Noted travel writers Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman will bring their travel expertise to OldWestNewWest.Com Travel & History Magazine starting with the e-Zine's October issue, Mike Harris, publisher, announced today, saying that the two experts will provide expanded coverage of travel news and adventures happening in the West.
"Paul will serve as our magazine's travel editor, and Elizabeth will take on the job of overseeing and directing our online audio/video content," Harris said, "and I couldn't be happier to make this announcement. Of course, the real beneficiaries of Paul and Elizabeth's coming on board will be our readers, who will tap into some of the best travel advice, tips and story-telling being offered up today."
Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman have been professional journalists and broadcasters specializing in travel since the days when flying was fun, Harris added. Their travel reports are heard daily on American Forces Radio in more than 170 countries as well as at OnTravel.com (www.ontravel.com).
Paul and Elizabeth are the regular travel columnists for Westways, the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California. It is the single most influential travel publication in Southern California.
Elizabeth is the travel editor of Westways and editor of Hawai'i Westways. Elizabeth also is the consulting travel editor for Texas Journey and New Mexico Journey. The two have traveled much of the world but their first love has always been the West and the stories and scenery that make it endlessly fascinating, the couple said.
Paul and Elizabeth's best-selling book, Honeymoons: A Romantic Travel Guide is the winner of a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Another book on romantic getaways in the West is in development. They are married and live in Southern California.
The e-Zine will be adding more audio and video features, and Elizabeth will help direct the travel content, Harris said. Additionally, one of their immediate assignments will be to develop a weekly blog called "On Travel in the West." They will answer reader questions about what to see and do in the West.