Karin Leperi Pezo (aka K.D. Leperi) is an award-winning writer and photographer with bylines in over 150 outlets that include magazines, newspapers, radio, internet and mobile media-based platforms. Her travels have taken her to 110 countries around the world, spanning six continents, numerous natural wonders and varied UNESCO world heritage sites. While the umbrella is food & travel, she feels that culture, cuisine, and nature define a destination in unique ways that irresistibly invites the traveler to discover, connect and linger in ways that extol the virtues of exotic in the ordinary. Other specialties include aviation, photography and wildlife.