Hi! My name is Julie and I am the head writer, photographer, and publisher for A Cork, Fork, & Passport, a popular digital lifestyle e-magazine, now in its 12th year of publication. I am also the resident food, travel, and lifestyle expert for A Cork, Fork, & Passport. I love to connect with my readers, offering suggestions, and answering any questions you have regarding the food, travel, or lifestyle tips I recommend.
About Julie Cohn
I am an expert in social media marketing and technology, with extensive WordPress, web design, and digital marketing experience. As a proud member of the professional blogging industry for 11 years, I often advocate for and mentor other professionals in the blogging/digital media community. I am a member of the North American Travel Journalist Association, The International Travel Writers Alliance, and The American Society of Travel Advisors. My travel writing profile can be viewed on TravMedia.
With thirty years of experience in cooking/entertaining as a former personal chef and caterer, I am the professional recipe developer and cocktail/wine mixologist for A Cork, Fork, & Passport. In fact, 99.9% of the recipes featured on A Cork, Fork, & Passport are my original creation. As part of my business, I often work professionally with companies to create imaginative and delicious original recipes and/or promotional content for their brand.
There is a search box on the main page of this website. If you are looking for a particular recipe and cannot find it using the index, type your query in the search box.
A year ago I started a quest toward a healthier lifestyle, incorporating clean eating with mindful exercise. I am currently in the process of converting many of my recipes over to natural ingredients, with an emphasis on Mediterranean diet-style eating. My goal is to have 70% of my recipes converted to cleaning eating and 30% as wholesome indulgences.
As a 29+ year veteran of the travel industry as a corporate travel manager & meeting planner, I am the owner of Luxe Journeys Travel, a full-service travel agency specializing in corporate and leisure travel and concierge services.
In addition to writing for my own publication, I have worked as a freelance travel writer for other print and online publications including the London Telegraph, and Parks and Travel magazine. I am a designated travel expert at Flipboard and was a featured speaker at the 2018 Women in Travel Summit in Quebec.
A growing segment on A Cork, Fork, & Passport is the home and garden + family lifestyle sections. In addition to sharing family anecdotes as a wife and mother (including as an empty nest mother of a college-age child), I share DIY, crafting, home technology, and home & garden design ideas, as well as healthy living, wellness, self-care, beauty/fashion, and fitness tips.
I am a GenX wife, mom, and doxie lover. I was raised in upstate New York and have lived in several states across the United States, but have called Arizona home for almost twenty years. My husband and I have an adult son who just graduated college (summa cum laude, baby), and is home with us until he leaves for grad school. When not working, I enjoy travel, cooking, music, reading, hiking, skiing, and photography.
Thank you for visiting, I truly hope you enjoy A Cork, Fork, & Passport! If you have any questions, please use the comment box at the bottom of each article and I will get back to you within a few hours.
PS: If you enjoy fantasy/science fiction/horror stories, be sure to check out my son’s original writing serials at Cohnquest.com
- What makes you an expert in cooking/recipes? My mother and grandmother were both excellent cooks and taught me from a young age. By 11 years old, I was often in charge of our family dinners, as my mother worked outside the home. By the time I was 14, I was creating my own recipes, and by 18, I started my first catering business. During my freshman year of college, I made an entire Thanksgiving dinner (with all the fixings) for ten people. By age 22, I was a part-time pastry chef for a small Italian restaurant in upstate New York, usually creating desserts in the evenings after I finished my day as a travel agent. I was also the main bartender for this Italian restaurant, and worked as a bartender for three other restaurants, where they often let me experience with ingredients to create fun new cocktails.
- What makes you an expert in travel? Travel is in my blood. I have been traveling since I was a very young girl and have worked as both a corporate and leisure travel advisor for the past thirty years. Nothing makes me happier than to help my clients feel pampered and make their travel dreams come true! Through my extensive experiences as a traveler and as a travel advisor, I know the tricks, tips, and treats to get the most out of traveling.
- Can I work with you? It depends. If you want to write for me, I must have an existing relationship with you. I have worked hard to build this business, so do not allow guest posts, especially from people I do not know. Also, as someone who has been exploited as a writer in the past, I believe in compensating writers for their work. At this time I am not looking for paid writers. If you are a relevant company who would like to work with me on original content, I can provide my rate sheet to you. Please know I do not do unpaid content creation.
- I really like your photography. Can I take your photos to use? I am flattered you enjoy my photography but it is illegal to remove any photos from this site, as they are copyright protected ©. As I mentioned above, this site is a business for me, so all content, including my writing and photography, is considered intellectual property. (Yes, even though it is “only” on the internet.) This includes those who attempt to use my writing and photography on their own website. I employ a DMCA service to search for copyright violations and will come after you with the fullest intent of the law if you use my photos illegally for commercial purposes.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you have.
jules (at) acorkforkandpassport.com
If you are a brand, find out how you can work with me here.