Travel & Food
Small-Town Business Spotlight: Weatherford's Doss Heritage and Culture Center Takes History Online — This article, published in July 2020, discusses how the Doss Heritage and Culture Center has shifted much of the museum's aspects to a digital platform. Photo Courtesy of Doss Heritage and Culture Center
Small-Town Dispatches: Bulverde Residents Lean on Each Other for Food and Support During COVID-19 — Published in April 2020, this article is for the Small-Town Dispatches series for Texas Highways magazine, which focuses on how small towns across Texas are supporting fellow citizens during COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Texas Carpet Baggers
How You Can Support Small-Town Texas Businesses During Social Distancing Due to COVID-19 — For this piece, I combed through Texas Highways' archives and reached out to small businesses across the state. The goal was to mention what small businesses are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic so that perhaps people might support them by buying to-go meals, wine, etc. This was published in April 2020.
Visit Real-life Sites From "Downton Abbey" With an Exclusive Look at Highclere Castle on Viking's New Cruise Extensions — For this article, I went to London for the world premiere of the "Downton Abbey" movie and experienced some of Viking Cruises' pre- and post-cruise extensions that involve Highclere Castle and other spectacular castles in and around London. This article was published by Travel + Leisure in October 2019.
New Mexico's Sky Will Be Filled With Colorful Hot Air Balloons This Weekend — Here's What It's Like to Take a Ride — I took a hot-air balloon ride through the desert of New Mexico and was able to help with the set up. Click the image to read about my experience at Travel + Leisure. Published October 2018. Photo by Savid McNew/Getty Images
Living History — This article was published in the February 2018 issue of Virtuoso Traveler and gives readers a look into Uniworld's new Jewish heritage cruises and excursions. Cultural cruises are becoming more and more popular, and the sidebar gives info on other cruise lines offering cultural cruise trips.
Wildlife Watch at Big Bend Ranch State Park — This article for Texas Highways magazine was published online in September 2017. For this piece, I talked with Big Bend Ranch State Park superintendent Nate Gold about what types of wildlife to watch for at the park during the fall season. He gives great tips on what to do in case of a bear or mountain lion encounter, too.
The Tiniest Hotel Rooms Worth Sleeping In This listicle went live online for Paste Magazine in May, 2017. Pod hotels -- tiny, functional rooms for travelers looking to spend less money yet still have functionality -- are popping up everywhere. I've rounded up some of the best from around the world to give your travels a little something extra. Photo by Kerry Maguire
Hidden Delights — I wrote this story about dive eatery The Shed, located in Weatherford, Texas, for the March 2017 issue of Texas Highways magazine. The Shed is the best kept secret in town, and only open for lunch. The lines are totally worth the wait, and the connecting antique treasure chest of David's Stove Shop makes this destination a necessary stop during your travels. Photo by Robert Hart
Hollywood East — This is the Maps & Legends destination feature from the May 2016 issue of American Way. This piece features go-to spots in Wilmington, North Carolina to visit that have to do with the film industry. Wilmington is known as Hollywood East, as it has more than 400 film credits and the largest filming facility in the U.S. outside of California.