I've been an award-winning travel writer and editor for 15 years – most recently as a senior editor at ForbesLife – and I've written about more than 500 destinations, adventure trips, operators and luxury hotels in 81 countries (and counting). I know the difference between what’s merely expensive and what deserves its high price tag. I’m discerning but not jaded, and I appreciate the hard work that goes into crafting experiences as well as crafting luxury goods. (I’ve written about those, too.) I’ve shared that wisdom with readers of Forbes, Departures, Robb Report, Conde Nast Traveller, Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Yahoo Travel, Outside, Islands, Hemispheres, Brides, Modern Bride, Luxury SpaFinder, Well + Good, and other print and online publications. In the name of lifestyle journalism, I’ve gotten a tattoo in Bora Bora, been bitten by a massage therapist, and flown airplanes over three continents.