Tested and reviewed tech-enhanced luggage for Scouted, the product and shopping section of The Daily Beast. Also wrote a shortened version for optional publication in The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet section.
I wrote this piece for National Geographic about my hometown of Detroit, Michigan. It involved quite a bit of research and interviews.
Once a year a competition is held to choose Hungary's National Cake. This piece, commissioned by CNN Travel, tells readers about the 2019 competition and winner of the award and came from interviews with the winning confectioner and the Confederate of Hungarian Confectioners (along with a tasting of the cake, of course).
How to do a long stay the right way.
What do you do when you’re traveling somewhere and plan to stay for more than a few days? Where do you make your temporary abode? Staying with family or friends for an extended period can be, well, less than ideal if you want to continue to have healthy relationships. Apartments often come unfurnished and with longer lease requirements than you might be able to commit to. An Airbnb is an option, but others might be a better fit for your location and budget...
The Emerald Azzurra from Emerald Yacht Cruises—the new sister brand to Emerald Waterways—is a game-changer. Here’s why to put this new super yacht on your radar.
Pop quiz: What happens when a river cruise line decides to conquer a larger body of water?
For Emerald Waterways, the amazing result is the Emerald Azzurra—an innovative, luxurious 100-guest super yacht scheduled to debut in July of 2021. It’s an exciting new venture for this cruise line, which has ruled the rivers of Europe since 20...
How do travel influencers and bloggers make their money? And what do they do during a pandemic? Readers will have a greater understanding of the industry and the pivoting required to stay afloat.
This feature story for Unearth Magazine (print) profiles Rose Mapendo, a Congolese death camp survivor, United Nations Humanitarian of the Year award winner, CNN Hero nominee, Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year for Gender Equality and Volvo for Life winner. It's a result of lengthy interviews with Ms. Mapendo and a humanitarian aid worker who assisted in getting her, her family, and their fellow captives out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Discover these quirky and offbeat attractions in Hungary’s hippest city.
While London, Paris, and Rome used to top most travelers’ must-visit European capitals list, people are finally recognizing the just-as-exciting and less-expensive city of Budapest. Though it’s become known for its ruin pubs (bars built in unused spaces), public baths, and escape rooms, Budapest is constantly coming up with unique and exciting things to do.
A supposed ban on 'modest' swimwear in the famous baths of Budapest has created a sense of confusion and calls of religious discrimination. Fodor's sent one writer to visit three baths to investigate what's really going on.
Written for the 2019 Expedition Issue of Cruise Industry News, this piece was the result of interviews of multiple travel agents and company presidents which regularly sell expedition cruises. It provides insight into the fast-growing expedition cruise industry.
Ignite Phoenix is one of over 300 Ignite events around the world. Speakers are chosen through an application process and are tasked with presenting a talk about their passion. The parameters are strict with no teleprompters (speeches must be memorized) and must be five-minutes long (no more, no less) with 20 slides automatically advancing every 15 seconds. I wrote, edited, and performed the speech about my around-the-world travel writing project about travel with minimal planning.