Magazine Work

Karen’s stories have appeared in Saturday Evening  PostDelta Sky, Backpacker, Islands, Robb Report, Family Circle, National Geographic Traveler, AAA publications (including Westways, Via, Texas Journey, New Mexico Journey, Alabama Journey, and Northern New England Journey), the New York Times, New England Travel and Life, Weight Watchers, Child, AMC Outdoors, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Virtuoso’s Travel+Life; Berkshire, Litchfield, and Ridgefield magazines., France Guide, Scouting, Out Here, Forbestraveler.com, GORP.com, Away.com, TravelClassics.com, MSNBC.com, Weather.com, Heathymagination.com, and other major Internet and print markets.

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Although she is known for her outdoor and adventure writing, Karen has also written extensively about sustainable tourism, music, culture, and history. She has received more than 20 awards for writing, editing, and photography.

Here are links to a few favorite stories and excerpts.

Most Recent

Saturday Evening Post: National Parks at 100

Cover story. A personal look at the past, present, and enduring value of the national parks. (Spring, 2016)

Litchfield Magazine:  Embrace Winter

Surviving and thriving in the deep freeze means two things: Having the right gear, and finding fun places for fun winter activities. (Holiday issue, 2015)

Delta Sky:  Rediscover Utah

Skiing,  national parks, and outdoor sports galore. (November, 2015)

Islands Magazine:  Guardian of the Reef

How one woman set out to welcome tourists to Chumbe Reef while preserving its fantastic sea life for the future

Virtuoso Travel + Life:  Of Witch Doctors, Rambutans and What News of Waking Up?

In Zanzibar, Karen Berger learns that learning about language means learning about life.

Buckettripper.com: Paying Respects at Struthof Concentration Camp in Alsace France

A hike across France takes Karen to the front gates of a WWII concentration camp. This story was a gold medal winner in the North American Travel Journalists competition for 2013.

Book Excerpt:Along the Pacific Crest Trail

Karen seeks to make connections between nature, art, and life. In this except from Along the Pacific Crest Trail, she walks to the beat of nature’s orchestra

Trip Reports and Shorter Features

Robb Report: High-Wire Action

Heli-hiking in British Columbia

WellsFargoConversations.com: Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

Becoming a rock star for a day is fantasy – AND reality — as fantasy campers take the stage, for real.

National Geographic Traveler: A Town of Two Tales

Genial Bayeux, France, just wanted to mind its own business, but two of Europe’s great invasions clinched it a place in history.

Round-ups/Service

NBCNews.com (from Forbestraveler.com): America the Musical

America’s top music cities, past and present

NBCNews.com (from Forbestraveler.com): High-Flying Heli Adventures

World-wide helicopter adventures from skiing to safaris.