Hi! My name is Julie and I am the writer/content creator/publisher and an accomplished food, travel, and lifestyle expert for A Cork, Fork, & Passport, a popular digital lifestyle e-magazine, now in its 12th year of publication.
As a professional recipe developer and cocktail/wine mixologist, 99.9% of the recipes featured on A Cork, Fork, & Passport are my original creation. As part of my business, I often work professionally with companies to create imaginative and delicious original recipes and/or content for their brand. A year ago, I started a quest toward a healthier lifestyle, incorporating clean eating with mindful exercise. I am currently in the process of converting many of my recipes over to natural ingredients, with an emphasis on Mediterranean diet-style eating. My goal is to have 75% of my recipes converted to cleaning eating and 25% as wholesome indulgences.
In addition to writing for my own publication, I have worked as a freelance travel writer for other print and online publications, including the London Telegraph and Parks and Travel magazine. I am a designated travel expert at Flipboard and was a featured speaker at the 2018 Women in Travel Summit in Quebec. I am an expert in social media marketing and technology, with extensive WordPress, web design, and digital marketing experience,
As a 29+ year veteran of the travel industry as a corporate travel manager & meeting planner, I am the owner of Luxe Journeys Travel, a full-service travel agency specializing in corporate and leisure travel and concierge services.
I am a member of the North American Travel Journalist Association, The International Travel Writers Alliance, and The American Society of Travel Advisors. My travel writing profile can be viewed on TravMedia.
A growing segment on A Cork, Fork, & Passport is the home and family lifestyle section. In addition to sharing family anecdotes as a wife and mother (including as an empty nest mother of a college-age child), I share DIY, crafting, home technology, and home & garden design ideas, as well as wellness, self-care, beauty/fashion, and fitness tips.
I am a GenX wife, mother, and doxie lover. I was raised in upstate New York, have lived in several states across the United States, but has called Arizona home for almost twenty years. My husband and I have an adult son who just graduated college (summa cum laude!), and is home with us until he leaves for grad school. When not working, I enjoy traveling, cooking, music, reading, hiking, skiing, and photography.
Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy A Cork, Fork, & Passport! If you have any questions, please use the comment box at the bottom of each article and I will get back to you within a few hours.
PS: If you enjoy fantasy/science fiction/horror stories, be sure to check out my sons original writing serials at Cohnquest.com