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.
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.