About Penny

Penny’s background as a professional makeup artist has honed her eye for fine detail, which compliments her work as a travel and wine writer and photographer. Working in television and film production introduced her to the who’s who of the travel world, including Southwest Airlines CEO and founder Herb Kelleher, Colleen Barrett, Gary Kelly, and Virgin Airlines founder, Richard Branson.
 
These serendipitous meetings and her own travels inspired Penny to found the travel site, Adventures of a Carry-on, in 2012. 
 
 Since then, Penny’s adventures have taken her to some of the world’s most exciting wine regions and on some bucket list trips. She has picked wine grapes in Italy, explored 2000–year old caves in France, and sailed the coast of Maine in a historic schooner.
 
Penny obtained her first wine credential in 2015 through the Wine Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She’s always open to a glass of wine and good conversation. In 2017 Penny was voted one of the sexiest female travelers. 
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