"The nature of writing is to write."
— Josephine Smith, my first mentor
This photo was snapped on a private island where you can stay for next to nothing.
In 2019, Epicurious granted me a monthly column to write about cleaning.
That one time I lived in a lighthouse for a week.
Total number of cruises I’ve ever been on: one.
I wrote about pot brownies for the New York Times. Fun fact: This chef also made my wedding cake. (The wedding cake was not a pot wedding cake.)
Most rewarding travel assignment: exploring Dominica, a beautiful country home to many of the world’s oldest living people.
Most fascinating artist profile: a painter who has no short-term memory.
I drove around Baja and hired my (very pregnant, with twins) sister to take photos.
If you ever want to know where to drink in Chicago, just ask.