Monday, October 20, 2008

Travel Articles

I also do a lot of travel writing, both for, 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, 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:

2. St. Helena and Calistoga:

Here is my guide to Sonoma:

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

Spit or Swallow: A Guide To Tasting Room Etiquette:


In Defense of Merlot:

Phylloxera, What's Bugging Winemakers:

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



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:

Here is another hotel review and city guide, of Santiago, Chile:

And, finally, here is a review I wrote for 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:

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 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, 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:

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:

This review is of Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica, one of my favorite places in the city:

A great tapas restaurant in West Hollywood:

And one of my more recent reviews, of Govind Armstrong's 8 Oz. Burger Bar. Look out, I get a little catty, meee-ouch!

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:

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!