Travel and Food Writing

I’m a freelance writer and non-profit professional who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I took off for 2 1/2 years of travel throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. This trip fed my astonishment at the world’s varied cultures, landscapes, and, of course, food. Culinary, cultural and sustainable travel top the list of my writing interests. 

Discovering My Passion
For Food and Travel

Over the last three decades, in both a personal and work capacity, I’ve had the chance to travel to Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Denmark, England, Eswatini, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, South Korea, Switzerland, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

I’m a member of:

  • Travel Writers University and Travel Writers Café
  • International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association
  • TravMedia
Hot Hamachi Sushi Boat

7 Must-Try Siesta Key, Florida Restaurants | Best Restaurants on Siesta Key -- Foodie Flashpacker

Photo Essay:
Art Basel Miami Beach 2022 -- Travel Squire

Awol Erizku's Nerfertiti: Miles Davis at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022
The warm pool at night at Siesta Key Palms Resort

Caribbean Inspired, Family-Friendly Hotel in Siesta Key — Travel By Vacation Rental

Palm Springs Update: Supper Clubs and Shining Stars – Travel Squire

7 Fun Things To Do In Palm Springs, CA | Best Things To Do in Palm Springs – Foodie Flashpacker 

8 Must-Try Restaurants in Palm Springs, CA | The Best Palm Springs Restaurants – Foodie Flashpacker

Steamboats and Jazz Cafes: How to Enjoy the Swiss Riviera - International Living Magazine February 2022 Issue, Editor's Choice (PDF available upon request.)

Tonya Hennessey - Grant Writer | Travel & Food Writing | Website Audits & Copy

Inn at Palm Springs Review: One Fun and Funky Bohemian Pad - Travel By Vacation Rentals

A plate of stir-fried cumin lamb at Koi Palace in Dublin, CA

7 Must-Try Dublin, CA Restaurants | Best Dublin, CA Restaurants - Foodie Flashpacker

Farmers Super Food Salad
8 Must-Try Danville Restaurants | The Best Danville, CA Restaurants - Foodie Flashpacker
11 Must-Try Vallejo Restaurants | The Best Restaurants in Vallejo, California - Foodie Flashpacker
Fern Bar at The Barlow
11 Must-Try Sebastopol Restaurants | Best Places to Eat In Sebastopol, CA - Foodie Flashpacker
A plate of filet mignon
Seven Must-Try King’s Beach Restaurants | Best Places to Eat in King’s Beach, Lake Tahoe - Foodie Flashpacker
The Dram Shop Article
The Dram Shop – A Northern California Epicurean Delight - Travel Post Monthly
A Rustic Feast at La Maison du Moulin, Coinsins, Switzerland - The Yums
A dish of mussels
King’s Beach, Lake Tahoe: Small Plates and Happy Hours - Travel Post Monthly
Crab Legs
The Dead Fish: Elegant Surf and Turf on the Banks of the Napa River - The Yums