About 2017-02-07T15:28:08+00:00

Kelly DiNardo portrait
Photo by Stacey Vaeth

Ikeep expecting to be told to get a “real” job. In the meantime, I’ll travel the world, sample cocktails, and experiment with skiing uphill, falconry and race car driving. As a freelance journalist, I have done all of this for a variety of publications including The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler and O: The Oprah Magazine. I have written for several national publications on a wide-range of topics. My travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Fodor’s Travel, The Washington Post, AOL Travel, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes Traveler, Time Out, USA Today and several regional magazines. My profiles of celebrities and newsmakers have appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Upworthy and TV Guide. I have covered health and fitness topics for O: The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health, Dr Oz: The Good Life, Glamour, Redbook, Shape, Woman’s Day, USA Weekend magazine and Parade. I have also written book reviews, reported on business and career topics, food and entertaining, marriage and education.

I am the author of Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique, which earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. I contributed to Fodor’s Guide to Switzerland and Time Out’s guide to Washington, D.C. I also worked as a researcher for bestselling biographer Anthony Summers on Sinatra: The Life (Knopf, Inc.) and The Eleventh Day (Ballantine Books), a Pulitzer Prize finalist. My next book, Journaling the Sutras, is slated for publication in 2018.

In addition to my career as a writer, I have been teaching yoga for more than ten years and own Past Tense yoga studio in Washington D.C.