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Beth Kanter: travel

Beth Kanter, Freelance Writer

Food Lovers' Guide to Washington, D.C.: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

Globe Pequot Press, January 2012

Food Lovers' Guide to Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital has officially arrived as a premier foodie
destination—and Food Lovers’ Guide to Washington, DC is the gourmet
GPS locals and visitors alike need to find the freshest, most fabulous food DC offers. Food Lovers’ Guide takes readers from the growers and purveyors of local specialities to the superstar chefs who serve them up. There’s a full menu of culinary events and specialty food shops, farmers markets and farm stands, trendy restaurants and time-tested historic landmarks, as well as rockstar recipes using local ingredients and traditions.This fun book includes everything from food-centered road trips to the skinny on underground supper clubs to ideas on how foodies can use their love of the kitchen to help others in the community. Bon appétit!

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Day Trips from Washington, D.C.: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

Globe Pequot Press, 2010

Rediscover the road trip with Day Trips from Washington, D.C., my new book out just in time for summer. On the pages of this guide you will find my favorite spots all within a 2-hour drive of one of my favorite cities. This book is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Washington, D.C. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

Michelin Must Sees Washington, D.C. guidebook

Michelin, 2009

Cover of Fodor's Must Sees Washington DC

Everything you need to know to discover and rediscover the nation’s capital is here in this concise but thorough Michelin guide I helped write.

Where to Stay chapter

Fodor's, 2008, 2009, 2010

From small city inns to large convention hotels, I saw it all as I wrote the “Where to Stay” chapter for Fodor’s Washington, D.C., 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions. I once again explore the world of wake-up calls and mini toiletries for the forthcoming 2011 book.


Fodor's, various

Cover of Fodor's 2008 Washingon DC Guide

In addition to contributing to Fodor’s Washington, DC 2008 guide I also write hotel reviews for fodors.com. Click below to read some of my reviews for the site’s “Hot List.”

Our Favorite Places: Pearl S. Buck House

Pages, January/February 2007

Cover of Pages Jan/Feb 07

Charles Snyder credits Pearl S. Buck with leading him to his family. In 1965, Snyder and his wife moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the Nobel-and Pulitzer-Prize winning author made her American home from 1935 to 1970. Snyder learned about the writer’s foundation and her passionate work on behalf of international children and adoption in the years before and after his move. Seven years later, the couple adopted their daughter from Korea and nine months later they had a biological son.

“I always felt Pearl Buck gave us the perfect family and, after retiring, I wanted to help tell her story,” says Snyder who also runs the organization’s book discussion group. And that is exactly what the former high-school librarian is doing…

Available for reprint

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Our Favorite Places: Monroeville, Alabama

Pages, September/October 2006

Cover of Pages Sept/Oct 07

Explore the town where Truman Capote and Harper Lee both lived as children.

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