Michael J. Solender

Michael J. Solender lives and writes from his adopted hometown of Charlotte, N.C.
His favorite destinations include Iran's Persepolis, the magic kingdom of Bhutan, Irkutsk (aka the "Paris" of Siberia) and anywhere in Japan. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Sacramento Bee, Metropolis Magazine, Carolinas Golf, Salvation South, Southern Living and others. He is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

All Articles From Michael J. Solender

How to Spend 7 Perfect Days in Dubrovnik

Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic” delivers a dreamy Mediterranean vibe with pebbled beaches, snaking coastlines and balmy al fresco dining

This Is the Unhurried European Gem to Explore Right Now

SAS’s newly launched direct route from Newark opens access to Sweden’s second largest city where fika culture, sauna and cold plunge serve up a chill Scandinavian holiday.

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Charlotte

High art, New South kitchens and outdoor fun are bringing spring fever to the Queen City