I'm launching this blog to share with you my tips on travel, food, wine, design, architecture and anything else I'm interested in and discover during my often international adventures. I'm a travel writer and consultant who's been published in dozens of magazines, from National Geographic Traveler to various AAA publications. This blog will tip you off to what I call "undiscovered treasures" or "off-the-beaten-track" destinations. I'm on the road about three months a year, though not all at once. My specialties include Spain, Portugal and Iceland and, though I visit each of these countries every year, I'm always visiting other countries and cities that are on my "must see" list. Even when I'm in well-trafficked areas, I manage to find a museum, park, garden, gallery or restaurant that is either new, renovated or somehow not on the average tourist radar. Because I also have a background and interest in nutrition and medicine, I may be posting items relating to traveler's health whenever that's relevant. I'm hoping this blog will open up a whole new world of adventures for you.