After 25 years as a magazine editor, I have been indulging my itchy feet as a freelance travel writer. Although my focus is on food and wine, cruising and spas, some of my most memorable trips include white water rafting on Chile’s Futalafu River, an amazing safari in South Africa, hiking the Cotswalds, getting lost after ice-fishing on the vast frozen landscape near the North Pole, and flying over Bardabunga volcano in Iceland. I am a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association.
The Lavender Hill that I call home borders the Niagara Escarpment, two hours north of The Falls. And yes, I’m part of the mob. What some might say the Hill lacks in statuesque grandeur, it makes up for in scenic loveliness.
From this perfect place, my travels begin and end – from my dream house perched on the side of the hill, off a quiet dirt road with an “oh wow” view that never ceases to calm my mind and soothe my soul. If it weren’t for the enormously exhilarating urge to explore the world, quite possibly, I would never leave. Going wherever the wind takes me, then home again – it is the best of two wonderful worlds.