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Kate Dingwall



French-Canadian (by way of New York), Kate is a drink and travel writer and sommelier. She writes about strong drinks and big adventures for Eater, Flare Magazine, Liquor.com, Culture Trip, VinePair and more. She lives out of a suitcase, but you can find her wherever there is good wine and bad karaoke.

Recent Articles
  • The Best Getaways for Bubbly Lovers

    The Best Getaways for Bubbly Lovers

    Have a toast to satisfying your wanderlust

    There is nothing as luxurious as being greeted after a long-haul flight with a welcoming glass of bubbly. It’s the ideal way to start a vacation, and the bubbly allows you to easily slip into a relaxed holiday mindset with just the right amount of tipsy. This sounds entirely ... More

  • The Weekender: Fort Lauderdale

    The Weekender: Fort Lauderdale

    Savor an upscale getaway along the coast, complete with refreshing cocktails and local cuisine

    The thought of Fort Lauderdale may bring back memories of your college spring break days, featuring red solo cups, unfortunate tan lines and daytime beats. But, the Fort Lauderdale of today is an upbeat, beachfront paradise, delightfully devoid of red solo cups (though the tan lines may peek out after ... More

  • Room Request! Lido House

    Room Request! Lido House

    Newport beach’s glittery coastal retreat is worthy of Marissa Cooper

    May all your past OC fantasies come true at Newport Beach's Lido House. This gem is tucked in the heart of the sights and sounds of the famed coastal strip and just steps away from the city's seaside shopping promenades and the iconic Balboa fun zone. When More

  • The Most Luxe Eco-Friendly Hotels in the World

    The Most Luxe Eco-Friendly Hotels in the World

    From a South African safari to a Costa Rican paradise, these properties make a case for going green

    We’re always in favor of jet-setting to far-flung locales. Shimmering white sand beaches, bustling local markets, exuberant hiking trips; all make a strong case for taking a vacation. But, the emissions of heavy airplane travel and racking up those miles can leave your conscience deflated. So, considering the state of ... More

  • Scotland is the Luxury Vacation You Never Knew You Needed

    Scotland is the Luxury Vacation You Never Knew You Needed

    Take an adventure to Scotland and savor the beauty of the countryside and the luxuries at the boutique hotels

    A binge session of Outlander can easily dictate your perception of the Scottish Highlands. The show conjures visions of coarse men, coarse food and coarse landscape, all isolated in the farthest reaches of the country.  While this may not sound like the makings for a luxury vacation, Scotland has another, ... More

  • The Weekender: Prince Edward County

    The Weekender: Prince Edward County

    See why Canada’s lesser-known wine region is a hidden gem of a vacation destination

    Lovingly dubbed ‘The County’ by those who frequent it, Prince Edward County is one of Canada’s trendiest travel locales. It is just a short train from both Toronto and Ottawa and one of Canada’s top wine regions, making it a go-to escape for everyone from the country’s top chefs to ... More

  • The Weekender: Savannah, Georgia

    The Weekender: Savannah, Georgia

    Savor a little sun, sand, and southern charm in this historic city

    For New Yorkers, Savannah, Georgia is just a two-hour flight away, but this southern city's spell-casting scenery of gnarled oaks and draping Spanish moss can feel far more transportive than that. Time seems to move a little slower here - maybe it is the year-round sunshine, verdant scenery, or the ... More