I write. I explore. And I'm eager to help others travel better.
It all began with a high school trip to Italy.
That led to a college semester abroad in Madrid, Spain, which translated into a life in Barcelona, Spain and (briefly) Japan.
Fluent in Spanish, I can also read and write in French and Catalan, and know the all-important Japanese basics (how to count to 10, ask where the toilets are).
I’ve taught English. Worked in the news, as well as magazine and book publishing. Even had a magazine cover girl moment (although a mask obscured my face).
"Globe Trekker's" Ian and Justine
David Sedaris and Anthony Bourdain
Rick Steves. Despite once receiving a rejection letter from his production company, I continue to use my RS money belt whenever I travel.
Julia Child's "My Life in France”
Truman Capote's “Train Through Spain"
Joan Didion’s “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”
“As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning” by Laurie Lee
Tim Cahill’s “The Jaguars Ripped My Flesh”
Sarah Vowell’s “Assassination Vacation,” and the writing of Jan Morris.
I'm a green tea drinking, chocolate croissant eating kind of gal. They are my lifeblood.
Want to know even more? Check out my LinkedIn profile.