Michelle Doucette is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Atlanta. She came to Forbes Travel Guide by way of Travelocity and CNN International, where frequent overnight shifts sparked an enduring love affair with coffee; she often can be found hunting down a city’s best cup. Also high up on her list of loves are New Zealand, Tanzania and Eastern Europe. (Coincidence that all three of those are known for potent coffee?) And whether Doucette is abroad or close to home, she love to ski and hike — which are really just excuses for a post-activity spa treatment.