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I'm a Miami native who's traveled extensively. The daughter of a military man and granddaughter of a gypsy, travel is in my DNA! Good wine, cheese, people and the opportunity to embrace and learn new cultures is a wonderful thing! Put me on a train, plane, boat or in a car and I will make it the best of times anywhere! (I've tried several times to upload photos to my gallery with no success. I'll keep trying, but I hope to share them soon!)

  • Hometown

    Miami, Florida USA

  • Location now

    San Diego, CA USA

  • Work published

    Fashion Times (Miami Beach, FL), JUMP Magazine (New York City), Woman's World (California). Will continue to fill out as I pull dates and proper names of articles.

  • Travel philosophy

    The journey is my home! I believe the world is ours to make home. Having a house in one part of the world doesn't mean we are limited to living there or making it home. The journey to each destination can become part of who we are. We can take it with us and leave a little part of ourselves behind.

  • Craziest place

    To be quite honest, a friend and I were encouraged into visiting what we believed to be a nightclub in Barcelona, Spain. Now, I am a Spanish-speaker, but it didn't occur to me our driver was being sly. As we walked into this club, we immediately realized this was no ordinary nightclub, but somewhere only adults would frequent, if you know what I mean. We actually stayed, chatted with the employees, enjoyed some wine. The stage acts (to put it mildly) were quite crazy for people from the States. We left realizing that what may not be normal for some is quite okay and acceptable for others.

  • Bizarre experience

    I look at bizarre as a wonderful thing! Meeting High Priestess Miriam, a Voo Doo priestess was absolutely bizarre, educational, enlightening and astounding! To learn about this culture and religion opened my mind to the fact there is so much we assume about others. She was patient and kind in her explanations and being included in her rituals was an honor.

  • Advice

    Be open-minded. There is so much more out there than meets the eye. Embrace the opportunity to learn from everywhere you go. Be smart, be aware, but don't be so overly cautious you miss out on the people who can teach you so much!

  • Dream destination

    This is difficult to narrow down to one destination. Diving with great white sharks near Seal Island off the coast of South Africa is way up there! Australia and New Zealand!

  • Traveled before

    I've traveled to all but four of the United States, throughout Europe to include Ireland, England, Holland, Belgium, France and Spain. Colombia, of course! I've been to Mexico and Costa Rica several times as well as various islands in the Caribbean such as the Caymans and Jamaica.

  • Going next

    Nicaragua for one of V!VA Travel Guides' Boot Camps!

Heather's Guide Book Entries

Hotels

  • Le Meridien

    Dec 05, 2007 - Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

    Charming hotel in the middle of the busiest and livliest area of Barcelona. Clean rooms, helpful staff (Anthony was wonderful!), ......

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Restaurants

  • Cinc Sentits

    Dec 05, 2007 - Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

    Fine dining in a small, modern and lovely restaurant owned by a brother and sister team. Start with the amazing ......

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  • Bestial

    Dec 05, 2007 - Marina Village, Barcelona, Spain

    Indoors and outdoors on the Mediterranean Sea, great food, great staff and wonderful views! Very trendy and hip. ......

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  • Pizza Marzano

    Dec 05, 2007 - Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

    Simple chain pizza restaurant. Good pizza, actually OK wine and pastas with breads. Sit upstairs near the window and people ......

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