Lisa Richardson

Lisa Richardson

Member Since: Jun 2015

Lisa Richardson is drawn like a moth to a flame to share travel here and beyond, food, wine, cooking, cultural, linguistic and learning adventures, from rustic to luxury! Officially retired after forty years in nursing, I endeavor to maximize wellness, adore family, explore and embrace the written word. My recent contributions may be relished at, where I share travels, typically food & wine based, and "A Year in My Kitchen" monthly recipe series in 2015. I blog on Wordpress as Nonnaswanderings, and twitter, and facebook public/ business page: It's a privilege to join IFWTWA's Board of Directors as Chair of The Conferences and Media Trips Committee. 

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Published Articles (50)

The Incomparable Valle de Guadalupe

My story for Baja: the remarkable post-conference media trip to Valle de Guadalupe in Baja, Mexico 11/3-5! Hosted by Secretaria de Turismo de Baja California.

Epicurean Puerto Vallarta

My Puerto Vallarta story for the fantastic pre-conference press trip October 25-29 hosted by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board/ Latitude- with attitude!

Prowess in Pittsburgh

Such a glorious September in Pittsburgh for our IFWTWA-sponsored media trip hosted by VisitPittsburgh!
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Jolt Your Senses: 72 Hours in San Mateo County

Three days on the IFWTWA-sponsored media trip “As Fresh as it Gets” in San Mateo County, hosted by SMCCVB!

Chef Nicosia Does Piemonte

a focus on Piemonte cuisine in a cooking demo with Chef Christopher Nicosia at Sassi in Scottsdale, AZ, plus recipes!

New in Town

Awakening in a new hometown, published on my blog, Nonnaswanderings

Puerto Vallarta Shines On

my contribution to the Special Edition of TravelWorld International Magazine in celebration of Puerto Vallarta; pages 52-56

Oh, Savannah

Sweet and savory in Savannah’s Historic District!

Catania x2

IFWTWA and once more at Catania in La Jolla

Sourcing Sea and Land in San Diego

a regional day trip with IFWTWA in San Diego County!

Character in Carmel

In, my story following a “Culinary Spectacular by-the-Sea” press trip in Carmel by-the-Sea 9/29-10/2/15

A Cruise of the First Magnitude

in Travel World International pages 16-23, a Mediterranean cruise aboard the MSC Fantasia

Québec Authentique, Je t’aime

photoessay from our Québec Authentique press trip!

A Taste of Harmonie: Mauricie et Lanaudière

four days on the “Québec Authentique” press trip hosted by Tourisme Québec

Zaré at the Fly Tray

bold, hugely satisfying dining SOMA in San Francisco

A Slice of SYV

a short yet sweet trek to Santa Ynez Valley


My account of our IFWTWA media trip to AM 830’s SoCal Restaurant Show LIVE on 8/1/15!

So San Francisco

The city by the bay: a gallery of sensations

Kali̱méra, Rodos

Morning port arrival in Rhodes, Greece and the spectacle of Lindos

Farewell Genova! Hello, Mediterranean!

Leaving the port of Genova on our Mediterranean cruise, we’re serenaded by Bocelli.

Backyard Adventures

Crafting memories with the wee ones

Desert Senses

After the rain in the Sonoran desert: images and prose

Quintessential PV: A Foodie’s Fondness

Tradition and culture flavored every bite in Puerto Vallarta!

Simply Seggiano

Captivated by all that is southern Tuscany, from our little stone cottage

Brunello’s Origins

A glimpse into the famed Sangiovese grape at Biondi-Santi in Montalcino, Tuscany. Author’s note: the title was converted to “Brunello’s Origins” by editor Scott Clemens at Epicurean-Traveler

Red in Montalcino

Taking in the panorama and the rosso in Montalcino at Castello Banfi!

A Slice of Athens

Athens, Greece: steeped in culture, history and flavor

Genoa and the Sea

A few days at a rooftop B&B in this seaside town took us by surprise, with charm, beauty and rich history

Nawlins Nails It

More reflection on a three day visit to New Orleans

Delicious NOLA

A little something extra: New Orleans!

On Two Wheels in Washington Wine Country: A Soul-Satisfying Balance

We did it! A classic six day bicycling tour in Washington state’s wine country. *Finalist in the 2014 NATJA Awards Competition: Special Focus Travel Articles – Internet: Luxury & Leisure Travel

Onward and Upcountry, Maui

Upcountry Maui has its own allure

Life Cycles: Getting Back on Two Wheels

It’s as easy as riding a bike…

Muy Rico at Mercado

Sensational food and vibe at Santa Monica’s Mercado

“Oh, What a Night!”

A Four Seasons tribute with perfectly pitched song and gritty reality in Vegas

Benissimo! A Foodie Tour at the Venetian

A culinary mystery tour exceeds expectations in Vegas

All We Need is Le Cirque’s Love in Vegas

Le Cirque’s “LOVE” delivers 1964 to Vegas

Grateful in Galápagos

Exploring Darwin’s Lab: Galápagos; part 2 of 2 This won *GOLD prize in the 2013 Annual NATJA Awards Competition in Internet: Luxury & Leisure Travel category

Guests in Galápagos

Adventures in inimitable Galápagos on board the Letty; part 1 of 2

Tasting Andalucia

Stunning southern Spain cuisine: tapas with history and culture on the side

A Future in Pork Belly

Small bites and chef talk inspire at an Intercontinental event in L.A.

Baring it for a Cause: the Santa Skivvies Run in San Francisco

A holiday parade, San Fran style

Whale Watching is Like a Box of Chocolates

the pleasures of chasing cetaceans in southern CA

Fine Fiddling at Jump Into Ireland Event in L.A.

Ireland tourism featuring a pub, skits, competition and fiddling!

Feeling Maui: Eighty Minutes at a Time

Three indigenous massage experiences in Maui, with aloha

Limoncello Your Way

sharing the satisfaction and process for homemade Limoncello

Eurochocolate Festival 2012 : Perugia, Italy

Seduction by chocolate in Perugia

Ooh, Canada

A delicious detour from the Canadian Rockies to Okanagan Wine Country

Napa Calls

Rediscovering Napa Valley 25 years later

More than Guinness:Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Getting to know Dublin via mind, body & palate