Hi, and thank you for visiting my website. I am a journalist, writer, and contributor to Vogue and Town & Country magazines, where I write about health, beauty, medicine and travel. I’m also the author of the New York Times travel best seller 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (Travelers’ Tales, November 2014) – a book of essays about where to go in France and why, which was a Foreword Review INDIEFAB book of the year for Nonfiction/Travel. I have won 5 Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, including one for Travel Journalist of the Year, for my essays from Rwanda, France, Russia, Morocco and Haiti.
I write for numerous publications – Marie Claire, Departures, Yahoo Travel, Creative Nonfiction, O the Oprah Magazine, Roads & Kingdoms, Time, Tin House, BBC Travel, Architectural Digest, National Geographic Traveler and many others. My essays have been published in the New York Times‘ Modern Love and NY Times Magazine Lives columns, Vogue’s Up Front and Nostalgia columns, and three times in Town & Country’s Manners and Misdemeanors series. Several anthologies have featured my essays, and a story I wrote for The Millions was a Notable Essay in Best American Essays of 2014.
I graduated from Princeton, where I studied creative writing with Russell Banks but majored in Russian language and literature. For almost two decades, I worked in broadcast news as a producer for ABC News, 60 Minutes/CBS News, Dateline/NBC News and Dow Jones both in the US and abroad. For many of those years, I was a producer for Barbara Walters. Recently, I got a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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