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I write about travel with a focus on food, art, culture, luxury travel and quirky, off-beat locations.
I'm a frequent contributor to the travel and food sections of The Boston Globe. My writing has also been featured in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, ShowBoats International, American Way Magazine, The Robb Report, Yankee Magazine, Modern Farmer, The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, and the literary magazine, Tin House. I'm a co-contributor to the travel column, Here, There, and Everywhere, appearing weekly in The Boston Globe.
A freelance writer with an MFA from Mass College of Art, I often publish my own photographs and illustrations to accompany my stories, and have recently returned to my art-making studio. My special interest—some might say obsession—is the world of oysters and shucking competitions.
The Boston Globe: Miami's Historic Hampton House
"MIAMI — On my first visit to the Historic Hampton House Museum & Cultural Center last May, I drove right past the entrance and had to circle the block before spotting its sign and pulling into its semicircular driveway. Of course, once I found it, I wondered how I could have missed the 1950s Miami Modern-style motel with its lemon-yellow facade, turquoise trim, and decorative wrought-iron railings.
Located a stone’s throw from FL-112, northwest of downtown, the low-slung, two-story building is quite a distance from the glitz and glam of Miami and its beaches. And that was the point in the turbulent 1960s, when Miami Beach hotels were “whites-only” establishments, and the Hampton House Hotel was the primo luxury vacation hot spot for African Americans...
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