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Bill Goodwin

Born and raised in North Carolina near Hampton Roads, Bill Goodwin ( has lived in northern Virginia since 1979. He was an award-winning newspaper reporter for the Atlanta Journal before becoming a legal counsel and speechwriter for two U.S. senators, Sam Nunn of Georgia and Sam J. Ervin, Jr., of North Carolina. Now a full-time travel writer, Goodwin is also the author of Frommer's South Pacific, Frommer's Tahiti & French Polynesia, and Frommer's Fiji.