David Duran

  • David has lived in Arizona as a part-time resident for the past decade and recently relocated to downtown Phoenix as a permanent resident. 
  • David is part of the seven continents club and has traveled to over 75 countries and counting. 
  • His work focuses on general destination guides and luxury travel as well as culinary, hospitality, outdoors/adventure and airlines.



David Duran is an award winning travel writer who has traveled to all seven continents and more than 75 countries. His work focuses on general destination and luxury travel as well as culinary, hospitality, outdoors/adventure and airlines. He has contributed to such publications as Travel+Leisure, Jetsetter, The New York Post, Fodor’s and Southbay Magazine. In addition, he has written for almost every major LGBTQ publication in the US as well as several others overseas.

David is also a nationally recognized HIV advocate and writer who contributes to HIV focused publications including POZ, Plus, Positively Aware and TheBody.com. Always in the know about the current trends within the HIV community, David also speaks and participates at conferences and gatherings around the world on the subject.

Additionally, he has partnered with several recognized brands such as General Motors, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton, Indigo Hotels, HomeAway.com, and Napo Pharmaceuticals to provide them online content. 

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