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Mark Aspelin, Freelance Writer

Freelance writer Mark Aspelin has a broad range of interests and experiences and enjoys writing in many genres. He specializes in creative non-fiction articles about travel and culture, health and wellness, personal development, ecotourism, and wildlife conservation.

Mark is a New Mexico-based writer known as “The New Mexico Travel Guy” and he publishes regular posts on his “New Mexico & Beyond” blog. As an avid traveler, Mark has visited over 100 countries and all 50 U.S. States, and he’s a member of the Travelers’ Century Club. His current adventure is closer to home, as he slowly chips away at his goal to visit EVERY town in New Mexico and write a story about each one. His blog can be found at

Outside of his blog, Mark has published articles in a variety of publications, such as the following:

Mark is also the author of two highly-rated books:

Mark is available to write well-researched, accurate, and entertaining articles on assignment for editors. 

He can be reached at [email protected]

Thanks for your interest!


New Mexico Travel Guy at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge