Rona Gindin

Orlando, FL USA

Professional Experience

Rona Gindin is a freelance feature, travel and restaurant writer, editor and TV personality. She'll manage a project from start to finish, on time, with a can-do attitude. Her expertise is in four main areas: PROJECT MANAGEMENT:She can put together a book, magazine, guide or massive special project. RESTAURANTS: She knows the foodservice industry from every angle. ORLANDO: She's a New Yorker, and that's reflected in the quality of her work, yet she has lived in Orlando for nearly two decades and knows this market intimately. BUSINESS: She has covered industries from photography to salons and casinos.


Content Editor (online)
15 Years
25 Years
25 Years


25 Years
25 Years
25 Years


Broadcasting - News - TV (Local)
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
30 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
18 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Orlando Life (10+), Orlando Magazine (10+), Bright House Digital Networks (10+), Winter Park Magazine (10+), ZagatGuides (10+), GO! (Air Tran Magazine) (6-10), WHERE Orlando (6-10), Caribbean Travel & Life (6-10), Endless Vacation (6-10), Peter Pauper Press (6-10), Fodor's (3-5), (1-2), (1-2), The Globe-Pequot Press (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bonnier Corporation (10+), Elite Island Resorts (3-5), Google (1-2)

Other Work History

Editor at Caribbean Travel & Life, Caribbean Travel Planner, Discover St. Thomas * St. John * St. Croix, Restaurant Business, Food Management,

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, InDesign, Quark, Windows


PC, digital camera


Available upon request


Merit Award 2009, NATJA, for The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World


Association of Food Journalists International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, North American Travel Journalists Association


Writing Samples

Don't just eat on the run in the theme parks. Try these places for delicious food and fun entertainment.
Feature on an authentic Mexican restaurant followed by a round-up of French restaurants in Winter Park, Florida.
Three Orlando-natives — a Disney animal specialist, a love ambassador and a man passionate about presidents — share their local insights.
Challenges and solutions about getting farm-fresh produce into school cafeterias.
Orlando offers a wide range of ways—some of them unexpected—to experience the finer things in life.
In Orlando, the all-American breakfast-lunch hybrid is not just a meal but an event. Offerings range from convivial local hangouts to signature hotel dining rooms.
Round-up of family-friendly Space Coast attractions.
You can eat shockingly well in Orlando-whether at Disney or exploring the flourishing food scene beyond Read More
African animals roam in a Dade City ranch.
Collection of Orlando-area restaurants.
Toddlers may not be talking much, but they're taking in a lot more than you think.
Feature about mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relations.
In-depth look at sex life after baby is born.
Feature on island retreat off Florida's western coast.


Write the entire restaurant section for world-renowned guidebook.
Wrote Central Florida chapter of guidebook
Edit Orlando-area restaurant reviews for Zagat guidebooks.
Handy guidebook to the Walt Disney World Resort published by Peter Pauper Press
Comprehensive guide to 175 Orlando-area restaurants.

Special Advertising Supplements

On a quest for the perfect family vacation? We'll lead you there.
From chocolate massages to Barney sing-alongs — not to mention seaside dinners — the Mexican Caribbean’s resort hotels tantalize with entertainment for every traveler.
Tropical treasures and island beauty are givens on Puerto Rico. The surprise: It's a breeze to get here, get hitched and celebrate in style.
Napa in a hammock. Unwind in a hookah lounge. Explore beach and jungle. Exchange rings in a stunning setting. And lodge in an air-conditioned treehouse. Belize is a haven for romance.
Stunning scenery. Sophisticated menu. And no passport needed.


Host of on-demand Brighthouse television program showcasing Central Florida restaurants. Formerly called On the Town with Rona Gindin.

Websites I Created

Website for new villa complex on St. Kitts.
Website for lovers of food and travel.


Rona Gindin's resume

Publications I created and edited

Hardbound hotel-room book for visitors to the United States Virgin Islands.
Trade magazine for meeting planners interested in Caribbean venues.
Four-color magazine for consumers interested in Caribbean travel.