Tom Reale Resume

12901 Michael Rd. • Anchorage AK 99516 • Telephone: (907) 345-6980 •Fax: (206) 202-5006: E-mail:


St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Writer and Associate Editor for Alaska Sporting Journal 2012-2017. Non-fiction articles published in Alaska Sporting JournalNorthwest SportsmanAnchorage Magazine, New York Post, Cruising World, Travel AgentBackpacker, Cruise Industry News Quarterly, Alaska Fish and Game, and  Alaska Hunting Bulletin magazines.


 Fodor’s Alaska ‘99 (ISBN 0-679-00157-3) 2000 (ISBN 0-679-00355-X), 2001(ISBN 0-679-00580-3), 2002 (ISBN 0-679-00877-2), 2003 (ISBN 1-4000-1084-5), 2004(ISBN 1-4000-1305-4) 2005 (ISBN 1-4000-1444-1), and 2006 (ISBN 1-4000-1561-8), 2007(1-4000-1715-7), 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Escape to Nature (Without Roughing It) 2004,  (ISBN 1-4000-1371-2), Fodor’s Travel Publications.

Wrote the Alaska chapter of this Fodor’s publication covering lodges and spas.
 Your Boat Belowdecks (ISBN 0-688-08338-2)

Boat repair and maintenance guide, published by William Morrow & Co., New York, 1990.
Chosen by Dolphin Book Club as their main selection for October 1990.


Wrote and photographed article on all-season use of the Resurrection Pass Trail on the Kenai Peninsula.

Travel Bug Alaska  (ISBN 981-00-4280-9)

Researched and wrote this Alaska travel book, published by Sun Tree Publishing of Singapore, distributed by Prentice-Hall Publishing, December 1994.

The Resurrection Trail System: A User’s Guide

Researched, wrote and photographed a trail guide for one of Alaska’s most popular hiking trails.  Published in 1998 by The Maps Place, Anchorage.

 Alaska-Yukon Handbook (ISBN 1-56691-089-7)

Researched and rewrote extensive sections of the sixth edition of this popular Alaska travel guide, published 1997.

Weissmann Travel Reports

Researched and wrote “Ports of Call” reports on eight Alaska cruise ship destinations for publication by Weissmann, 1996; rewrote and updated, 1998.  Weissmann Publishing sells these reports to travel agents for distribution to cruise ship clients.

Pharmacy in Alaska: A History

Privately published by the Alaska Pharmaceutical Association, 1992.

As a Field Editor for the Alaska Outdoor Times, wrote biweekly columns on backpacking and cross-country skiing, 1993.

Weekly outdoors columnist for The Anchorage Bypass, 1993-94.