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Kristin Braswell
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Kristin Braswell is a writer and producer based in New York. Her writing portfolio includes food articles, travel reviews, film critiques and political analyses. She is a fearlessly opinionated writer, especially passionate about education, race and gender equality, as well as the promotion of healthy living and relationships. Her aim is to use writing and food as a tool to get people to think, to care and to desire positive changes for themselves and their world.

Entries by Kristin Braswell

Make the Most of the Coast: A California Getaway to Remember

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 3:26 PM

A sweeping and stunning view of Newport Beach from the Resort at Pelican Hill

It is impossible to drive down California's coast and not be enamored by the shimmering ocean, seagulls weaving between palm trees, or an excessively large house on top...

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It's Not All Vino Tinto: Exploring Spanish Wine and Cuisine

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 9:10 AM

A local lunch in Secastilla, Spain

Time stands still in Madrid's plazas. One moment you are walking down a narrow street packed with bars, and the next you are standing in an archway that leads to an open square...

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For the Love of Sunsets and Mofongo: Giving Puerto Rico a Second Try

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 4:25 PM

A stunning sunset from The Horned Dorset Primavera

My first experience in Puerto Rico was a spring break visit nearly ten years ago. At the time, rum and sun were the two most important components of the trip. At night, my...

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Eating My Way Through Vegas: How A Non-Gambler Learned To Love Sin City

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 2:07 PM

An incredible meal at Tao Asian Bistro in Las Vegas

At night, Las Vegas Boulevard's buzzing lights cannot be understated. There is a whimsical glow to it all that screams decadence mixed with Disneyland, and, to be honest, it has never really...

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In Search of Ceviche and Flavor: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo's Fresh Cuisine

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 11:15 AM

A fresh food lover's dream at Capella Ixtapa's cooking course.

The first time I tasted Chef Miguel's hibiscus ceviche, my palette was bombarded with the freshness of taste I had come to know soon after I arrived in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. You can taste...

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A Perfect Day in Napa Valley

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 11:37 AM

Gorgeous views at Frog's Leap Winery in Rutherford.

Napa Valley: sprawling hills of green and grapes, clean air and a wine lover's paradise. These are probably the first images that pop into your head when you think of Napa, but,...

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10 Things to Explore in St. Barths

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 3:54 PM

The view of St. Jean Beach at Tom Beach Hotel

While many people skip a visit to the Caribbean this time of year due to hurricane season, the early summer months are actually the most ideal time to visit...

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In Search of Pura Vida: The Magic of Costa Rica

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 9:42 PM


A simple breakfast and stunning view at Nayara Hotel.

Pura vida is a simple phrase that means "pure life." It is a greeting heard as frequently as "hello" -- on every street corner, restaurant and even home in Costa Rica....

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St. Lucia: An Island Of Tranquil Splendor

(8) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 6:00 AM

There is a space between the Piton Mountains that, depending on where you're sitting, reveals a rainforest that spills into a seemingly endless ocean. Somewhere in this vastness of pristine water, wildlife and a few persistent birds, I discovered peace. Because St. Lucia's beauty speaks for itself, you will not...

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Lianne La Havas Strikes All the Right Chords

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 11:32 AM


Growing up, Lianne La Havas' parents introduced her to a variety of artists who would play a prominent role in her blossoming as a musician, including Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Jill Scott and Mary J. Blige. She wrote her first song at age 11...

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Love Beyond Valentine's Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 9:24 AM

One of my favorite Valentine's Day quotes is not from a beautiful sonnet or anthology, but by rapper Andre 3000, who says, "Every day is the 14th." It's a trite, simple idea that we hear time and again, especially when companies shove glittered greeting cards, cheaply made bears holding hearts...

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How Caribbean Corn Chowder Reunited My Grandmother and Me

(33) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 9:37 AM

I am a prideful woman who loves to cook. Oddly enough, this combination provided the perfect recipe to bring my grandmother and I back together after three years of not speaking.
Our ideologies are not aligned; she believes that natural disaster is the result of God's fury against...

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