I used to be a travel writer. Before I started styling homes for magazines, I was a full-time travel writer and editor for Southern Living and Southern Accents magazines and my travel articles appeared in other publications such as Traditional Home, Coastal Living, Garden Design and Yankee magazines. Every three days or so I would get on a plane, fly somewhere and write a story. It was a dazzling way to spend my 20s and I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. Five-star hotels, mesmerizing meals and luxurious spas were destinations scattered among my trips to interview custom cowboy hat makers, museum coordinators, boat captains and boutique owners. I’ve found myself covered in blood while a shark swam just feet away, in the most beautiful gardens in Holland and hopelessly lost on the backroads of Mississippi. It’s a world I willfully left almost a decade ago and now, for the first time since am willingly returning to in blog form. There’s simply too many good things to share, especially when you travel as much as I do. I’m still a road warrior after all these years.
The Tuesday Travel dispatches will begin next Tuesday with a trip to the Hotel Royal Rivera in Cap Ferrat, France, where I spent my birthday last month. Look for upcoming posts from Kansas City, Boston and Connecticut. Just as when I was a travel editor, I will write only about places I’ve been that I have loved. I’ll also use all my own photography as much as possible.