Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and award-winning travel writer. She is the author and owner of PratesiLiving.com with her husband, coauthor of Southern Heat, and co-owner of On the Road Culinary Adventures, a culinary travel business. She is a contributor to the Travel section of U.S. News & World Report and freelances for other publications including Forbes Travel Guide, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, and World Travel Magazine.
Her work has also been featured on MSN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and SheKnows.com.
Gwen chronicles her love of international travel and experience as a professional home cook on PratesiLiving.com, where she shares the stories of some of the world's most sought after destinations, highly regarded chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, wine and spirits producers, and culinary artisans.
She and her husband just traded in big city life in Atlanta for shorts and flip flops at Fernandina Beach, Florida. They look forward to enjoying the coastal lifestyle and welcoming a new dog to their family in the near future.