About

Thanks for visiting More Time to Travel, which is still a work in progress. If you’re lucky, life entails continually figuring (and re-figuring) out how to juggle work, family, friends, travel, and “stuff” in just the right proportions.

This award-winning site includes blog posts written specifically for the website as well as others that I’ve written for leading newspapers, magazines and online venues.

My travel writing was recognized as a 2011 Gold Award winner by the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), and with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the same organization for articles published in 2012 and 2013. I am also the recipient of the 2014 Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Eastern Chapter First-Place Award for Best Online Consumer Article.

More recently, More Time To Travel was named one of the best boomer travel blogs for 2015 by FlipKey (a TripAdvisor-branded rental vacation site) as well as one of the best baby boomer travel blogs for 2015 by Discover Corps, a grassroots travel company that organizes volunteer excursions.

Yes, I do have an unusual background for a travel writer—a long and distinguished career as a psychologist and health professional, another decade in research and communications, and another decade learning the trade of being a freelance writer and author. Now don’t start counting—some of them overlapped as I moonlighted! My life experiences and rich academic and professional background have shaped the person I am, as well as the way I think and write about travel. Hopelessly addicted to social media, you’ll find my byline cropping up in many places. I blog, I tweet, I friend, and I play Words with Friends.

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