Here are a few of my favorite editorial articles and projects:
[What have I been doing since writing the clips below? Traveling the world, copywriting, and going on a life adventure so all-encompassing, I put it on my resume: motherhood.]
National Geographic’s Ultimate City Guides: San Francisco, 2010
I interviewed multiple experts about San Francisco’s best restaurants, hotels, sights, entertainment, and more for National Geographic’s website. Link leads to just one page of a comprehensive guide. Full copy here.
The Bay’s Best Bites All in One Stop, National Geographic Traveler, January/February 2008
A whirlwind foodie tour of San Francisco's Ferry Building.
Walking and Talking in Kenya, Afar, May/June 2011
How a new generation of safari companies is doing business—and benefiting communities—in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, and Malawi.
Cyber Superhero, Afar, November/December 2010
An interview with Yemini journalist and activist Walid Al-Saqaf, who fights for truth, justice—and the right to use Facebook.
Nomad: Paraglider, Afar, November/December 2010
Q&A with Nick Greece, a paraglider that soars through skies in Nepal, Peru, Ghana, and beyond.
A Recipe for Local Culture, Afar, March/April 2010
An interview with famous cookbook author Claudia Roden and a selection of delectable cooking trips in France, Greece, Thailand, Morocco, and more.
Wild Olives, The Best Women’s Travel Writing
(Travelers’ Tales, 2005)
A personal essay about hitchhiking deep into the Moroccan desert.
Bathing with Elephants, A Woman’s Asia
(Travelers’ Tales, 2005)
A personal essay that leaves me standing on an elephant’s trunk.
The Big, Bad Komodo Dragon, Islands, January 2009
A personal essay about a fairy-tale adventure on a remote Indonesian island.
One Feather at a Time, Birdwatcher’s Digest, July/August 2007
A personal essay on how my love for birds began.
Islands Blue List Editor, 2007 and 2008
A compilation of leaders in responsible tourism who work to ensure that islands remain environmentally and culturally sound for generations.
December 2007 (Part 1 and Part 2) and December 2008
Islands Blue Tip Columnist, 2008
Articles about sustainable travel on islands around the world. Here are a few more examples from Bali, St. Lucia, and Madagascar, each originally published in Islands print magazine.
The Ten Greatest Islands to Call Home, Islands, 2009
This piece won a silver award for Best Service Feature in the 2009 Florida Magazine Awards. (No longer online; copy here.)
Child’s Play, Afar, March/April 2011
How to volunteer in a Brazilian children’s circus and in other programs that help kids worldwide.
Night Lights, Afar, January/February 2011
Stargazing trips from Sweden to Namibia.
Winged Migrations, Afar, September/October 2010
Earthwatch’s research on a raucous parrot colony in Peru and other birding excursions worldwide.
Wide World of Sports, Afar, July/August 2010
An interview with Oliver Percovich, a skateboarding activist in Afghanistan, and ways to make a difference through sports.
Build a Better World, Afar, May/June 2010
An interview with Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, the Ugandan author of The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village; plus, how volunteers can help build stoves in Peru, apartments in Portugal, and schools in Madagascar.
Explore with an Artist’s Eye, Afar, December/January 2010
Seven trips that use art to help travelers get inside cultures around the world.
The Seychellois Je Ne Sais Quoi, Afar, December/January 2010
Why it’s perfectly acceptable to tell a man that he’s getting fat and other cultural insights from a native of the Seychelles.
Adventures in Saving the Oceans, Afar, Premier Issue 2009
An interview with Narriman S. Jiddawi, a marine conservationist on Zanzibar, and seven volunteer ocean conservation trips worth taking.
Cup of Old San Juan, Islands, December 2008
Puerto Rico’s coffee makes a comeback.
New Views, Garden Design, November/December 2008
A gallery exhibit offers an unconventional vision of botanicals.
The Honeymoon Bucketlist: Go on Safari in South Africa, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, 2012
A thrilling trip in Kruger National Park, with an online photo gallery of my images.
Ask the Expert: Pauline Kenny, Sunset, June 2008
An interview with the founder of Slow Travel.
The Sea Sleuth, Sport Diver, September 2006
A profile of underwater adventurer and explorer Robert Marx.
Good Sense, Sport Diver, May 2006
Renowned artist and marine biologist Guy Harvey coaches me to swim with sting rays on Grand Cayman.