Chris Sands

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Cabos San Lucas, Mexico
Indiana University, San Francisco State University
Restaurant Service, Wine-growing Regions, Destination Dining
  • Chris has an insider's view of the food and beverage industry, thanks to his experience working in bars, restaurants, hotels, and catering.
  • He is certified as a sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers.
  • A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Chris was honorably discharged after participation in UN Peacekeeping efforts.


Chris has written extensively about food, wine, and travel. He spent 10 years as the Cabo San Lucas local expert for the USA Today travel website 10 Best, while also writing about wine and lifestyle topics for the outlet. He also co-authored three editions of Fodor's Los Cabos travel guidebook. As a freelance writer, Chris has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide, Porthole Cruise, and Cabo Living.


After studying Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Chris earned a bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing, and a master's degree in Humanities from San Francisco State University.
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