Barbara specializes in lifestyle topics such as home entertaining, travel, food, health, fitness, nutrition, education, parenting and family life.
Barbara's interests include traveling, camping, hiking, reading and attending plays and operas.
Studies included writing, copy editing, photojournalism and page design. Barbara graduated as a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence in journalism and mass communication.
Barbara served as a writer and assistant editor in the Home and Garden section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work covered a wide variety of topics including furnishings, accessories, remodels and real estate. She also has written online articles on subjects such as gardening and interior decorating.
As a former teacher, Barbara has a special interest in family life, parenting and education. She received a fellowship to study newspaper coverage of family issues and has written about this topic for prominent newspapers and websites. Her subject matter ranges from promoting girls' self-esteem to dealing with "boomerang" kids -- grown children who return to live with their parents.
Barbara's passion for travel comes through clearly in her award-winning articles on national websites. She has lived in Japan, crisscrossed Europe and camped throughout North Africa. Her travel stories cover everything from adventure tours in Cambodia to foodie day trips in New York City.
Barbara enjoys writing about parties and entertaining for websites such as eHow.com. She feels special events -- including weddings, golden anniversaries and graduations -- should reflect your personality and also let guests feel like welcome participants.
Barbara writes articles for a wide variety of online and print media. Her work includes award-winning travel articles for USAToday.com, as well as articles on health, nutrition, fitness, education and parenting for LiveStrong.com. She also has written about home, garden and real estate topics for the San Francisco Chronicle.