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Cover (Screenshot).jpgI’ve been published in a variety of print and digital media, including National Post, Canadian Living, Metro, CBC, Flare, Yahoo, The Province, Edmonton Journal, DreamScapes, Cottage Life, CAA Magazine, The Chronicle Herald, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, 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 and social justice & mental health. Sometimes, I write about other things.

FAVOURITES
What is Food Insecurity? FoodShare’s Paul Taylor Explains (Plus What Canadians Can Do About It)
– Food Network Canada (online) June 2020
Think Cannabis is Harmless? – 
National Post (print) January 2019
Being Canadian Feels a lot Like Cheering for the Jays
 – CBC (online) 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 MomentTERN 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
Half-Tourists
– Air Canada enRoute (print) September/October 2021
The Canada‑United States Border is Opening – What Does That Mean for Canadians? – Air Canada enRoute (online) July 2021
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
Exploring the Magic of Haida Gwaii – Yellow Pages (online) September 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 ♦
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
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
Can Hawaii Heal a Broken Heart? – Flare / Yahoo (online) March 2015 ♦
Inked in Thailand – Outpost Magazine (print) January/February 2015
Canadian Cruise in CubaMontreal Gazette (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 
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
Jen & Jenn’s One Day Adventures  Outpost Magazine (online) Summer 2013 (video & copy)
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
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 ♦
The Hip + Urban Girl’s Guide to NYC Street Food  Hip Urban Girl (online) May 2012 ♦

SUSTAINABILITY
7 Natural Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners That Actually Work
– HGTV Canada (online) December 2018

Wild Gifts – Concrete Garden (print) May 2017
Beyond Stanley Park – SavvyMom.ca (online) May 2016 ♦
A Prosperous Future – Health & Wellness (print) April 2016
Monarch Butterfly Population Expected To Drop – Cottage Life (online) July 2015
Generation Green – Shameless (online) July 2015 
Government Spending $300K To Save Rattlesnake – Cottage Life (online) June 2015
Tomorrow’s Tree Huggers  ParentsCanada (print) April 2014
Of Thee Who Plants a Tree  Outpost Magazine (print) May/June 2013
Sustainable Travel Options around the World  DreamScapes (print) October 2012 ♦


ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
7 Extraordinary Refrigerators That Are Works of Art
– HGTV Canada (online) January 2020
Are Modular Kitchens and Bathrooms the Future of Housing?
– HGTV Canada (online) October 2019
How Many Students Store Their Clothes on a Chair? And 18 Other Interesting Back-to-School Stats
– HGTV Canada (online) August 2019
IKEA Recreates Iconic Living Rooms From ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Friends’ and ‘Stranger Things’
– HGTV Canada (online) June 2019
How to Makeover Every Room in Your House for Less Than $1,000 – HGTV Canada (online) April 2019
HGTV Canada Stars Reveal the Favourite Projects They’ve Ever Worked On
– HGTV Canada (online) March 2019
How to Makeover Your Basement for Under $100 – HGTV Canada (online) March 2019
How to Makeover Your Backyard for Spring for Less Than $100 – HGTV Canada (online) March 2019
The Property Brothers Reveal What ‘Forever Home’ Means to Them – HGTV Canada (online) February 2019
30 Basement Renovation Ideas That’ll Blow You Away – HGTV Canada (online) February 2019
20 Minimalist Living Room Ideas That Prove Less is More – HGTV Canada (online) February 2019
How to Transform That Awkward Nook Into a Useful Home Office – HGTV Canada (online) February 2019
20 Steal-Worthy Bedroom Decorating Ideas – HGTV Canada (online) February 2019

10 Dreamy Ways to Update Your Kid’s Bedroom on a Budget – HGTV Canada (online) January 2019
10 Things Every Stylish Home Has (It’s Not What You Think!) – HGTV Canada (online) January 2019
15 Bold Print Wallpaper Ideas That Will Transform Every Room – HGTV Canada (online) January 2019
15 Genius Small Bathroom Design Ideas – HGTV Canada (online) January 2019

How to Pick the Best Art for Every Room in Your Home – HGTV Canada (online) January 2019
15 Insanely Stylish Small Home Office Ideas to Copy – HGTV Canada (online) January 2019
How to Give Your Living Room a Makeover for Less Than $100 – HGTV Canada (online) January 2019
7 Smart Ways to Utilize Your Outdoor Space in the Winter – 
HGTV Canada (online) December 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Vancouver’s Craft Beer Scene – Yellow Pages (online) October 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
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
Maghrebi Sfenj
– Air Canada enRoute (print) November/December 2021
Best Vegan Fast Food in Toronto – Air Canada enRoute (online) August 2021 
10 Best Budget-Friendly Eats in Halifax, Nova Scotia
– Food Network Canada (online) June 2021
Vancouver’s 12 Best Seafood Restaurants to Try This Year Food Network Canada (online) April 2019
Top 20 Pescatarian Dinner Ideas That Make Seafood the StarFood Network Canada (online) March 2019
Vancouver’s Best New Restaurants to Try in 2019 Food Network Canada (online) January 2019
10 Genius Tips for Holiday Entertaining on a Budget – HGTV Canada (online) November 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Vancouver’s Craft Beer Scene
 Yellow Pages (online) October 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
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 & MENTAL HEALTH
Indigenous Chefs Come Together to Cook for Kamloops Community in Mourning
Food Network Canada (online) June 2021
International Day of People With Disabilities: 3 Things to Know About Invisible DisabilitySlice (online) December 2020
I Took a Flight During the Pandemic and Here’s What Stressed Me out Most
Slice (online) October 2020
What is Food Insecurity? FoodShare’s Paul Taylor Explains (Plus What Canadians Can Do About It)
– Food Network Canada (online) June 2020
Most Common Types of Therapy and How to Choose the Right One Slice (online) March 2020
Think Cannabis is Harmless? – National Post (print) January 2019
Being Canadian Feels a lot Like Cheering for the Jays – CBC (online) April 2017

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

MISCELLANEOUS
10 of the Most Common Dreams and What They Mean
Slice (online) January 2021
How to Ace a Zoom Interview for a Job in 2020 and BeyondSlice (online) September 2020
How Mercury Retrograde Affects Your Work DaySlice (online) February 2020
9 Dating Tips From a Grandma and 6 From a Niece and Nephew Slice (online) November 2019
10 Annoying Questions About Your Love Life and How to Answer Them
Slice (online) October 2019
Life Audit: How Much Monthly ‘Fun Money’ Should You Budget for Yourself?Slice (online) September 2019
How Much Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up Empire is Worth – Slice (online) January 2019

Book Review (Keeping the Beat)  Quill&Quire (print) March 2017
How Do You Find Community as a Mom? SavvyMom.ca (online) January 2017
Book Review (Amanda on the Danube)  Quill&Quire (print) December 2016
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
Book Review (Detached)  Quill&Quire (print) July 2016
Book Review (Convictions)  Quill&Quire (print) May 2016

What It’s Really Like To Live in Vancouver The Georgia Straight (online) April 2016
Book Review (Hidden Gold)  Quill&Quire (print) October 2015
Book Review (Say You Will) Quill&Quire (print) July/August 2015

Treat Yourself  DARE Magazine (online) March 2014
Book Review (The Spotted Dog Last Seen)  Quill&Quire (print) November 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
Breathing Canvas  On the Danforth (print) March/April 2012 ♦