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RFT Contributors

Who Writes for Realfoodtraveler?

People like you. Our contributors include professional travel and food writers and photographers who travel the world to bring you stories about unique places and fabulous food. We also welcome people who don’t consider themselves professional writers/photographers, but who have a passion for travel and for regional foods.

If you’re interested in joining our growing community of RFT Contributors, check out our Writer’s Guidelines and send us an email.

Annelise KellyAnnelise Kelly

Annelise Kelly is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. She’s traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and North America. Constantly on the lookout for the delicious, the unusual, the quirky and the culturally significant, Kelly finds camel trekking in Rajasthan and exploring downtown Los Angeles equally compelling and exotic. Her writing has appeared in publications including National Geographic Traveler, Destination Hyatt, Waldorf Astoria Magazine, and Latitudes. She’s been interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday by Liane Hansen about her summer cooking gig in Martinique. She cooks professionally, and brags about her dream gig: a month in the USVI every winter.

Carmel BaronoffCarmel Baronoff

Carmel, who dubs herself as the “Health Coach” for baby boomers, shows audiences that with healthy eating, continued activity and mental clarity, being 50 and older can become the best time in our lives. She is the cheerleader and guide for living well in during your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond with the promise of achieving new meaning and satisfaction for decades. Carmel hosts the PBS television show “Living Well with Carmel.”

Chef Jaume BrichsChef Jaume Brichs

Jaume Brichs, chef, pastry chef, food and beverage consultant, and cooking class instructor, is a man passionate about his Catalan food and culture. A food service professional for nearly 20 years, Jaume (pronounced (Jow-may), has trained in France, England and Germany and has worked in a Michelin Star restaurant as well as various luxury hotels. This resident of Barcelona, Spain, works as a private chef, cooking instructor, and food and beverage director for one of Barcelona’s best hotels. “I have always loved food,” says Chef Jaume. “I like the opportunity to taste; to discover the products of the region. I love mixing the flavors of the sea and the mountains. It is my culture and it is important.” His website is

Courtney Drake-McDonoughCourtney Drake-McDonough

Courtney Drake-McDonough is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer based in Denver, Colorado. She is passionate about the food world and loves to write about all aspects of it. She writes for a wide variety of magazines, newspapers and websites and is the editor of two blogs,, a news and reviews site covering restaurants, theater, movies and travel and

Dianne BachDianne Bach

Dianne is a freelance writer/photographer who divides her time between London and Bulgaria. Her blog: is dedicated to destinations, accommodation, food and practicalities for traveling and living in Bulgaria.