Travel Writing

Perhaps my favorite type of nonfiction is writing about the places I love. I cover Greece and Nicaragua often, but have also written articles about India, Mexico, and domestic US destinations. With the research and schlepping involved, travel writing sounds more glamorous than it is, but it’s still the best type of assignment as far as I’m concerned, since I love exploring new places and meeting the people who live there. As C.P. Cavafy wrote about traveling to Ithaka, you have to set out praying that your journey be a long one, “full of adventure, full of discovery,” and, on arrival, you can’t expect the destination to make you rich: “Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey/Without her you would not have set out.”

Recent Links:

How to Travel to the Greek Islands, on Travelandleisure.com, January, 2017

Miami City Guide, in InStyle‘s December, 2016 issue

Nicaragua’s Hidden Gem, on Jetsetter, June 2016

A Nicaraguan Paradise That May Soon Be Lost, a “Traveler’s Tale” in the Wall Street Journal, August 8th, 2015

What’s New in Miami on Jetsetter, 2014.

Drawing the Lines: A Modern Penthouse in Athens in Dwell‘s May 2014 issue.

Miami for Everyone, Jetsetter, 2014.

Elle Decor Returns To Miami in Elle Decor‘s April 2013 issue.

Nicaragua, Unplugged in Serendipity Magazine’s March issue.

Santorini, Feb, 2013 issue of Travel+Leisure.

Santorini listing for “World’s Most Romantic Islands,” Travel+Leisure, February, 2013: Read the Article

Neighborhood Report: Wynwood, Miami. A short stroll along the arty spot’s main drag, Northwest 2nd Ave, Travel+Leisure, December, 2011: Read the Article

An entry on Epiros for “Insider’s Guide to Greece,” The Guardian, June 4, 2011
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Santorini listing for “European Island Finder,” Travel+Leisure, April 2011
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Cover Stories:
Budget Travel, “Secret Hotels of the Ionian Islands,” May 2010: Read the Article

T: The New York Times travel magazine, “Rock of Ages,” May 17, 2009: Read the Article

Town & Country Travel, “A Separate Greece,” Spring, 2008. Unfortunately, the link I had for this no longer works. But look how pretty the cover, below, is!

Travel+Leisure, “Secret Islands of Greece,” July, 2007
Read the Article

Other Favorites:
“Greek Revival: Back to the Land on Crete,” T: The New York Times travel magazine, March, 2008
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“Stepping Out: Oaxaca’s Alternative Lifestyle Scene,” Travel+Leisure, November, 2005
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“The Big Empty: Driving through Southwestern New Mexico,” Travel+Leisure, April, 2001

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