Kurt Jacobson is a Baltimore-based freelance travel writer who is a former chef traveling the world in search of great food, interesting people, fine wine, nature, fishing, and skiing. New Zealand, Japan and Europe are his favorite international destinations. He has visited all 50 US states and constantly explores hidden gems. When not writing for magazines, websites, his blog or Trip101 he posts to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter often. Kurt is a member of the International Food Wine and Travel Writer's Association- IFWTWA.