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Freda Moon

Travel Columnist — The New York Times
Covers:  latin america, travel, food, europe, domestic travel
Doesn't Cover: airports, travel industry news, cruises

@NYTimesTravel columnist. International toddler wrangler. Too earnest for Twitter.

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@fredamoon — 4,743 followers, 14,388 tweets

I will forever cherish this sentence, in which the Times style guide forbid the word "drunk" and required a replacement that makes the piece read as if it were written by a middle schooler who just discovered the thesaurus.
RT @Fritinancy: This account tweets words when they appear in the news or editorial section of the @nytimes for the first time. 
It's almost as if Roiphe's women friends didn't think she was someone they could trust to tell. 
@judyberman Is Roiphe teaching at @nyu_journalism? @timstelloh and I both went there for J-school (and have the $75,000 in student loan debt to prove it). Now feeling approx 1,000,000x more guilt-free about not donating to the alumni fund.
RT @Nicole_Cliffe: If you have a piece in the hopper over at @Harpers, ask your editor if the Roiphe piece is happening. If it is, I w… 
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Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards

2017 - Foreign Travel
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