Barbara Magro, M.A., was born and raised in a traditional Italian family in the suburbs of New York City. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, she began her career as a media professional in Los Angeles.

She has worked in advertising sales for premier food and travel magazines in the United States and Australia, including Condé Nast Traveler and Bride’s magazine in Hawaii, Australian Gourmet Traveller and The Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine in Sydney, Gourmet in New York and Travel Agent magazine and Luxury Travel Advisor in South Florida.

She received her MA in Professional Writing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a certified aromatherapist, Yoga instructor and leads workshops on how to develop your creativity. She has published several travel articles but this is her first book.

She resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her two dogs, Freddie and Holly.