Kudos for Dave

Dave G. Houser is an award-winning travel writer and respected member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) and American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).  Read on to learn what editors and clients have to say about Dave's work. To learn more about his awards and recognitions, click here


  "Your photography is spectacular and you're a great writer to boot!..."

— Marleen Canniff, Managing Editor, TRAILER LIFE Magazine


"Just read the article in this month's WHERE TO RETIRE Magazine.  EXCELLENT! The writing is truly wonderful. Thank you for giving Green Valley a gigantic push as a place to enjoy one's retirement years..."

— Beverly Trunick, Green Valley-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce


"I love the personal attention you give your clients and press trip hosts.  I wish there were more professionals like you out there!"

 — Dave Wiggins,  Widness & Wiggins Public Relations


"Wow Dave: The photo disks arrived today and I can't believe what an assortment of cover shots you provided.  You are WONDERFUL!!!"

— Eileen Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief,  MotorHome Magazine


"Thanks again Dave for all your contributions.  We certainly appreciate your professionalism and willingness to work with our sometimes hairy deadlines."

Cindy McCaleb, Highways Magazine


"Your feature on India (October) is commendably clear-sighted, positive and consistent.  It is supremely self-revealing, yet is refreshingly realistic. From the spectrum of tourism, India has gained both prestige and popularity..."

— S.D. Kinra, India Tourist Office


"Your photography made this issue possible:  We couldn't have done it without you.  As always, a pleasure to work with you."

— Griffin Smith Jr.. former Travel Editor,  Arkansas Democrat


"Opening is dramatically and captivatingly written. Throughout the piece, the clarity and descriptive quality of the writing draws the reader along...the photos are easily the best in this category..."

— Judge's comments, 1992 Lowell Thomas Awards competition

(Self-illustrated Article Category)

"Congratulations, you did a very fine job of updating Hidden Mexico. Everyone here was quite impressed with the work, both in terms of the breadth of your coverage and the quality of the writing..." 

— Ray Reigert, Publisher,  Ulysses Press


"You sure were right on with this one.  It's well done and miles better than the cruise story I usually see.  I've decided to go with it as the lead article for the Spring cruise issue..." 

— Tim Warren, former Travel Editor,  The Baltimore Sun


"You certainly know the way to an editor's heart!  Your Illiria piece will run on the cover. You are one of the best and I would like to have you in our pages more frequently..." 

— Michael Carlton, former Travel Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


"Thanks so much for sending me the latest issue of WHERE TO RETIRE Magazine with your outstanding St. Augustine story.  It really is well-done and the exposure for St. Augustine is tremendous.  Please come back and see us again someday."

— Jay Humphreys,  St. Augustine, Ponte Verde & The Beaches CVB