Debi Lander

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Member Since:
Jan 2010

Debi Lander is a freelance journalist, photographer and seasoned international traveler. Through her journeys, Debi incorporates her passion for food and culture into articles which help readers gain better insight and a sense of place. She savors local cuisine with curiosity, jumps at new adventures and believes travel can open eyes and hearts around the globe. Her work can be found in Black Card Magazine, Fox News, Boca Raton Observer, Where magazine, AOL Travel and regular contributions to luxebeatmag.com. Debi frequently pens and photographs feature articles for Business Jet Traveler magazine. If her suitcase could talk...The Luggage Diaries contain highlights from the travel journal on her website www.bylandersea.com. Her food blog at ByLanderSea-Food features culinary articles, restaurant reviews and recipes from her travels, as well as bite size nuggets about what’s happening in my own kitchen. Debi and Judy Wells jointly write the blog: Good Girls in the Badlands.com. 

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Published Articles (36)

Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest


Restaurant Review: The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest sits on fabled history almost as long as its name. The renovated historic venue along the Danube River was constructed from […]

How to Visit St. Petersburg without a Group Tour


Article about my independent visit to St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2016 for the Boomers online Travel blog: My Itchy Travel Feet.

Wonderful Family-Friendly Wales


This article appears in 5 local editions of Florida Newsline papers- in print and online.

Splendor in Slovenia


A review of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, and beloved Lake Bled.

Tuscany: Renaissance offers guests “la dolce vita” in Italy


Review of the Renaissance Tuscany hotel and surrounding activities in Facilities & DestinationsMagazine. This is a publication for MICE and meeting planners.

Soaring Over Cappadocia in a Hot Air Balloon


Story and photos of a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Savoring Sun Valley


When Hemingway first came to Idaho—on September 19, 1939, to be exact¬ home was Suite 206 at the Sun Valley Lodge. “Glamour House,” he nicknamed it, and so it remains.

Florida Secrets: Finding Flagler County


Flagler County hovers under the radar between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, Florida, including a swath of historic Highway A1A that runs along the scenic Atlantic coastline. Drivers often stop […]

Natural Selection


Page 76: Boca Raton Observer: February 2016 IUE:Cruising the Galapagos Island — The Land that time forgot. Everything you need to know about taking a cruise in the Galapagos.

St. Augustine, Florida: America’s Oldest City


America’s oldest city offers much more than its many historic landmarks. September marked the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continually occupied European settlement in […]

What Do the Maasai Really Eat?


We arrive in time for sunrise; the awakening of the nomads. Traditional Maasai lifestyle centers around their cattle, a primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is […]

Shopping on the First Coast


Whether you’re searching for a wardrobe change or just want a special keepsake to remember your trip, there are numerous shopping districts along the First Coast. From high-end designer stores […]

Visiting Machu Picchu in Luxurious Style


My boomer style deluxe trip to Machu Picchu.

History Tastes Like Chocolate at Charlton’s Coffehouse in Colonial Williamsburg


Touring and tasting in R. Charlton’s Coffee House in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.

Clementine Hunter Murals in Natchitoches, Louisiana


Have you ever driven through a city or town and immediately wanted to stop and explore? That’s how I felt when I reached Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The Galapagos Islands


Feature Getaway article in Business Jet Traveler Magazine (print and online). These magical isles, which inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution, are home to species you’ll find nowhere else.

7 Great Golf Courses in Jacksonville & Amelia Island


7 terrific public golf courses. Published online and in Where Magazine which is distributed in Northeast Florida hotels.

Tanque Verde Dude Ranch


What I learned from three days at the Tanque Verde Dude Ranch including recommendations for meeting and event planners.Published in Facilities & Destinations Magazine – print and online.

Antoine’s: 175 Years of New Orleans History


History speaks from the memorabilia-strewn walls of Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans, the oldest family-run restaurant in the United States. They tell extraordinary tales from the past 175 years. Published […]

A Dip in Iceland\’s Blue Lagoon


Personal account of taking a dip in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon.

North Florida Review


The River City and the Old City promise diverse experiences for groups. Facilities & Destinations is a magazine for Meeting and Incentive Award Travel planners.See page 48.

Hiking the Grand Canyon is Difficult. Ride a Mule.


This article is a feature done for Dwellable.com. It tells my story of saddling up for a Mule Vista trail ride at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Also […]

Spain’s Balearic Islands


The 2013 Facilities & Destinations Mid-Market Review has been released for preview online.  To read my feature article on Spain’s Balearic Islands please use this link:  http://issuu.com/facilitiesonline/docs/2013_f_d_mid-market_review My article begins […]

Winter Wine Tour on the Upper Pennisula


In a Tank of Gas Story: Debi Lander discovers that Northern Michigan isn’t quite so cold when you arm up your day with a little wine.

Prague


Expect to be awestruck when you enter the open expanse of Prague’s Old Town Square. You’ll face an array of facades, pediments and spires ranging from Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance […]

Salt and Trees: The Surprising History of Morton Salt


The connection between trees and salt crystals appears rather slim, but the roots of the Morton Salt Company run deep. This article appears on RealFoodTraveler.com. Please click “More info” to […]

Jordan’s Petra


Feature article and 18 photos of Petra, Jordan  (plus a sidebar) by Debi Lander in February/March 2013 issue of Business Jet Traveler magazine. Business Jet Traveler magazine is written for […]

Angels & Demons Secret Vatican Tour


Feature article on the search for St. Peter’s bones beneath the Vatican.

An Evening at the New Orleans Cooking School


Feature article at AutomotiveTraveler.com – A three hour lesson at The New Orleans Cooking Experience, taught by renown chef Frank Brigtsen, followed by a multi-course dinner at the House of […]

Chef Mike Crury’s Chocolate Bread Pudding


Chocolate Atlas- Daytona’s Chef Mike Drury demonstrates how to make Chocolate Bread Pudding. Recipe included.

Williamsburg Mythbusters


AOL Travel Contributor, Debi Lander, reveals some surprising tales about Williamburg, Virginia.

Fox News: Daytona in 5


Live broadcast and written article as appearedon Fox News.Most of the photography is mine.

Road Trip Food: Abe’s Grill


Southern food that’s worth the weight- Corinth, Mississippi.

St. Pierre & Miquelon: A Taste of France in North America


Feature article concerning two French owned islands 15 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Residents on these shores carry the euro, use 220 voltage and savor Brie,baguettes and Bordeaux. Print […]

Illuminating Corinth


A Mississippi town remembers its Civil War history by lighting 12,000 luminaries each November. Published in Deep South Magazine, November 2011.

Jacksonville-Belfast Share Titanic Connections


March 2012 article published in the Jacksonville Times-Union Newspaper (Jacksonville, FL) and also on their website- as above. Photos included my own as well as archival files. Story tells of […]

Global Writes (10)

Fun at the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem, Georgia

Little did I know that Oliver Hardy had a connection to nearby hometown Jacksonville, Florida until I found myself in Harlem, Georgia, his birthplace and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum. Harlem is located just outside Augusta in fast-growing Columbia County. The museum on Main Street pays tribute to […]

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The Almost Secret Ogeechee River Car Museum

You have to know its there and call for a reservation because this museum sits on private historic property. However, once you find Riverview Farms, you will delight in browsing and may not want to leave. Car enthusiasts should rev up their engines and head to the Ogeechee River Car […]

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Going Hog Wild in Lexington, NC: Barbecue Capital

Lexington, North Carolina, population fewer than 20,000, keeps its pork lovin’ residents’ content with 17 barbecue restaurants, all at very reasonable prices. While folks bicker over who makes the best in town, others argue about the best style: Memphis, Kansas City, North Carolina. No matter what, Lexington barbecue is legendary […]

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Warm Up in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The United States has suffered more than usual cold temperatures this winter and a warm weather getaway certainly sounds enticing. The Riviera Maya in Mexico becomes an ideal escape as flights to Cancun are plentiful and most resorts offer all-inclusive rates which help make budgeting or peso-pinching easier. I recently […]

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Rainbow Trout Farming in Idaho

I would never have guessed that Buhl, Idaho had the largest rainbow trout farm anywhere in the world. But, then again, I’d never heard of a place named Buhl. The area appears as flat farm land with immense rock walls on one side of the Snake River, but lies pretty […]

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Delicious Day in Hershey, PA

Taking two of my grandkids to Hershey, Pennsylvania ranked as a delicious day in numerous ways. Of course, we tasted lots of decadent chocolate, but my grandchildren and I gained much more than yummy calories. We attended a “Hershey University Adventure,” which began with a brief history on cacao, something […]

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Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia makes a Wonderful Day

Oh, please don’t throw me in the briar patch, but do stop at the town of Eatonton to see the Uncle Remus Museum. Eatonton lies in central Georgia, about an hour’s drive east of Atlanta, and maintains a population just under 7,000. The Uncle Remus Museum consists of a log […]

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A Disney Dining Delight: The Spirit of Aloha Show

If you do Disney World (and let’s face it, sometime you must), take a break from Mickey, Minnie and the other characters and head out to a tropical oasis at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  Dining at the Spirit of Aloha Show includes bounteous portions of fine food, island dancing, humorous entertainment […]

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Surprises Await Visitors to the Old Governor’s Mansion, Milledgeville, Georgia

Milledgeville, a small southern town in Georgia, is known for its antebellum heritage and as the former capital of the state (1807-1868). The Old Governor’s Mansion housed ten first families between 1839-1868, before the government relocated to Atlanta. The mansion is touted as one of the finest examples of High […]

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Discovering Haggis in Scotland

If you visit Scotland, you ought to try haggis. I admit the recipe sounds pretty disgusting. Perhaps you shouldn’t know what goes in it…or maybe you should. Miriam-Webster defines the concoction as a traditional Scottish dish consisting of the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep or a calf minced […]

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