Maralyn Dennis Hill, The Epicurean Explorer, was born to travel and tell the tale. From local cuisine to Michelin Star, simple to gourmet, Maralyn enjoys it all. Discovering flavors, spices, and trends worldwide, from Bocuse d’Or to being a judge at the Turks & Caicos Conch Festival, Oregon Chocolate Festival and others, or interviewing chefs, she is intrigued by all aspects of spa and culinary tourism.
As a professional food, wine and travel writer, through guest spots on radio shows, being editor and contributor to multiple publications, print and online, she reaches several million on a continual basis, domestically and internationally.
Maralyn’s years of writing incentive programs and meeting planning expanded her talent for digging below the surface for the unusual. She thrives on discovering different cultures and customs and feels it’s the best geography lesson ever. Also, she derives great satisfaction applying her organizational development skills.
She has co-authored three books & hosted a television show for Time Warner Cable 2002 to 2006. President Emeritus and member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Assoc (12-2008 to 12-2012)she continued as a board member and co-chair of the Conference and Media Trip Committee until 12-2014. Maralyn in a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Maralyn is always ready to explore different flavors of various cultures. People she meets are the best part.
Specialties:Culinary tourism, luxe & spas, but enjoy all travel. Food judging is enjoyable and still enjoy using my conference, incentive, and meeting planning skills.
I’ve written incentive programs, mission statements, 2002 on the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference Marketing Panel, I’ve coached individuals to writing and marketing successful books.
Certified MBTI, I used for team building and individual understanding. Organization Development degree focuses on Organizational Psychology.
I am currently Executive Editor of Luxe Beat Magazine and Editor-in-Chief of Where and What in the World.