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Judith Glynn is a prolific writer. In addition to two books, her published articles — from general interest to travel to narrative essays — have appeared over time in national newspapers, advertorials, periodicals and the web. Her intuitive curiosity when researching a destination results in detailed and eclectic stories, often letting the locals chime in. Samples below:

 

Love2Fly (Iberia Airlines)

Loving Spain’s Iconic Cured Ham
It’s absolutely impossible to not come across ibérico ham – especially Serrano ham – when travelling in Spain. From garden-variety bars and cafés in any and every town to the most exquisite fine-dining restaurants.

Learning Flamenco in Madrid
Spain’s quintessential art form flamenco is a highly seductive, captivating dance and music. The soulful expressions of the dancers, the swish of ruffled skirts hiked knee high to emphasize intricate steps, plus the sensual yet ramrod-straight dominance of male partners entices wannabes from around the world to learn the dance in the country where it originated.

FWT Magazine

Portugal’s Devotion to Ginja
At its inception centuries ago, ginja was used for digestive purposes. Eventually the sweet liqueur made its way to wealthy clients, then into fado establishments. Today the drink enjoys record popularity and is sold everywhere.

Wizzley

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Offbeat Cleveland (Editor’s Choice Award)
Family-friendly Cleveland has the world’s largest PEZ collection. There’s a museum of restored religious statues and a free museum at Case Western Reserve University that highlights historic contraceptive tools and practices.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail (Editor’s Choice Award)
Hop-on, hop-off or tour the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in three days. Guides are at the distilleries. Learn how bourbon is produced. Sip samples. Stop in towns along the way.

Fodors

The Barber Who Created a Picasso Museum
It’s common for expatriates with a cause to befriend fellow countrymen in their adopted land. For some, daily living without the awareness of their birth country around them can grate on the mind. Perhaps that pathos led Pablo Picasso to support fellow Spaniard Eugenio Arias when they met.

Providence Journal

Doolin – Ireland Tiny Enclave with Musical Clout
When the Atlantic crashes against the Cliffs of Moher with such force it mimics a thunder clap and, slightly inland, a cow moos in the pitch-black night, both sounds complement the rural landscape of Doolin. But it’s the feisty, toe-tapping tunes drifting from the doorways and up the narrow chimneys…

Luxe Beat Magazine

Best Shopping in Cesky Krumlov
What to buy and where to buy it in a destination is helped along when locals make the suggestions. Tourist favorite, Cesky Krumlov, in southern Czech Republic has some shopping finds if you know where to look.

Only You Inspired Only YOU
Transform a former Madrid palace into a hotel that’s a design showstopper. Add a concept that pampers the individual guest. Make it cozy, yet chic, and it’s a hit from day one.

Travel World News

Montgomery, Alabama Is Open for Business
Some cities just can’t catch a break as a must-see destination. They also carry a heavy past needing a proud update. That was Montgomery’s dilemma despite Rosa Parks, a local black woman, refusing to move to the back of a city bus. That 1955 event ignited the Civil Rights Movement nationwide.

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Narrative Essays & Articles

NYCityWoman

New Beau – Check Him Out Online
She was 68 and lonely when she wrote “Sunshine” as her moniker on a reputable senior dating website, which was perfect for her upbeat personality and profession as an actor. But after meeting Ron online, their six-year relationship had imploded, leaving her destroyed and inconsolable at 74.

Next Avenue

The Plane Ride That Changed My Mind About Tattoos
I was at Newark Airport waiting for my cross-country flight to San Francisco when a young man nearby stretched and swayed his willowy body, arms raised hallelujah-style. A tattoo began at his wrist, encircled his forearm and disappeared into an Army-fatigue jacket scrunched at his elbow.

My Father’s Forgotten Grave
Now recently retired, I’m reflective and forgiving of my father. I feel deep compassion for his life ravaged by alcohol. Today, I recognize his absence had empowered me to lead a fulfilled life, one I love, minus his harmful, hands-on presence. And it’s a life he made possible.

Envelope Stories

Fox Point Memoir
Like most homeowners on Providence’s East Side, I watched as the real estate market sizzled and envisioned a ca ching moment for my cash-cow multi-family house in Fox Point.

Providence Journal

My Father’s Forgotten Grave
Now recently retired, I’m reflective and forgiving of my father. I feel deep compassion for his life ravaged by alcohol. Today, I recognize his absence had empowered me to lead a fulfilled life, one I love, minus his harmful, hands-on presence. And it’s a life he made possible.

The Byline Bible

My article “Searching for my Father’s Grave” was chosen for Susan Shapiro’s book “The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks.” It was created in her NYC workshop. “Thank you for giving me permission to reprint your brilliant piece…It was one of my favorite clips from 25 years of teaching 25,000 students!” Susan Shapiro

Salamanca