Senior Editor, Countryside and Adventure
I’m originally from beautiful Miami, attended college and came to love the South in Atlanta, and am now officially a New Yorker with 10-plus years here. I am an absolute Brooklyn convert and yes, I do make my own pickles.
Adventurous Family Traveler
- Why do you travel? To lose myself in the moment and the place. To get to know a different culture, to try new foods, to relax with my family, and to indulge.
- What’s one thing you never travel without? A great read I’m already deep into. Or if a juicy novel can’t be found, a copy of the New Yorker.
- City or country? Country. I get enough city at home. I long for open skies, forests, vistas, beaches, lakes, towns, and small cities.
- What’s the first thing you do when you arrive in a new place? My favorite thing to do when I arrive at a hotel road weary is to get into the sumptuously made bed and take a nap.
- Carry-on or checked? Checked. My daughter’s stuff requires as much space as mine and my husband’s combined.
- What’s on your travel bucket list? I am dying to go to Alaska to cruise the Inside Passage, kayak to glaciers, watch bears feast on salmon, check out the quirky towns, all of it!
- What is your favorite time of year to travel? Summer. I love all the sunshine—everyone seems to be in a good mood and getting the most out of the longer days. There are free festivals and activities too.
- What will always earn a spot in your carry-on? A guidebook to dog-ear; earplugs and eye mask; a pen to work on the airplane crossword; an empty water bottle; a pashmina; snacks.
- What's the most unusual place you have stayed on a trip? Backcountry campsite at Kolob Canyon—it was on a ledge in the midst of gorgeous red rock canyons. The view from there is what I picture when I think of my “happy place.”
- What items do you always try to bring back as souvenirs? Food: Tunnocks from Edinburgh, Senf from Germany, quinoa from Peru, speculoos from Belgium, hot sauce from St. Lucia. Textiles and local crafts and event posters.
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