In addition to her A Taste for Travel culinary travel blog, Michele Peterson is a Toronto freelance travel writer, a travel columnist at Fifty-five Plus Magazine and a contributing editor at Taste & Travel International. Her travel writing has also appeared in more than 100 national and international, print and online publications such as Fodor’s, National Geographic Traveller, WestJet, Journey (Princess Cruises), Ensemble, Conde Nast, enRoute, Dreamscapes, British Airway’s Highlife, Air Transat and more.

Specializing in Mexico and the Caribbean, she recently authored the Pacific Coast chapter of Lonely Planet’s cookbook: Mexico: From the Source  and the iPhone app Puerto Escondido Travel Essentials.  Her travel essays have also appeared in several book anthologies.

Globe and Mail: Caribbean Away from the Crowds  February 2022

Michele Peterson article in Globe and Mail.

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: September 2020

Reconnecting with the Past in Ukraine 

Fifty-five Plus Magazine:May 2020  Scotland by Luxury Barge

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: July/August 2019 Timeless Istanbul 

Bon Vivant: Summer 2019 Puglia, Italy

National Geographic: Toronto  Travel Guide 

Ottawa Wedding Fall 2019 Bodrum Bliss – Honeymoon in Turkey

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: January 2019 Grenada Spice of the Caribbean

Taste & Travel International Winter 2019

LUXE Ottawa: Winter 2018 Issue  Opulent Villa Escapes Jamaica Page 108

LUXE Ottawa: Winter 2018 Issue  Obsessions column Page 132 

Dine Magazine: Fall 2018  

Ensemble Vacations: Fall 2018 

Taste & Travel International: Sipping Tradition at Zuisen Distillery Japan July 2018 

Taste & Travel International 

Hot_Off_The_Grill_issue 30 Summer 2018

Holland America: July 2018 Press Diary: Cruising Taiwan and Japan 

Ottawa Wedding Fall 2018: Page 108-115 http://console.virtualpaper.com/ottawa-wedding/ottawa-wedding-fallwinter-2018/

The Montrealer: Cruising Taiwan and Japan with Holland America June 2018

Ultimate Family Vacations Spring 2018: 

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: Unexpected Aruba May 2018

WestJet Magazine: Family Ties: Making Memories with Mother-Daughter Travel 

LUXE Ottawa Spring/Summer 2018 (Travel Gear Column and Feature on French Polynesia)


WestJet Magazine: February 2018 A Guide to Aruba Four Ways 

WestJet Magazine January 2018 Modern Mexican Moonshine 

WestJet Magazine: January 2018 Kingston, Jamaica

Fodor’s Travel
Fodor’s 10 Reasons to Visit Oaxaca, Mexico 

Hot off the Grill Fall 2017

Globe and Mail November 4, 2017   Seven HOT Caribbean Resorts to Chill Out At 

Globe and Mail October 20, 2017 Another Aruba  

Travel Bug News Column Fifty-five Plus Magazine (monthly) October 2017

Globe and Mail: Ultimate Wilderness Weekend Sept 1, 2017

Ensemble Vacations Fall 2017 

Taste & Travel: Tantalizing Tahiti Summer 2017

Taste & Travel Hot off the Grill: Hot Off the Grill Summer 2017

TravelAgeWest: Hotel Review: Dreams Playa Mujeres  June 2017

WestJet Magazine:  5 Top Places to Go Surfing April 2017

Taste & Travel International: Craving Carciofi Italy Spring 2017

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Hot Off the Grill: Hot off the Grill Taste & Travel Spring 2017

WestJet Magazine: Four Outdoor Adventures in Huatulco Mexico   April 2017

Ensemble Vacations: Walking the Ocean Floor Bay of Fundy Spring 2017

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Ensemble Vacations: Edge of the Arctic Canada Spring 2017

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Ensemble Vacations Spring 2017 Edge of Arctic

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: Oh Canada! Celebrating Canada’s 150th January-February  2017

Canadas 150th

WestJet Magazine: 3 Days in Kingston, Jamaica February 2017

The Montrealer: Where to Go Now in French Polynesia  February 2017

Hot off the Grill: Hot off the Grill Jan-Feb 2017

WestJet Magazine: 3 Days in Montserrat December 2016 3 Days in Montserrat WestJet Magazine

Ottawa Wedding: Resorts with Wow Factor, Winter 2017


TravelAge West: What to Do for Families in Zihuatanejo Mexico   December 2016

Taste & Travel: Hot Off the Grill  Fall 2016

Taste & Travel: Falling for the Kawarthas  Fall 2016

Taste & Travel: A Day at Ashford Castle Ireland  Fall 2016

The Montrealer: Spotlight on Nevis September 2016

Bon Vivant: Where to Eat Now in Italy  Summer 2016

Bon Vivant

TravelAgeWest: The Best Places to Eat on the Caribbean Island of Nevis  September 2016

Journey (Princess Cruises): “That Caribbean Flavour” Summer 2016 Caribbean Flavour Journey Summer 2016

Taste & Travel International: Hot off the Grill Summer 2016

TravelAge West: 4 Family-friendly Adventures in Montego Bay July 2016

Air Transat: Toronto with Family: Bring it on!  July 2016

TravelAge West: Go VIP in Italy with Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations  June 2016

Air Transat: Four Volunteer Vacations in Mexico June 2016

Taste & Travel International: Hot off the Grill Spring 2016

TravelAge West: Paradise Found: 5 Undiscovered Caribbean Islands March 2016

TravelAge West

WestJet Magazine: Multigenerational Family Travel Feature March 2016  WestJet March 2016

TravelAge West: Skip the Beach for these 5 Cancun Attractions  February 2016

Taste & Travel Hot off the Grill Taste & Travel January 2016

Globe and Mail Travel: Saving the Environment by Eating Lionfish in Saba Dec 3, 2015

Save a Reef, Eat a Lionfish

MasterCard Priceless Cities: Sweet Treats: A Candy Lover’s Guide to Toronto October 2015

Taste & Travel International: Extraordinary Grenada Fall 2015 Extraordinary Grenada

The Montrealer: Real Rome September 2015 Real Rome The Montrealer

Fifty-five Plus: Costa Rica: Our Wild Planet July 2015

Costa Rica: Our Wild Planet

WestJet: Latin-cuisine at Toronto’s Pan Am Games July 2015

Virgin Atlantic: Insider’s Guide to the Pan Am Games in Toronto June 2015

The Montrealer: Foodie Tour of the Rhone-Alpes

Taste & Travel: Hot Off the Grill Summer 2015

Taste & Travel: Hunting for Jamon with Insight Vacations Spring 2015 Hunting for Jamon with Insight Vacations

Virgin Atlantic: Grenada Food Tour April 2015

WestJet Up! Providenciales: 2 Ways April 2015

Taste & Travel Hot off the Grill Spring 2015

Virgin Atlantic 8 Stylish Toronto Hotels April 2015

CHIC magazine Business of Scent April 2015

The Montrealer Sailing the Secret Caribbean March 2015

Toronto Tourism Latin Market Gastronomy March 2015

All-inclusive Outlet News Craft Beer Crawl in Cancun March 2015

Taste & Travel  Hot-off-the-Grill-Winter-2015-.pdf Winter 2015

MasterCard Priceless Cities: Toronto’s Top Whisky Bars January 2015

MasterCard Priceless Cities: Niagara’s Icewine Festival January 2015

Taste & Travel  Mexico’s Gastro Art Scene Winter 2015 – print

Fifty-five Plus: Sailing the Secret Caribbean October 2014 – Print travel feature (pages 21-24)

The Montrealer: Turks & Caicos Provo Perfection September 2014 – print and online

Dreamscapes: Trinidad and Tobago Away from the Crowds – two page travel feature with photos

Taste & Travel: Summer in Rhone-Alpes France Summer 2014 – six page travel feature with recipe

Taste & Travel: Hot off the Grill Summer 2014 Summer 2014 –  culinary travel news column

BOLD magazine Puerto Vallarta’s New Spirit Spring 2014

Dreamscapes: Legendary Lexington  April 2014

Taste & Travel Column (excerpt):  Hot Off The Grill Spring 2014

The Montrealer: Miami’s Marvels March 2014

British Airways HighLife: Six Romantic Things to do in Cancun  February 2014

Taste & Travel: unplugged anguilla: Winter 2014

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: New Palm Beach  January 2014

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: Germany_Christmas_Market_55_Plus_Magazine

Luxury Latin America: Inside Guatemala with Culture Xplorers January 2014

El Sol de la Costa: Oaxaca Mexico’s Craft Beer Scene  January 2014

Ottawa Wedding: Marry Me in Mexico Winter 2013-2014

Toronto Star Branded Content: Luxury Vietnam October 2013

Metro: 5 Hot Spots in Puerto Escondido October 10 2013

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: Nova Scotia: Exploring the Northumberland Shore September 2013

El Sol de la Costa: Saving Sea Turtles in Mexico September 2013

Travel + Escape: Caribbean Food Tour: 5 Islands Not to Miss June 2013

Taste and Travel International: Hot Off the Grill column Winter-Fall 2013

Fifty-Five Plus Magazine: Marvellous Maya Now’s the time to celebrate this fascinating culture Jan. 2013

enRoute onAir: Huatulco’s Soul Food: Curious diners get a taste of traditional fare and unique ingredients Nov. 2012

Dreamscapes: Miami’s Masterpieces: The world’s great cities are characterized by their architecture Fall-Winter 2012

Travel + Escape:  Day of the Dead in Guatemala Oct. 2012

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: Travel News column  – 8 issues annually

Fifty-five Plus Magazine: Saint Martin, Sint Maarten One Caribbean Island, One Personality September 2012

Spa Life: When in Rome, or in this case Oaxaca (Page 18-19) Spring 2012

Travel and Escape: Cactus for breakfast? and others ways to bite into Mexico  Take a culinary walking tour

Travel and Escape: Beach-hopping in Mexico: Top Picks  It’s beach bliss in Mexico

enRoute onAir Ottawa with the kids: On a mission to see the nation’s capital through fresh eyes

enRoute onAir: 5 Great Eco Spas in Costa Rica Support the planet while you de-stress

enRoute onAir: The New Muskoka This ain’t your grandma’s cottage country (but she’ll want to come too!)

Ottawa Citizen: My Nude Christmas With Mom A cruise through Germany’s Christmas markets got us into hot water

Ottawa Wedding: Pura Vida! A Green and Glam Wedding in Costa Rica  (Pages 128-131)

Shalom Life: ABCs of the Jewish Caribbean

Westjet Up! Mayan Cuisine for Modern Times   An interview with chef Raul Vaquerizo

Fifty-Five Plus Magazine:

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Verve – Inflight for EVA Air: Romantic Cities
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Fifty-Five Plus Magazine:More in Muskoka
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Appetite for Cycling
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Buffalo News:
Bike Train to Toronto


Air Canada onAir:
Winnipeg’s Upscale
Ethnic Nosh


True Taste of Martinique
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Money Sense Article
Local Flavor

Miami Beach Article
Toronto Star :
Naked in Miami Beach

Cajun Food
Secrets of Cajun Cuisine

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TransitionsAbroad:Home based
cooking classes
Winnipeg Spa
Toronto Star:
Winnipeg: Ten Spa
Cycling in Louisiana
Toronto Star :
Cycling in Louisiana
Weekend Argus :
Manitoba: Going into the blue with belugas

Indian Safari
Toronto Star: India Safari
Steed Cow
Toronto Sun:
Steed Stud a Cash Cow
The World's A Stage
Contact Sales Magazine:
The World’s a Stage
Toronto Star:
Quebec Museum has Message
Kentucky Bourbon
Kentucky Bourbon
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Toronto Star:
Kayaking Killarney

Beautiful Balsamic

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Snow Place Like HomeMontreal Gazette:
Snow Place Like Home

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Manitoba: Canadian Guides
Canadian Guides:
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Taboo Resort, Golf and Spa
Taboo Resort,
Golf and Spa

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Buffalo News:
Taking the Winter Plunge

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Tennessee VergeVerge:
Go Tell it on the Mountain

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Spa Life: Cycling
Spa Life: Cycling
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Winnipeg Article
and Mail:
Going with the Flow

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