Janet Serra is a freelance journalist and photographer with more than twenty-five years of experience in writing about travel destinations for an assortment of online blogs, newspapers, and magazines. She has extensive travel destination marketing experience and has promoted destinations on a national and international level. She also writes for many tour operators and museums nationwide, including The Institute for American Indian Studies.


Journalist,Photographer,Executive Director,Marketer,Travel Expert


  • Freelance Journalist: Contracted worker for media outlets
  • Photographer: Freelance image specialist

Affiliations and Memberships

  • The Institute for American Indian Studies
  • American Society of Travel Writers
  • North American Travel Journalists Association

Travel Expert

Janet is well-traveled. She has visited nearly every island in the Caribbean and has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia and the subcontinent of India. She is has been the Executive Director of one of Connecticut’s largest tourism districts for 32 years and is a member of the American Society of Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Destination Marketing Professional

Throughout her career, Janet has worked as the writer and photographer for several destination marketing websites, including Tours of Distinction. She has also created content and images for an award-winning 180-page brochure, newsletter, and direct mail pieces.

Travel Social Media

Janet actively maintains a Twitter page devoted to western Connecticut tourism and has a regular travel blog that appears on Hearst CT News.

Travel Networking

Janet has also attended many national and international trade shows promoting destinations to the public, tour operators, travel agents, writers, and bloggers.

Janet is an avid traveler and photographer. Her main interests are cultural and historic travel. She also enjoys blogging about food, places off the beaten track, and finding the unexpected.

More About Janet Serra

If you'd like to find out more about Janet's work, connect with her on LinkedIn and visit her at Connecticut Travel.