September ’22 Café ‘Complishments

It was another month of amazing accomplishments by our Café tribe! Love where your travels have taken you and the stories you’ve shared. And this is the first month we’ve had two Café members land cover stories – Darlene Goff and Chuck Warren. 

Our hearts go out to the Florida residents of Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva Islands and other places on both coasts affected by Hurricane Ian. It’s crazy that so many of us were just in St. Petersburg for the IFWTWA conference along with pre-and-post FAM trips in the region.  

It all goes to show that life is precious, and we need to re-connect with friends and colleagues whenever we have the opportunity. I know that Kristi and I are very thankful for all of you and the wonderful friendships we share. 

That being said, let’s celebrate another month of your impressive accomplishments.   

Café ‘Complishments- September 2022 

Congratulations to Lisa Lawyer Evans on the release of her new book “100 Things to Do in Coastal Mississippi Before You Die.” Lisa also took us to “A Great Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental for a Family Getaway” in her story for Travel By Vacation Rental. 

Colleen O’Neill Mulvihill shared the “7 Must-Try York PA Restaurants” and “The 7 Best Things to Do in York, PA” in her articles for Foodie Flashpacker. 

Judy Karnia covered “A Day Trip to Versailles” for Wander With Wonder and invited readers to “Fall in Love With Paris Just Like Emily and Gil Did” for Reel Travels Magazine. 

Marie Kimber’s two stories for Travel Awaits this month included “8 Ways Travel Is Keeping Me Young in My 60s” and “I Spent My Vacation as An Inpatient for A Clinical Research Trial — Here’s Why.”   

Michael Cullen’s published pieces for the month included “Old City Bangkok- My Personal Guide” for Wander With Wonder,” “3 Meaningful Travel Experiences I Loved in Northern Thailand” for Travel Awaits and “All the best boutique hotels in Pattaya, Thailand…” for The Hotel Journal

Chris Cutler gave readers the inside scoop on “Abruzzo: Italy’s Best Kept Secret” in her piece for Live in Italy Magazine. 

Robin O’Neal Smith shared “My 17 Favorite Experiences at Pennsylvania’s National Apple Harvest Festival” and collaborative pieces covering “Acadia National Park, Maine,” “Pennsylvania Fall Festivals” and “Amelia Island, Florida” for Travel Awaits. Her story “What is Behind the Fountains at Longwood Gardens” was published for Extended Weekend Getaways  

Congratulations to Chuck Warren for landing the cover story on the “Sailfish 276 DC” for Lakeland Boating. Way to go, Chuck! 

Linda Funay McCarley wrote about “Coromandel Roma” for Weekend Notes and shared the story of her amazing stay at “Historic Monterey Bay Hotel Reviewed: The Martine Inn” for Travel By Vacation Rental. 

Cori Solomon invited readers to “Savor the Concord Taco Trail” in her article for Wander With Wonder. 

Loretta Berry shared the love for “Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina” in her collaborative piece for Travel Awaits. 

Julie Suman invited readers to “Discover Washington D.C.’s Historic Lily & Lotus Flowers” in her piece in Parks Travel Magazine. 

Sharon Kurtz shared the “10 Great Reasons to Join a Women-Only Tour, According to A Veteran Tour Leader” in her story for Travel Awaits. Her two pieces in fyi50plus included: “St. Martin: Paradise with a French Twist” and the “Scent-Sational” Tijon Parfumeria.   

John Cowgill introduced us to the “Piney Point Lighthouse, Piney Point, Maryland” for his piece in Prince William Living. 

Lana Tapp Van Cleave’s stories for Weekend Notes this month included “The Iowa State Fair – Our State Fair is a Great State Fair” and “Pella, IA- American’s Dutch Treasure.” 

Congratulations to Darlene Goff whose story “Checking Up on Downtown Charleston” made the cover of The Southern Edge Magazine. Awesome job, Darlene! 

Erin Coyle shared insider tips on “What to Know When You Visit Oman” in her piece for Wander With Wonder. 

Marni Patterson introduced readers to “The 8 Best Restaurants in Cody, Wyoming” in her article for Foodie Flashpacker. 

Jeanine Consoli included the charming town of “Charleston, South Carolina” in a collaborative post for Travel Awaits. 

Stephanie Wolden’s two impressive pieces for Lonely Planet this month included “Namibia’s best beaches for a sensational seaside experience” and “How to see Namibia on a budget: spend less cash with these top money-saving tips.” 

Janice Sakata-Schultze invited readers to experience her “Virgin Voyages Cruise: Ultimate Culinary Experience” for Confetti Travel Café. 

Jo Clark’s stories for New River Magazine this month included “New River Picnic Company,” “Retire and Become a Travel Writer,” and “Rock Churches: Historic Blue Ridge Mountain Churches.” Jo also covered “A Budget-Friendly Night Out at The Beach” for Visit Myrtle Beach.  

Elsa Dixon shared “7 Memorable Things to Do in Arusha, Tanzania, Before Going on Safari” for PlayStayEat. 

Lori Bruton wrote about “7 Must-Try Watkins Glen Restaurants | Best Restaurants in Watkins Glen NY” for Foodie Flashpacker. Her story about “5 Best Upstate Ny Lakes: A Finger Lakes Road Trip” was published for Wander With Wonder and her “Music Soothes the Soul” for The Home Publications. Her article “Endless Highway: Supporting People of All Abilities” was published in Rochester Home Magazine. 

Janie Pace shared the “7 Unique Places to Get a Beer in Iceland” and “7 Best Things to Explore in Rural Alpine, Texas” for Travel Awaits. 

Lastly, kudos to our Instagram photo of the month winner, Julie Suman whose magnificent photo taken in Kenilworth Gardens, Washington, D.C. was selected by our photography expert. 

Author

  • Noreen Kompanik

    Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant, and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 600 articles in both digital and print publications.

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