Welcome. I'm a Seattle-based travel writer and author. I  spent four years traveling to Italy to write MURDER IN ITALY (Penguin), my award-winning book on the Amanda Knox case. Now,  I've plunged back into freelance writing, specializing in opinion pieces, travel and adventure stories. I kayak, ski, mountain climb, hike, and love luscious food and wine. I've been everywhere from Guatemala and Costa Rica to remotest British Columbia (by kayak) in the past three years. Not to mention Uganda and Mexico.

Catch me in CNN's Amanda Knox: Crimes of the Century

I'm especially proud of these two clips:  

The New York Times: A Lost Child Rescues Himself

Slate: Casey Anthony Prosecutor Wants Us to Forget Casey Anthony.

My new blogs are Ways to Escape and Italyest. You can chat with me on Twitter, Google Plus.

Please label inquiries/press releases clearly with location and email candacedem@gmail.com 


Slate, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, Chicago Tribune, Boston Phoenix, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Puget Sound Business Journal, Byliner, Passion Fruit, Adventure Journal, .


Guatemala              Bangkok, Thailand    Morocco

Bora Bora              Molokai                      Kenya

Tokyo, Japan          France                        Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily

Thailand                 Sicily                          San Jose, Costa Rica

Uganda                   United Kingdom         Veracruz, Mexico

Tunisia                    Hong Kong                  Cancun, Mexico