writing

Cover (Screenshot).jpgI’ve been published in a variety of print and digital media, including Canadian Living, Metro, CBC, Flare, Yahoo, The Province, Edmonton Journal, DreamScapes, Cottage Life, CAA Magazine, The Chronicle Herald, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, ParentsCanada, Outpost Magazine, Quill&Quire and more. In addition to my writing, I often take photos for my articles. Any article listed below that has a diamond (♦) features one (or more) of my photos.

I most frequently write about travel & adventure, sustainability, architecture & design, food & drink, social justice and books. The odd time, I’ve written about other things.

FAVOURITES
Being Canadian Feels a lot Like Cheering for the Jays
– CBC (online) April 2017 ♦
Greeting a Geisha – VITA (print) April 2017
Hopportunity Knocks
 The Growler (print) March 2017

Whisky In The Jar – The Alchemist (print) September 2016
Awesome Alaskan Attractions – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) August 2016 ♦
Women Who Are ‘Lager’ Than Life – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) July 2016

Exploring Toronto from A to Z – SavvyMom.ca (online) June 2016 ♦
Do Your Memories of a Trip Change Over Time? – Urban Adventures (online) May 2016 ♦
That Moment – TERN Magazine (online) April 2016 ♦
The Art of Redemption – Megaphone Magazine (print) March 2016

An Amazing Race  DreamScapes (print) September 2015 ♦
Arctic For Geeks – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) July 2015 ♦
Man & Woman Post Same Rideshare Classified – Matador Network (online) June 2015
Inked in Thailand – Outpost Magazine (print) January/February 2015
Canadian Cruise in CubaMontreal Gazette (online) January 2015 
Amazing Race Rejects Keep Climbing – The Chronicle Herald (print) August 2014 

Denver Loves Its Foam – Edmonton Journal / Calgary Herald / The StarPheonix / Ottawa Citizen / The Vancouver Sun (print) July 2014
Tomorrow’s Tree Huggers  ParentsCanada (print) April 2014

Of Thee Who Plants a Tree  Outpost Magazine (print) May/June 2013

TRAVEL & ADVENTURE
6 Kid-Friendly Weekend Getaways From Vancouver 
– SavvyMom.ca (online) August 2018
26 Little Adventures to Explore in Vancouver this Summer
– SavvyMom.ca (online) May 2018
10 Magical Places in Vancouver To See Christmas Lights This Holiday Season 
– Yellow Pages (online) November 2017
10 Things Every True Vancouverite Should Know – 
Yellow Pages (online) November 2017
Vancouver Getaway: Exploring the Magic of Haida Gwaii
 
– Yellow Pages (online) October 2017

Weekend Getaway: There’s Something For Everyone in Victoria, B.C.
 
– Yellow Pages (online) July 2017
10 Weekend Getaways From Vancouver 
– Yellow Pages (online) June 2017
Things To Do Victoria Day Weekend in Vancouver 
– Yellow Pages (online) May 2017
The Story Behind Cal Orck’o – G Adventures (online) April 2017
Take on the Yukon – CAA Magazine (online) April 2017

8 Family-Friendly Spring Festivals in Vancouver – SavvyMom.ca (online) April 2017
Greeting a Geisha – VITA (print) April 2017

5 Things To Do in Paradise City Metro (print) February 2017 ♦
Family Day Long Weekend Events in Vancouver SavvyMom.ca (online) February 2017
Canada’s National Parks (2017 Go List) – Fodor’s (online) December 2016
10 Things Under $10 To Do When It’s Raining – SavvyMom.ca (online) September 2016
Awesome Alaskan Attractions – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) August 2016 ♦
Canada Day Celebrations in Vancouver (& Beyond) – VitaDaily.ca (online) June 2016
Exploring Toronto from A to Z – SavvyMom.ca (online) June 2016 ♦
Do Your Memories of a Trip Change Over Time? – Urban Adventures (online) May 2016 ♦
12 Activities You Can Do in Vancouver For Under $10 – SavvyMom.ca (online) May 2016 ♦
That Moment – TERN Magazine (online) April 2016 ♦
Traditional Japan – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) January 2016
How To Escape The Cliche in LA – Urban Adventures (online) January 2016
The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Toronto – Priceless Cities (online) January 2016
8 Things Solo Travellers Have in Common – Urban Adventures (online) November 2015
Off the Grid with Google – CAA Magazine (online) October 2015
An Amazing Race  DreamScapes (print) September 2015 ♦
Road Therapy – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) August 2015 ♦
Arctic For Geeks – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) July 2015 ♦
Man & Woman Post Same Rideshare Classified – Matador Network (online) June 2015
Travelling Green – Chic Savvy Travels (online) April 2015 ♦
Can Travel Heal? – Flare / Yahoo (online) March 2015 ♦
Inked in Thailand – Outpost Magazine (print) January/February 2015
Canadian Cruise in CubaMontreal Gazette (online) January 2015 
Escape Mardi Gras – Chic Savvy Travels (online) January 2015 ♦
The Real Salvador  DreamScapes (print) October 2014
Maine’s Untouched Beauty  DreamScapes (print) September 2014 ♦
Amazing Race Rejects Keep Climbing – The Chronicle Herald (print) August 2014 
Summer in Ski Country  Chic Savvy Travels (online) July 2014 
Denver Loves Its Foam – Edmonton Journal / Calgary Herald / The StarPheonix / Ottawa Citizen / The Vancouver Sun (print) July 2014
8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Europe  TravelAlerts (online) July 2014 
Brazil’s Quiet Island Oasis  The Province / Calgary HeraldMontreal Gazette / Ottawa Citizen / Edmonton Journal (print) May 2014
The Allure of Do-Nothing Travel  Travel+Escape (online) March 2014
5 Eco-Resorts To Add To Your Bucket List  Travel+Escape (online) November 2013 ♦
Books to Inspire Your Travels  Travel+Escape (online) October 2013
Jen & Jenn’s One Day Adventures  Outpost Magazine (online) Summer 2013 (video & copy)
What To Pack for a Backpacking Trip to India  Travel+Escape (online) August 2013
Top Toronto Summer Adventures  Travel+Escape (online) August 2013
Foodie Finds in Washington, DC  Chic Savvy Travels (online) August 2013 
5 Hotels…Made of What?  Travel+Escape (online) July 2013
Family Friendly Montreal  Canadian Living (online) June 2013
Must-Do Montreal  Canadian Living (print) June 2013
Of Thee Who Plants a Tree  Outpost Magazine (print) May/June 2013
Montreal Summer Bucket List  Canadian Living (online) May 2013
Outposting (Italy)  Outpost Magazine (print) March/April 2013
Outposting (Saguenay, Quebec)  Outpost Magazine (print) March/April 2013
Winter a la Montreal  Chic Savvy Travels (online) March 2013
Outposting (Namibia)  Outpost Magazine (print) November/December 2012
Sustainable Travel Options around the World  DreamScapes (print) October 2012 ♦
Outposting (Ecuador)  Outpost Magazine (print) September/October 2012
A Foodie Road Trip: From San Fran to Van  Hip Urban Girl (online) September 2012 ♦
Brazil’s Wide Open Amazon  Outpost Magazine (print) July/August 2012 ♦
Sergio Tour del Mondo (all cities) – Outpost Magazine (online) July 2012
Sergio Tour del Mondo (Interlaken)  Outpost Magazine (online) May 2012
NYC Girls’ Getaway on a Shoestring Budget? – Chic Savvy Travels (online) May 2012 ♦
The Hip + Urban Girl’s Guide to NYC Street Food  Hip Urban Girl (online) May 2012 ♦
Sergio Tour del Mondo (Winterthur)  Outpost Magazine (online) April 2012

SUSTAINABILITY
Wild Gifts – Concrete Garden (print) May 2017
Q&A With Eco Fashion Week’s Myriam Laroche – VitaDaily.ca (online) March 2017
Beyond Stanley Park – SavvyMom.ca (online) May 2016 ♦
Top Five Eco Fashion Week Trends – VitaDaily.ca (online) April 2016
Eco Fashion Week’s Balmain-Inspired Collection – VitaDaily.ca (online) April 2016
A Prosperous Future – Health & Wellness (print) April 2016
How Philanthropy Funds Sustainability Sustainable City Network (online) March 2016
Where To Find Green Roofs in Toronto – Priceless Cities (online) January 2016
Large Scale Composting – Sustainable City Network (online) October 2015
Monarch Butterfly Population Expected To Drop – Cottage Life (online) July 2015
Generation Green – Shameless (online) July 2015 
Green Dorms Get Students On Right Path – Sustainable City Network (online) July 2015
Government Spending $300K To Save Rattlesnake – Cottage Life (online) June 2015
Travelling Green – Chic Savvy Travels (online) April 2015 ♦
Farmed Forces – Top Producer (print) November 2014
Tomorrow’s Tree Huggers  ParentsCanada (print) April 2014
5 Eco-Resorts To Add To Your Bucket List  Travel+Escape (online) November 2013 ♦
Of Thee Who Plants a Tree  Outpost Magazine (print) May/June 2013
Sustainable Travel Options around the World  DreamScapes (print) October 2012 ♦


ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Mural Tour: 10 Pieces of Street Art in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant and Strathcona Neighbourhoods – Yellow Pages (online) July 2017
Inside The World’s Smallest Mobile Classroom –
 SavvyMom.ca (online) November 2016

Let The Water Flow – Landscape & Irrigation (print) July/August 2016
The Outdoor Room Boom  Landscape & Irrigation (print) May/June 2016
Best in Business  Landscape & Irrigation (print) January/February 2016
The Future of Urban Vancouver – VitaDaily.ca (online) January 2016
Green for Green  Landscape & Irrigation (print) October 2015
This Stunning Cabin is a Restored 19-Century Barn – Cottage Life (online) June 2015
This Luxury Trailer is a Work of Modern Art – Cottage Life (online) June 2015
Living Small in Toronto  On the Danforth (online) February 2012

FOOD & DRINK
The Ultimate Guide to Vancouver’s Craft Beer Scene  Yellow Pages (online) October 2017
6 Vancouver Restaurants Participating in Nationwide Burger Festival
 
 Yellow Pages (online) August 2017
Food Festivals and Dining Events Happening in Vancouver This August – Yellow Pages (online) August 2017
Best New Craft Breweries in Vancouver – Yellow Pages (online) May 2017
Wild Gifts – Concrete Garden (print) May 2017
8 Kid-Friendly Mexican Restaurants in Vancouver – SavvyMom.ca (online) April 2017
The Many Shades of West Coast Canadian Honey – WestCoastFood (online) April 2017
It’s Tarragon Season on Canada’s West Coast – WestCoastFood (online) March 2017
Get Ready For Coquitlam’s First Craft Brewery – WestCoastFood (online) March 2017

Hopportunity Knocks – The Growler (print) March 2017
Rockin’ Around The Holiday Menu Bar & Beverage (print) December 2016
Main Moves – The Alchemist (print) November 2016
Capital Spirits – The Alchemist (print) November 2016
Sketches of Spain – The Alchemist (print) November 2016
7 Kid-Friendly Sushi Restaurants in Vancouver – SavvyMom.ca (online) October 2016
Viva Italian Western Restaurant News Magazine (print) October 2016 
Mucho Mexican Western Grocer Magazine (print) September 2016
Shake It Off – The Alchemist (print) September 2016
Whisky In The Jar – The Alchemist (print) September 2016
Best Spots For Kid-Friendly Brunch in Vancouver – SavvyMom.ca (online) August 2016
Mixing It Up Bar & Beverage (print) July 2016
Women Who Are ‘Lager’ Than Life – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) July 2016
The Best Ice Cream Shops in Vancouver – SavvyMom.ca (online) June 2016
In Summer Bar & Beverage (print) May 2016
The Foodie’s Guide to Vancouver 29Secrets.com (online) April 2016 ♦
How Baseball Fans Get Through Winter – Priceless Cities (online) January 2016
Turning Dough Into Dough – Bar & Beverage (print) December 2015
Denver Loves Its Foam – Edmonton Journal / Calgary Herald / The StarPheonix / Ottawa Citizen / The Vancouver Sun (print) July 2014
5 Toronto Food Truck Favourites  Travel+Escape (online) August 2013 ♦
Foodie Finds in Washington, DC  Chic Savvy Travels (online) August 2013 
A Foodie Road Trip: From San Fran to Van  Hip Urban Girl (online) September 2012 ♦
The Hip + Urban Girl’s Guide to NYC Street Food  Hip Urban Girl (online) May 2012 ♦
Street Food Passport – On the Danforth (print) March/April 2012 ♦

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Peace, Recovery, Clarity – Megaphone Magazine (print) July 2016
Women Who Are ‘Lager’ Than Life – Metro (print) (in all 7 English papers) July 2016

The Art of Redemption – Megaphone Magazine (print) March 2016
Just Dance – Abilities Magazine (print) October 2015
Man & Woman Post Same Rideshare Classified – Matador Network (online) June 2015
Victim Interest Stories – For Dr. Scott’s 2011 textbook Victimology: Canadians in Context
Theatre Recognizes Police Partners – Toronto Police (online) December 2009
Mural Project Symbol of Partnership – Toronto Police (online) December 2009

BOOKS
Book Review (Keeping the Beat) – Quill&Quire (print) March 2017
Book Review (Amanda on the Danube) – Quill&Quire (print) December 2016
Book Review (Detached)  Quill&Quire (print) July 2016
Book Review (Convictions)  Quill&Quire (print) May 2016
Book Review (Hidden Gold)  Quill&Quire (print) October 2015
Book Review (Say You Will) Quill&Quire (print) July/August 2015
Book Review (The Spotted Dog Last Seen)  Quill&Quire (print) November 2013
Books to Inspire Your Travels  Travel+Escape (online) October 2013
Best Bookstores to Visit in Canada  Travel+Escape (online) September 2013 ♦
Best Bookstores to Visit in the US  Travel+Escape (online) July 2013 ♦
Book Review (Danny, Who Fell in a Hole)  Quill&Quire (print) May 2013
Book Review (A Call to Battle)  Quill&Quire (print) October 2012

MISCELLANEOUS
A Look Back at The Best Moments in Vancouver in 2017 
– Yellow Pages (online) December 2017
Being Canadian Feels a lot Like Cheering for the Jays
– CBC (online) April 2017
How Do You Find Community as a Mom? SavvyMom.ca (online) January 2017
Cuddle or Cry It Out? – SavvyMom.ca (online) September 2016
Bored or Busy? – SavvyMom.ca (online) August 2016
7 Unique Classes For Kids in Vancouver – SavvyMom.ca (online) July 2016
What It’s Really Like To Live in Vancouver The Georgia Straight (online) April 2016
Treat Yourself  DARE Magazine (online) March 2014
Breathing Canvas  On the Danforth (print) March/April 2012 ♦

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