Freelance journalist and copywriter. Concentration on travel though I write on other subjects. Published in NATGEO, T+L, Afar, CNN, The Daily Beast, Fodor's, easyJet Traveller, DAME, & corp. clients.
The Best Digital Nomad Neighborhoods in Budapest
A guide to Budapest targeted at remote workers and digital nomads.
Full hotels, busy ski resorts: Why Ukraine’s tourism sector is having a busy war
For this look at Ukraine's tourism industry—past, present, and future, I interviewed hotel GMs, tourism officials, and hotel guests to better understand what's keeping hotels open, putting heads in beds, keeping tour guides working, and what are plans for the future.
Budapest City Guide
Budapest city guide for travel advisors of the Travel Leaders Network and their clients.
If You're Puzzled By Wines These Wine Puzzles May Help
Who doesn’t love a good wine pairing? You can’t beat ice wine with lemon bars, a Rosé with double-cream brie, or bubbles with fried food (let’s face it, these two are great even on their own). But what about a Pinot Noir with a puzzle?
Here, I introduce you to the designer of these puzzles and the intense research that goes into designing each one.
It’s Always Beer Thirty in the City of Pilsen in the Czech Republic
With an annual per capita beer consumption of 181.7 liters—yes that’s 48 gallons per man, woman, and child—Czechs know beer. For this piece, I visited the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, where Pilsner beer was invented. I tell of the history and many beer-related activities and locations around the city.
I Visited Some of Europe's Most Charming Spa Towns by Train — Here's What It Was Like
The European Route of Historic Thermal Towns offers a dreamy train adventure like no other.
Read about my experience resulting from a press trip.
This Family Gave the World the Snow Globe
The little-known story of the accidental invention of the snow globe.
Budapest: The Central European City With More Than 100 Hot Springs
With nearly four miles of the city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage area, Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a city steeped in history and beauty. In this mini-guide, I share the basics of things to see/do, what to eat, and the general feel of the wonderful city of Budapest.
6 of the Most Creative Drinks from Disney Wish That You Can Make at Home
Think Disney Cruise Line is mainly for kids? With the recent launch of the Disney Wish, Disney seems to be saying, think again. Bars are everywhere and, unlike their previous ships, they’re not relegated to just one area. Creative cocktail offerings match the bar themes and there’s no sacrifice in quality ingredients. Here are six drink recipes to make at home.
A Drinker’s Guide To The New Disney Cruise Ship: Disney Wish
With Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line gets as creative with bars and beverages as it is with its films.
An article resulting from a press trip for the christening of the Disney Wish.
For Women Fleeing Ukraine, Social Media Is a Lifeline
Women from around the world have formed groups on Facebook to assist those fleeing Ukraine with transportation, housing, legal advice, and more. I spoke with organizers, volunteers, and refugees about how they've helped, especially when most of those fleeing are women and children and human trafficking is a concern.
10 of the Best Wine Regions in Hungary
When you think of the wine regions endowed with great natural beauty around the world, Hungary’s vine-covered hillsides are unlikely to come to mind. But these top ten Hungarian districts can more than hold their own.
War Through the Rearview Mirror: On the Ground with Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing into Poland
A first-person story about my experience during my first ten days volunteering in a humanitarian capacity at the Polish/Ukrainian border. Written for the Detroit Jewish News, the story references my family's history and a song from Fiddler on the Roof.
The Black Woman Who Didn’t Just Open Doors—She Moved Them
Rosa Slade Gragg wasn’t a woman to take no for an answer. So, in 1941, when neighborhood rules wouldn’t allow her to live in a house she wanted to buy in Midtown Detroit because of the color of her skin, Gragg found a creative solution. The organizer and activist had spent a lifetime opening doors previously closed to Black women. Now, she decided, she would just move the door.
African Students Leaving Ukraine Now Face an Uncertain Future
Before the conflict between Russia and Ukraine started last month, African students made up nearly a quarter of the over 80,000 foreign students in Ukraine.
African students left their homes and families to receive a good education. Now a war that has little to do with them, has interrupted their education and forced them to flee for their lives towards an uncertain future.
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