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About Paul and Liz

Travel journalists Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman reached an audience of several million people each month as they wrote and broadcast in a variety of formats. They covered travel for network television including NBC’s Today Show and local TV such as KTLA 5 in Los Angeles.

They wrote travel features for major national and regional magazines along with a regular syndicated column on travel and dining for several major daily newspapers. Paul and Elizabeth were pioneers of interactive travel content on the web. Sadly, he passed away in 2021.

Elizabeth Harryman is Travel Editor of Westways, the magazine of the Auto Club of Southern California, which has won five major Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards and has a circulation of 4 million and a readership of 8 million. Elizabeth also coordinates travel coverage for the other six AAA magazines the Auto Club publishes, which reach markets from New England to Hawai’i, for a combined readership of about 12 million.

Paul Lasley produced and hosted two daily radio shows that were broadcast to 3.5 million listeners in 180 countries on the American Forces Radio Network and our podcast at He co-hosted radio shows on KABC and Public Radio station KPCC in Southern California and for Discovery Channel Radio on XM Satellite. His radio shows won three major Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. He also wrote the TravelSmart column for Westways magazine.

For several years, Paul and Elizabeth were on-air travel correspondents for NBC’s Today. They wrote a column on travel and dining that ran for 10 years in major U.S. newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald.

As a married couple that worked together every day, finding romance was an important part of their travel lives. Their best-selling book, Honeymoons: A Romantic Travel Guide, won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award.

Paul and Elizabeth were members of organizations including the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), SAG, AFTRA, and Equity. Paul was the 2016 president of SATW.

The OnTravel Crew

Dan Forth: A national and local media industry veteran, Dan is Executive Producer for OnTravel and oversees Marketing and Advertising for Harryman/Lasley Inc. Passionate about the notion that “you’re never too old to rock and roll”, he enjoys covering travel of interest to Baby-Boomers who share the same outlook on life.

Dan has produced and marketed programs hosted by Paul & Elizabeth for the American Society of Travel Agents, Discovery Channel Radio and Sirius/XM Radio. He also produced and marketed the “WPT Poker Corner” for the World Poker Tour.

Before joining the OnTravel family, he was President & CEO of Sony Worldwide Networks (SW) a genre-specific provider of information and entertainment content to broadcasters via satellite, compact disc, and the Internet. Dan also served as Senior Vice President, Content Licensing at Launch Media.

He spent his early years at FM Rock radio stations in New England. He then “went national” holding management and executive positions at the ABC and NBC Radio Networks.

James DeRuvo: James has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film, and publishing. As a producer of talk radio programs in Los Angeles for over 10 years, James has produced topics ranging from travel to technology to politics and computers. A writer of articles about the video industry for nearly 20 years, he has also written articles regarding sports, travel, and computer technology. James lives in Southern California. He produces tech, family travel and general interest segments for OnTravel. He is The Tech Lord.

Gary Arndt: Gary, one of the most respected and influential travel bloggers in the world and an award-winning photographer serves as Associate Producer and Senior Travel Correspondent for OnTravel. He reports from the far-flung regions of the world and always manages to provide new and newsworthy information on his destinations.

Marybeth Bond: Creator of the whole world of Gutsy Women and author of travel books and articles on the entire world of travel serves as our Global Travel Correspondent.

Bill Groenekamp: Bill is an accomplished photographer. He is an associate producer for OnTravel and supervises editorial content as well as contributing segments on senior travel. 

Carol Forth: Carol is an avid photographer and a contributor to OnTravel. Carol is married to Dan and travels with him when their schedules permit. Images like her visual chronicle of their visit to Arizona have been OnTravel favorites.