Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct
25

Burma story wins a Lowell Thomas, the most prestigious award in travel writing

Last fall, Private Clubs magazine asked me to go to Burma (aka Myanmar) to report a story on the rise of tourism there. This week that story won a Lowell Thomas award for travel writing from the Society of American Travel Writers. It’s a fascinating place, and many sources — including a family of Burmese …

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Oct
11

Take a walk on Sydney’s wild side

Sydney is a city for nature lovers. Yes, it’s got plenty of culture and refinement — witness the iconic Opera House — but it’s also got Outback topography, loads of wildlife and aboriginal sites easily accessible within the metro area. I traveled there in August to report a story on Australia’s new National Landscapes program …

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Oct
04

Chicago Culinary Tours

USAToday.com just launched a new foodie travel channel on it’s website, and I wrote about what I know best: how to eat and drink your way through Chicago. Check it out: http://www.usatoday.com/experience/food-and-wine/tours-and-trails/chicago-culinary-tours/2673223/  

Oct
03

Skiing, The Next Generation

My latest blog post for the New York Times is up at http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/skiing-the-next-generation/   Catch it in the Sunday October 6 travel section too. Then you’ll know where to take the kids skiing this winter. The story covers new amenities, programs and trails for families at Colorado ski resorts.

Oct
03

Latin American Lodging, From Panama to Peru

My latest feature in the New York Times travel section covers new hotels — from Lima boutiques to Costa Rica hideaways — in Latin America. Be inspired here. Latin America Lodging, From Panama to Peru Nayara Springs One of the 16 villas at Nayara Springs, scheduled to open in Costa Rica in December. By  ELAINE …

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