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.
Otavalo, Ecuador--This Latin American beauty is so much more than the Galapagos and Quito. Though both these destinations are bucket list-worthy, I chose instead to explore a region two hours north of the capital city in the Andean province of Imbabura. My decision was not based on my radical sense of adventure—I’m a city gal at heart—but on the recommendation of a friend who built a house on an inactive volcanic mountain above the town of Otavalo, and wouldn’t stop singing its praises. I had to see for myself, and was happy I did. It’s not a luxury destination—for sure—but the overall experience is both rugged and sublime.....continue reading