Based in Seattle, I'm obsessed with Italy, Mexico, Africa, the Americas, India and, well, anywhere you want to send me. I can find value in the bleakest of foreign towns. I write about everything from outdoor adventure to true crime, women's issues, business, food and wine.
Catch my stories in Slate, The New York Times, MSN Travel, Art & Antiques, The Chicago Tribune and Alaska Airlines Magazine, plus Seal Press and Traveler's Tales anthologies. I've appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, CBC, Italian TV and CNN's "Crimes of the Century, Amanda Knox." I blog at seattlepi.com, Ways To Escape and Italyest.