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.

San Sebastian Pintxos!


Small plates meet big flavor in this beachfront Basque town
Taste and 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 and Travel Magazine
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On the Champagne Trail


Sampling the bubbly on its home turf
Taste and Travel Magazine
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Warsaw and Krakow
Dish It Up and Pour it On
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Poland’s contemporary cuisine and craft beer trends blend old world traditions with new techniques

Taste and Travel Magazine
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Casual Chic Healdsburg

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

Taste and Travel Magazine
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Salsa Tourism

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The flavor of Guatemala in just a few flashy steps


The Dallas Morning News Sunday Travel

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Northern California's
Artisanal Cheese Trail cheese

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

Taste and Travel Magazine
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A Travel Writer's Oath

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

Writer's Digest Magazine
Link: Travel Writers Oath

Hawaii High Low
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The best of the Big Island's bounty for every budget and taste

Taste and Travel Magazine
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Kansas City 'Cue and Brew
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Roadside rib joints and first-rate craft beer hit the spot

Taste and Travel Magazine
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Holiday-Card Score Sheet
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Arty photos? Self-serving brag sheets? Only cards from your dentist?

Real Simple Magazine
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Portland Loves Craft Beer
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A trendy town with more brewpubs per capita than any city on the planet

Taste and Travel Magazine
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Sampling the Suds in
Sunny San Diego

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

Taste and Travel Magazine
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Calorie Expenditures
That May Surprise You
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Unexpected everyday exercises your Fitbit will never recognize


Real Simple Magazine

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San Antonio Culinaria Festival

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

Taste and Travel Magazine
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Winter's Coolest Fairs and Festivals

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Ice castles, snowball eating contests, ice bowling and more

Family Fun Magazine
Link: Winter’s Coolest Fairs and Festivals

California Edible Highway 1

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

Taste and Travel Magazine
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A Taste of the South

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

Taste and Travel Magazine
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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
  • Colorado Parent

I've also written six travel books

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