Category Archives: NORTH AMERICA

Publication Update: Punta Gorda, Belize in Every Day With Rachael Ray Magazine (October 2014)

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For those who aren’t on my Facebook Page, you might have missed this exciting piece of news:

I have a feature article in the October issue of Every Day With Rachael Ray Magazine, and Belize is in it!

In Be Your Own Willy Wonka (pp. 43-44), I list the best chocolate making classes in time for Halloween and in celebration of 50 years of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory–including a cacao trail getaway next Spring to the lush jungles and Mayan villages of Punta Gorda, while staying >> Continue reading »

Caribbean Week New York 2014

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It’s been an incredibly busy and exciting travel year, folks!

Quick recap: After two months in Belize, working on and completing my second guidebook for Moon, I traveled to Jamaica twice in one month–for print assignments and for my upcoming Jamaica mini-guide– and a few days later, headed to Travel Classics Writers’ Conference in New Zealand. Shortly after, Martinique was next for a visit with ATOUT France and Martinique Tourist Board.

And then, two days later, I hopped north to New York City for the annual Caribbean Week events (#CWNY14) organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

I had such a wonderful time there, that I feel compelled to share a snapshot of my experience.

Caribbean Week kicks off the first week of June in the Big Apple, a month also recognized as Caribbean American Heritage Month in the US. Events ranged from keynote speeches to luncheons and dinners hosted by renowned, visiting Caribbean chefs, rooftop >> Continue reading »