Leslie Forsberg
Writer / Editor / Author
"Your writing is elegant, beautiful ... you truly are a master of words, and almost like a songwriter when you put them together. Unlike most writers, who just clump together a bunch of adjectives hoping the audience will get the picture, you so precisely construct a clear visual picture in the reader's head, it almost transports them to the spot you are writing about. When I read what you've written, I feel like I've read words ever-so-gently chosen, and then delicately pressed and formed together into what becomes a stunning sculpture." 
Nicole Meoli, Former Editor
Journey Magazine
An award-winning writer, editor and author, I believe in the power of writing to make the world a better place. I have a keen eye for detail and nuance, and I enjoy the challenge of learning everything possible about my subject before bringing new perspectives to the light of day. Whatever form my writing takes, whether a roundup or a research-intensive feature, I infuse my writing with both depth and meaning.

My specialties? Travel, slow foods, natural history and environmental restoration

What excites me? Adventures. I've Nordic skied in the moonlight in trackless wilderness; pitched over a waterfall in a raft; danced in a Swedish barn at midsummer; paddled a kayak in gale-force winds; hiked through butterfly flurries in wildflower meadows; fallen down a hillside escaping an imposing bovine in the Alps; felt fish nibble my toes deep in a watery cave on the Caribbean island of Bonaire; been dragged by a racing dog-sled team in Arctic Norway; and trekked in search of long-forgotten stone circles in the British Isles...in the aftermath of a hurricane. All grand adventures, but for me, all of life is a grand adventure if you just open your eyes to what's around you.

Writer
Published in a broad array of magazines, including AAA WorldAlaska Airlines Magazine, WestwaysSunsetGoing Places, Horizon Air Magazine, Journey, Home and Away, Seattle BrideTexas Journey, Traveler, ViaCoho, Clipper and Compass, and Washington Meeting Planner. My writing credits also include Michelin Travel GuidesAOL Travel and MapQuest.

Author
Michelin Must-Sees Pacific Northwest (2013)
Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling with Kids (2009)

​Editor
I was the Managing Editor at Alaska Airlines Magazine for four years and the Executive Editor of Sea Kayaker Magazine for the same amount of time. Additional editorial experiences include positions as Editor in Chief of Washington State Ferries' Compass Magazine, Senior Editor of Go World Travel, Development Editor for a travel guidebook and Contributing Editor for AOL Travel.


My Michelin Moment

Paris-based Michelin guidebooks are the industry gold standard. I'm the author of Michelin Must-Sees Pacific Northwest


SPJ Awards

3rd Place
"Time Travel"
Alaska Airlines Magazine
2013

1st Place
"Fragile Beauty"
Alaska Airlines Magazine
2012

3rd Place
 "Playing in Ashland"
Journey Magazine 
2011