travel & food

The 2016 Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall. Photo by Kris Solow

The Story Behind Charlotte’s Great Wall of Pumpkins

The historic Elizabeth neighborhood has a jack-o’-lantern tradition like no other
Garden & Gun, October 2023

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Greg and Subrina Collier

There Weren’t Enough Black Food Festivals, So This Couple Started Their Own

Greg and Subrina Colliers’ BayHaven Food & Wine Festival is amplifying Black culinarians.
Bon Appetit, October 2021

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Moana Surfrider hotel

Paradise Found: How To Spend A Week in Oahu

Style Blueprint, April 2019

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Black Gold, From Tank to Table

A farm in North Carolina is conducting an ambitious experiment in farming sustainable caviar. But will Americans bite?
Roads & Kingdoms / The Guardian, April 2018
Honorable Mention, Outstanding Article/Food & Drink, American Society of Journalists and Authors

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Axe-Throwing Bars Are About to Pop Up Everywhere in the United States

Yup, beer is involved., September 2017

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Canada’s Growing Interest in First Nation Cuisine

The children gaze at what the chef holds above the pot. It’s a moose nose for moose nose tacos.
New Worlder, September 2017

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Finders Keepers: Foraging Tips for Beginners

Finders Keepers: Foraging Tips for Beginners

Even city folks can learn to see the edible plants hiding in plain sight. 
Saturday Evening Post, 
August 2016

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This Climbing Hobby Isn't Just for Mountaineers

This Climbing Hobby Isn’t Just for Mountaineers

Highpointers are part climber, part organization lovers., March 2016

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The Cuisine You Haven’t Tried Yet—But Should

 A new crop of restaurants highlights the diversity of Native American foods., November 2015

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The 5K Challenge

That hotel room better be great for $5k a night.
Town and Country,  January 2014

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Park Yourself Here

A definitive guide to the national parks.
Delta Sky Mag, August 2013

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Great National Park Lodges

Find out how the right lodge will make your next vacation.
June 2013

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Fantasy Escapes: 7 Private Island Rentals

Too crowded at the beach?  Here’s a dream solution.
CNN.comJune 2013

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Unique Wedding Venues: 10 Crazy, Awesome, and Unexpected Places to Say “I Do”

On top of a glacier. Next to a volcano. Or with man-eating animals.
Glamour.comMay 2013

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Farm To Table Restaurants

Farmers put on toques while chefs work the farm and travelers enjoy the fruits of their labor.
National Geographic Traveler, April 2012

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Eat Your Way Across America: 50 states, 50 fabulous food festivals

Five-alarm BBQ, watermelon Olympics, armadillo tacos, the world’s largest peach cobbler – these 50 food festivals have it all.
Parade, May 2011

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A Raw Deal

Where are all the female sushi chefs?
Saveur, December 2003

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Escaping Pirates of the Caribbean

When happens when the ride breaks down and you’re on it.
NPR’s “All Things Considered”, July 2003

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