Jackie is a food, drink and travel writer who can usually be found in some phase of entering or exiting Mexico. After leaving her native New York and escaping her former career in finance, she relocated to San Diego, where she's currently enjoying living and writing by the beach. Her work has appeared on the web and in print, notably at: Roads & Kingdoms, New Worlder, AFAR, Life & Thyme, Harper's BAZAAR.com, The Independent, Salt & Wind, Thrillist, The Infatuation, San Diego Magazine, JustLuxe (where she was once the Lifestyle Editor), Modern Luxury San Diego and Pacific Magazine, among others. Jackie also writes a monthly column, dedicated to drinks, for Ranch & Coast Magazine. Additionally, she writes copy for small businesses, which spans real estate marketing companies, event planners and tour operators.
She graduated from Connecticut College in 2008 after studying Government and Religious Studies and spending a semester in Hanoi, Vietnam. She's a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, North American Travel Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego Press Club. Sometimes, she moonlights as a Hatha yoga teacher and earned her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification at Riffs Studios in La Jolla, CA. In her latest favorite adventure, she's utilizing her years of traveling expertise to consult on tour design and execution (more on that, below).
Jackie's vices include peaty alcohol, rich textiles, border hopping, far-flung hotels and all food from any part of the world that can be found in a dumpling-like format. At the end of the day, though, she's happiest while sipping her morning coffee after waking up on the first day in a new, still-unknown location.
Beginning May 2017, Jackie is partnering with Salt & Wind to design and execute small, curated trips to Baja California, Mexico. Think wine, design-oriented shopping, taco tours, craft beer and cocktails, ocean and mountain vistas, private dinners and cute hotels. if you think that sounds like something you'd be interested in, please click HERE so you can check it out and, hopefully, join up. The first trips will be in May & June 2017 with more to follow in the fall.