Freelance food & travel journalist

SATW award-winning travel & food writer whose work has appeared in the WSJ magazine, Afar, Travel+Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Dallas Morning News,, & more

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5 Beautiful Boutique Hotels in Cusco, Peru for Every Budget

The gateway to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley adventures in Peru has boutique hotels for every budget

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Checking In: Ecuador's Sacha Ji Wellness Hotel And Retreat Is Stylish And Wallet-Friendly

This truly eco retreat in northern Ecuador will make even yoga haters say om

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Where to Sleep (after you eat) in Lima, Peru

These boutique hotels deliver style and value in South America's foodiest city

5 Ways to Explore the New Panama Canal Expansion, Without Taking a Cruise

Sleep on the canal, drive over the canal and veiw the newly opened NeoPanamax locks in Panama City

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Nicaragua: 3 Ways to Stay, from Budget to Splurge

Top hotel choices in three different price points

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From Budget to Splurge: 3 Smart Stays in Belize

Where to sleep in Belize from a budget hotel find on the doorstop of adventure to Sofia Coppola's pad on the beach

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Stay 3 Ways: From Budget to Splurge in Guatemala

Best hotel options no matter what size your travel budget is

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Hotels in Panama: From Budget to Splurge

From an island bungalow retreat to a city steal, here are three tops stays in Panama

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Stay 3 Ways, from Budget to Splurge Costa Rica

Top Costa Rica hotel picks in three price points

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From Budget to Splurge: 3 Ways to Stay in El Salvador

Your best bet hotels in El Salvador no matter how big our budget it

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Checking In: A Hacienda Classing Up Colombia's Coffee Country

The owners of Hacienda Buenavista have gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure their new boutique hotel lives up to its name at rates you won't believe

Honduras: 3 Ways to Stay, from Budget to Splurge

Top hotel choices in Honduras no matter what size your travel budget is