If her suitcase could talk…The Luggage Diaries contain highlights from the travel journal of freelance travel writer and photographer, Debi Lander. When traveling, she focuses on historic and cultural sites, elite lodging, culinary experiences, and adventure activities. She’s written feature articles for Business Jet Traveler, DeSoto Magazine, Boca Raton Observer, Islands, a Boomer website – MyItchyTravelFeet.com, RealFoodTraveler.com, and for Facilities & Destinations, a magazine for meeting planners/incentive-travel planners.
At age fifty, this mother of four traveled from Jacksonville, Florida, to Athens, Greece, to compete in her first marathon—and finished. Then, she went on to complete ten more. She’s tried drag-racing, hang gliding, hiking the rain-forest in Dominica, and descending into a slippery wet cave. Ms. Lander even jumped out an airplane on a tandem skydive.
Debi currently resides in Sarasota, Florida and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. Her Food Tales blog, now part of this website, features culinary articles, restaurant reviews and recipes from her travels, as well as bite size nuggets about what’s happening in her own kitchen.