Renee Brincks – San Francisco Journalist, Writer and Editor

Hello! I’m Renee, a writer covering travel, culture and community gems—including the people, places and under-the-radar elements that make a destination special.

As a full-time freelancer for more than a decade, I’ve written for National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel, Endless Vacation, Via, Sierra, the San Francisco Chronicle and the in-flight magazines of United, Alaska and American, among other outlets. I’m a Travel Weekly contributing editor, a former San Francisco editor for and a former Des Moines Register reporter.

Drawing on a background in corporate communications and tourism marketing, I also craft copy for select health and wellness, hospitality, transportation and tech clients.

Here are links to my recent articles, plus a few of my favorite clips and more about me.