Sharon Kurtz is an accomplished travel writer and award-winning photographer with an unwavering passion for exploring the world and sharing her experiences through captivating storytelling. Her journey through life has taken her to 70 countries, allowing her to review numerous hotels, airlines, and destinations, offering invaluable insights to fellow travelers.
With over 170 published bylines across various platforms, including print magazines, internet and mobile media-based outlets, and podcasts, she is also the proud author of a monthly travel column for Lustre.net, a platform designed for retired women who, like her, are not done, not old, and still incredibly cool.
Sharon is not only a wordsmith but a visual storyteller, crafting arresting images that immerse readers in the realms of culture, cuisine, cruising, nature, wildlife, and travel. Her dedication to the craft has earned her recognition in professional writing associations such as SATW and IFWTWA, where she clinched awards for her exceptional photography in the 2022 and 2023 IFWTWA Photography Contests.
At 59, Sharon made a courageous leap, selling her successful business to follow her dreams of traveling the world and writing about her experiences, genuinely living her best life. She calls Austin, Texas, her home with her husband and two furry companions. Her love for family extends to her role as a mother to two grown sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and a precious granddaughter. Family life promises to provide many multi-generational stories in the future.
For the latest updates on Sharon’s travels and to get inspired for your own journeys, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, where she shares her love for travel and food by exploring cultures and flavors at home and around the globe.