Magazine Work

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..

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Most Recent

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)

Favorites: Narratives/Features

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

Robb Report: High-Wire Action

Heli-hiking in British Columbia

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) 

Round-ups/Service

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 PostDelta 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.

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