I am the Founder and Executive Director of Writing Between the Vines -- Vineyard Retreats for Writers -- A literary arts foundation providing residencies for writers on vineyard estates around the world.
I’m a freelance travel writer, published in a variety of publications, and the Forbes Travel Guide Corespondent for Napa and Sonoma.
My background is in consumer marketing and I worked to launch and position several start-ups including Travelocity and OpenTable. My love of travel and writing led me to work in publishing and I was co-editor of the Authentic Italy guidebook series for the Touring Club of Italy.
Come for the Wine is about the local wine scene in Napa and Sonoma and chronicles my travel experiences in wine regions around the world. In my view, wine is the very essence of a place, it’s truly travel in a bottle.
I am a member of the Wine Tourism Advisory Board. I have appeared as a speaker at the North American Wine Tourism Conference in Napa 2011 and Sonoma 2012, and at the International Wine Tourism Conference in Portugal 2011, Italy 2012, and Croatia 2013. I also spoke as part of a panel session at the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton.
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FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE CORESPONDENT
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Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana
You can find some of my travel stories in the following Travelers' Tales anthologies:
Best Women's Travel Writing 2012
Best Women's Travel Writing 2011
Best Women's Travel Writing 2010
30 Days in Italy
The Thong Also Rises
More Sand In My Bra