Product development lead | NASA National Aeronautics & Space Agency
100-Year-Old Expression: Shackleton Whisky Might Just Be One of the Most Celebrated Replica Spirits
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 ...
A Snow-Covered Adventure: Dog Sledding in Sweden’s Northern Regions
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...
Sweden's ICEHOTEL: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It
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...
Exploring New Greek Cuisine From The Heart of Halkidiki
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...
9 Ways to Experience Halkidiki, Greece: Where to Stay, Eat & Explore
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...
Where to Stay in Northern Greece: 7 Luxury Hotels to Call Home
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 ...
Eat Your Luck | Prosperity Foods From Around the World
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 ...
The Algonquin Hotel | Midtown's Most Beloved Literary Landmark
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 ...
Science and Technology News with a Luxury Look and Feel
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...
About Stefanie Payne
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.