Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)
James Murren is an independent writer, with numerous pieces having appeared in outdoor sports and recreation media outlets, adventure and travel magazines, newspapers, practitioners’ journals and newsletters, including:
L.A. Times, The Surfer’s Journal, Dirt Rag Magazine, Cranked (UK), Adventure Sports Journal, Bicyclist Magazine, Snowshoe Magazine, Mountain Flyer, Roads & Kingdoms, Sub-Saharan Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, Backpacker Magazine, Bike Magazine, Strung Magazine, Spoke Magazine (NZ), Bicycle Times, Switchback, and XXC Mag.
Currently, he is a columnist for Bicyclist Magazine (“In Search of Dirt“) and Adventure Sports Journal (“Earn Your Beer“). In Search of Dirt features mountain biking and Earn Your Beer is about pushing yourself in the mountains, deserts, oceans, rivers, wherever and then sitting back and enjoying a beer when relaxing at camp or home.
He’s published three books. Go Here, Go There: Travel and Work is a collection of words and photos depicting such experiences in ten countries around West Africa, Central and South America, North America, and Eurasia. The other two books are based on his work and travels in Honduras and Ethiopia. You can buy the books online via the link in the sidebar, or at the following locations: The Reader’s Cafe in Hanover, PA and Verbatim Books in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, CA.