Articles written by: Frederica Dunn

Frederica Dunn

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.

Visit the Poconos Anytime of Year
Chronological / Destinations / Pennsylvania / United States

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 […]

Cinque Terre  (Five Villages)
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

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. […]

Sri Lanka, a Country Rich in Wonder and History
Chronological / Destinations / Island Nation

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 […]

Finger Lakes
Chronological / Destinations / New York / United States / Wines & Spirits

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 […]

Winter Carnival de Quebec City
Canada / Chronological / Destinations

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 […]

NAPA: Urban Cool and Small-Town Charm
California / Chronological / Destinations / United States

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 […]

Seattle
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Washington

Seattle

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

Lithuania
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

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.

CHILE: A Country of Extremes and Superlatives
Central & South America / Chronological / Destinations

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.

GREECE – Aegean Odyssey
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

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.