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 Shape, Cruise, Frequent Flyer, AAA Motorist, Visit Los Cabos Guide, Destinations West, Key Biscayne and La Jolla Today. Other articles have been published in newspapers (print and online) such as The Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sun Sentinel, Bismarck Tribune, The Jamaican Observer, the Coloradoan and 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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Expert insights–From glorious Christmas Markets to sun-drenched beaches–Global Gumshoe’s collection of destinations will inspire and delight.

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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 of 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 for 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, Frequent Flyer, AAA Motorist, Visit Los Cabos Guide, Voyaging, The Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sun Sentinel, PBS, Mobile Travel Guides, A Luxury Travel Blog, Money Magpie, and Hospitality21.

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.