Gwen Pratesi

Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and award-winning travel writer. She is the author and owner of 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 The Points Guy, USA TODAY, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Garden & Gun, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, Reader's Digest, Forbes Travel Guide, Smarter Travel, TripAdvisor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and World Travel Magazine. Her work has also been featured on MSN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and SheKnows. Gwen chronicles her love of international travel and experience as a professional home cook on, where she shares the stories of some of the world's most sought-after destinations and cruise lines, highly regarded chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, wine and spirits producers and culinary artisans. She and her husband traded in big city life in Atlanta for shorts and flip-flops on Fernandina Beach, Florida. They are enjoying the coastal lifestyle with their Tibetan Terrier, Rhythm.

Posts by Gwen Pratesi

Travel and Luggage

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Luggage and Travel Accessories for 2022

The Best BBQ and Kitchen Items for Summer Entertaining

Review of America’s Test Kitchen’s The Complete Plant Based Cookbook

Reviewing America’s Test Kitchen’s Cookbooks and a Recipe for Slow-Cooker Homey Chicken Stew

Kounter - Rock Hill, South Carolina

Kounter Restaurant – Serving up a Slice of Civil Rights History

Best Travel Accessories for 2021

St. Louis-Style BBQ Pork Steaks Paired with J Vineyards & Winery’s Sparkling Wines

Elevated Burgers Paired with Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignons

Gwen and Riccardo at Bortolin Angelo's vineyards

A Visit to Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG – The Prosecco Superiore Region of Italy

Why Savannah, Georgia and the Perry Lane Hotel Should Be Your Next Southern Coastal Destination

Update on Pratesi Living – Our Move to Amelia Island, Florida

A Tropical and Wellness Getaway to Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba

Nights of Lights – St. Augustine, Florida

10th Annual Gourmet & Grapes at The Sanctuary – Kiawah Island, South Carolina

A Journey through Badlands National Park, South Dakota

A Stockholm City Walking Tour and Visit to the Vasa Museum – Stockholm, Sweden

How to Plan the Perfect Fall Getaway to Nantucket, Massachusetts

A Road Trip through Luther Country – Introduction and A Visit to Wittenberg, Germany

How to Plan Your Next Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

Review of the Wolf Gourmet 4-Slice Toaster and Bread Knife and a Recipe for the Best French Toast

Viking River Cruise from Lyon to Avignon, France – The Land of Fine Wine and Cuisine

Pratesi Living Update

The TripAdvisor Luggage Collection

Staying in Period Style – The Inns, Hotels, and Country Manor Homes of South West England

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