ABOUT JOSHUA BERMAN
Joshua Berman is a freelance writer, Spanish teacher, television production fixer, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, trip leader, husband, and father.
Joshua is the author of four books: Moon Nicaragua, Moon Belize, Living Abroad in Nicaragua, and Maya 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras (all Avalon Travel). His work has appeared in The New York Times, Denver Post, Yoga Journal, Outside Traveler, 5280, Delta SKY, Sunset, and National Geographic Traveler.
Joshua once ate raw testicles on the Travel Channel with the host of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern," slurping on ceviche de huevos de toro, which Andrew said tasted "like mud and loose change in your pocket." [LINK to clip]
Joshua's biggest trip (so far) was a 16-month round-the-world honeymoon, the inspiration for his next book, which has been hopping on and off the back burner for many moons.
Here is his resume and work experience.
TEDxBoulder 2013 Talk on Purposeful Travel:
Travel, for many of us, has become a safe, sanitized, and predictable practice, when it should be more about spinning the globe, jumping off cliffs, and eating the worm. Travel writer Joshua Berman speaks about ways to make travel a more purposeful, transformative experience—like it was meant to be!
IF YOU ARE an EDITOR or producer, I have A story FOR YOU:
I am fluent in Spanish and specialize in tourism for all budgets, adventure travel, environmental issues, and volunteering abroad. I am available to give talks about my books and travels with stories, slides, and live music. Contact me to arrange an event at your bookstore, fundraiser, or home.
I can also talk to your students or group about volunteering abroad, and help prepare them for their upcoming trip. If you are producing a television show or film in Nicaragua or Belize, I can serve as a location scout and fixer.
E-MAIL ME: jberman AT gmail DOT com
Head shot above by Mark Bennington