About Mary & Bill Burnham


Full-time freelance writers for more than a decade, Mary and Bill Burnham have co-authored six books and hundreds of magazine articles. They specialize in outdoor adventure and travel off-the-beaten-track.

They split their time between Onancock on Virginia's Eastern Shore, and the Florida Keys.

They are trained kayak guides: "Paddle with the Authors" on Virginia's Eastern Shore April-October, and in the fabulous Florida Keys in winter.

Read more about us:
-Florida Keys Tourism
- On-line interview


Authors of:


-The official Virginia Travel Guide, Virginia Tourism
-Hiking Virginia (Falcon) 3rd ed. 2013
-Best Hikes Near Washington DC (2010)
-Knack Kayaking for Everyone (2010)
-Knack Car Camping for Everyone (2009)
-Complete Florida Beach Guide (Univ. Press of Florida) 2008
-Florida Keys Paddling Atlas (Globe-Pequot) 2007
-The Virginia Handbook (Hunter Pub.) 2006
-Exploring Small Towns of Virginia & Maryland (Hunter Pub.) 2003

Members of:


American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
The Authors Guild
American Canoe Association

Publishing credits:


American Heritage, Attache, Backpacker, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Columbus-Dispatch Travel, The Daily Press, Deep, Family Camping, Ft. Myers Magazine, GORP.com, Hampton Roads Magazine, Hiatus, MetroSports, Miami Herald, National Geographic Adventure, Racing Milestones, Recreation News, Small Market Meetings, Virginia Travel Guide, The Virginian-Pilot, The Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Where Miami.

Custom Publishing: Rodale, Big Fish Publications.

Columns: Virginia Hiking; Florida Kayaking

Published Clips/​Reprints:


Click on any topic at right, or use the SEARCH feature up top. Articles are available with digital images and trip-planning sidebars.

Participants in...


Calusa Blueway Festival
Florida Paddlers' Rendezvous
SATW Guidebook and Travel Writing Institute
Virginia Festival of the Book
Baltimore Book Bash
Trail Days, Damascus, VA
Highland Maple Festival
Hampton Roads Woman's Show
Art in the Park
Yorktown 4th of July
and many book-signings at Barnes & Noble, REI and other outdoor stores.