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Teresa Bergen: New Vegan/Vegetarian Editor

Teresa BergenTeresa Bergen has joined the family as our new Vegan/Vegetarian Editor.

As more people explore vegan and vegetarian options we want to bring RFT readers authoritative coverage. Teresa Bergen, a vegetarian for more than 30 years and author of Vegetarian Asia Travel Guide, brings that expertise.

Teresa, who has a B.A. in journalism from U.C. Santa Cruz and an MFA in fiction writing from Louisiana State University, has written many articles for as a Portland Vegetarian Examiner. Her stories have appeared in both print and online publications, including India Currents, Ms., South China Morning Post, Vegan Voices, The Literary Traveler, Offbeat Travel, MSN Healthy Living, Whole Life Times and She also writes and Veg Travel and Fitness blog which covers vegetarianism, travel and fitness, especially where they intersect (e.g. workouts when traveling, vegetarian restaurants in other cities, interviews with vegetarians in other countries).

In addition to being a vegetarian and a journalist, Teresa is a yoga and group exercise instructor and personal trainer.

Teresa says, “ is very well done and has good design and great content. I’m proud to play a bigger role at RFT. Although sometimes I’ll indulge in a shot of maple syrup, as I admitted in my recent Quebec article, I like finding those foods that are both delicious and relatively healthy.”

In the coming months, Teresa will bring stories on the veg scene in Southern California; surfing and vegging in Plaza del Sur, Nicaragua; upscale dining as a vegetarian in trendy Portland, Oregon; holiday foods for vegetarians; San Francisco vegetarian restaurants; holiday gifts for your vegetarian pals, and more.

Please join us in welcoming Teresa Bergen as’s first Vegan/Vegetarian Editor.

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Teresa Bergen, RFT Vegan/Vegetarian Editor

Teresa Bergen, a freelance journalist who lives in Portland, Oregon, has been a vegetarian for more than 30 years. Her travel articles have appeared in India Currents, Yogi Times, The Circumference, and the Catholic Travel Guide. She’s the author of Vegetarian Asia Travel Guide. In addition to being a vegetarian and a journalist, Teresa is a yoga and group exercise instructor and personal trainer. She's also's Vegan/Vegetarian Editor.

5 thoughts on “Teresa Bergen: New Vegan/Vegetarian Editor

  1. Marcia

    Welcome! I’m a vegetarian and love to cook. Can’t wait to read your stories on rft!

  2. Marilyn

    This will be helpful! I’m looking forward to some good vegetarian and vegan recipes, especially for holiday gifts.

    1. Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT EditorBobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

      Yes, Marilyn, we think Teresa’s information will be helpful too. So many people are becoming vegetarians or at least experimenting with eating less meat. We’re looking forward to her contributions. Cheers! — Bobbie, RFT Editor

  3. Peggy Coonley/Serendipity Traveler

    Congratulations. I will look forward to the creativity, thoroughness and fresh perspectives that Teresa will bring to the table. Traveling together and watching Teresa’s note taking, photographic journalism and questions to the chefs all point to well researched future articles for Real Food Traveler.

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