Travel has always been a passion of mine, so working in this field is a natural fit for me. My travels have taken me from the Caribbean to Europe to Asia, and many places in between. Personal highlights include Napa Valley, Nantucket, Charleston, St. John (USVI), Capri, Istanbul and Kyoto. So much of a destination’s culture and identity is reflected in its culinary offerings, which is one of my favorite aspects of travel. While I love discovering hot new restaurants, I also seek out hidden gems that are frequented by locals. An excellent meal is often a trip highlight and I always enjoy sharing culinary experiences and favorite dishes from my travels. In November, I look forward to exploring Florence and Tuscany, experiencing the welcoming hospitality of Italy and of course its delicious cuisine!