David Duran


David Duran is an award winning travel writer who focuses on destination and luxury travel as well as culinary, hospitality and airlines. He contributes to such publications as Travel Leisure, Jetsetter, Fodor's and Huffington Post Travel. In addition, he has written for every major LGBT publication in the US as well as several others overseas. David is also a nationally recognized HIV advocate and writer and contributes to HIV focused publications including POZ, Plus, Positively Aware and The Body. Always in the know about the current trends within the HIV community, David also speaks and participates at conferences and gatherings around the world on the subject.David began his career in journalism by voicing his opinions about politics by submitting personal essays to the local newspaper and persistently using social media to spread his messages. Recognized on Twitter by an editor from a London based publication, he was offered a space to voice his thoughts. From there, David continued to write and add new publications to his portfolio, writing about LGBT topics, entertainment and HIV. Soon after, he was offered a position as a news reporter for a San Francisco based newspaper where he focused on local news. He continued to expand his writing by creating a business column focussing on new entrepreneurs, which eventually was syndicated in 6 national publications. This helped leap him further into the journalism community and also encouraged him to continue to diversify his writing styles and topics until he realized his two passions in writing; travel and HIV advocacy.