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. My special interest—some might say obsession—is the world of oysters and shucking competitions.
The Boston Globe: Cooking Class in Tuscany
June 2, 2018
"BARGA, Italy — The damn birds wake me. Tweet tweet tweet. I pad to the veranda and am stunned by the view from my mountaintop aerie. The Serchio Valley has disappeared in a thick river of clouds illuminated by the rising sun. As the sun climbs higher, the fog slowly dissipates and the medieval town of Barga reveals itself. First the limestone tower of the Collegiate Church of San Cristoforo, then the pointed tips of cypress trees, and finally the 12th century, terracotta-topped buildings stacked tight like pastel Legos. I’m not religious, but have to acknowledge a mystical sense of wonder at a scene I imagine has been occurring for hundreds of years. Thanks, birds....." continue reading