Shelley Boettcher


Contributor Since 
Jan 2016
Countries Visited 


Shelley Boettcher is a Calgary-based writer and author of three books about wine. She has written for magazines and newspapers around the world, including the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Before she was a writer, Shelley did stints as a cook, nanny, chambermaid and was the only woman on a construction crew.

Coolest place you’ve ever visited and why: Georgia—an incredibly spiritual country with ancient monasteries and a fascinating history. Terrific fresh food, interesting wines and some of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever met, anywhere.

Best travel advice: Be patient. Talk to locals. And don’t be afraid to accept the kindness of strangers.

Must-pack item: Lip balm with sunscreen in it. And ibuprofen.

Recent Articles