Richard has been a travel journalist for many years and is a lifelong traveler. He was bitten by wanderlust early and never recovered. He has written for "The Baltimore Sun," "The Arizona Star," NPR's "The Savvy Traveler," Britain's www.40plustravelandleisure.com, www.internationalliving.com's "Mexico Insider," www.52perfectdays.com, www.stripedpot.com and other publications.
Before he was a travel journalist he was a photographer and video producer (see below description) in Washington, DC. He has a boundless curiosity about what is over the next hill and around the next corner. You can see, read and enjoy his articles as he continues to travel the world or go to the "Articles" section of this website to see them.
He views his travel writing as a way to share his passion for teaching. He has been a college professor at several prominent universities and at the Smithsonian Institution for many years.
Richard Basch, Photographer
Richard Basch's work takes him locally, nationally, internationally, anywhere on the planet. He shoots travel assignments in Europe, Latin America, Polynesia and throughout North America, hotels in England and the US, shipping lines in Tahiti and photographs for television documentaries in New Guinea and Pakistan.
He has taught at the Smithsonian Institution, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Wittenberg University and Chapman University. He is listed in "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in Advertising," "Who's Who in Photography," "Who's Who in the World," as well as other similar volumes. His photographs have been widely published in the national and international press.
An award winning, prominent photographer Richard Basch has been the host/moderator of a lecture series at the Smithsonian Institution called the "Masters of Photography" for over twenty five years.