A Professional Organization of Travel Writers and Photographers, BATW was established in San Francisco, California, in 1984. BATW is a not-for-profit, professional association of journalists with outstanding achievements in the field of travel. These professionals share their unique stories in newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, blogs, videos, books, internet publications and travel industry publications.

The “About BATW” section of our website contains the following pages:

  • About Bay Area Travel Writers: Learn more about our journalist members, monthly meetings, our code of professional standards, and our Mission Statement.
  • History of BATW, 1982-2000: Discover how our organization got its start among a group of aspiring and travel-loving writers.
  • Credentialed Members: Names of our Credentialed members, with links to their websites.
  • Corporate Members: Company names of our Associate members, with links to company websites.
  • 2017 Board of Directors: Meet our hard-working Board and other key members of our organization.
  • Our 2016 Volunteers: Get to know the volunteers who keep our organization humming along.
  • 7: Upcoming BATW meetings (prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting–find out how to let us know on this page).
  • Media Room: Sign up for press releases, read articles about BATW, download a press kit, find us in social media, and more.
  • Contact Us: Send us an email.