Great People, Places, and Stories
I’ve spent my career reporting on great trends in global food, drink, culture, travel, sports and lifestyle. From the world’s greatest restaurants to roughest dive bars, trendiest travel spots to most obscure hidden gems, every person, every place, every business has a unique story to tell. Today, I help chefs, restaurants, lifestyle brands and municipalities tell their story to the wider world. Read about my latest adventures below. And find out how I can help your brand tell its story.
So, I LOVE college football. My favorite thing in the world. The biggest sports arenas in the world are all American college football stadiums. The
21 reasons why South Shore bar pizza is America’s most delicious (and most eccentric) pizza tradition
Plenty of bars around America, indeed around the world, serve pizza. After all, what culinary combination satiates the inner desires of mankind better than cold
Reims Cathedral is the heart of the city, the home of French kings and a short distance from where the Nazis surrendered in Word War II.
Mont Saint-Michel is one of those amazing what I call “Harry Potter Towns” that dot the landscape of Normandy. These are the towns like Rouen,
(This story originally ran in August 2013 in the Boston Herald upon the closing of a long-time American culinary institution, the Alumni Cafe of Quincy,
One of the most shocking aspects of the James Beard House is the bathroom. Yes, the bathroom. Every inch of wall is completely covered in mirrors from
As an adult I met my paternal family from Wheeling, West Virginia. I grew up hard-core Boston Irish. But turns out I’m also Croatian. The
Patriots Day is an annual holiday here in my home state of Massachusetts (and also in Maine, once part of Massachusetts). It celebrates the start
Stained glass in Christian churches are usually reserved for images of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the saints. In churches across Normandy, stained glass images of
Some of the best stops in the traveling life are those you don’t expect to make. Consider the case of Eindhoven. It’s a bustling little city
Les Deux Magots in the Saint Germain neighborhood of Paris is today widely considered something of a tourist trap. But it’s still a beautiful and pretty
My buddy Dan Sullivan and I went on a major tour of World War II battle sites across Northwestern Europe in April 2018. We made
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