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Happy New Year!

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A year ago I arrived in Hong Kong and fell in love. Last weekend, my feature on visiting the city during Chinese New Year ran in The Globe and Mailread it here.

Westjet feature


In the November issue of Westjet Magazine, you’ll find my feature on two favourite Quebec City hotels: Le Monastère des Augustines (which I also covered for the Globe and Mail) and L’Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations. (Read the story online here.)

Plus, some other recent publications:
Rolling along the dumpling trail in Richmond, B.C. (The Globe and Mail, November 1, 2016)
How small businesses can do branding like the big guys (Canadian Business, November 2016)
Pastry school in Montreal: Serious bakers only need apply (, October 2016)
• Springs eternal: A visit to Borjomi, Georgia (CAA Magazine (p. 7), Fall 2016)
Taking a gin journey to taste the authentic spirit of London (The Globe and Mail, July 14, 2016)

Hong Kong stories


I have a few pieces out based on my trip to Hong Kong in February: a review of the Cordis Hotel in the Globe and Mail; an article on the city’s food scene for Ensemble Vacations; and a story on tea tasting in S/ magazine, above (look for it on bigger urban newsstands).

Celebrating the Canadian outdoors

cdn-adv-mainDownload the May issue of Westjet Magazine (or flip through on your next Westjet flight) to get inspired by my roundup of 15 coast-to-coast outdoor adventures to enjoy this summer. Be it rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking or wildlife viewing, there’s truly something for everyone.

Business profiles

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I’ve been having fun writing profiles of small and medium businesses lately for It’s so inspiring hearing from entrepreneurs on what has contributed to their success. Some recent examples:

How to bring your customer scheduling into the mobile age
How to choose the right software tool in five steps
How to decide when it’s time to expand your business
How this online retailer bridges the gap for remote-working staff

Award-winning again

northern-exposureI was excited to learn this week that my story and photos on travelling B.C.’s north coast won a silver award in the illustrated story (newspaper) category at the 2015 NATJA Awards. The same story was a finalist in two other categories, as well. Thanks to the judges and to the Globe and Mail for the excellent assignment.

Boost your digital presence

CB_INSIGHTS_Whitepaper_Final-1One of my most enjoyable projects of 2015 was sifting through survey data to put together a white paper on how small businesses can use digital better (and what consumers expect) for Rogers Small Business and Canadian Business. You can download it (in PDF format) here.

Fun in the snow


For the December issue of Westjet Magazine, I rounded up 15 things to do at and near Canadian ski resorts this winter – even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder. Check it out online, on the iPad app or on a Westjet flight this month.

Get ready to party


Proud of this massive project I worked on this summer for the Holiday issue of Food & Drink – a 10-page holiday party guide with tips on decor, planning and shopping, plus some buffet-worthy sweet and savoury recipes, Ontario cheese picks and how to stock a premium mocktail bar. Pick it up in LCBO stores now, and find links to recipes mentioned in the issue on the website.


Running All Over TownI was excited to learn today that I won a bronze award in the 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards, for a story I wrote on “sightjogging” for Canadian Business magazine. Thanks to my editors for the fun assignment, and to Avalon Waterways for bringing me to Europe in the first place so I could bookend my Frankfurt-Amsterdam cruise with running tours of those two cities.

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