I am a product development lead in NASA's human exploration deep space program at headquarters in Washington, DC.
When I am not telling the story of human exploration in space, my focus is on writing about travel on Earth—with articles appearing in The Huffington Post, The Travel Channel, blogs for The National Geographic Society, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessInsider, IBTimes and more.
Product development lead | NASA National Aeronautics & Space Agency
The 1914-1916 Endurance voyage made Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton one of the most famous and beloved explorers in history. But it was the Nimrod Expedition a few years earlier that would inspire Shackleton Whisky, one... Go to Article
My first taste of dog sledding came with a side of powerful joy — one that I can only imagine is equivalent flying a plane for the first time or winning a large sum of cash — yes, that joyful.
In the Lapland wilderness of northern Sweden, I was al... Go to Article
Every once and awhile you have the desire to stay at a hotel with a succeeding reputation. The world famous ICEHOTEL in northern Sweden is just one of those places, a hotel composed almost entirely of ice. It’s worth the jaunt too, to the Lapla... Go to Article
They say that all people in Greece are governed by religion and tradition. The third governor is food. Eating is thought to cure everything. You have a cold? You must eat. Having relationship trouble? Eat! You will have no strength for tears on an em... Go to Article
Traveling to the islands of Greece is by far the most popular way to experience the beaches on the Aegean Sea. But north of Santorini and Rhodes, you’ll find a new way to explore the beaches of Greece on the coasts of Halkidiki, the birthplace of Ari... Go to Article
There are accommodations in every price range, offering every level of inclusion or abandon, at nearly every destination around the world. What makes a hotel stay outstanding instead of just good and fine is the level of attention to detail. At a mac... Go to Article
Most cultures have eating traditions that are meant to bring good luck and prosperity to the beginning of each year. We aren’t too superstitious, so we think it’s okay to bend the rules and incorporate these ingredients into your menu throughout Janu... Go to Article
It was less than ten years ago that the Algonquin Hotel was officially designated a literary landmark. But for more than 100 years, this historic New York tradition has invited the creative and imaginative where drinks were made famous, where litera... Go to Article
By Stefanie Payne
It used to be that if you wanted to gather the most up-to-date science and technology news, you would have to approach several resources to find it—archived university papers for scientific research studies; NASA.gov for... Go to Story
The greatest unifying thread in all cultures is food. Sharing food is an integral part of preserving tradition. The meals that children are raised on will be remembered long after they and their parents are gone – the food shared at family holidays... Go to Article
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