Some of My Best Stuff

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17thSouth AmeliaIslandKicking Back on the Coast

17th South, October 2016
Musings on a Florida beach town so bewitching I almost didn’t want to tell people about it.

WomansDay Adoption8 Things You Need to Know Before Adopting a Child

WomansDay.com, July 26, 2016
Tips on how to become a forever family.

CountryLiving Aging25 Things to Look Forward to About Growing Older

CountryLiving.com, May 17, 2016
A look at the hidden benefits of aging.

SimplyBuckhead OwenVaccaroLittle Guy, Big Talent

Simply Buckhead, March/April 2016
A day in the life of a successful child actor.

BravoTV BeehivesThe Latest Buzz-Worthy Hotel Trend? Bee Hives!

BravoTV.com, February 2, 2016
How on-site apiaries have become the latest trend at upscale properties across the globe.

Three PanamaCityPanama City’s Transformation

Three, February 2016
Why more and more travelers are flocking to the Central American capital city.

Success Sara BlakelyShaping Sara Blakely

Success, January 2016
An interview with the woman behind the billion-dollar Spanx brand.

SimplyBuckhead JesseItzlerGaining More Than Muscle

Simply Buckhead, November/December 2015
What happens when an easy-going entrepreneur hires the toughest man on the planet to whip him into shape.

Success KaminerInvest With Your Heart

Success, March 2015
A financial consultant reveals that when it comes to money, it’s more about what you do with it than how much of it you have.

CNN DallasDiving Into the Heart of Dallas

CNN.com, October 30, 2014
The ultimate guide to the best of Big D.

AssociaLiving HomeBuying5 Rookie Mistakes Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Avoid

AssociaLiving.com, July 2014
The do’s and don’ts of buying your first house.

OmniEscapes MixologistGood Spirits

Omni Escapes, Summer 2014
An award-winning mixologist talks the latest cocktail trends.

ConvSouth ShreveportInsider’s Guide: Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana

Convention South, September 2013
Tips on what to see and do in Louisiana’s twin cities.

OmniEscapes BikesYour Best Accessory: A Bicycle

Omni Escapes, Spring 2013
Designer bikes make cycling chic again.

CNN Hotel Tours8 Hotel Tours to Make Your Stay More Interesting

CNN.com, August 14, 2012
A collection of hotels offering unique property tours.

CNN Private tour guideA Private Tour Guide Can Be a Business Traveler’s Best Friend

CNN.com, April 30, 2012
How hiring a personal guide can help you maximize a long layover or any free time you might have on a company trip.

Cents_CouponingCoupons Make a Comeback

Cent$, Spring 2012
How more and more Americans are cutting costs by clipping coupons.

AA Insider BespokeCustomer Spotlight

American Way, February 15, 2012
One in a series of monthly small business profiles, focusing on a NYC startup targeting men who hate to shop but love to look good.

Success Michael EisnerThe Business of Giving

Success, November 2011
A chat with ex-Disney chief Michael Eisner about his latest endeavors, and how giving away your money is often as hard as making it.

Jane LynchIf at First You Don’t Succeed

Success, November 2011
Chewing the fat with actress Jane Lynch about her rise to fame and fortune.

jane-lynch-successDishing With a Male Spa Director

Examiner.com, October 12, 2011
A Q&A with an ex linebacker who traded a “life of hurting for the field of healing.”

birders-paradiseA Birder’s Paradise

Hilton Moments, Summer 2011
A roundup of the Caribbean’s top spots for avian exploration.

Decatur-Patch_Augusta-1Augusta: Beyond the Masters

Patch.com, July 12, 2011
How to make the most of a weekend trip to one of Georgia’s coolest cities.

Spirit-Texas-advertorial-1Destination Texas

Spirit, April 2011
Special advertising section for Southwest Airlines’ inflight showcasing the Lone Star State.

Harper-Traveler-Rome-1When in Rome

Harper Traveler, Jan/Feb/Mar 2011
An insiders’ guide to what makes the Eternal City such an eternally popular destination.

HSW-How-to-Breathe-Swimming-1How to Breathe in Freestyle Swimming

HowStuffWorks.com, September 2010
In-depth explanation of the proper mechanics for breathing while swimming.

AA_OnTheFly_Aug2010-1On the Fly

On the Fly, August 2010
Monthly installment of an internal newsletter for a major corporation.

PC-DockStreetTheatreSouthern Belle

Private Clubs, Spring 2010
Preview of the reopening of a beloved Charleston landmark.

Cent$ Spring Cleaning-1

Clean Sweep

Cent$, Spring 2010
Advice on taking a broom to your finances,
not just your floors.

PowerCouplePower Couple

IDEaS, Spring 2010
The story of a pair of college professors married to their jobs—and each other.

HiltonMoments-Caribbean-Rum-1Yo Ho Ho, And Some Bottles of Rum

Hilton Moments, Winter 2009
A primer on Caribbean rum. Yum.

AA Travel AZ 10Arizona Alfresco

AmericanAirlines Travel, September 2009
An adventure-filled guide to the Grand Canyon State.

VPN_ParkCity-1A Wintery Wonderland

VacationPlanning.net, September 2009
A peek into Park City, Utah.

Komen KornerKeeping the Faith

AA.com, August 2009
Uplifting profile of a breast cancer survivor.

Examiner_minibar-1The World’s Most Unique Hotel Mini-Bar Offerings

Examiner.com, August 2009
Column spotlighting some surprises in your hotel mini-bar.

GTP Packing It In-1Packing It In

Group Travel Planet, July 2008
A gear guide for the trendy traveler.

GTP-Lego-ArtistLord of the LEGOs

Group Travel Planet, March 2008
Profile of an artist working in an unexpected medium.

VL Private Jet

The Jet Set

Virtuoso Life, July 2007
A personal commentary on the pleasures of flying via private jet.


Rezoom_Andrus-1Mettle to the Pedal

Rezoom.com, May 2007
Story about a former heavyweight turned trim triathlete.

GT Camping-1The Nature of Things

Grapevine Today, Spring/Summer 2007
Article for a regional publication on the joys of camping and the great outdoors.

HGTV_OutdoorShower-1Let Nature in With an Outdoor Shower

HGTV.com, March 2007
Home design piece on adding an outdoor extension to your indoor bathroom.

AW_KomenCEOThe Power of Pink

American Way, February 2007
Insightful interview with a top charity’s incoming CEO.

FTG_ShoeInsole-1Put Your Best Foot Forward

Fitnesstravelgear.com, August 2006
Shoe review for an outdoor/fitness gear guide.

AW Aquariums-1The Age of Aquariums

American Way, July 2006
In-depth look at the country’s coolest aquariums.

MHL Outdoor Living-1Take It Outside

My Home Life, Summer 2006
Trend piece on turning your plain patio into a luxe outdoor living space.

BJ Get Your Grill On-1Get Your Grill On!

Boomers Journey, May 2006
Tasty piece on one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Zanides-press-release-1Fare with Flair Distinguishes This Lake Tahoe Treasure

Zanides Public Relations, October 2005
Press release promoting a revamped Tahoe restaurant.

mc_0305_d_sleep_02cs.inddSweet Dreams Are Made of This

In: Mind, Body, Life, June 2005
A how-to on getting a good night’s sleep.

AW_CruiseFashion-1All Decked Out

American Way, April 2004
Jaunty piece on chic cruise fashions.

LZ Wild About Water-1We’re Wild About Water

Landing Zone, November 2002
Fun, fact-filled piece for an inflight kid’s magazine.

AW Barging Along COLOR-1Barging Along

American Way, September 1998
First-person essay recounting two incredible barge trips along the canals of France.

TM-Tiny-Tim-1Tiny Matters

Texas Monthly, November 1994
Oldie but a goodie about an obsessed Tiny Tim fan.