Sharon K Kurtz - Freelance Travel Writer

Hello! My name is Sharon Kurtz and I’m happy that you have stopped by my site.  I am a passionate traveler, travel writer and tour leader for a women’s small group tour company. My website combines any and all things related to travel –  interesting destinations, packing tips, memorable food experiences, and stories about fascinating people I encounter along the way.

I hope my stories and experiences motivate & inspire readers to get out and explore the world.


I will have original and shared content, photographs & clips of articles I have written for on-line and print publications.  I would love to hear from you! You can either comment on a post directly, or fill out the form under “Contact Me”.

Breckenridge: An Easy Winter Getaway from Texas

Breckenridge is an outdoor paradise in the winter with breathtaking mountain views.

Maine Windjammer Cruise (Podcast)

What is it like to sail on a Maine Windjammer Cruise in Penobscot Bay off the Coast of Maine.

Best Things to do in St. Augustine, Florida

Take a sofa tour of St. Augustine with Rovology Digital Nomad, Sharon Kurtz

Key West Blue

The world is a rich tapestry of color, I share my love of Key West Blue in Food Wine Travel Magazine's Color Issue, July 2021

Key West Celebrations: Fun in the Sun All Year.

Ten Fun Festivals in Key West, Celebrating the Quirky Culture of the Conch Republic

Travel Writers share favorite local wines and wineries

Texas has great wines, including my local favorite Eden Hill Vineyard

13 Best things to do in Marathon Key, Florida

The combined year-round warm weather and relaxing tropical setting make Marathon a great place to vacation.

Discover Nature on Florida's Space Coast

An adventure lover's dream, the part of "Old Florida" is being recognized as a top destination for ecotourism

Don Julio–a Buenos Aires Meat Lover's Paradise

It only takes one meal at Don Julio to understand why visitors flock this the temple of meat and Malbec

Celebrate National Wine Day

Since Texan's like to celebrate all things "Texas" in the Lone Star State, we are celebrating Texas's long history of wine production.

One Honey of a Hobby

Backyard beekeepers Laura and Kevin Graham have formed a sweet partnership

14 Best Things to do in Oaxaca Mexico

YouTube Video of the 14 Best Things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Whole Lotta Llama Love

Everyone loves llamas. They're among the most adorable animals on earth.

Love Me,
Love My Dog

Helping Dog Owners Find Puppy-Approved Love

Roadtripping Texas Style

Exploring Three Trip-Worthy Towns in the Lone Star State

Off the Grid in Sitka, Alaska

A Remote Cabin Adventure in the Tongass National Forest

TJ's Seafood Market and Grill, a Family Fixture in Dallas, Texas

TJ's Seafood Market and Grill has been serving seafood enthusiasts for 30 years

12 Best Things to do in Sitka, Alaska

Sitka, where the fish is fresh, culture is celebrated, and wilderness beckons steps from your door

World Food Day 2020

Food is a fundamental human right. And yet, one in nine people around the world experience chronic hunger

Do You Hate Group Tours?

..... tips from a tour leader for finding a tour you'll love

Harnessing Your Network During Tough Times:

Making Connections that Lead to Travel Writing Success

What's All the buzz About Bees?

These Fascinating Creatures Are Un-'Bee'-lieveable

National Dog Day

Take Time to Celebrate Our Furry Friends

Senior Citizens Day

The Perfect Opportunity to Celebrate Life, Young and Old

Omaha, Nebraska is for Steak Lovers

If you've never been to Omaha, you have likely heard a little something about the steaks.

The Buzz About World Honey Bee Day

Celebrate these essential workers

The ABC Issue, Food,Wine,Travel Magazine

A is for Arancini - Sicilian street food at it's best

Celebrate the Abundance of the Season

Don't you love summer? When the Texas heat is in full-swing, that's when our gardens and farmer's markets are chock-full of flavorful produce.

Summer Days are Perfect to Celebrate Watermelon

Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit. What could be more satisfying on a hot summer's day?

Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam's Garden Oasis

Established in 1636 to battle the Black Death plague spreading across Europe, the Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world.

Fort Worth is the Perfect Staycation Destination

Six Reasons to Experience this Unique City

Cartagena, Colombia, Photo Essay

Cartagena, Columbia is a feast for the senses. A Caribbean Port City with enchanting Colonial Architecture and 16th century walled center.

Happy Campers

Summer Vacation Amidst the Pandemic

Act 2: It's Never Too Late To Dream A New Dream

Author C.S. Lewis once said, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." I decided to change my life and follow my travel writing dreams.

La Olla in Oaxaca Mexico

Holy Mole! Explore the Flavors and Traditions of Oaxaca at La Casa De Los Sabores

Visit National Parks from the Comforts of Home

Immerse yourself in environments that give you a real sense of place without actually being there. Now you can fill your living room with the sights and sounds of the National Parks without leaving home.

Take Time to Enjoy the Wildflowers

Thank you, Lady Bird Johnson. "Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers"

The Lone Ranger - A travel adventure

Sometimes, unforgettable travel memories come from unplanned adventures. Read how Ranger Billy turned a potentially disastrous day into an unexpected highlight of our tour

A Beautiful Morning at the Dallas Arboretum

Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. The Dallas Arboretum is open to welcome the public for the first time since the shutdown

Seek out Majestic Maui Shores

Maui is one of the most beguiling and breathtaking islands on earth..."Maui no ka 'oi" - Maui is the best.

Holy Mole!

Explore the flavors and traditions of Oaxaca at La Casa de los Sabores.