Kristin Vukovic

Cosmonauts Avenue Long List

September 15th, 2016

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An email arrived yesterday to let me know that I’m on the long list for the first annual Cosmonauts Avenue Fiction Prize (!) Returning to my literary roots has been a goal this year, and I couldn’t have asked for better encouragement to keep pushing on my fiction. Stay tuned for a future issue of Cosmonauts Avenue, where “Barren” will appear.

Ruminations On Cheese

September 12th, 2016

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Thrilled to have two pieces in the quarterly cheese magazine, Culture. I reported about endangered Balkan donkeys in Serbia, and a cheese that is made from their milk. I also wrote an essay that is as much about Croatian Paški cheese as it is about memories of my grandmother’s cooking and connecting with my roots.

Read them here:

Culture, Autumn 2016: “Ruminations: Lost in Translation”/p. 128

Culture, Autumn 2016: “Farm Animal: Liquid Gold”/p. 22

Turn Back Time

September 12th, 2016

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For Organic Spa Magazine’s annual Skin Care Guide, I wrote about products and treatments designed to turn back the clock on aging, as well as Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik, which is getting a facelift.

Organic Spa Magazine, Skin Care Guide 2016: “Local Skincare In Croatia”/p. 27

Organic Spa Magazine, Skin Care Guide 2016: “Turn Back Time”/p. 29-30

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

Gourmet Food & Travel

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


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

The Authentic Life

March 28th, 2016


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.



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


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