Ron Stern, aka, The Global Gumshoe is an international travel photojournalist. His passions include writing compelling stories and shooting captivating imagery. Ron focuses on covering hospitality, culinary, luxury, destinations, cruises and destinations.

His articles have appeared in national and regional magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Sun Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union-Tribune,  Yahoo News, MSN, Shape Magazine,  Cruise Magazine AAA Motorist, The Jamaican Observer as well as travel trade magazines.

Ron’s other contributions have been noted by PBS, Mobil Travel Guides and his photography has been used extensively by entities such as tourism boards and public relations firms. He has traveled extensively and is the author of five books. Ron’s motto: “uncovering the sole of travel” humorously captures his spirit of walking the world travel beat as a gumshoe detective, always looking for a story.

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Background & History: Ron Stern

Ron Stern didn’t get the travel bug until later in life.

Ron Stern’s first career was in law enforcement working for agencies such as the Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol. He wrote his first book at this time, Law Enforcement Careers- A Complete Guide from Application to Employment. After retirement he moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado, which he now calls home.

Ron’s articles reflect his passion for travel, lifestyle, hospitality, and food. He is the Denver City Guide Editor for the Daily Meal, the #1 food and lifestyle site in the world. He is a travel regular contributor to publications that include the San Diego Community Newspaper Group, Communities Digital News, and 50 Plus Marketplace News.

Ron’s articles have appeared in national and regional magazines, newspapers and online sites as Shape, Cruise,  AAA Motorist, Visit Los Cabos Guide, Voyaging, The Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sun Sentinel, Yahoo News, MSN, San Diego Union-Tribune, PBS, and Mobile Travel Guides.

His photography/videography has been used extensively by a variety of entities including tourism boards and public relations firms. Ron is a popular speaker, and has presented hundreds of travel-related talks both in the United States and Canada.