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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California's Cowboy Coast

Exploring Hearst Ranch and the proud cowboy heritage that thrives in the seaside towns of California's Central Coast

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National Parks Under Pressure

Crippling budget deficits could impact your next national park vacation

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Great Gateway Getaways

Big (welcome) changes in accommodation and dining options on the doorstep of some of the most popular national parks in the US

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Hotels That Brew Their Own Booze

From beer to tequila, these hotels are offering artesenal tipples to guests

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Gators. Tent. Swamp. Really.

Enjoying the one-of-a-kind camping in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Reserve

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A Fine Time To Visit the Mayans

The world didn't end just because the Mayan calendar did

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Stays Under $150: La Casa del Atrio

An art-filled hotel find in Querétaro, Mexico, for National Geographic Traveler

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Florida Without the Flaunting

Pensacola charms with small town ease, great food and the Blue Angels

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Get A Room: 10 Of The Country's Most Romantic Hotels

Your romantic retreat just got easier

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All of the Trimmings & None of the Stress

Head to these hand-picked hideaways across the US and let someone else handle all of the Thanksgiving details

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Follow the Fishermen

An insider secret to finding the highest quality, least crowded SCUBA diving destinations in the world

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Halloween Hot Spots

Get your spooky celebration started in these frighteningly good Halloween destinations

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Beasts of Belize

Belize is a wonderland for animal lovers. Here are the best places for the best sightings

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Power At the Pump

Go ahead and take that road trip just don't forget to bring along these tips and tricks for keeping our gas budget in check

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Top adventures across the US no matter how much adrenaline you're after