CEIL BOUCHET is a cultural connector with 20 years experience sparking adventure and promoting understanding by covering destinations with a deep sense of place through the lens of art, food, wine, spirits and well-being. Bouchet writes regularly for the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Saveur and many others.
A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, the University of Bordeaux's "DUAD" professional wine studies program and Drew University, she has lived and worked for long periods in China, Italy and France and speaks the language of these countries. Previously, Ceil has worked as manager of internal communications at Schneider Electric North America, and has served as a corporate English-French and English-Italian translator. A multicultural person from Iowa, Bouchet has been married to her French husband for over 20 years and has two globetrotting teenagers.
She's received several awards for her travel writing, including Gold and Silver Prizes from the North American Travel Journalists Association, and is working on an upcoming book, "The Bordeaux Diaries" about her year studying wine in France's most radiant city.