Hi! I’m Timothy Malcolm, a full-time, freelance travel and experiences writer based in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Current project: I’m writing Moon Travel Guides’ “Appalachian Trail Road Trip” book. It’ll be a comprehensive guide to exploring the world of America’s greatest trail, including hikes, food, drink, entertainment, recreation, lodging and more. Due 2018. Currently: Researching
Quick background: I spent nearly 10 years in print and digital journalism as a writer, editor and manager. I’ve been a beat reporter and feature writer, magazine editor and daily section editor. I’ve overseen freelancers and staff reporters. And I’ve managed the short- and long-term operation of news websites and social media platforms. Sometimes, all at the same time.
Writing style: Heavy on nostalgia and past memory, blending personal narrative (whether mine or someone else’s) with facts, data and source material. I have a decade of journalism training and experience and an education in film and television writing, and I tend to explore narrative using both of those prisms simultaneously.
Specialties: Travel and experiences, baseball, beer, music (popular, post-1964), hiking, television.
Other topics I regularly cover: Health care and physician scientists, personal profiles, real estate and housing profiles, food and drink, general sports, millennial trends and lifestyles, generational shifts.
- “Appalachian Trail Road Trip” (Moon Travel Guides, Avalon Travel Publishing), 2017-18
- Think Dutchess Magazine (writer of all features content; Dutchess County economic development office), 2016, winner of NYSEDC Marketing Awards certificate of excellence) [View magazine here]
Where I’ve been published:
- October – website covering beer and beer culture [pairing Beatles albums with beer] [review of Ommegang Hennepin] [review of Goose Island Sofie]
- Paste – lifestyle and culture magazine and website [the craft beer lover’s guide to spring training]
- Vinyl Me Please – music culture website [10 best yacht rock albums to own on vinyl]
- Chronogram – lifestyles in the Hudson Valley, New York [profile of O+, a health care organization] [profile of a couple’s new Victorian house] [profile of a renowned gardener upon the release of her new book]
- Visit Vortex – travel and life in the Hudson Valley, New York [a Hudson Valley, New York, guide to gin] [profile of the Falcon, a local music venue]
- The Tracking Board – Hollywood news and tracking board [reviews of The A Word] [reviews of Uncle Buck] [reviews of Baskets]
- Weill Cornell Medicine – health care organization, institution [report on non-surgical form of birth control that received national attention] [Q&A with former health and human services secretary]
- PopMatters – music and pop culture website [a look at George Martin’s legacy through the songs of Revolver]
- Upstate House – real estate and life in the Hudson Valley, New York [profile of the home of an iconic artist and publisher]
- Phillies Nation – website covering the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team [looking deeper at the legacy of slugger Ryan Howard] [when believing in the hot prospect lets you down]
- Times Herald-Record – news and life in the Hudson Valley, New York [column: we’re pregnant] [column: traditional gender stereotypes can be damaging]
Where you can reach me:
Personal info: I’m married to my beautiful wife of two years, and live with her and my infant daughter in a little apartment in picturesque Tarrytown, New York. Seriously, my mother-in-law calls it “Storybook Town.” I watch baseball, drink beer, play vinyl, binge TV, hike, travel and cook dinner nearly every night.
My favorite hike: Samaria Gorge in Crete remains a singular experience of my life.
My favorite baseball memory: Shaking and hurriedly calling my dad immediately after my beloved Phillies won the 2008 World Series.
My favorite beer: Of all-time? St. Bernardus ABT 12. Right now? Suarez Family Brewing’s Palatine Pils.
My favorite music: The Beatles (and Paul McCartney’s entire solo discography), but that’s too obvious an answer. I love music of 1977-1984 including the Police, Elvis Costello, XTC, Squeeze, Tears For Fears and Toto (and plenty of Yacht Rock). Big Star, Badfinger and other power pop. Plus Stevie Wonder and pretty much anything Motown and soul (especially Philly soul), Janet Jackson’s run from Control to The Velvet Rope, Todd Rundgren, and I have a weird childhood adoration for modern rock and alternative (I was a big 311 fan as a kid).
Right now? Haim.