As a writer and photographer, I love to document and share stories on all things culture, outdoor adventure, and every day life from around the world. I do my utmost to deliver the essence of place in my work. It’s how I experienced travel and life abroad –– immersing and embracing other cultures –– and it’s my passion to share that magic with readers. 

In college, one of my professors advised me to major in journalism, because she believed that I had a talent with words. Years later, while I was a lawyer by day, I would rush to evening writing fiction classes at Georgetown University. It took some years to realize my professor was right, and I finally found my way right back to what felt most natural: travel and writing.

In 1996, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (with a certificate in translation). That senior year, I was also awarded the Shirley Chisholm Academic Excellence Award. In 2001, I obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, with a partial (49%) scholarship. 

My travel writing has been published in both print and online. Please click on the links below for samples of my articles.

AFAR (, The Wayfarer, and AFAR Magazine)
BBC Travel
CNN Travel

Delta Sky Magazine (Despegando)

Destination Belize Magazine 2016

  • Travel Curious (Theme Article)
  • District and area introductions
  • World of Festivals… and more

Every Day With Rachael Ray
  • Be Your Own Willy Wonka (Belize) (2014)
Here & Beyond Magazine
Huffington Post (syndicated)
International Living Magazine
JAX FAX Travel Marketing Magazine
Latin Kitchen
Lonely Planet
Matador Network
Moon Travel Guides (
MorningCalm Magazine (Korean Air)
New Worlder Magazine
New York Magazine
New York Times Magazine


Shermans Travel
Sunday Times Travel Magazine
The Latin Kitchen
Transitions Abroad
Travel Channel
Travel + Escape
Vera (Virgin Atlantic)
Viator Travel
Viator Things To Do
Editorial Clients

Go Dominican Republic (DR Ministry of Tourism)

AFAR – Caribbean Country Guides

Destination Belize Magazine – Belize Tourism Industry Association

Northstar Travel Media LLC (Dominican Republic regional guides)

Travel + Leisure (World’s Best Hotels 2014 – Caribbean Region)

Trip Advisor (Expert Guides)