Q: What are some of the best places you’ve written about?
Q: What makes your perspective on travel unique?
I have a unique perspective coming from previous careers of professional chef, aircraft mechanic, real estate agent and real estate investor. I feel I can connect with people of all walks of life. I look for things that I want to do and if I like those restaurants, hotels, attractions and art I share those things with my readers. I collect hand written notes and gobs of photos. And maybe an occasional bottle of wine!
Q: You’re a former chef. Does it make you a better writer?
Being a former professional cook or chef, I know much of what goes on behind the scenes of a restaurant. From this background I can usually tell how well run a restaurant is. I try to write about only the restaurants I think are outstanding. I leave the complaints up to the food critics.
Q: You write a lot about Baltimore, Maryland. Why?
I love writing about Baltimore because I’m not from here. I decided to give it a try when my wife was offered a good job. If Baltimore could impress me with all its great attributes, I knew I could convince others to add this historic city to their travel plans.
Q: Where are you traveling next?
Next on my travel list is Alaska. I used to live there and have gone back for all but one of the last 21 summers. Usually I decide on where to travel by finding food, wine, and adventure subjects that haven’t been covered extensively.
Kurt’s top wine destinations:
- Wairarapa region of New Zealand, especially Ata Rangi Winery.
- Walla Walla, Washington, top choice vineyard is L’Ecole.
- Temecula, California, top choice Doffo Winery.
- Willamette Valley, Oregon, top choice Willamette Valle.
Read about Kurt’s adventures on his blog, Taste of Travel 2.