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, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and have also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, American Way Magazine, Spirit Magazine, The Globe and Mail, 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
OBX = Outer Banks, NC
September 6, 2014
DUCK, N.C. — Summer in New England is too damn short. When September arrives, I imagine the earth turning away from all the things I love — warm and humid days, light-filled evenings, water warm enough for outdoor swimming — and begin dreaming about the windswept barrier islands of North Carolina.
The Outer Banks, or OBX, is a narrow strip of barrier islands and peninsulas. Extending more than 175 miles along much of the North Carolina coastline, it separates the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland. The beaches rival those of the Outer Cape — minus the towering dunes. For those who want to extend summer into the fall, the Outer Banks water and air temperatures are much higher than in New England meaning one can squeeze in extra days of swimming, shorts, and flip-flops. ....continue reading...