Andrew Collins

by Fernando Nocedal

  • Was a staff editor for Fodor's Travel Publications
  • Conceived of and wrote "Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA" and more than a dozen gay guides to destinations worldwide
  • Edits and writes for publications across the United States
  • Is on the faculty of New York City's Gotham Writers' Workshop, teaching online courses on travel and food writing


Andrew Collins is a former writer for TripSavvy, contributing articles for 10 years. He has been roaming the globe as a travel writer and editor since 1991, always seeking a destination's gay pulse. He conceived of and wrote "Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA," which won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award from the Society of American Travel Writers, and has written more than a dozen regional gay guides for Fodor's. He's written hundreds of articles in LGBT newspapers and magazines.

He regularly writes and updates portions of Fodor's guides on New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Northern California, has authored guidebooks on New Orleans, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for Moon handbooks, and has contributed to publications including Zagat guides, Travel + LeisureBridesSunsetFrommer's Budget Travel, and Jetsetter. He's also editor-in-chief of The Pearl, a lifestyle magazine about the gay-friendly Pearl District in Portland, Oregon, and a regular contributor to New Mexico Magazine and Four Seasons Magazine

Andrew is part of the faculty of New York City's Gotham Writers' Workshop, teaching online courses on travel writing and food writing.


Andrew Collins has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Awards and Publications

Andrew Collins conceived of and wrote Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA, which won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award from the Society of American Travel Writers

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

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