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January 15, 2018
Napa Valley Register – “Biking in France: It’s a way to eat without guilt”
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Slovenia December 10, 2017
Napa Valley Register “Slovenia”
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September 1, 2017
Hemispheres Magazine, Award-Winning On Board Magazine for United Airlines – “Deep Dive”
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July 3, 2017
Napa Valley Register “Lexington and Concord:  A Journey into the American Revolution”
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  May, 2017
Sierra The national magazine of the Sierra Club
“When Rivers Are Granted Legal Status as Persons”
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  May 14, 2017 Napa Valley Register 
“New Zealand’s North Island: An Insider’s View, Part 3”
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  May 9, 2017
Napa Valley Register “Secrets of the South Island of New Zealand, Part 2 of a Series”
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  April 30, 2017
Napa Valley Register “Planning a Trip to New Zealand? An Insider’s View”
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  April 23, 2017
Napa Valley Register “New Zealand, ‘Kiwi Speak: Are They Speaking English?”
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Tuscon Sunset February 15, 2017
Napa Valley Register “Looking for the sun? Try Tuscon”
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Spa December 4, 2016
Napa Valley Register “French Immersion: The sensuous — and healthy! — spas of France”
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Lure of the train December 4, 2016
Napa Valley Register “The lure of the train”
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Sardine Lake August 19, 2016
Santa Rosa Press Democrat “High Sierra lakes are a cure for urban life’s blues”
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village Talloires July 3, 2016
Napa Valley Register “One of France’s best-kept secrets: The village of Talloires in the Rhône Alps”
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San Diego Beach Getaway February 19, 2016
Santa Rosa Press Democrat “Getaway: Unwind with a San Diego beach vacation”
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January 25, 2016
Napa Valley Register “Discover some hidden gold in Nevada County’s burgeoning food scene”
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December, 2015
TRAVEL Features and Photos “A Glittering Nugget of California’s Past: The Empire Mine in the Sierra Foothills” Click image for article (PDF download 750k)
December 2015
Sierra Heritage Magazine “The Empire Mine”
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November 26, 2015
The Union Newspaper  “Yosemite off-Season: Wonder, Beauty, and
Lots to Do” Click image for article
August 21, 2015                                                           Santa Rosa Press Democrat “Getaways: The Empire Mine in Grass Valley” Click image for article
June 20, 2014
FRANCE Today “Retracing the Steps of Our Personal World War II Heroes” Click image for article
June 6, 2014
The Union – front page 70th Anniversary D-Day article “Nevada County writer in France for 70th anniversary of D-Day”
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February, 2014
FRANCE Today “Touching the Heart of D-Day” Click image for article (PDF)
Lure of the train  December 4, 2016
Napa Valley Register “The lure of the train”
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Sardine Lake  August 19, 2016
Santa Rosa Press Democrat “High Sierra lakes are a cure for urban life’s blues”
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RADIO

Around the World TV and Radio November 2015
Around the World TV and Radio
“Bracebridge Dinner”
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September 2015
Around the World TV and Radio
“Venturing into the Amazon Rainforest”
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