I am a freelance writer whose passion for life, travel, food & wine has led to many extraordinary journeys. A passionate foodie, I have travelled extensively throughout Europe in search of my next great meal. My love of food, writing, and travel was further enhanced during my 5 years abroad. Experiencing Italy as a local gave me a deeper appreciation for the Art of Living. Picking up and driving to Florence for the weekend was not uncommon for me. Luckily I still have many friends and family in Europe so I can fuel my creativity and indulge my culinary curiosity on regular visits. Exploring vineyards, historical sites, art galleries, markets and renowned restaurants are some of my favorite things to do. However, interacting with people, learning about new cultures, and discovering hidden gems continues to be my greatest source of joy and inspiration. Fascinated by B&B Boutique Hotels and their unique ability to incorporate history, style, luxury and culture into their interiors - my dream is to one day own one! My favorite souvenirs are bookmarks. Why? I love to read, so years ago I began the tradition of purchasing a new book before boarding every flight. Each book is inscribed with the date and location of my trip, along with an inspiring message. I then purchase a bookmark from every city I visit. They have become my personal heirlooms, beautiful reminders of where I have been. I live by the belief that who I am is inspired by where I have been! To quote St. Augustine, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” It is my life mission and passion to ensure I read the whole book! Cheers to travel, life and the beauty of our dreams!