International Travel Editor Denise McCluggage
idea was broached that this column be called A Broad Abroad. A catchy
title, maybe, for a woman partaking of travel here and there. But probably a bit
too hackle-raising even if it was meant as a jestful self-reference. (So not as
bad as A Bimbo in Limbo but still not acceptable.)
women may object, indeed, to my using the word girl. (Havent
we fought long enough!) But Im hoping that You Go, Girl is an
exhortation with enough exposure and good will behind it to be taken in the spirit
in which it is intended.
purpose of this column will be to pass on observations, information, admonitions
and suggestions in hopes of making travel for women (particularly those going
it alone) simpler, safer, more rewarding and as enjoyable as possible.
a lone subject will take a full column. Sometimes a smattering of unrelated topics
will fill it. And as time passes I would like to see this space become a relay
station through which I pass thoughts, ideas and suggestions from readers. So
Denise passed in 2015. She was writing, blogging, and making TV and radio appearances until the day she died. You Go, Girl! We love and miss you deeply!
Denise was RTM's first-named Lifetime Legend Nominee in 2004. Click on link below to see video.
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Lifetime Legend Honorees
the author: Like
the man surprised to learn he had been speaking prose all his life, Denise
McCluggage is surprised to find she has been a pioneer. She just thought
she was doing things she liked to doamong them drive fast cars and
write about those who drove
even faster cars. (Or drove cars even faster.) Nonetheless when women sportswriters
were rare she was on the staff of the New York Herald Tribune covering primarily
skiing and motor racing. She was known for doing what she wrote about whether
it was skiing, racing or jumping out of airplanes (with a parachute.)
She was involved at the inception of Competition Press (now AutoWeek) for
which she is a columnist and senior-contributing editor. She has a syndicated
newspaper column called Drive, She Said and edits an Internet car magazine, called
Denise is also a professional roadtest editor for RTM, whose many reviews can
be found in our New Car Review section. Denise passed away in 2015. She is missed by all deeply.