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Peggy Sijswerda
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Attended Radford University
Lives in Virginia Beach, VA
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I publish two local monthly magazines: Tidewater Women and Tidewater Family
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Writing, editing, graphic design, photography, sales
Employment
  • Freelance Writer
    1995 - present
  • Tidewater Women Magazine
    Editor & Publisher, 1999 - present
    I launched Tidewater Women with my husband, Peter, and have watched it grow into a much-loved, respected publication. In autumn 2013, we launched a new sister magazine called Tidewater Family.
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Virginia Beach, VA
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Writer, adventurer, mother, wife, seeker
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Peggy Sijswerda lives in Virginia Beach and edits and publishes two regional magazines: Tidewater Women and Tidewater Family. She freelances on the side, combining her passion for travel, her love of writing, and her insatiable curiosity about everything from architecture to zydeco. Currently she’s planning a trip to Andalusia, where she will follow the brandy route and try not to get lost. Her Dutch husband, Peter, and their three sons sometimes accompany Peggy on her adventures, but she also loves traveling solo. She recently completed a memoir, Still Life with Sierra, which follows Peggy and her family as they lose themselves in Europe for six months, trying to find home.

Bragging rights
Received Woman of Courage, Confidence, and Character Award from the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast in 2012
Education
  • Radford University
    English, 1975 - 1979
  • Old Dominion University
    MFA in creative nonfiction, 1999 - 2005
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Other names
Back in the day, I was Peggy Heberling.

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The Cook Islands: In a word, Paradise! 
"The Cook Islands: Paradise & More" by Peggy Sijswerda from Feb. 2015 Tidewater Women magazine.
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Planning a visit to http://www.banyantreemayakoba.com next week! Can't wait!
Nestled along the edge of the exotic Mayan jungle, Banyan Tree Mayakoba flawlessly blends luxury, nature and tranquility in exquisite harmony. An extraordinary blend of Mexican culture and Asian hospitality, Mayakoba is the perfect getaway for tranquility, rejuvenation, romance and world-class dining. We are also the most sustainable five-star resort development on the shores of the Caribbean.
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Here I am quad biking with my son in New Zealand!  Highly recommended. Nigel is the best guide and an all-round great guy. http://www.wellingtonadventures.co.nz
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Check out Norfolk's links to the past!
  There’s something about vintage Americana that's undeniably cool. From the architecture of 1950s drive-throughs to retro diners, there's a...
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Yep, yoga in the desert. Mesa, AZ is the best!
View our guide to the perfect Mesa, Arizona vacation! Find hotels, events, restaurants and things to do in Mesa with our visitor guides and planning tools.
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A cool property in Merida, Mexico.
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Nuestro hotel se encuentra situado en la más importante y emblemática avenida de Mérida: Paseo de Montejo, un corredor con un pasado histórico y memorable en la península de Yucatán. A tan sólo 6 calles del zócalo en el centro histórico, comienza Paseo de Montejo, una calle que alberga elegantes ...
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My newest freelance story about Spanish brandy - mmmm. If you have trouble viewing, type in this zip code: 68103 Olé! http://www.homeandawaymagazine.com/content.cfm?a=4235 
Home & Away Magazine is the official member publication for eight AAA clubs sent to more than 1.2 million households (representing more than 3 million readers) every other month.
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"Beyond Beautiful: Finding Tranquility in Normandy, France". From Tidewater Women Magazine. By: Peggy Sijswerda.
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I have a new gig: blogging for Virgin Atlantic's website. Here's my first post about Norfolk, Virginia. 
  Welcome to Norfolk, a 400-year-old port city in the heart of the mid-Atlantic. Bordering one of the world’s largest natural harbours, this...
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very cool gig Peg! Congrats:) Anya
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