Frederica Dunn

member for over 9 years

Member Since:
Jun 2008

A lifelong traveler turned free lance writer after years in the private sector and Federal Aviation Administration, her varied positions have always had an international theme. From a three year stint teaching in Vietnam, she entered the private sector as Ombudsman for General Electric's Aircraft Engine Group, then with their International division, and turned a dissertation into "The Successful International Executive," a book used as a basis for training programs for people being sent overseas by international firms. The focus of her travels is primarily on people and culture, such as the trip she led to Cuba for a group of Press Club journalists and a recent safari in Sri Lanka. From the Finger Lakes to Napa Valley, she has written about the wine industry from domestic vintners to the extensive organic wine production going on in Chile. Currently, elected as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Press Club, she organizes monthly cultural exchange receptions at various embassies between journalists and diplomats. Her zest for new adventures, people and places remains as strong as ever. She is an active member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. 

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Published Articles (21)

Budapest is the ‘Little Paris of Middle Europe’


Budapest, Hungary at a glance: Start with coffee in Gerbeaud, the city’s most famous café. Then ride the old preserved trolley line built in 1894 to the Szechenyi Baths and

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner: All Aboard!


All Aboard! We departed San Diego on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner traveling five hours along the coast to the town of Solvang where everything is centered in the Danish tradition and […]

The White Nights of St. Petersburg


Our Baltics cruise began in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a two day stop in the city of “White Nights.” This profoundly Russian City of St. Petersburg was conceived by Czar Peter […]

Cartagena relishes old and new Spain


A modern port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Cartagena is famous for its Walled City with 16th century plazas, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. This combination of treasures and […]

Switzerland trains


Train travel in Switzerland from Lugano to Paris on the TGV. Always on time, the train takes through a unique diversity of landscapes. With rivers and lakes winding around snow-capped […]

A Trip to Yellowstone


Old Faithful, picture in the background and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved at Yellow Stone National Park. Jackson Lake shines like glass at the foot of the […]

Face Time With The Oracle Of Omaha


If people weren’t so often wrong, we wouldn’t be so rich today. Is the Oracle of Omaha telling us not to be afraid of mistakes. This was Buffett’s 50th anniversary […]

Sri Lanka, a country rich in wonder and history


SRI LANKA-EXOTIC DESTINATION OF THE YEAR AWARD Where else can you see the world’s largest land creature –the elephant and the largest sea creature—the Blue Whale—on the same day?  Rich […]

Finger Lakes – Slim Fingers Beckon


The beckoning fingers are those of ten slender lakes in the middle of New York State. The Iroquois attributed these long, narrow lakes to the Great Spirit, but it’s more […]

Winter Carnival de Quebec City


Experience the ambiance of Europe without jet lag. Welcome to Quebec City’s 58th Winter Carnival. This Carnival is the biggest winter festival in the world, generating major economic, social and […]

NAPA: Urban Cool and Small-Town Charm


Blending urban cool with authentic small-town charm, Napa is set amid tree-lined neighborhoods of restored Victorians, many of which are now bed-and-breakfast inns. The city is on the move, with […]

Seattle


Bienvenue to Seattle! The lovely waterfront setting reminds me of Vancouver and the steep hills are similar to those in San Francisco. Pike’s Place market in downtown Seattle is 105 […]

Lithuania


A hundred years ago, it was said that no matter in what direction a person looked in Vilnius, at least four churches would be seen. The skyline remains a marvel […]

CHILE: A Country of Extremes and Superlatives


Chile is a country of extremes and superlatives. The Pacific coast has more than 2,500 miles of beaches, vast deserts, rainforests and spectacular inland seas where glaciers reach the coast. […]

GREECE – Aegean Odyssey


Constantinople, the city founded by the Emperor Constantine, controlled an empire that lasted more than eleven centuries. Today, we know the city as Istanbul, Turkey, and this is where we […]

The Golden Isles: St. Simons and Jekyll


Where can you find beautiful islands that can be reached in a few hours driving time, without the hassle of flying and waiting in long airport lines? For those looking […]

Copper Canyon – Barranca Del Cobre


To view a rugged and beautiful land and take one of the most remarkable train trips in the world, the Copper Canyon is the place to go. This is a […]

The Old Havana, Cuba


I gleaned my first impression of Havana while walking along El Malecon, a lovely waterfront boulevard lined with blocks of handsome mansions in various states of decay or repair. Cuba’s […]

Oregon’s Wine Country: An Alternative to Napa Valley


Read moreWho would have thought that Southern Oregon would become the Napa Valley of 30 years ago? But in Oregon, an artistic spirit has always led the way. Even today, […]

North Carolina’s Currituck Outerbanks


A serene beach destination Near the northernmost of North Carolina’s barrier islands, the beautiful Currituck Outer Banks occupy a 12-mile stretch of ocean between the Atlantic and Currituck Sound. Tranquil […]

San Diego to Santa Barbara–Car free


All Aboard! We departed San Diego on Amtak’s Pacific Surfliner traveling along the coast to the town of Solvang where everything is built in the Danish tradition–replicating true Danish architecture […]

Global Writes (10)

Visit the Poconos Anytime of Year

Poconos: A River Between Two Mountains Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains. Located within a few hours driving distance of most East Coast cities, the Pocono region is home to rolling mountains, beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, 170 miles of winding rivers and 163 […]

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Cinque Terre  (Five Villages)

If you ever get tired of life, skip the therapist and head directly to Cinque Terre, the Italian Riviera of Italy. Five crazy fishing villages are built on steep cliffs, set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world. You’ll find rugged beauty and a slow pace. […]

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Sri Lanka, a Country Rich in Wonder and History

Where else can you see the world’s largest land creature, the elephant, and the largest sea creature, the blue whale, on the same day? Rich in history and natural beauty and home to a magnificent coastline, it’s a top tourist destination for the year and was named one of Conde […]

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Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes – Slim Fingers Beckon The beckoning fingers are those of ten slender lakes in the middle of New York State. The Iroquois attributed these long, narrow lakes to the Great Spirit, but it’s more likely that glacial activity carved them out eons ago. My story will focus on […]

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Winter Carnival de Quebec City

Experience the ambiance of Europe without jet lag. Welcome to Quebec City’s 58th Winter Carnival. This Carnival is the biggest winter festival in the world, generating major economic, social and tourism spinoffs for the Quebec City area. Its uniqueness lies in its true Nordic setting. From the opening of the […]

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NAPA: Urban Cool and Small-Town Charm

Blending urban cool with authentic small-town charm, Napa is set amid tree-lined neighborhoods of restored Victorians, many of which are now bed-and-breakfast inns. The city is on the move, with a new river walk, the Oxbow Market, and a vibrant walk-able downtown filled with restaurants, specialty shops, and wine tasting […]

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Seattle

Bienvenue to Seattle! The lovely waterfront setting reminds me of Vancouver and the steep hills are similar to those in San Francisco.

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Lithuania

A hundred years ago, it was said that no matter in what direction a person looked in Vilnius, at least four churches would be seen. The skyline remains a marvel of spires, domes and crosses.

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CHILE: A Country of Extremes and Superlatives

Chile is a country of extremes and superlatives. The Pacific coast has more than 2,500 miles of beaches, vast deserts, rainforests and spectacular inland seas where glaciers reach the coast. Spring and fall are delightful times to visit and coincide with the harvesting of grapes.

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GREECE – Aegean Odyssey

Constantinople, the city founded by the Emperor Constantine, controlled an empire that lasted more than eleven centuries. Today, we know the city as Istanbul, Turkey, and this is where we began our sea adventure: From Istanbul to Venice.

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