Travel Writing

In 2018 and 2019 I was able to work on a series of pieces for Hilton Grand Vacations about food and drink around the world. Discover those projects here. I’m contractually required to password-protect this work. If you don’t have the password, please email me.

For Backroads I’ve written pieces about Spain, Iceland and Costa Rica, leveraging my local knowledge and experience as a tour guide to produce compelling, engaging articles for guests and prospects:

(9/8/21) Smugglers, Tourists & Guardia Civil: The Surprising History of Catalonia’s Camí de Ronda: Before this slice of the Mediterranean was a playground for visitors from Northern Europe, it was the territory of smugglers who would bring illegal cigarettes, coffee, chocolate, clothes and more into Spain. Today’s sun-kissed adventurers might seem like a far cry from the night-sailing smugglers of decades past, but they have more in common than you might think.

(04/19/18) Life Under Iceland’s Midnight Sun: Imagine icebergs illuminated by pale sunlight at midnight, the sunrise at 2 a.m. over a thundering waterfall, or a day of hiking that ends with an 11 p.m. soak in a natural hot spring. These things are a reality in Iceland where, for about two months every year, the sun never sets. This is the “midnight sun,” a legendary peculiarity of Iceland’s far north.

(02/22/18) Your Guide to Puffin-Spotting in Iceland: What do you know about puffins? They’re smaller than penguins, they live in Iceland, and they’re cute. Great! Unfortunately they’re also elusive little creatures, with unique and specific migratory patterns and a habit of nesting in remote hundred-meter cliffs.

(01/19/18) A Tour of the Regions of Iceland: Iceland is a land of stunningly diverse scenery, where you can pass from lush glacial meadows into barren volcanic deserts in the blink of an eye. Cliffs tower hundreds of meters high only a few steps away from the sea. Backroads’ wide variety of trips here matches the diversity of the island’s landscapes. Every itinerary is different, and each offers a unique perspective on the majestic beauty of this lonely volcanic island.