After a thirty year career of marketing/public relations/social media for resorts, restaurants, & spas, Deirdre is now a freelance writer. She researches and writes articles on the travel and culinary industries. Deirdre has her own web site, and also writes travel and culinary articles for on-line and print publications. Her web site is: www.TastesAndTravel.com . [Her articles can also be seen on Visit Newport Beach's conference and visitor bureau's Monthly Blog as well as a monthly column in the Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine entitled "Parting Thoughts".