J.P. Hoornstra

Five easy holiday recipes you’ll love

When preparing food for a special occasion, you want the food to be ... special. Sometimes that's easier said than done – especially when you're...

What has changed Debra Messing’s life? 

By Jeryl Brunner What a fabulous fall it has been for Debra Messing! She and her Will & Grace costars Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Sean...

‘Q’ Rating, Redefined

In the shadow of skyscrapers, in the corner of a dimly lit restaurant, Hiroyuki Naruke is chopping fish. It’s a Tuesday night at Q Sushi....

A visit to Portland, Oregon is like glamping in concrete tents

To some, Portland, Oregon is the perfect gateway to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Mount Hood, four national forests, and the Pacific...

The Best Beaches In The U.S. For Each Individual

It’s one of the top things on everyone’s list when they think of a vacation. At some point, you want nothing more than sun,...

New Orleans is rediscovering its Hispanic roots

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana ♦ The French Quarter of New Orleans is one of America's great misnomers. Its structural roots were laid during the city's Spanish period...

The New Hollywood Park Casino: A Slice of Las Vegas Comes to Los Angeles

INGLEWOOD, California ♦ The smell is that of new construction, sawdust mingling with pink insulation high above bare concrete in a massive room. A fresh roll...

National Geographic’s latest ‘Guide to National Parks’ delivers on nostalgia, information

I don’t have time to be the nerd I used to be. Swear to God, if I could offer one piece of advice to...

Start me up: JFK Airport’s new tequila bar is a tribute to the Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour

What would you expect to find on the airplane the Rolling Stones commandeered for their North America tour in 1972? Sex? Drugs? Rock 'n roll? Sex and drugs aren't...

Five Tips for a Happy and Healthy Plant-Based Thanksgiving.

by Vanessa Chamberlin Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. We take time to be with our loved ones and be thankful for our relationships, our...

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I write about the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Southern California News Group and destination travel for various media outlets, including the New York Daily News.
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