Kristin Vukovic
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Sparkling Rhine

August 10th, 2016

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The areas just outside Frankfurt offer wines of a different nature—check out a couple here:

Fathom, August 2016: “A Drinking Tour of the Sparkling Rhine”

Serbia’s Asses’ Gold

July 28th, 2016

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I traveled to Serbia to taste Serbian donkey cheese—the most expensive cheese in the world. Read about my adventures at Zasavica Special Nature Reserve below:

BBC Travel, July 2016: “A cheese made from…donkey milk?”

Where to Spa in Sydney

July 28th, 2016

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If you’re headed Down Under and need some R&R, check out these spas:

Organic Spa Magazine, August 2016: “Where to Spa in Sydney”/p. 69

Cheese In Your Bones

May 11th, 2016

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Thanks to Ellis Avery for publishing this short literary piece on Pag island in Croatia. Pag will always hold a special place in my heart.

Click below to read it:

Public Streets/Public Books, May 5 2016: “Cheese in your Bones: The Sheep and Shepherds of Pag”

The Authentic Life

March 28th, 2016

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In this issue of Organic Spa Magazine, I loved interviewing fashion designer/organic food guru Melissa Sweet, who uprooted her New York City life to follow her heart to Costa Rica. Read more about her story and Vida Auténtica here:

Organic Spa Magazine, March/April: “The Authentic Life”/p. 72

I also enjoyed writing about a wellness trip to Puerto Rico and seaweed and salt products that harness the healing power of the sea:

Organic Spa Magazine, March/April: “Healing Seas”/p. 40-41

Organic Spa Magazine, March/April: “A Taste of Island Wellness”/p. 61

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Here’s a short one from the May issue, with a great quote from the director of the Spa at the Broodmoor: “If you don’t invest in yourself, you’re not a good investment for others.”

Organic Spa Magazine, May/June: “Women’s Weekend of Wellness at the Broadmoor”

American Spa

February 29th, 2016

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From December 2015 through February 2016, I filled in as executive editor at American Spa Magazine. I got to write about cryotherapy, green spas, meditation in spas, Asian beauty trends, and much more.

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Check out the March issue for my “Mind on Meditation” article (p. 60-66):

American Spa, March 2016

Also, check out this Chef’s Corner piece for a refreshing Papaya Ginger Soup recipe, courtesy of Chef Christophe Gillino at The Leela Palace New Delhi (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE):

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In the April issue of American Spa, I wrote a lot about green to celebrate Earth Month, including green spas (pages 38-44) and matcha (page 18). CLICK IMAGES BELOW TO ENLARGE.

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Check out the green issue (April) here:

American Spa, April 2016

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I wrote about on-demand massage (pages 34-38) and Asian skin care (pages 50-58) in the May issue of American Spa:

American Spa, May 2016

Chasing the Vines Through Dalmatia

December 12th, 2015

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So excited to share my feature for Fathom about my wine adventures in Croatia. Read on for stories about plavac mali and grk, Croatia’s unique indigenous varietals!

Chasing the Vines Through Dalmatia

The Gift Of Giving Back

November 6th, 2015

Organic Spa Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

It’s hard to believe the holidays are almost upon us, but it’s that time of year again!

For Organic Spa Magazine’s December (Holiday Gift Guide) issue, I had the good fortune to interview the founders of Karmalize.Me, a company that gives half of its proceeds to a charity of the customer’s choice. Read my “Giving Back” piece to learn more about their incredible products and story:

Organic Spa Magazine Holiday Gift Guide, 2015: “Giving Back: Karmalize.Me”/p. 88

Did you know that if you shine a polarized light through the same molecule, one synthetic and one natural, they’ll reflect light differently? Find out how natural fragrances work with our individual body chemistry, and check out some of my favorite natural perfumes:

Organic Spa Magazine Holiday Gift Guide, 2015: “The Healing Power of Perfumes”/p. 35

Organic Spa Magazine Holiday Gift Guide, 2015: “The Healing Power of Perfumes”/p. 36-37

Five Things You’ll Learn On Korčula

October 19th, 2015

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Find out how I developed a newfound respect for sword fighting in my article for Afar.com:

Five Things You’ll Learn On Croatia’s Korčula Island

A Colourful Journey Into California’s Wild Interior

September 17th, 2015

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So excited to share my BBC Travel feature!

Around 3,000ft, we saw a turnout and pulled over. Bathed in sunlight, the plunging mountains appeared almost blue, their jagged outlines carved into a clear, perfect sky. “This gives you a sense of vastness, doesn’t it?” my husband said. “You feel like you’re on top of the world.” The ridge was like a sentinel in this otherworldly landscape. I felt a sense of limitlessness as I gazed down at the twisting road we’d taken up here, where the peaks seemed to meet the heavens.