Published Stories

From time to time, get paid to write words. I regularly contribute to Explore Magazine, a publication of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Below you’ll find a few examples of those. If you are interested in purchasing some verbs and nouns, please visit Case & Point. Adverbs sold separately.

From cunning seafarers to merciless warriors, the myths and legends of Vikings have captured the imagination for generations. It is documented that they reached faraway shores from Newfoundland to Constantinople, yet nowhere else in the world can you truly get a sense for their fascinating way of life than in Norway.

In Search of Vikings

Is there a correlation between happiness and warmth? Perhaps. But, on a broader level, Scandinavian happiness is based on more than temperature.

Warmth and Happiness

The world’s great masters are not exclusive to Europe. These are only a few of the influential and brilliant artists that hail from across Latin America. This region is also home to artistic movements grounded in heritage, history and tradition—and deserve to be exalted.   

Viaje de Arte

Preparing for my trip to Aruba, I was pleased to see that English and Spanish were widely spoken (check and check), but the official languages of Aruba are Dutch (hallo!) and Papiamento (*crickets*), one I was not familiar with.

A Guide to Papiamento

In the silence of Sitka Bay, I waited. Straddling the seat in an inflatable raft, my body gently rose and fell with each tiny wave. My gloved hands clumsily held my camera and my heart pounded against the layers under my exposure suit.

A Whale of a Tale

The southeast region of France is a land of contrasts. Its vast range of landscapes and rich culture cannot be summed up in one word, which is why it needs three: Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur

In the Company of a Chef

While you’re in Florence’s city walls, the reach and influence of this infamous clan is inescapable, but when you venture in search of their sprawling villas nestled in the scenic Tuscan countryside, a more intimate portrait is painted.

At Home with the Medicis

Even in her late-eighties, my grandmother’s green thumb continues to be bionic and she goes bird-watching in the woods. As a life-long city dweller, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world through her eyes.

In Search of Enchantment

“Oh, hello,” I said very much out loud. The flamingo didn’t respond, it was on its way to visit a friend who was standing in the mangroves directly behind my beach lounger.

Aruba’s Pink Beach

Surround yourself in a lush landscape and bathe in the extraordinary colors of flowers in bloom.

Sea of Flowers

When colonizers took control of these islands, they banned traditional tattooing.

The Art of Skin

Through the doors of the 17th century finca (farmhouse) we entered and were welcomed warmly. It was the perfect start of the day, as this vinoteca-cum-museum does a wonderful job in telling the story of Canarian wines.

Twists and Turns in Tenerife

I stood on those rocks for quite some time, overlooking the crashing surf that was glistening under a sky that had miraculously cleared up to turn pure blue. I watched an artist attempt to capture the spectacle of the place on his canvas. And then I too, like so many before me, snapped a photo of the lighthouse.

The Light of Halifax

Far removed from its beginnings as an interesting garden feature, the moon gate is deeply rooted in Bermuda’s culture as an iconic symbol of good fortune and love. It is a local tradition for newlyweds to walk underneath the moon gate together…

Portal of Hope

Eyelashes with a wingspan. Feet the size of a dinner plate. An impossibly long neck. And a blue tongue to boot. How could you not fall irreversibly in love with this beautiful, albeit odd, animal?

Above the Treetops

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