Heide Brandes

Heide Brandes is an award-winning journalist who has been published in numerous regional, national and international publications. Heide has earned numerous awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association, The Society for Professional Journalists and a 2019 Lowell Thomas from The Society of American Travel Writers. Besides being a full-time freelance writer, Heide is also a travel junkie, a medieval warrior, an avid hiker, professional bellydancer and instructor and kind of a quirky chick who lives in Oklahoma City.