I’m a writer, editor, food and wine fanatic, and traveler. On my very first trip abroad I learned that solo travel was for me.
Whether I fall in love with a wine and then set out to explore the region that gave birth to it, or encounter an ingredient or dish that I incorporate into my life back home, my travels always revolve around discovering a culture through food and wine.
One day, when I had dragged Janice out to yet another food and wine event, I was explaining what was special about each of the components of our meal: where the vegetables had been grown, how the cattle had been raised, and why the soil and climate of the local region resulted in a stunning wine. She invited me to write my very first post for Solo Traveler.
Now, as Editor and Food & Wine Travel Columnist for Solo Traveler, I eat, drink, and cook my way around the world, sharing my (frequently wonderful, sometimes unusual) experiences with readers. From Coconut Drops at a craft market in Montego Bay to Margherita Pizza from a wood-burning brick oven on wheels under the Brooklyn Bridge, from drinking Cava in the vineyard in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia to tasting my way through a variety of regions at a wine bar in Toronto, and from learning to make Paella in Barcelona to winging my way through a cooking class conducted entirely in Czech in Prague, I offer tips for planning travels around food and wine, dining solo, and meeting people along the way.
In my career life, I work in project management, association management, and communications. I had a business as a Personal Chef, but left it behind when I realized that what I really wanted was to be a part of the conversation at the table.