Barbara L. Steinberg


Contact: Barbara Steinberg


Writer, Photographer, Blogger, Editor



Barbara’s professional travel writing and editing career began in 1990 with the California Office of Tourism (aka California Travel & Tourism Commission).  She was publications director for the California Official State Visitor’s Guide & Travel Planner, California Official State Map, and Web site. 


She provided editorial and creative direction on scores of tourism publications including California Celebrations, California Drives, and Golden California and California Travel Ideas (quarterly magazines).  She has written a variety of feature articles including:  “California’s Iron Horses are Still on Track,”  “Ahh, Spas…A Very Nice Feeling,” “Have a Whale of Good Time,” “California Waterfalls,” and “Anacapa!  Who Says it’s Not for Kids?”

Recognized for her extensive knowledge of California travel, she has represented California on travel media press trips and familiarization tours, and at travel trade and consumer shows, media events and conferences.  After 16 years with California Travel & Tourism Commission, Barbara is now pursuing her passion for California travel as a freelance writer and editor.
Barbara graduated cum laude from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Communications Studies.   She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California, California Watchable Wildlife Committee, and Sierra Business Council.
Serrano Magazine September 2007; Sacramento News & Review August 2007; Sunset Magazine May 2007; Sacramento News & Review April 2007; Westways Magazine March 2007; Ca
lifornia Official State Visitors Guide & Travel Planner 1995-2007; California Official State Map 1995-2006; Best of California Drives 2000-2006; California Celebrations 1991-2003; California Adventures & More; California Outdoor Recreation; California Map & Handbook 2001-2003; California Year in Review 2000-2006; Insights Newsletter; California Travel Planner (UK/Germany) 2004-2007; Golden California; California Travel Ideas; California Regional Brochures (12); Life Magazine advertorial; American Express “California Find Yourself Here” advertorial 1998-2003; Culture California advertorial 2002-2004; California Find Yourself Here special advertising section 2002-2005; Doctor’s Review; Life Magazine California advertorial
Outdoor Writers Association of California Newletter Spring 2007; Outdoor Writers Association of California Winter 2006; California Official State Visitors Guide;; California Travel Planner (UK/Germany); CTTC Insights;; California Find Yourself Here advertising section;; California Preservation Foundation;;;





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