Judith Ritter is an award-winning independent radio and print journalist and a multi-platform storyteller. Her reports from Canada, China, India, Europe, the Caribbean and the U.S. cover travel, science and technology, business and international development.
Her stories have aired on National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Canada International and the World Vision Report. Her print stories have appeared in numerous publications including The Globe and Mail, South China Morning Post and The Boston Globe.
Imagine you discovered a tumbledown 13th-century farmhouse on acres and acres of overgrown land in, of all places, Tuscany, Italy’s most mythologized romantic area. That is exactly what happened to Danish couple, Claus and Jeanette Thøttrup in 2001. Much of the old house they found was dilapidated or in ruins lying in piles of dirt […]
It’s not everywhere that skiers can find virgin powder, untrammeled backcountry, 5300 acres of terrain and world-class art. Fresh-off-the-slope visitors to Colorado’s iconic ski mecca can also see some of the best contemporary international and US art at the Aspen Art Museum. Art is nothing new for Aspen, The once old silver mining town that […]
Turks and Caicos is a British territory only an hour and a half flight south of Miami but a million miles from winter. Like the screensaver that mesmerizes you with its promise of impossibly turquoise water and white sand, Turks and Caicos too is hypnotic. Of course, the sunny collection of islands (TCI, as the old […]
“Sometimes the valley below is like a bowl filled up with fog. I can see hard green figs on two trees and pears on a tree just below me. A fine crop coming in. May summer last a hundred years.” Frances Mayes from Under the Tuscan Sun. Who hasn’t had a fantasy of living in […]
Everyone (especially in winter) has a fantasy beach, a place to get away from it all. For some, “beach” means the edge of a wild sea to challenge with surf and kiteboards. For others, it is a seaside cerulean landscape of calm, tiny waves lapping at a white sand shore. The secluded beach at La Troza, […]
Whistler, British Columbia, the almost too-picturesque-to-be-believable mountain resort town, is just a two-hour stunning, ocean drive up the coast from Vancouver. Whistler’s wooded and often snowy mountains have long been a magnet for international black diamond skiers, and nature lovers alike. Now, with the opening of a small gem of an art museum with a […]
For Palo Alto couple Stephen and Debra Smith, the tale of their first trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands more than two decades ago is as much about their adventure getting to the island as about the luxury villa at Sailrock that they would eventually buy. Back then, the tiny British Overseas Territory 500 […]
Looking for a little privacy from the 21st-century chaos, the sturm und drang of daily life? How about a hideout on an atoll in the Maldives? It sounds remote enough to indulge all your castaway imaginings, but make those fantasies the five-star kind. Coco Privé Private Island is a tranquil complex of astonishing architecture surrounded by coral reefs in the […]