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 and have also been featured in the The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, American Way Magazine, 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. I've recently started as a lifestyle and travel correspondent covering Europe and the Americas for ShowBoats International.
A freelance writer with an MFA from Mass College of Art, I often publish my own photographs and illustrations to accompany my stories. My special interest—some might say obsession—is the world of oysters and shucking competitions.
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Food & Travel: Brisighella, Italy
May 31, 2016
BRISIGHELLA, Italy — In the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, the medieval village of Brisighella takes the concept of locally grown products to heart. After a taxi driver in nearby Ravenna touted an ice cream shop here, I scheduled time for a breakfast-cone detour en route to the airport in Bologna. I had no name for the shop, and only sketchy directions: “Walk up the hill near the park.” The town is small, population about 3,700, with a castle dating back to the 14th century. How hard could it be to find an ice cream shop?.....continue reading