With 12 years' experience as a writer and editor focusing on travel, wine, food, hotels and history, I'm the right choice to tell a story, share a message, and illuminate a destination or vintage.
When you fall in love with wine, it’s easy to find yourself surrounded by a bunch of bottles you’re excited to drink, but not quite sure how to properly store. Before you accidentally ruin your tasty collection, here are some important things to know about how wine ages—and how to keep your own wines in great condition.
Where to travel in 2018, you ask? Consider visiting these four cities and three countries, all of which will mark significant milestones and/or welcome new attractions in the year to come. Pack your bags and let your passions for history, sport, art, design and wine lead you to these exciting and wildly different destinations.
Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old on July 18, 2018, and the country will honor their former leader with an as yet unannounced program of educati...
In the mid-18th century, Spanish missionaries in Southern California found its climate similar to their Mediterranean homeland and began planting olive trees as a source for olive oil. Their efforts soon spread throughout the state, but olive oil made in the U.S. was unable to compete with cheaper European oils. It wasn’t until the late 1800s, when Americans discovered a taste for whole olives, that California’s olive industry managed to put down permanent roots.
You've made the 3,000-mile leap from Washington, DC to Los Angeles -- the City of Lights, Camera, and Action -- and despite the backdrop of constant sunshine, winding canyons, and gorgeous people, you still frame your fun in the terms of our nation's capital. So now what?
About 90 minutes north of downtown San Francisco, Petaluma was once Sonoma County’s wealthiest city, with a fortune nested in poultry and egg farming. These days, the charming riverside town offers a truly Californian sense of place—from farm-to-table cuisine and a thriving wine, beer, and spirits scene to a year’s worth of lively festivals and some of the state’s most beautifully preserved historic buildings. Need a countryside getaway with some city style? Petaluma’s got you covered.
Whether it's getting you into rarely seen pockets of Ethiopia with an anthropologist or onto out-of-bounds runs in Chile via Sno-Cat, the right "experience maker" will intuit your desires before you even know what they are-then they'll make them happen. These 164 travel specialists can do exactly that, no matter what your interests are.
My picks for five great places to eat and/or grab a drink while in the Atlantic Ocean beach town of Ocean City, Maryland. Assigned by editor Valerie Conners, not from a pitch.
Los Angeles is full of family-friendly attractions, but encompasses 503 square miles. If you're traveling with kids, it's best to concentrate on two main parts of town: the Westside, spending the bulk of your time in Santa Monica and Malibu, and the Eastside, sticking around Mid-City and Griffith Park.