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.

Mendoza: Home of fine wines and even finer men!

After a dreamy olive oil massage followed by a dreamless nap, I was completely reenergized. What followed was a whirlwind of extravagant meals featuring luxurious foodstuffs such as truffles, caviar, fish from the Amazon and flavorful organic beef.

“Eat a Ducky Mouse” at Nombe Restaurant, San Francisco

"In Japan, sushi chefs are very pale because they work inside for such long hours,” Mari explained, as she gently tossed the rice in the sushi-oke, a gigantic wooden bowl used to soak up extra moisture from the rice.

Me, Myself and Mafalda in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Part 2)

When I returned to my hotel room, lugging six shopping bags filled with all sorts of special prezzies, wearing my new street jewels and humming the last tango tune that was stuck in my head, I swear Mafalda gave me an approving, you-go-girl wink.

Me, Myself and Mafalda in Buenos Aires, Argentina

This is Part 1 of another of Janice's exciting, adventurous Girlfriend Getaways.
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

I Know a Woman Like That

The film interviews 14 other amazing women from all walks of life who have no intentions of "going quietly into that good night".
Biltmore House

Love redux at the magnificant Biltmore House, NC

I lean over and say to the good-looking Southern gentleman, “It so nice to hear someone order for the “lady”.

N.E. Georgia makes peachy roadtrip pick

A full roster of spa services are available but it will be hard to pass up the Massage Of The Uwoduhi, which includes an aromatherapy facial followed by a full body massage, ending with hot stone therapy for your back, ahhhhhh!
Shelby North Carolina Courthouse

Shelby sounds off!

You’ve gotta love a town that hosts an annual Liver Mush Exposition. Liver Mush, aka "poor boy's pâté" is made up of pig liver, head, a hint of snout, cornmeal and spices.
Hotel Del Coronado - A gorgeous makeover

Three things you can count on: Death, taxes and a truly memorable stay at the legendary Hotel del Coronado

Join Janice on another Girlfriend-Getaway! "Exercise is a dirty word…Every time I hear it; I wash my mouth out with chocolate."
Starting hike at Rancho La Puerta

Stand Straighter, Sleep Sounder and Smile Sweeter at Rancho La Puerta

“When you put your head on the pillow at night and can say to yourself “wow, I had a good day today”, you’ve used your time in a meaningful manner.”