Jackie is a food, drink, travel and design writer who can lately be found in some phase of entering or exiting Mexico. After leaving her native New York and transitioning out of 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, The Independent, Thrillist, The Infatuation, San Diego Magazine, Modern Luxury San Diego, Contract Magazine, Harper's BAZAAR.com, Modern Luxury Interiors California, Long Island PULSE and Pacific San Diego Magazine, among others. Currently, Jackie is a contributing writer at Eater San Diego, an Editor-At-Large at Salt & Wind and also writes a monthly column, dedicated to drinks, for Ranch & Coast Magazine. Previously, she was the Lifestyle Editor at JustLuxe and the Editor at Luxury Living International.
Additionally, she writes copy for a variety of businesses, which spans real estate marketing, charity, event planning and travel--like Viator/TripAdvisor and Classic Journeys, to name a couple.
A while back, she graduated from Connecticut College after studying Government and Religious Studies and studying abroad 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 has been working with Salt & Wind to design and execute small, curated trips to Baja California, Mexico and beyond. 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 were in May & June 2017 with more to follow in the fall. Currently, we are also in R&D for Spain, Italy, Oahu, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Please click here to see snaps of our first Baja trip and here to check out our stacked swag bags.