My first big trip abroad was a school exchange to the former U.S.S.R. I turned 16 on a day that began in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and ended in Moscow. That’s where my travel addiction began.

Today I’m a freelance journalist who writes about the world’s best places to go. My work is published regularly by Condé Nast Traveler, Fodor’s Travel, The Points Guy, and Rand McNally, as well as Gothamist, Zagat,, and others. For six years I co-authored the annual Frommer’s New York City guide, and wrote the “Route 66” chapter of Frommer’s MTV U.S.A. Road Trips. In 2015, I became a co-author of Fodor’s New York City guide. I also write for several LGBT publications, including Passport, Curve, GO Magazine, Edge Media Network, Gay City News, Windy City Times, and others.

My travel reports explore global destinations, covering the best hotels, restaurants, nightlife, arts and entertainment, and more. I also write features, profiles and reviews about people and happenings in my home city of New York.

I’m also a panel speaker, and have shared my LGBT and other insights at the New York Times Travel Show, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Travel Gay Canada, and others; and been included in several New York Times articles.

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Frommers Podcast: Out and About – Travel experts discuss LGBT travel, featuring “Frommer’s MTV Roadtrips” co-author Kelsy Chauvin, Frommer’s editor Kathleen Warnock, Ed Salvato of “OUT Traveler,” and host David Lytle.

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More writing samples available by request.