Foodies love to travel, and travelers love to eat. As a food-oriented travel writer, I have the best of both worlds, wandering the globe armed with a fork and a pen. Whether searching for taro-wrapped laulau on the Big Island, quaffing craft brews in Krakow or seeking offbeat artichoke dishes along California’s coastal Highway 1, I’m always ready to eat and ready to write about it.
While food and travel make up the bulk of my work, I also write and edit a wide variety of material for businesses, artists and nonprofit organizations.
Whatever the project — from writing dynamic web copy to untangling dense academic prose or composing colorful zoo animal signage — it’s all about crafting a compelling story that makes you want to read to the very end. I pride myself on writing with flair and passion and respect for deadlines and word counts. But, don’t get me started on the world’s best BBQ …beef or pork, sauced or rubbed, Memphis, Kansas City, Texas, the Carolinas …That’s a heated debate best had in person over a pitcher of pale ale with a plate piled high, a big stack of napkins and plenty of time. Sure I can capture it in 100 words but who would want to?!
Eat a handful of almonds or peanuts every day for a month and you’ll put on a couple of pounds. Toss them in for a year and you’re going to be spilling over the top of your skinny jeans. It’s the same with packing. The smallest items start to add up and before you...read more
As we walked into the Kō Hana Rum tasting room -- once the general store and post office for agricultural workers in the tiny town of Kunia -- a young woman pushed a fibrous sugar cane stalk into an old press and handed us the results -- a glass of pure single...read more