Jim Winnerman

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Lives In

St. Louis, Missouri


  • University of Missouri
  • Saint Louis University

  • Jim is a freelance writer based out of St. Louis, Missouri.
  • He writes about art, architecture, and travel destinations around the world.
  • Freelance writing has been a second career for 25 years.


Jim began writing as a hobby upon retirement, but it has turned into an unexpected passion. He has over 1,000 published articles that have appeared in over 80 different newspapers and magazines. His primary outlet is as a freelance feature travel writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch where he has about 20 articles in the Sunday travel section each year.  

Other newspapers in which his work has appeared include the Los Angles Times, Chicago Daily Herald, Cincinnati Inquirer, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Dallas Morning News, Lincoln Star Journal, Miami Herald, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Magazine credits include Wild West, Western Art and Architecture, Show Me Missouri, Missouri Life, Colorado Country Life, Enchantment Magazine, Morning Calm (Korean Air in-flight magazine), PENN Lines, Route 66, and the Southern California News Group (12 separate newspapers).

Jim was an officer in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 and then a corporate executive for 30 years in a firm specializing in incentive marketing programs. They rewarded group travel trips around the world for successful sales force achievements.

In addition to writing, he started drawing in retirement and has a line of humorous animal note cards he sells at art shows.

He has been a contributor to TripSavvy since 2021. TripSavvy is the first online publication for which he has written. By choice, he does not have an online presence other than his articles that first appeared in print.


Jim graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a degree in marketing. He received an MBA from Saint Louis University.

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