Writing Samples


Wacky Packing

Westways, March 2018
Take it from a pro: These ordinary items have ingenious travel uses. [Read More]

Step by Step

Global Traveler, May 2017
With an expanded global footprint, Marriott sets a measured pace for change. [Read More]

Luggage That Suits

AAA World, January 2016
Tips for finding the best luggage. [Read More]

Talk Is Cheap

Westways, August 2015
Calling from overseas? Here's how to keep your cell phone data charges down. [Read More]

Value Added

Global Traveler, May 2015
Can budget airlines provide a competitive product for business travelers? [Read More]

One Way or Another

Global Traveler, January 2015
Look beyond the obvious routes and find surprising connections to your destination. [Read More]

The Game of Points

Westways, January 2015
New rules make it trickier to attain frequent-flier perks. [Read More]

It’s About Time

AAA Northern New England Journey, May 2014
Avoid long waits when you travel with these pretrip strategies [Read More]

The Travel Insider: Hotel Housekeepers

AARP The Magazine, February 2013
What top cleaners wish you knew about their jobs [Read More]

Travel Goods That Are Good For You

AARP The Magazine, August 2012
Get new products that take the trauma out of your trip [Read More]

Spring Price Breaks

ShopSmart, March 2011
New ways to nab juicy last-minute deals [Read More]

Decoding The Alphabet Soup

Dallas Morning News, February 2010
This article won the Gold Award for Best Short Travel Article in the 2010 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. [Read More]


Score Great Freebies

All You, July 2015
Find free stuff for everyone in your family. [Read More]

Be an Ace Couponer

All You, June 2014
Get on top of your game with this personality-driven primer on couponing smarter. [Read More]

The Best Ways to Spend $200

AARP The Magazine, August 2014
How to get more from those Benjamins [Read More]

Get Something for Nothing

All You, May 2014
What's better than low-cost? How about no cost! Here's the annual All You guide to scoring freebies [Read More]

The Best Ways to Spend $100

AARP The Magazine, February 2013
How would a smart shopper drop a C-note? We asked the experts. [Read More]

Want To Be Your Own Boss?

Consumer Reports Money Adviser, June 2011
You need more than a good idea to run a successful business. [Read More]

Hello, Savings

AARP the Magazine, May 2011
How to pay less for your cell phone -- and get exactly what you need. [Read More]

Spa Savings

Shop Smart, March 2009
7 ways to find great deals on facials and massages [Read More]

Good Seats, Bad Deals

AARP the Magazine, May 2007
Online ticket sites charge outrageous prices, mislead customers and rarely offer refunds. So why is this legal? [Read More]

Your Private Cash Machine

AARP the Magazine, May 2007
We set out to make a computer pay for itself -- and look how much we saved through online deals. [Read More]


Advance Work

Currents, November 2017
Tips, trends and tidbits. Council for Advancement and Support of Education magazine. [Read More]

A Perfect Match

Capitol File, Spring 2013
A Maryland nonprofit pairs disabled military veterans with service dogs. [Read More]

The Flight of His Life

AARP the Magazine, October 2012
How Trevor Fennig overcame tragedy to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. [Read More]

Retraining U.

AARP the Magazine, September 2011
Smart colleges earn an A for partnering with local businesses to recareer older workers. [Read More]


A Taste of Las Vegas

American Libraries, June 2014
Where to eat on and off the Strip. [Read More]

Time to Dine in Anaheim

American Libraries, May/June 2012
A guide to restaurant options at the annual American Library Association convention. [Read More]

Canning Lite

AARP the Magazine, September 2011
Enjoy the bounty of summer -- without the sugar. [Read More]

Honor System

Cooking Light, June 2008
Owners of an innovative restaurant invite patrons to pay what they can or volunteer their time for food. [Read More]


Ready, Set, Go!

Boys' Life, February 2018
Here's some fun stuff about the 2018 Winter Olympics. [Read More]

An Expert Eye on the 2014 Winter Olympics

Boys' Life, February 2014
We asked America's top medal contenders for their tips on how to tell if an athlete is doing great or out of the running. [Read More]

Going Barefoot

Boys' Life, June 2013
Brandon and Ryan Jameson are brothers, Eagle Scouts and champion barefoot water skiers. [Read More]

Extreme Sport: Tree Hiking

National Geographic Kids, August 2010
Think the coolest wildlife lives on the ground? Think again -- then climb a tree! [Read More]