The Latest


May 11, 2020

My latest tour script project is a harbor cruise of Washington’s Puget Sound that will launch later this year. The new vessel just rolled out of the shipbuilding facility—a beauty inspired by the historic and sacred canoes of Northwest Pacific tribes and designed by a local  Skokomish artist.

March 31, 2020

The new normal. Zooming with my freelance writers group. I started this group in 2009 and we’re still going strong.

February 12, 2020

The shortest distance from front door to fresh powder. My latest article for RESIDE Magazine, from Sotheby’s International Realty, explores the perks of ski-in, ski-out residences.

January 27, 2020

Travel reporting/writing has made me a more observant, more adaptable and more appreciative visitor. That’s why I think Sebastian Modak (“52 Places to Go” series) nailed it at The New York Times Travel Show. Forget bucket lists. If you ditch plans, trust strangers and look deeper, every place has the power to be magical. 

December 31, 2019

Around this time every year, I review the list of goals I set for my business back in January. The results are always a mixed bag, but I subscribe to the Michael Bloomberg theory: “If you hit every goal, you’re not aiming high enough.” Well, I missed every goal. So I put aside that list and started a new one of things I did achieve. Of milestones I reached. And of opportunities that came my way I couldn’t have predicted a year ago. Turns out it was a very good year. To my clients, colleagues and friends who helped make it possible, I wish you much success in 2020, however you define it.

December 27, 2019

I love writing audio guide tours because I love taking them, like this self-guided tour of Grand Central Terminal, New York.

December 18, 2019

For travelers, it’s not only about seeing the sights but about hearing the stories behind them. Happy to be quoted in this story about “reinventing” storytelling for a better customer experience for the trade publication of the Passenger Vessel Association. The article touches on my research and scriptwriting for two Potomac Riverboat Company cruises of the Washington, D.C area.

November 1, 2019

In real estate, it’s not unusual to work on marketing materials months and sometimes years before groundbreaking, so it’s exciting when renderings become reality. Occupancy for a luxury condominium development in Brooklyn is early 2020 but the website copy I wrote for it is live.

October 23, 2019

New website copy for my client, Disk Data Destruction, who reminds me how important it is to keep your information out of the wrong hands.

September 26, 2019

When a home designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is used as a guest house and not the main residence, you know you’ve entered rarified territory. My article for Sotheby’s Reside Magazine tours a rare Virginia estate overlooking the Potomac River.