Jacqui Gibson is an award-winning freelance food, wine and travel writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She writes for newspapers, magazines and travel blogs. Her stories feature in New Zealand Herald Travel, International Traveller (Aus), The West Australian Travel (Aus), Get Lost (Aus), BBC Travel (UK) and AAA Traveler Worldwise (US). When it comes to luxury travel, Jacqui likes to dig a little deeper into the people, food, architecture and cultural heritage of a destination. In New Orleans, she explored the food heritage of the city’s fine dining restaurants. In Sri Lanka, she immersed herself in the architectural legacy of Geoffrey Bawa. At home, she stayed at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs to see where the Robertson family empire of New Zealand luxury lodges began.