Peggy Sijswerda, MFA, is the editor and publisher of two regional magazines, Tidewater Women and Tidewater Family, each with a monthly circulation of 20,000.

She has written about travel for 25 years, and her work has appeared in Atlas Obscura, National Geographic, Robb Report, Costco Connection, Parents, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Endless Vacations, Go!, Stars and Stripes, Dallas Morning News, The Virginian Pilot, Virginia Living, AAA Home and Away, AAA Tidewater Traveler, Points North, and

In 2005, Peggy published a travel memoir called Still Life with Sierra, which chronicles her family’s move abroad after her two-year-old daughter died.

Peggy's goal as a travel writer is to capture the uniqueness of a place and to show how travel can change how we view the world and ourselves.