Diane Sukiennik is an internationally recognized writer, coach, keynote speaker, consultant, educator and licensed therapist. She is the author of The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 11th edition, Prentice Hall, the most widely used text in colleges and universities in the subject area. A self-proclaimed 'leisurologist,' she speaks French and Spanish, is an avid world traveler and is a freelance food, wine and lifestyle writer with a well established website, www.foodandwineaccess.com.
Michael Reiss is an entrepreneur, management consultant and executive coach. He has completed wine studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California. He is the editor, chief photographer, and webmaster of www.foodandwineaccess.com. He speaks German, French, Spanish, and Japanese, and has lived in these countries as part of his life-long travel adventures.
Michael Reiss and Diane Sukiennik are the co-founders of www.foodandwineaccess.com. and regular contributors to Examiner.com.
Inspired by Julia Child, the Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend is dedicated to her indomitable spirit. The long weekend includes food and wine pairing dinners, special seminars, art displays, local winery tours, cooking classes and film screen... Go to Article
It is always a special occasion when your meal is prepared by an award-winning chef, but it’s even more special when there’s an entire stadium of them working together. Back for its second year, the All-Star Chef Classic was held at L.A. ... Go to Article
GourmetFest is an incomparable annual four-day extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and fine wine estates. This year’s event took place from March 5-8 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The Relais &... Go to Article
In less than 50 years of nationhood, Singapore has risen to become a first world powerhouse. It's home to the city-state’s Botanical Garden, the night zoo, and all the entertainment on Sentosa Island. Of course, you can experience endless s... Go to Article
Singapore shines with the brightest facets of a star-studded jewel. This remarkable island nation lit the galaxy of first world nations just 50 years ago and continues to sparkle with world-class offerings in every category from aquariums to zoos and... Go to Article
No trip to Myanmar would be complete without a visit to Inle Lake. In fact, if you only visit one place in the sovereign state, it should be this magical area. This lake, sitting 4,000-feet-above sea level, provides a microcosm of all of the delights... Go to Article
Almost every trip to Myanmar will start or end in Yangon, the bustling former capital whose claim to fame is the imposing golden temple of Shwadagon. Stay at the Sule Shangri-la, located in the shadow of the temple. Here, you will experien... Go to Story
Experiencing Myanmar now—before it becomes too commercialized—is a must for any seasoned traveler. Doing it in style aboard the newly-built 56-passenger, all-suite Irrawaddy Explorer, offered by Haimark Travel, makes the trip a deluxe adventure.... Go to Article
Yes, France may be best known for Bordeaux, and Northern California for Cabernet, but have you tried the many blends from Paso Robles? Awarded “Wine Region of the Year 2013” by Wine Enthusiast, perhaps the next round of accolades for Paso Robles w... Go to Story
Something spectacular is happening south of the border; a gastronomic explosion of international dimensions that is attracting worldwide attention to the charming town of Puerto Vallarta. Long known for its beaches, the city is now one of the most re... Go to Article
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