Travel and food writer, journalist and novelist, published in more than 80 magazines and newspapers. My work has been anthologized in "Italy: The Best Travel Writing from The New York Times" and "Best Food Writing 2007," and has also appeared in Outside, The Atlantic, Afar, GQ, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Adventure, Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times Magazine, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, Men's Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Saveur, Lexus, Robb Report, Cigar Aficionado, Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, Islands, and Caribbean Travel & Life, among others. Features, columns and reviews have also appeared in Men's Health, Playboy, Marie Claire, Glamour, Mirabella, Redbook, and Entertainment Weekly. Additionally, my novel, "Sasso," set in Italy and also based on a New York Times travel article, was one of The Sunday Telegraph's top books of 2001 and published in eight countries.
Sports & Recreation
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Book Publishing Consumer
Newspaper - National
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Saveur (1-2), Rave (1-2), Sport Diver (1-2), Outside (10+), Reach (10+), Mediabistro (10+), Afar (10+), Fathom (10+), The Atlantic (10+), The Wall Street Journal (10+), Shermans Travel (10+), Ensemble Lifestyles (6-10), New York Magazine (6-10), Scuba Diving (3-5), Robb Report (3-5), National Geographic Adventure (3-5), National Geographic Traveler (3-5), Caribbean Travel + Life (3-5), Hamptons (6-10), Hemispheres (6-10), Islands (3-5), Leite's Culinaria (3-5), Lexus Magazine (3-5), McSweeney's Internet Tendency (1-2), GQ (1-2), Cigar Aficionado (1-2), Culture + Travel (1-2), Executive Travel (1-2), Alimentum Journal (1-2), Atmosphere (1-2), Calabasas/Statement (1-2), Inspirato (1-2), Men's Journal (1-2), Meridian (1-2), Mystery Readers Journal (1-2), Travel + Leisure (1-2), The Huffington Post (1-2), The New York Times (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
?Whatif! The Innovation Company (1-2), IgoUgo (1-2), Society of American Travel Writers (1-2), The Mall at Short Hills (1-2)
Other Work History
Staffer at Vanity Fair, assigning editor at Swing, contributing editor at Manhattan File and Lexus Magazines, guest editor at Blue.
Contributing writer at Leite's Culinaria.
Contributing writer at Shermans Travel.
Travel-writing instructor at Mediabistro in New York.
Panelist for National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations
My photography has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Outside, Afar, Scuba Diving, Detour, Calabasas/Statement, Reach, and Mondo.
Television and radio appearances, seminars, presentations and lectures in the United States, England, Germany and France.
Featured speaker at the Italian Cultural Institute (L.A.), Museo ItaloAmericano (S.F.), Calandra Institute of Queens College (N.Y.), and before the Society of American Travel Writers (Memphis).
I have reported in more than 50 countries.
PADI Divemaster; Nitrox, Dry Suit, and Ice Diver; PFI Freediver
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent Italian, proficient Spanish, awkward French
Digital camera with underwater housing, digital voice recorder, scanner, scuba equipment, enthusiasm, shoes
Best Food Writing 2007
Italy: The Best Travel Writing from The New York Times
Solas Award for Travel Writing, 2008
The Best American Sports Writing, Honorable Mention, 2010 and 2012
My work has been translated into 10 languages.
Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Professional Association of Diving Instructors