Travel and Lifestyle

You’ll find my travel and humor articles in magazines such as Taste and Travel International, Real Simple and Writer’s Digest and in newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. I regularly contribute to popular travel websites and have been interviewed everywhere from the Today Show to the Wall Street Journal.

Seeking Wine Wisdom
in the Napa Valley

Swirl, sniff and sip your way to the head of the class

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Nashville-
Country Cool and Hipster Hot

Hot chicken and honky tonks shoulder up to trendy breweries and an elevated Southern food scene

Taste & Travel Magazine

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The Best Shopping in San Miguel de Allende:
A Luxury Insider’s Guide

Where to find the finest folk art, fashion, antiques, sterling silver jewelry and more

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Warsaw and Krakow
Dish It Up and Pour it On

Poland’s contemporary cuisine and craft beer trends blend old world traditions with new techniques

Taste & Travel Magazine

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On the
Champagne Trail

Sampling the bubbly on its home turf

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Salsa
Tourism

The flavor of Guatemala in just a few flashy steps

The Dallas Morning News Sunday Travel

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Old World Beauty, New World
Flavors-
San Miguel de Allende

A romantic Spanish colonial gem packed with art galleries, folk art and sophisticated restaurants

Taste & Travel Magazine

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A
Travel Writer’s Oath

No more hackneyed phrases,
Scouts honor! Food, Travel and Wine Issue

Writer’s Digest Magazine

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Northern California’s
Artisanal Cheese Trail

On the scent of small-batch cheeses that rival the best in the world

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Santa Barbara
Wine Country by the Sea

World class wines, warm beaches and artisanal food to match in this casual and easy town

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Hawaii
High Low

The best of the Big Island’s bounty for every budget and taste

Taste & Travel Magazine

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San Sebastian
Pintxos!

Small plates meet big flavor in this beachfront Basque town

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Portland Loves Craft Beer

A trendy town with more brewpubs per capita than any city on the planet

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Holiday-Card Score Sheet

Arty photos? Self-serving brag sheets? Only cards from your dentist?

Real Simple Magazine

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Casual Chic Healdsburg

Three stellar grape-growing valleys converge in this sophisticated, walkable, wine country village

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Kansas City
‘Cue and Brew

Roadside rib joints and first-rate craft beer hit the spot

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Sampling the Suds in
Sunny San Diego

Exploding numbers of brewmasters in this laid-back beach town craft beers in every possible syle

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Calorie Expenditures
That May Surprise You

Unexpected everyday exercises your Fitbit will never recognize

Real Simple Magazine

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San Antonio Culinaria Festival

This spicy Tex Mex culinary bacchanal features San Antonio’s finest chefs, coolest food trucks and tastiest dishes

Taste & Travel Magazine

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Winter’s Coolest Fairs and Festivals

Ice castles, snowball eating contests, ice bowling and more

Family Fun Magazine

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California Edible Highway 1

Where to find the best eats on one of the world’s most beautiful road trips

Taste & Travel Magazine

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A Taste
of the South

The best in upscale and down home Southern cooking in the capital city

Taste and Travel Magazine

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Tropical
Trendsetting Oahu

Feast on an international culinary scene that’s exploding with imagination and daring

Taste & Travel Magazine

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The Best Food and Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende:
A Luxury Insider’s Guide

From casual Mexican classics to culinary superstars

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Publishing credits (partial)

  • Real Simple
  • Taste and Travel International
  • Writer’s Digest
  • Family Fun
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • Parents
  • Diversion
  • Adventure West
  • Child
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Miami Herald
  • Moneysworth

I’ve also written six travel books

amazing_placesAmazing Places
to Take Your Kids:
Hundreds of North American adventures

skibookThe Best Family Ski Vacations
in North America
Action-packed destinations for snowboarding, cross country, and downhill skiing

tropical-family-vacationsTropical Family Vacations
In the Caribbean, Hawaii, South Florida and Mexico

great_carib_vaca Great Caribbean Family Vacations
Where to stay, what to see and do on 30 islands

innocents_abroadInnocents Abroad: Traveling with Kids in Europe
A complete country-by-country guide

best_bargainThe Best Bargain Family Vacations in the U.S.A.
More than 250 high-quality, low-cost destinations