Kris is a successful freelance writer/marketing consultant specializing in online content, advertising, and branding. As schedules, finances, and liver enzymes permit, she also writes about travel, wine, and food. Sometimes, the research takes so much time, there’s little left for the actual writing!

South Africa


When you think of South Africa, perhaps the first name that pops to mind is Nelson Mandela. But there are all kinds of well known people who hail from the country, including Bishop Desmond Tutu, basketball great Steve Nash, musician Dave Mathews, actress Charlize Theron…. The diversity of ... Read More
May 11, 2015Kris
San Francisco


Is there anywhere else on earth you can witness the grandeur of the sun, the surf, and the mountains like you can in California? Did I say witness? I meant becoming a card-carrying member of Club California, an organization devoted to amazing food, unbelievable wine culture, and a ... Read More
June 25, 2014Kris
alifornia Music Festivals


It's spring! The time when a young man's fancy (and young women's, for that matter) turns to thoughts of music. In the desert. In California. Of course, I'm talking about Coachella. Or as it's more formally known, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and its only slightly ... Read More
April 10, 2014Kris
Storm watching on the West coast


Since when is "bad" weather good news? When it's a winter storm lashing the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest. Don't get me wrong. The ocean-side highways of British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon are spectacular during the summer months. But there's nothing like making this trip (really more of a ... Read More
March 3, 2014Kris
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