Tracey Minkin

Tracey Minkin has been on magazine staffs as an editor, has lived the freelance life of a travel writer, has done radio and video, and has worked to channel all this experience into coaching and teaching via workshops, panels, and special courses. 


  • Her writing has appeared in more than 40 publications, including Outside, Men's Journal, and Travel + Leisure
  • Tracey has been writing for The Spruce since December 2018
  • She has a B.A. in English from Stanford University and an M.S. in Journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism.


Tracey is currently the Senior Travel + Features Editor at Coastal Living Magazine. Her freelance work has also been featured in Travel + Leisure, DEPARTURES, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Health. 


Tracey got her B.A. in English, with a specialty in fiction writing, from Stanford University. She also has an M.S. in Journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Other work:

  • This Genius Sailboat Packs Up Into a Carry-On, Coastal Living
  • What Our Travel Editor Has Learned Not To Wear After Hundreds of Flights, Coastal Living
  • How to Shop the Streets of Marrakesh, Veranda 



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