Working in the space where travel, media, and great stories reside, I'm a NY-based travel writer with consumer, travel trade, and MICE outlets.
I cover emerging destinations, food/libation, art/architecture, sport, luxury travel and meetings and conventions travel. Geographic specialties: NY/Hudson Valley, Southeast/Florida, Caribbean (Puerto Rico), UK, and Middle East (UAE & GCC).
Outlets include: CNN Travel, National Geographic Travel, American Way, British Airways, Connect, Upscale Living, among others.
Abu Dhabi rises with a skyline of striking modern architecture where the desert sands of the Arabian Peninsula meet the azure waters of the Persian Gulf.
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The capital of the United Arab Emirates is known not only by its prosperity, diversity and tolerance, but by its modern architectural wonders.
The capital of a nation less than 50 years old, Abu Dhabi bubbles with an oil-rich optimism and a spirit of welcoming visitors that dates back to its pearl-trading past. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world's largest and most advanced treatment facility for the care of the nation's most revered species.
Before the discovery of oil, Abu Dhabi was a Bedouin outpost with not much more than a modest fishing port, oyster beds, and sand. Today it's the capital of the United Arab Emirates -one of the world's wealthiest nations.
With the opening of the first-ever Louvre outpost, Abu Dhabi is fast becoming known as the cultural capital of the Middle East.
While better known for oil and opulence over art, Abu Dhabi is starting to be the buzz among art enthusiasts as final preparations are made on the Jean Nouvel-designed art space that will be home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi when it opens in 2017.
With a rich history steeped in horses, health and culture, Saratoga Springs makes for a wonderful weekend getaway.
From poker rooms with a high-stakes hush to a hall of buzzing slot machines searching for Lady Luck, New York's newest casinos are taking gaming entertainment to new levels. Home to four new casino resorts, New York visitors can now take a chance at Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps and Roulette, while enjoying some of the State's favorite locations and well-known attractions.
With views of the sweeping countryside and Lake Ontario, the Niagara Wine Trail, made up of 22 wineries and vineyards, is one of the Empire State's most scenic and productive wine regions. A unique microclimate resulting from the glacial effects of the last Ice Age makes for ideal grape-growing conditions.
It may be the rainy season in the Maldives but the sun is still shining at Furaveri Island Resort & Spa.
The Florida destinations of Destin and South Walton have long been popular. With new hotels and resorts, expanded and updated conference facilities, and one-of-a-kind experiences to offer, the Emerald Coast is proving to be a polished gem.
It's off to the races for events in Louisville with the opening of its expanded convention center.
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