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?!
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
1. Duct tape –can repair anything, from ripped suitcases and backpacks bursting their seams to eyeglasses and charger cords. Roll it around a small pen or pencil. 2. Earplugs – honeymooners in the room next door? Bar brawls in the street below? No problem if you pack...read more