writer / guide / travel adviser 

Hi/ Hola/ გამარჯობა. I’m a Madrid-based travel, food, and culture writer and co-author of Lonely Planet Wine Trails, Michelin Green Guide Spain, Fodor’s Essential Spain, and Fodor’s Essential Portugal.

Between deadlines, I help people plan trips of a lifetime to Spain and Georgia with all sorts of special-access perks. Like getting off the beaten path? Let’s talk.

I also give gastronomic tours and private wine tastings in Madrid. Contact me for details.



European travel, food, and wine, with a particular predilection for Spain and the Caucasus.



I've worn many hats— from waiter, to marketing exec, to sommelier. NYC is my second home.  


Bylines in: 

Condé Nast Traveler, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Lonely Planet, SAVEUR, National Geographic Traveler, Michelin Green Guides, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Fodor's, Smithsonian Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Extra Crispy, EnRoute, Bloomberg, Serious Eats, OUT, Runner's World, Tasting Table, CNN Travel, Departures et al.  

A note to PR reps:

With few exceptions, I only cover Europe and the Caucasus. Send me any Spanish and Caucasus news, your most important European news (openings, game-changing initiatives, discoveries, etc.), and no North American, South American, Australian, African, or Asian news—unless you are extending an invitation or there is an important tie-in to Spain or the Caucasus.

Sassi di Matera, Italy

Sassi di Matera, Italy