Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and an award-winning food and travel writer. She contributes to U.S. News & World Report and freelances for many publications, including USA Today, Cruise Critic, Reader's Digest, and Smarter Travel. Her work has also been featured on MSN, Yahoo!, and Business Insider. When she's not on a plane or ship, you can find her at the beach with her husband and Tibetan Terrier, Rhythm. Follow her travels on PratesiLiving.com and Instagram @pratesiliving.