Articles written by: Maralyn D. Hill

Maralyn D. Hill

Maralyn Dennis Hill, The Epicurean Explorer, was born to travel and tell the tale. From local cuisine to Michelin Star, simple to gourmet, Maralyn enjoys it all. Discovering flavors, spices, and trends worldwide, from Bocuse d’Or to being a judge at the Turks & Caicos Conch Festival, Oregon Chocolate Festival and others, or interviewing chefs, she is intrigued by all aspects of spa and culinary tourism. As a professional food, wine and travel writer, through guest spots on monthly radio shows, to being editor and contributor to over eight publications, print and online, she reaches several million on a continual basis, domestically and internationally. Maralyn sometimes collaborates with her husband on articles. Maralyn’s years of writing incentive programs and meeting planning expanded her talent for digging below the surface for the unusual. She thrives on discovering different cultures and customs and feels it’s the best geography lesson ever. Also, she derives great satisfaction applying her organizational development skills. She has co-authored three books and hosted a television show for Time Warner Cable from 2002 to 2006. She is past president of The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (12-2008 to 12-2012) and continues as a board member and co-chair of the Conference and Media Trip Committee. Maralyn is always ready to explore different flavors of various cultures and share their tale. People she meets along the way are the best part. Maralyn’s description of herself: "I was born to travel and tell the tale. I’m energized by different cultures in every aspect of their lives, from food, wine, and destination, to how they conduct business. Food, wine, culture, and travel represent a continual geography lesson."

The Colony Palms Hotel and Its Purple Palm Restaurant
Restore Early Glamour to Palm Springs
California / Chronological / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States

The Colony Palms Hotel and Its Purple Palm Restaurant Restore Early Glamour to Palm Springs

…newly restored to spotlight its special brand of Spanish Colonial charm that, despite its being on flat ground, is reminiscent of an Acapulco hotel…

Charlotte, NC — An Explosion of Happenings
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / North Carolina / United States

Charlotte, NC — An Explosion of Happenings

With each visit to North Carolina’s greater Charlotte area, we discover new activities such as museums, restaurants, hotels and parks.

A Traveling Life of Contrasts
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

A Traveling Life of Contrasts

In describing our lifetime travel experiences, two dictionary definitions are useful.

Luxury: Something that is not considered essential but gives great pleasure, esp. something expensive, rare, or hard to obtain; the enjoyment of sumptuous living.

Reasonable: Not excessive or extreme; moderate; reasonable prices.

Rancho Cortez. . . More than a guest ranch!
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Texas / United States

Rancho Cortez. . . More than a guest ranch!

When taking business trips, we always like to take a few extra days. We decided to venture the Hill Country of Texas, Bandera, "The Cowboy Capital of the World."…

Wiesbaden, a Fairytale Comes to Life
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Wiesbaden, a Fairytale Comes to Life

The Romans discovered Wiesbaden and its 27 hot springs, so seeing part of the Roman Wall was a surprise. Before dinner at the famous Kifer’s, we visited palace-like Kurhaus…