Janice Nieder

Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. Previously a specialty food consultant in NYC, Janice is currently a San Francisco-based culinary tourism writer who has wined & dined her way through 80 countries. To keep things in balance, Janice also enjoys writing about her Girlfriend Getaways which include spa visits, soft-core adventure, cultural events, shopping, boutique hotels, and chef interviews.

Premiere Girlfriend Getaway: Puerto Vallarta

Things to see and do in this magical Mexico escape.
Flagler College for namesake, Henry Flagler
Vedra Beach
Picture perfect Rocky Mountains in Grand County.
Wetumpka, Alabama visitor's guide

Wetumpka, Alabama: The little town that could (and did!)

Last month, while I was busy exploring Tennessee and Alabama, I received a phone call from my Seattle niece, Jill, telling me I simply HAD to go visit Wetumpka. Me, "Say what????" Not being a HGTV viewer (no need since my total home makeover capabilities basically stall out after "changing a...
The National Musuem Of African American History

Travel Tips: Trio of Musical Must-Do’s When Visiting Nashville

My first out-of-state road trip after getting sprung from lock-down was driving around Tennessee and Alabama. For some reason I had been jonesing for some authentic "Q", getting politely ma'amed, and listening to some soulful singers...IN PERSON! If you're planning a trip down south, here are three, don't-you-dare-miss stops for...
Best sipping, savoring, sights and sleeps in lower Louisiana

Wanderlust: Best sipping, savoring, sights and sleeps in lower Louisiana

If “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” then I have the perfect itinerary for you to follow next time you’re traveling to Louisiana. I recently returned from Baton Rouge, L.A., who was hosting this year's Travel South Showcase, the premier, southern marketplace event for over 500 tourism professionals. ...

Exploring Cuba: Cool, captivating and challenging

Full disclosure: I was only mildly excited about my first visit to Cuba. I think it was because most of the pictures I’ve seen were filled with swarms of Americans jumping cruise ships for the day, trying to look cool while leaning on a classic car, or puffing away...
Vista Encantada Sky Pool

Wanderlust: Vista Encantada — the stylish new kid on the Baja Peninsula

Exciting  news! Right next door to Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences, a recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for the past two years, is a brand-new, even more upscale, sister property, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences. Both are members of the family-owned, Mexico Grand Hotels...