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Breakfast for Alligators scores a Gold Medal

I’m thrilled that Breakfast for Alligators won a gold medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards (travel essay category)! The thirty-two pieces in the collection resulted from distilling seven years of experiences around the Western Hemisphere, so not only … Continue reading

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A Year of Blessings

2014 was a busy year for me, and I was fortunate to land many of my pieces in well-respected publications. That was a blessing in itself. One can imagine, therefore, how honored I felt when I found out that my … Continue reading

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Defending Gold. And Consumption.

This year marks the first time I’ve been able to defend a title. When the 2014 Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards were announced over the weekend, I was fortunate to scoop up the gold medal in the Travel and Shopping category … Continue reading

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A Nod to the Narrative: The San Francisco Chronicle Scores Silver

Last week, the travel section of the San Francisco Chronicle was awarded a silver medal in the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. A big congrats to travel editor Spud Hilton! The Chronicle boasts a travel section that still runs … Continue reading

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Finding Gold in Guyana

Earlier this month, I scored a nugget of Guyanese gold, and I didn’t have to bother with the hassle of a claustrophobic mine shaft. My story “Journey by Bottle: Uncovering the Allure of Guyanese Cassareep,” published in the Winter 2012 … Continue reading

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