Beth Graham

Member Since:
Feb 2014

Beth is a former travel PR professional with more than 30 years of experience. Today, as a freelance writer, she draws on that storytelling experience to share stories about travel with luxury, international, beach, culinary, empty nest and lifestyle angles. Beth serves on the board of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association and is Executive Editor of the association's FWT (Food Wine Travel) Magazine. She is a contributor to Travelocity, Orbitz, Just Luxe, Luxe Getaways, and other publications. Her work has also appeared in The Local Palate, Departures and other consumer magazines. She blogs at 

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Orbitz: The ultimate California wine lover’s road trip

Did you know that California is home to more than 100 grape varietals spread across more than 100 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas)? So if you’re jetting in and spending your […]

TravelAge West: What to Know About Hungary’s Burgeoning Wine Regions

Oenophiles are headed to Hungary as the country continues to make strides to gain legitimacy as a wine tourism destination. Wine families who’ve dominated the industry for years are passing […]

Travelocity: Lobsta and Lighthouses: The Ultimate Coastal Maine Road Trip

Here’s a fact that will blow your mind: Maine has a longer coastline than California! When you count all of the bays and coves, Maine has 3,478 miles of tidal […]


Doha lives in the shadow of higher profile Middle Eastern destinations where wealth and indulgence are key attractions. But it is time for this destination to get some well-deserved attention. […]

Orbitz: The best of Kauai for every traveler type

Kauai is known as Hawaii’s Island of Discovery, so whether you’re traveling solo, in tandem or as a family, you’ll find plenty of adventures for travelers of all ages and […]

Orbitz: 7 ways to commune with nature on Washington’s San Juan Islands

The Pacific Northwest is known for its adventurous spirit and rustic charm, and travelers are finding the region the perfect spot to unplug. So how will you spend all that […]


Orcas Island puts the “escape” in romantic escape. Located in the Puget Sound off the coast of Seattle, the island is only accessible by boat or plane so traffic, noise […]


Some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs have set up kitchen in Sydney, Australia, in recent years, drawn in part by the city’s commitment to sustainability. From working with sustainable […]


No trip to Japan would be complete without visiting a few sushi bars to sample this iconic national dish. But Osaka is known for much more than sushi.


Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, just a short ferry ride from Seattle, is a place where you can lose yourself in the rustic charm amid miles and miles of agricultural […]

Why Puerto Vallarta is Mexico’s Most Authentic Destination

Forget the throngs of bikini clad college girls and the din of beach bars packed with tourists. Puerto Vallarta, in the western Mexico state of Jalisco, is filled with authentic […]

12 best things to do in Nashville

Nashville is known for two things—country music and barbecue. And while there are plenty of places to enjoy both, there are plenty of other unexpected surprises and classic attractions—besides the […]

Best of Puerto Vallarta: 10 Great Food & Adventure Activities

The best of Puerto Vallarta’s foodie excursions and adventure tours

Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection

The Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, is a luxury property located in America’s oldest city, St. Augustine.

Nashville’s Newest Luxury Hotel: Sheraton Grand

Nashville’s Sheraton hotel has undergone an extensive $35 million renovation and has been designated a Sheraton Grand, representing the hotel chain’s premier brand.

5 best golf resorts that happen to be in wine country

For many golfers, the best part of the day is ending up at the 19th hole, savoring an exquisite bottle of wine. Here are five resorts where golf and wine […]

Southern Hospitality at NOLA’s Henry Howard Hotel

New Orleans’ Henry Howard Hotel combines the best of a modern boutique hotel with the quaint charm of Southern hospitality. Located in the Garden District among the grand dame mansions, […]

Why you should ditch Paris in favor of Burgundy

The Burgundy region of France covers much of the eastern central portion of the country. Bourgogne, as the French call it, is dotted with sleepy villages bordered by canals and […]

The 7 best trips to take as soon as you graduate

Before you trade in that student ID for a corporate badge, here are seven safe, affordable destinations where the dress code is nothing but casual. From hiking volcanoes to snorkeling […]

Fork Monkey: The Latest Foodie Underground Network

Fork Monkey is a membership-based organization that offers access to these secret experiences in closed-door kitchens, on private rooftops, in secret-password penthouses and hidden gardens.

The Grape Leaf Inn in the Heart of Sonoma’s Wine Country

The Grape Leaf Inn is a Victorian-era home, built in 1905, that has been renovated and modernized to feature 13 romantic and artfully decorated rooms. The Inn’s wrap-around porch is […]

Three Chefs Who are Disrupting New Orleans’ Food Scene

New Orleans will always be a tourist favorite for cajun, but in recent years, there’s been a movement of chefs bringing their roots and ethnic passions to the city and […]

7 wellness resorts that really get it right – Orbitz

The challenge to get guests in tip-top shape is heating up as resorts expand their holistic offerings to focus on total wellness—that’s physical, mental and spiritual. Here are seven resorts […]

A 36 Hour Getaway in Milan – Luxe Getaways

Milan may be the world’s fashion capital but there’s much more to this city than haute couture. Milan is home to some of Italy’s most famous architecture and art. On […]

NOLA’s Pontchartrain Hotel is a Perfect Spot to Stay During Mardis Gras – JustLuxe

New Orleans’ iconic Pontchartrain Hotel has reopened after an extensive renovation and it’s everything you could want in a luxury stay. It sits on a quaint street corner in the […]

Phuket’s Trisara Resort Offers the Ultimate Thai Experience – JustLuxe

The award-winning Trisara Resort in Phuket recently reopened with a new focus on giving guests the ultimate Thai experience. Trisara, Sanskrit for “The Garden in The Third Heaven,” lives up […]

The Art of Italian Living – The Tasting Panel

Ferrari Trento, located in Italy’s Trento region, has been making some of Italy’s most spectacular sparkling wines since 1902.

‘Best New Restaurant’ Winner is Dolce Italian Restaurant – JustLuxe

Dolce Italian Restaurant was the inaugural winner of Bravo TV’s new culinary competition, ‘Best New Restaurant,’ in 2015. It won not only for its exceptional menu, but also for the […]

Nigel Barker Weighs In on Traveling – JustLuxe

Nigel Barker is best known as a global fashion photographer and as one of the judges on America’s Next Top Model. I caught up with Nigel at the grand opening […]

The Alluring Charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quick drive from Monterey, is a tiny village along the Pacific Coast. The streets are pedestrian-friendly, lined with art galleries, wine tastings, performing arts venues, and cafés. There’s […]

Exploring St. Augustine

Exploring St. Augustine, America’s Oldest City including historic sites, a luxury hotel and amazing food

A Passion For Wine, Redefined

A visit with the global brand ambassador of Achaval-Ferrer Wines about the estates and the vines in Mendoza, Argentina. This group of friends came together with a singular goal: to […]

An Epicurean Adventure at LA’s Original Farmers Market

A tour of LA’s famed farmers market for ethnic eats and culinary history. I recently had an opportunity to tag along on a Melting Pot Food Tours of the famed […]

4 Reasons to Stay at an Agriturismo in Italy

People are “flocking” to the countryside of Tuscany and Umbria to experience the typical Italian lifestyle, and also to escape the tourists. And instead of choosing traditional hotel accommodations, which […]

4 Tips for Navigating Hotel Reviews

How do you choose the perfect hotel for your vacation? How do you avoid properties under construction, crowded weekends and missing amenities? I’ll tell you how to navigate the reviews […]

Top 10 Things To Do in Australia

I recently made my first trip to Australia and nail down the top 10 things every traveler must do, from diving the Great Barrier Reef to sunning on Bondi Beach […]

Italy trip planning: Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria

Everything you need to know about hitting the top spots in Italy and maximizing your time and experience

Why I need to live in France

I need to live abroad. I love the pace of life in Europe. I love the plethora of outdoor cafes, and the fact that they’re always full, any time of […]

Visiting Pittsburgh’s Famed Strip District

A tour through Pittsburgh’s popular Strip District, a unique destination lined with international food markets

A Southern Fish Camp Road Trip

Fish camps are changing with the times and become more modern destinations.

ItalyTravel: 4 Reasons to Stay in a Private Villa

Choosing a private villa versus a hotel or resort in Italy could be the best decision you make.

In Search of Authentic Cracker Cuisine in Florida

The history of old-Florida cracker cooking and two personalities working to revive this method of cooking.

High Profile Luxury at One Ocean Resort & Spa

North Florida’s One Ocean Resort & Spa offers guests an added amenity with private docents who provide personalized concierge services.


The benefits of wine for the skin and where to find some of the top wine spas

Omni Amelia Island’s New $85M Makeover Includes a Rum & Tequila Experience

The Omni Amelia Island recently completed an $85 million “re-imagination” making a world-class luxury beach resort.

Experience Burgundy Through the Eyes of a French Chef With a 7-Day Cooking Program

Published in Just Luxe. A first person account of seven days at a French cooking school in Burgundy.

Umbria’s Top Wines and Wineries

Published in Global Writes. A tour of Umbria Italy to uncover some of the newer wineries.


Published in The Local Palate. I visit with the farmers of Black Hog Farm who are on a mission to change the way America eats.

Italy Embraces Luxury Wine Travel

Published In Luxe Beat magazine. Italian winemakers in the Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy are offering luxury accommodations and attractions for wine lovers.


Published on My first trip to the Burgundy region of France where I spend the week with a chef and visit the wineries of the region.


Truffle hunting tours offered through the Le Marche region of Italy

Discover Umbria’s Top Wines and Wineries

Published on A visit through Umbria to explore some of the up-and-coming wineries

Boutique Winery and Wine Hotel in Tuscany

Published on A visit to the Baracchi estate, with its luxury hotel and vineyard, in Tuscany.