ABOUT NANCY DEPALMA
Nancy DePalma has always liked telling people where to go and what to do.
She attended Lafayette College and double majored in English and Political Science. During her junior year, she attended American University's Journalism program.
The post-college years brought “real” jobs in publishing and communications, but she eventually left the 9-5 world and hung her shingle as a freelance writer.
A dozen years and more than 30 guidebooks later, Nancy focuses her attention on fine dining and luxury travel. She exclusively wrote the reviews of all 3, 4, and 5 star hotels in the United States for Mobil Travel Guides (now Forbes) for several years running. She authored two editions of America’s Best Hotel & Resort Spas, two editions of America’s Best Hotels & Restaurants, and contributed to Where to Eat Boston/Cape Cod. She contributed to the first Michelin Red Guide published in the United States (New York 2007) and continues to tell epicureans where to eat in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco Michelin Red Guides. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and her bi-monthly food and dining column for Fairfield Magazine was awarded Best Column by the CT Press Club in 2013. She blogs about travel for The Huffington Post. In addition to freelancing, Nancy is the editor of two B2B publications: NJ Meetings + Events magazine & PA Meetings + Events magazine.
Nancy is a member of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (ifwtwa.org) and the Alliance for Women in Media (awmnyc.org). She attended the Yale Writers Conference in 2012.
Nancy spent ten years living and working in New York City, seven years in coastal Connecticut, and three years in North Carolina before returning to her native New Jersey, where she lives with her family and their rambunctious corgi.
Michelin Red Guides to Chicago, New York City & San Francisco 2013
Valerie Wilson's World - The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition (January 2012)
Michelin Red Guides to Chicago, New York City & San Francisco 2012
Michelin Red Guides to Chicago, New York City & San Francisco 2011
Michelin Red Guides New York City 2008 & 2007 editions
America’s Best Hotel & Resort Spas (two editions)
Mobil Travel Guide: America’s Best Hotels & Restaurants 2005 & 2004
Where to Eat: Boston & Cape Cod (2004)
Valerie Wilson’s World - The Top Hotels & Resorts (2001)
Chrysler’s Great American Drives
Dodge’s Big Splash Family Vacation Guide
Jeep’s Backroad USA Guide
One Crescent Way
Blogs at The Huffington Post
Travel Expert, www.getbuttonedup.com