digital publishing venture that he launched in 2005. It has quickly become one of the most successful, widely read, and well respected digital sites in the industry. The roster of more than 45 contributors includes many of the top names in travel.

The Wall Street Journal has twice singled out Everett Potter’s Travel Report, noting “We always enjoy reading Everett Potter’s Travel Report, an online resource from a longtime and discerning travel writer” and later saying that it’s “a terrific mix of profiles and interviews, all designed to make the best use of your travel budget.”

Everett Potter spent 18 years as a weekly columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, six years as a columnist for Smart Money: The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business and another six years as a columnist for USA Weekend. He was the travel columnist and a contributing editor to Ski for 15 years, lucky enough to ski most of the major mountains in North America, Europe, and South America.

He also wrote dozens of columns for many years for Luxury Spa Finder, Diversion and Laptop magazines and was a frequent contributor to Outside for over a decade. As a contributing editor to ForbesTraveler.com, Potter worked as a consultant on the launch the Forbes 400 list of the World’s Best Hotels.

Potter’s work has appeared in Aspen Magazine, Brides, Caribbean Travel + Life, Centurion, Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Delta Sky, Elle Décor, Endless Vacation, enRoute, Food & Wine,  Forbes Life, Four Seasons Magazine, Islands, Manhattan inc., Martha Stewart Living, Metropolitan Home, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, New York, Ritz-Carlton Magazine. Robb Report, Smart Luxury Travel, Snow, Snow Country, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Town & Country, Travel + Leisure, Travel Holiday, and Virtuoso Life.

Potter has made dozens of guest appearances on television and radio and has been seen and heard on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, CNBC, CBS, Fox, Bloomberg Radio and NPR’s All Thing Considered.

He is the author of  The Best of Brazil (Crown Publishers, 1989) and Cave Pictures (Kaldewey, 1981), a book of his poems illustrated by the contemporary abstract painter Jonathan Lasker.

Am emeritus board member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Potter is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and a past president of the New York Travel Writers Association.

Potter earned a BA in English Literature from Boston University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Home is just outside New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. In summer, they can be found in Maine.