Monday, October 20, 2008

Travel Articles

I also do a lot of travel writing, both for LA.com, as well as a few other web sites. So if you have a moment, please take a look at some of my articles.

For the Travel Section of LA.com, I have written guides to Napa and Sonoma Valley, as well as a San Diego Hotels Guide.

Here is my humongous, though far from comprehensive, guide to Napa Valley in two parts:


1. Napa and Yountville: http://www.la.com/ci_11396603


2. St. Helena and Calistoga: http://www.la.com/ci_11395595


Here is my guide to Sonoma: http://www.la.com/ci_11397366




And don't forget to check out some of the supplemental materials like:

Spit or Swallow: A Guide To Tasting Room Etiquette: http://www.la.com/dining/Spit_or_Swallow_Tasting_Room_Etiquette.html

Biodynamics: http://www.la.com/dining/Biodynamics.html

In Defense of Merlot: http://www.la.com/dining/In_Defense_of_Merlot.html

Phylloxera, What's Bugging Winemakers: http://www.la.com/dining/Phylloxera_Whats_bugging_winemakers.html

Here is my guide to San Diego hotels, broken down into Coastal versus City listings:

Coastal: http://www.la.com/travel/San_Diego_Coastal_Hotel_Guide.html

City: http://www.la.com/travel/San_Diego_Hotels_Guide.html

In my new career as a freelance travel writer, I started out by submitting pieces on my trip to South America in October 2007 to a few different web sites. You can check them out here.
This is a hotel review and city guide of Buenos Aires: http://intravelmag.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=258&Itemid=10058

Here is another hotel review and city guide, of Santiago, Chile: http://www.vezeo.com/2007/11/26/view-the-andes-from-chiles-hip-hotel-del-patio/


And, finally, here is a review I wrote for HotelChatter.com as part of their VIP Reviewer Series. They asked me to write a review of one of my favorite hotels, so I chose the charming little Hotel Le Clos Medicis in Paris: http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2008/9/16/14615/6774/hotels/Shhh_Don_t_Tell_Anyone_About_the_Hotel_Le_Clos_Medicis

Well, that's enough of my travel stories to throw at you for now. If you have a moment to read any of them, I'd love to know what you think!

Eric

LA.com Restaurant and Dining Articles

As you may or may not know, I started my freelance writing career by working on the Dining and Restaurants section of LA.com, then moved on to writing the monthly Fooditude Newsletter for them, as well as for the Travel section.

You can find all my articles listed here: http://www.la.com/search?type=editors&&searchKeywords=%22eric+rosen%22&wss=%2F

But to direct you to some of my favorites, I'm going to attach the direct links, starting with the restaurants.

Here is the first review I ever wrote for them, of Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles: http://www.la.com/dining/Restaurant_Review_Cicada_Restaurant.html

This review is of Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica, one of my favorite places in the city:
http://www.la.com/dining/wilshire_restaurant.html

A great tapas restaurant in West Hollywood: http://www.la.com/dining/Restaurant_Review_Tinto_Tapas.html

And one of my more recent reviews, of Govind Armstrong's 8 Oz. Burger Bar. Look out, I get a little catty, meee-ouch! http://www.la.com/dining/8_Oz_Burger_Bar.html

Finally, here is a big feature I wrote for my first Fooditude. It is about the new health food trend of probiotics that supposedly help with everything from digestive problems to immune health: http://www.la.com/dining/Eating_Away_Allergies_With_Probiotics.html

I hope you enjoy and find them useful! Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have, and thanks for taking the time to read them!

Eric