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The Bitter Taste of Fortune
Delving into the colonial spice trade in Salem, Robin Catalano discovers fragments of erased stories beneath the opulence.
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About the Journalist
A specialist in coastal travel, the Northeastern U.S., animal conservation, food and craft beverages, and Spain, Robin Catalano is a travel journalist and the creator of the travel blog Once More to the Shore. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, TIME, Smithsonian, Condé Nast Traveler, AFAR, Hemispheres, and a wide range of other publications, both national and regional.
A New Englander by birth now living in the Hudson Valley, Robin understands the call of the sea, and the allure of rock-strewn beaches and shrouded forests. She also knows that a Maine-style lobster roll is the one true lobster roll, that absolutely nothing beats a Rhode Island clam cake, and both are better when paired with a crisp hard cider.
An honorary Spaniard by marriage, Robin has been visiting Spain at least once a year for over a decade, and has never met a town or tapa she didn’t like. When she’s not writing about travel, she can usually be found exploring regional lakes in her inflatable kayak, hiking the Taconics, or wildlife watching around her home base.
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