Author, contributor, writer, Freelance writer
Paul Rubio’s insatiable quest to discover and learn combined with his passion for documenting travel experiences has taken him to all corners of the world, 101 countries and counting. A Harvard-trained economist and environmental policy analyst, Paul once used his power of prose to secure donor funding for major poverty alleviation and sustainable development projects. Paul’s first dabble in the professional travel writing arena came about during his double master’s at Harvard, when he applied to write for the student-oriented Let’s Go travel series. After his first travel publication in 2003 with Let’s Go: Spain & Portugal, Paul continued to submit travel articles and journal entries to various travel magazines during his five-year run as the head of an international nonprofit organization. In 2009 Paul took on his passion of travel writing full-time and now contributes to: Fodor’s guide books, jetsetter.com, Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, Ocean Home magazine, Coastal Living, Chase's Table & Travel, Men's Book Chicago, Men's Book Atlanta and all of the Modern Luxury city publications. Paul is also a contributing editor for ULTRA Travel and the travel editor for Weddings Illustrated. Over the past four years, Paul has received ten prestigious North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) awards for his writing. He is also an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). Each week Paul journeys to a different part of the world, exploring regions both on and off the beaten path. From the beaches of his hometown in Miami to the jungles of Ecuador to the coral reefs of the Maldives, Paul traverses the globe reporting to his constituency of luxe travelers, thrill seekers, culture buffs, beach bums, and wildlife aficionados. Paul’s work exudes authenticity and personality, catering to both avid voyagers and armchair travelers. Beyond details of wanderlust, Paul’s writing and advice details practical and logistical information for achieving the most fabulous vacations possible.