Meredith Heil
Meredith Heil
Freelance writer, Out of Office

Taipei, Taiwan, has amazing food — and it’s Asia’s most gay-friendly city

In the first Michelin Guide Taipei, 20 restaurants picked up stars.

Queer in the kitchen: A frank look at the challenges for LGBTQ chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs

In an industry that's known for hospitality, restaurants and bars can still be uncomfortable places for marginalized individuals.

The ‘Top Chef’ Effect: How does the TV show impact tourism in its host cities?

Locations pay a price to entice the production company. Does it pay off from a tourism perspective?

Your guide to drinking, eating and exploring Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail

Even after distillery visits at Maker's Mark, Bulleit and Woodford Reserve, Louisville will still be a trip you never forget.

The escapist history of tiki bars — and why this cocktail trend will never go away

When times are dark, Americans turn to tiki bars.

The coolest, most affordable hotels in every major American city

They don't look budget, but none of these hotels cost more than $200 a night

The 11 best airport bars in America

Here's some motivation to get to the airport early.