Karen has written extensively about adventure travel, sustainable tourism, music, culture, and history. She has received more than 20 awards for writing, editing, and photography, including a Gold Lowell Thomas Award..
Saturday Evening Post: National Parks at 100
Cover story. A personal look at the past, present, and enduring value of the national parks. (Spring, 2016)
Berkshire Magazine: Fiddling Around
Violinist Erika Ludwig starts a string education and community music making festival in the Berkshires. (Spring, 2016)
Litchfield Magazine: Embrace Winter
Surviving and thriving in the deep freeze means two things: Having the right gear, and finding fun places for fun winter activities. (Holiday issue, 2015)
Delta Sky: Rediscover Utah
Skiing, national parks, and outdoor sports galore. (November, 2015)
Islands Magazine: Guardian of the Reef
How one woman set out to welcome tourists to Chumbe Reef while preserving its fantastic sea life for the future
Virtuoso Travel + Life: Of Witch Doctors, Rambutans, and What News of Waking Up? (fast-loading text-only version)
In Zanzibar, Karen Berger learns that learning about language means learning about life. (Click here for PDF version; it shows the published layout, but is slower-loading)
Buckettripper.com: Paying Respects at Struthof Concentration Camp in Alsace, France
A hike across France takes Karen to the front gates of a WWII concentration camp. This story was a gold medal winner in the North American Travel Journalists competition for 2013.
Book Excerpt:Along the Pacific Crest Trail
Karen seeks to make connections between nature, art, and life. In this except from Along the Pacific Crest Trail, she walks to the beat of nature’s orchestra
Short Favorites: Trip Reports
National Geographic Traveler: A Town of Two Tales (fast-loading text-only version)
Genial Bayeux, France, just wanted to mind its own business, but two of Europe’s great invasions clinched it a place in history. (Click here for PDF version; original published layout, but slower-loading)
NBCNews.com (from Forbestraveler.com): America the Musical
America’s top music cities, past and present
NBCNews.com (from Forbestraveler.com): High-Flying Heli Adventures
World-wide helicopter adventures from skiing to safaris.
Karen’s stories have appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Delta Sky, Backpacker, Islands, Robb Report, Family Circle, National Geographic Traveler, AAA publications (including Westways, Via, Texas Journey, New Mexico Journey, Alabama Journey, and Northern New England Journey), France Guide, the New York Times, New England Travel and Life, Weight Watchers, Child, AMC Outdoors, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Virtuoso’s Travel+Life, Scouting, Out Here; Berkshire, Litchfield, and Ridgefield magazines; Forbestraveler.com, GORP.com, Away.com, TravelClassics.com, MSNBC.com, USAToday.com, Weather.com, Heathymagination.com, and other major Internet and print markets.