about me

I have been writing about travel, architecture and design for nearly 20 years. I strive to write in a way that inspires curiosity in those who are not familiar with a subject, while providing new pleasures and insights for those who are. 

For Lonely Planet, I have authored or co-authored guides to BrazilFlorence, Italy, Venice and the Veneto, Portugal, West Africa, Colombia and California. I am also the US editor of the Beirut-based fashion and lifestyle magazine Aishti

My work has also appeared in DwellMetropolis, the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday Telegraph (UK), the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury News, and many others. 

I also write short stories and personal essays, and have published photos in many newspapers as well as Lonely Planet travel books.  

I live in New York City.