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Love Letters: Miami

(9) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 9:15 AM

Sonya is a believer. She believes in love even if she hasn't quite found it yet. She hopes her writing can inspire others to believe in it too, as well as believing in themselves. She steals lunch breaks and midnights to write on the side of her full-time advertising career....

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Love Letters: Seoul

(4) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 7:41 AM

Ashley Parater was born and raised in sunny Florida, where she graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in History and English. After graduation, she moved to Seoul, South Korea to teach English to kids from the ages of 4 to adults as old as 50. She fell unexpectedly...

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Love Letters: Hoonah, Alaska

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 9:01 AM

A member of the Huna Tlingit Wolf clan, Donald Dybdahl, age 31, lives in Hoonah, Alaska. He was born and raised in Hoonah, the largest Tlingit village in the state and one of the hidden gems of Alaska's iconic Inside Passage. A jack-of-all-trades, Dybdahl worked for his father commercial fishing...

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Love Letters: Myrtle Beach, SC

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 7:40 AM

S. Whitney Holmes is a writer and editor in New York City. By day, she crosses the Ts on Travelzoo deals (and makes time to book them for herself!); by night, she works as an editor for the feminist poetry press Switchback Books and for the online magazine, The Offending Adam....

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Love Letters: Boston

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 7:54 AM

Chris Himmel has trained in some of the country's most celebrated kitchens including Thomas Keller's The French Laundry and some in Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. Today, Himmel serves as the Executive Vice President for Himmel Hospitality Group where he is responsible for strategic management, design, development, marketing and...

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Love Letters: Jersey City, NJ

(6) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 8:19 AM

David Massoni is the proprietor of Three Kings of Kings County, which includes TALDE Brooklyn, TALDE Jersey City, Thistle Hill Tavern, Pork Slope, Carrino Provisions and the soon-to-be-opened TALDE Miami Beach. David moved to NYC in 1997 and spent 3 years under the tutelage of Chef/Owner Henry Meer at The...

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Love Letters: Chicago

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 7:03 AM

Born and raised in Chicago's northwest suburbs, Chef Edward Kim moved to New York to attend New York University, where he earned a B.A. in political science with the intention of becoming an attorney. Instead, he enrolled in Pasadena's Le Cordon Bleu, where he rekindled his passion for food and...

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Love Letters: Paris

(17) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:02 AM

Ruth Yunker is a writer and humorist, blogger and essayist, who has lived all over, but now calls Newport Beach, CA home. She fell in love with Paris later than most, but has made up for it by spending six weeks there almost every year since. Her two books, Me,...

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Love Letters: Dana Point

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 8:24 AM

Donna Kalez was born and raised in San Clemente, CA. In 1961, her father, Don Hansen, founded Dana Wharf, a business that pioneered the region's whale watching industry. Donna now successfully runs the family business with her brother in the male-dominated world of sport fishing and whale watching. She wrote...

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Love Letters: Evanston

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 7:00 AM

A devoted and proud Evanston, IL, resident, David Morton was raised in the restaurant industry. Son of legendary restaurateur Arnie Morton, he experienced first-hand the creation, design, and execution of some of the most iconic restaurant brands and events of the past 30 years, including Morton's Steakhouse and Hard Rock...

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Love Letters: Seville

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Allie Megale is a current senior at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, where she studies Psychology and Spanish. She studied abroad in Sevilla during the spring semester in 2014. She plans to return to Spain for pleasure sometime in the near future.



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Love Letters: Wallowas

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 7:06 AM

Joe Whittle is a freelance editorial photographer, travel writer, wilderness guide, outdoor photography workshop instructor, and seasonal USFS wilderness ranger for the Eagle Cap and Hell's Canyon Wilderness Areas. When not working on a project or wearing one of his various career hats, Joe can usually be found wandering the...

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Love Letters: Silver City, New Mexico

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 6:56 AM

George Julian Dworin lives off-the-grid in a yurt in Silver City, New Mexico. An avid outdoorsman, mountain biker, dog lover, and artist, he was initially drawn to Silver City as the gateway to the 3.3-million-acre Gila National Forest. For over 20 years he visited annually, and became a full-time resident...

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Love Letters: Tallahassee

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 6:45 AM

Motorcycle sensation Ricky Carmichael has been called the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) over his 20-plus year career. He retired at age 27 in March 2007 and returned home to north Florida, where he welcomed twins Elise and Kadin with his wife Ursula. He now shares his love of the...

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Love Letters: Steamboat Springs

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 7:28 AM

Caroline Lalive is a 3 time Olympian and 3-Time World Champion in ski racing. Lalive first came to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the 1990s to attend the Lowell Whiteman School and train with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and has called Ski Town, U.S.A® home ever since. Aside from...

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Love Letters: Mesa

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Nile Cappello is a deal guru at Travelzoo, based in the San Francisco office but rarely in one place for any extended amount of time. She suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust, and loves working for a company that feeds it endlessly. Mesa is currently being featured on Travelzoo's...

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Love Letters: Cleveland

(5) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 8:49 AM

As a proud Clevelander, award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer has worked tirelessly to help elevate the culinary landscape of his hometown with his restaurants, including his newest venture, Trentina. He's also behind The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, Sawyer's Street Frites and Sausage & Peppers at the...

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Love Letters: Columbia, SC

(24) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 8:06 AM

Emile DeFelice loves food, the challenges of farming and business, and finding ways to connect farmers and feeders. He founded the All Local Farmer's Market in 2004, now called Soda City, featuring dozens of farmers, food, and artisans from Columbia every Saturday morning on Main Street. Emile grew vegetables and...

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Love Letters: Miami

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 7:58 AM

Matthew Whitman Lazenby, Operating Partner of Bal Harbour Shops, is the fourth-generation leader in the family-owned business that began developing commercial real estate in Miami in the early twentieth century. Born and raised in Coral Gables, he is the grandson of Stanley Whitman, who founded the famed Bal Harbour Shops...

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Love Letters: Old Saybrook, CT

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Viola Tagliatela has been a resident of Old Saybrook for more than 54 years. In 1980, her future in-laws bought the dilapidated Old Saybrook Inn. Today, her husband, Stephen, runs the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Viola remains active in the community. Viola is...

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