Travel

The Best American Travel Writing 2011 – Notable List

My article, Chet of Arabia, was mentioned on page 255 of The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (Sloane Crosley) as one of 2010's most notable travel pieces.  …

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Galapagos with Gap Adventures – Travel Savvy Mom (August 2011)

As part of a 9-part series for Travel Savvy Mom, I chronicled a 10-day Galapagos Islands adventure with Gap Adventures.  Excerpt: They say any journey begins with a single step.  Ours starts with a non-stop plane journey–and a queasy feeling…

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Letting go and exploring the world (The Balance Sheet, a Parents.com blog – 16 August 2011)

I recently guest-posted for Allison Winn Scotch's popular Parents.com blog, The Balance Sheet, about letting go and traveling with your kids. Excerpt: I have a confession to make:  I consider ‘balance’ to be a bit of a dirty word.  Sure,…

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Hearts and Minds (Houston Chronicle City Brights Blog)

I am now contributing a new weekly blog to the  Houston Chronicle City Brights collection:  Hearts and Minds.  In it, I discuss new findings in life, love and science.  With the occasional personal story thrown in. …

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Guest Travel Columnist (HealthNews.com – June 2011)

HealthNews.com asked me to be their guest travel columnist for the month of June.  I created several articles and lists based on travel including: 5 simple ways to guarantee the whole family enjoys the trip Tips and tricks for keeping…

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Frankfurt City Guide (Executive Travel – July 2010)

Forget Munich or Berlin, Frankfurt is one of Germany's booming business centers – and a place where business travelers will feel right at home. Excerpt: Frankfurt may not be the first German city that comes to mind when you think…

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Taste: Malta’s Pastizzi (Islands – June 2010)

In the June 2010 issue of Islands, I wrote a Taste column about my love for the Maltese pastizzi – and what lengths I'll go to get one. Excerpt: “It will be a long drive,” says our guide, Carmelo. He’s…

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Chet of Arabia (The Atlantic Monthly – March 2010)

Why do I travel to exotic destinations with my son?  In "Chet of Arabia," I discuss traveling to Jordan with my three-year-old son during my husband's deployment to nearby Iraq. Excerpt: We ENTER THE archeological park early in the morning,…

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One man’s scotch whisky passion (Wine Enthusiast – 1 December 2009)

An article about Claive Vidiz's incredible 3400+ bottle scotch whisky collection – and how he amassed it – appears in the 1 December 2009 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine.  The collection is now on display at the Scotch Whisky Experience…

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Hotel Duo Review (Smith Hotels – August 2009)

On a recent trip to Paris, I wrote a review/essay about my experience at the Hotel Duo for boutique hotel experts, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Excerpt: For many, driving in Paris rates somewhere between a visit to the dentist and replacing a…

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