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Tracy Beard

Tracy Ellen Beard is a freelance writer and photographer based in Vancouver, Washington. She contributes to Luxe Beat Magazine, Communities Digital News, Wander With Wonder, and several other magazines. Her stories focus on luxury and adventure travel, fine dining, wine, nonprofits, and alternative medicine. Tracy shares a unique perspective on the world, which comes from both her personal travels and her excursions as the founder and past president of an international children’s nonprofit. Her fifteen years of experience writing in various genres has added to her expertise. She is a member of the AWAI (American Writers and Artists Inc.) and the ITWPA (International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance).
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Discover one of Napa’s Oldest Wineries—Schramsberg Vineyards

Napa Valley is renowned for its stunning vineyards and incredible wines. Charles Krug, the first official winery in Napa Valley, began planting grapes in 1861. German immigrant Jacob Schram soon followed his...

Chef Jackson Clark and The Farmhouse Inn

Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, owners of The Farmhouse Inn, asked Jackson Clark to be the new executive chef after a remodel in the spring of 2022. Before this time, Chef Jackson spent...

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest opened in 2004, after a two-year $110-million restoration, as one of the newest historic treasures for the hotel company and as one of the world's finest...

Experience The Finest Wines from Rogue River Valley 

On a recent road trip through Oregon, my husband Steve and I landed in Medford. Our goal during our four-day trip was to explore this booming and new-to-me wine region and, of...

A Delectable Recipe for Filipino Pork Belly Pintxo

While staying at The Sebastian Vail—a Timbers Resort in 2021, my son Garrett, daughter-in-law Victoria, and I dined at Leonora, the resort’s fine dining establishment. John Adams, Chef de Cuisine then, worked...

Wine Specialist and Connoisseur Leslie Sbrocco

Leslie Sbrocco knows wine. She is an award-winning consultant, speaker, author, and television host most known for her entertaining approach to wine. I met Leslie over 20 years ago on a Crystal...

Pinot Noir and Truffles, a Match Made in Heaven

As the saying goes, “What grows together goes together,” and that has never been truer than the pairing of Oregon truffles and Oregon wines. Due to the arduous work of Leslie Scott...

Bananas Foster Toddy Cocktail

| Photo by Tracy Ellen Beard Inspired by the delightful and iconic dessert, I crafted a special concoction to add a bold layer of warmth during the colder months: my Bananas Foster Toddy....

Tracy Beard

Tracy Ellen Beard is a freelance writer and photographer based in Vancouver, Washington. She contributes to Luxe Beat Magazine, Communities Digital News, Wander With Wonder, and several other magazines. Her stories focus on luxury and adventure travel, fine dining, wine, nonprofits, and alternative medicine. Tracy shares a unique perspective on the world, which comes from both her personal travels and her excursions as the founder and past president of an international children’s nonprofit. Her fifteen years of experience writing in various genres has added to her expertise. She is a member of the AWAI (American Writers and Artists Inc.) and the ITWPA (International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance).
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