About SD Food & Travel
The SD Food & Travel blog is, as its name suggests, about food and travel and also about San Diego. Although the blog came to life in early 2011 it has been in the works for nearly a decade. It is the brainchild of Nancy and Michael Gardiner.
Nancy Gardiner is the primary photographer for the blog. She is a Water Resources professional (currently a Senior Associate with Brown and Caldwell), runner, downhill and cross-country skier, soccer player, and amateur photographer with a love of world travel and cooking. She holds an A.B. degree in Geology from Smith College and an M.S. in Hydrogeology form the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She met her husband, Michael, early in her graduate school career at Madison, and together they have honed their mutual penchants for food, sports, and travel over the past 25 years. Nancy and Michael have a 15-year old daughter, Gwendolyn, who already exhibits tendencies to share her parents’ love of travel, soccer, and food. They have 2 Burmese cats (Nickie and Alexi) and reside in San Diego, California.
Michael Gardiner is the blog’s primary writer. He is the regular food writer at San Diego CityBeat, an alternative weekly in San Diego. He is also a Consulting Chef at Special Delivery (about which he regularly writes for this blog). Michael is a lawyer by training and practice, with an A.B. degree in English from Amherst College and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has his own practice in San Diego specializing in business law and litigation. Michael has written for Progression Magazine: the Journal of Progressive Music for over a decade and is now a regular columnist for the magazine. He has also worked as a professional soccer coach.
El Fabio is a contributing writer, a practicing attorney in San Diego, spends his free time traveling, learning new languages and trying out new and unusual delicacies worldwide. Included in El Fabio’s SDF&T portfolio will be coverage of the vibrant Tijuana food scene.