Traveled solo for the first time at age 10 from Durban to what was then Stalinstadt and the bug bit. Worked as a news and feature writer/editor on newspapers and mags in South Africa for many years. Then lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20-plus years. Active (and award-winning) member of San Francisco Bay Area Travel Writers. Born in Durban; currently based in Durban freelancing. Culinary travel and culinary stories are my focus. "Cravings" is my Zen-inspired memoir. A second book is in progress.