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For three decades, Everett Potter’s work as a journalist has taken him around the world and back. While he has written plenty of features and profiles, it’s in the field of travel where he has made his mark. Potter has written about all aspects of travel, from consumer issues to destination stories, reviews and first person experiences. 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 currently 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 35 contributors includes many of the top names in travel.
The Wall Street Journal has singled out Everett Potter’s Travel Report twice, 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.”
Potter’s byline can be regularly found in Travel + Leisure, ForbesLife, New York, Snow, Ski and Four Seasons Magazine.
Everett Potter has written several thousand columns, thanks to 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 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.
He’s been a contributor to Ski since 1995, taking a passion for the sport and transforming it into part of his vocation. He’s been lucky enough to ski most of the major mountains in North America and Europe, and a handful in South America, and lived to tell the tales of blinding whiteouts in the Arlberg, legendary powder mornings in the Rockies, and heli skiing in the Selkirks.
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, Islands, Manhattan inc., Martha Stewart Living, Metropolitan Home, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, New York, 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.