Deirdre is a freelance writer in Southern California specializing in: travel around the globe, epic bucket list trips, cuisine & cooking, conducting chef interviews and lifestyle stories. She researches the oldest restaurants in various cities around the world, enjoys writing about lifestyle adventures and “a day in the life of” to profile interesting traveler experts, guides and chefs. Video is her new favorite medium so watch for that. Deirdre has her own web site, and also does some commissioned writing for print publications, including Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine and on-line publications including Food Wine Travel Magazine which is published by IFWTWA. Her web site is www.TastesAndTravel.com. Prior to her writing and publishing career she had a thirty year career in marketing/public relations/branding/social media for resorts, restaurants, & spas.