Charlene Peters is an American travel writer living in Paris for a year and on the lookout for stories related to wining and dining within Paris and more exotic locations. As a former award-winning Editor of Special Features at GateHouse Media for 9 years, she wrote a syndicated column, Taste of Travel, focusing on destinations around the world and recipes/wines indigenous to the area.
Her blog, Sip Tripper, is where she pours her wine reviews, winemaker profiles and wine destination articles from around the world.
Her website: www.Spavalous.com, is where you can read all about her adventures at spa destinations around the world.
Nearest and dearest to her heart is the world of wine. Charlene’s experience in the world of wine began 8 years ago when she was asked to be a panelist for Tastoria.com, a podcast virtual wine and food pairing/tasting event. She wrote about this experience, as well as the debut Vintners Hall of Fame event held annually at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, for Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In 2007, Charlene was asked to participate as an international wine-tasting judge for Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, held in Maastricht in The Netherlands, where she tasted 50 wines a day and enjoyed a crash course in learning about wines from around the world. Since 2008, she has been a participant in the selection of inductees to the Culinary Institute Vintners Hall of Fame Electoral College, and has contributed to various magazines, including TravelWorld International Magazine, Winerist Blog (U.K.), Relish Magazine, Northshore Magazine, North Shore Life Magazine and Taste of the Seacoast Magazine. She will soon be contributing to the soon-to-launch SIP Magazine.
Charlene is a member of the North American Travel Journalist Association.