Gwen Pratesi

Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and an award-winning travel writer. She is the author and owner of with her husband and a regular contributor to the Travel section of U.S. News & World Report. She also 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 are enjoying the coastal lifestyle in Florida with their Tibetan Terrier, Rhythm.

Posts by Gwen Pratesi

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Overnight Oatmeal

Chef Dena Marino on board the Celebrity Eclipse and a recipe for Stuffed Idaho Trout

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Colors of the Caribbean and a recipe for Arroz con Gandules

Interview with Executive Chef German Rijo – Savor Your Destination culinary cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse – Part 2

Culinary Cruise on board the Celebrity Eclipse – Savor Your Destination – Part 1

The Palms Hotel and Spa in Miami, Essensia Restaurant and a recipe for Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

Wild Hibiscus Mojitos and Happy New Year!

The Best Desserts, Best Main Dishes and Best Soup Recipes of 2011

Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Happy Holidays!

Tomato Preserves for Holiday Gift Giving

Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate and Honey Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

Curry Coriander Shorties for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

The Best Three-Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

The Ultimate Kitchen Gift Guide for the Holidays

Review of the new KitchenAid 7-Qt. Stand Mixer & a Recipe for Cranberry-Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream and a video for my 2 Year Blogaversary!

Seven Fires Dinner at Ruka’s Table and a Recipe for Burnt Oranges with Rosemary

Thanksgiving Side Dishes – Potato Gratin, Roasted Squash with Sorghum Butter and Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Taste of the South dinner at The Farm, Old Edwards Inn – Highlands Culinary Weekend

Opening Reception at the 5th Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend in Highlands, NC

Sorghum Compound Butter and a Smoked Chicken with Sorghum Herb Butter

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