Annika Hipple

Seattle, WA USA

Professional Experience

Writer, editor, and photographer specializing in travel and sustainability. Work includes print and online journalism, marketing and web copywriting, and editorial consulting. Particularly interested in adventure travel, ecotourism, sustainable travel, conservation, green living, and emerging destinations (or new takes on familiar ones). Professional website: Travel blogs: &


10 Years
14 Years
14 Years


Environment & Nature
13 Years
13 Years
11 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
9 Years
Online/new media
6 Years
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

13 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Northwest Meetings & Events (6-10), Harbors Magazine (3-5), AAA Journey Magazine (1-2), Knowledge Leader magazine (1-2), Berlitz Handbooks (6-10), Earth Island Journal (1-2), Utne Reader (1-2), Trip Magazine (1-2), The National (UAE newspaper) (1-2), Sierra Magazine (1-2), WildHope Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Myths and Mountains (10+), Virtuoso (6-10), Green Living Project (1-2), (1-2), Children's Home Society of Washington (1-2), RenewComm (1-2), Skyhorse Publishing (1-2), Travel Channel Media (1-2), TravelWild Expeditions (1-2), UPS (United Parcel Service) (1-2), Heritage Adventures (Norway) (1-2), Academic Travel Abroad (1-2), Rainforest Alliance (1-2), Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (10+)

Other Work History

News Editor at Ethical Traveler ( - currently hold this position Publications Assistant and Database Manager, The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy Research Assistant, Latin American Area Center, The University of Arizona Research Intern, The Nature Conservancy Mexico Program Editorial Assistant, Middlebury Magazine Intern, Middlebury College Office of Public Affairs

Foreign Language Skills

Swedish - fluent (native) Spanish - fluent German - conversational French - conversational Portuguese - basic Italian - basic

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Windows, Mac


Laptop computer Camera equipment (digital SLR, digital compact, film SLR) Color printer Scanner Digital voice recorder

Work Permits & Visas

Dual citizen of U.S. and Sweden (E.U.)


Available upon request. See my website,, for testimonials.

Work Samples


(Northwest Meetings + Events 10/15/2009)
Article about how Northwest communities beyond Vancouver are capitalizing on the 2010 Olympics.
(Knowledge Leader 10/15/2009)
Article about the world's best airports for a layover.
(The Christian Science Monitor 12/31/2004)
Personal essay about language issues encountered while traveling in India.
( 2/1/2010)
Article about sustainability initiatives and issues in the cruise industry.
(Northwest Meetings + Events 10/20/2009)
Article with suggestions for making a holiday event as "green" as possible.
( 7/10/2010)
Mini-guide to Seattle, including selected tips for hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and attractions.
(Conscious Choice 6/1/2007)
Article about urban backyard farming in the Seattle area.
(Northwest Meetings + Events 5/1/2010)
Article about how small destinations in the Pacific Northwest are attracting meetings and events by standing out from the herd.
(Ode Magazine Exchange 10/5/2010)
Review of the new book Authentic Ecolodges, by Hitesh Mehta
(Journey 3/1/2011)
Short piece about Stieg Larsson-themed walking tours in Stockholm, for the Washington state AAA (American Automobile Association) magazine.
(Sierra Magazine 3/1/2011)
Short travel essay about Sweden's first marine national park and the islands within it.
(Conscious Choice 10/1/2007)
Article about a new program to promote sustainable communities in the Puget Sound area.
(Earth Island Journal 4/1/2010)
Article about Ethical Traveler's new report identifying the 10 best ethical travel destinations in the developing world.
(The National 2/14/2009)
Article about Chatreuse, a Seattle home interiors store with an intriguing mix of vintage and modern design.
(Harbors Magazine 10/1/2011)
Harbors is the inflight magazine of Kenmore Air, a regional airline flying to points in Washington and British Columbia.