Writing Portfolio

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Food & Nutrition

2017

Chef insider: Stephanie Duong and Bruce Lee (Westjet Magazine, May 2017)
An Ontario Program Is Fighting Food Fraud in Restaurants (Billy, April 2017)
Cheese touring in Quebec's Eastern Townships (Ensemble Vacations, Spring 2017)
5 healthy hot drinks to try in Toronto (westjetmagazine.com, March 2017)

2016

Where to drink Canadian cider (westjetmagazine.com, October 2016)
Rolling along the dumpling trail in Richmond, B.C. (The Globe and Mail, November 1, 2016)
Exploring the art of fine tea tasting in Hong Kong (S/ magazine, Summer 2016)
Hong Kong: From street food to Michelin stars (Ensemble Vacations, Summer 2016)
Bigger isn’t always better: Canada’s small-batch gin distillers (S/ magazine, Spring 2016)
Omnivores sink teeth into meat alternatives market (The Globe and Mail, February 16, 2016)

2015

Party Pieces: A roundup of our best Christmas party ideas (Food & Drink, Holiday 2015)
Celebrating First Nations ingredients with modern flair (foodnetwork.ca, October 2015)
Where to eat in Victoria (westjetmagazine.com, September 2015)
Culinary getaway: The Okanagan, B.C. (Westjet Magazine, August 2015)
The sweet side of Vancouver (westjetmagazine.com, May 2015)
Eat like a local in Quebec City (westjetmagazine.com, May 2015)
Trend to try: Modern éclairs (Westjet Magazine, February 2015)
Trend to try: Veggies for dessert (Westjet Magazine, January 2015)
Vegan cuisine goes mainstream (The Globe and Mail, January 14, 2015)

2014

Tips on eating gluten-free while travelling (Westjet Magazine, October 2014)
4 useful apps for eating on the road (Westjet Magazine, October 2014)

2013

The secret to shooting sumptuous food photos (The Globe and Mail, November 26, 2013)
7 ways to reboot your diet (The Globe and Mail, April 14, 2013)
All about truffles (CanadianLiving.com, March 2013)

2012

Spirits of the Okanagan (Ensemble Vacations, Winter 2012)
Yes, we have no apples (Fresh Juice, October 2012)
How honey-lovers can own their own hives (The Globe and Mail, July 31, 2012)
Do Diet: Eat for Happiness (Chatelaine, July 2012)
Diet, Schmiet! (Glow, summer 2012)
Why Diets Don’t Work (HarperCollins, 2012)
Myth Busters: Four experts weigh in on commonly held beliefs about vegetarianism (Reader’s Digest, March 2012)
Sweet surrender: A sugar-obsessed yoga teacher goes cold turkey on the white stuff (Reader’s Digest, January 2012)

Travel

2017

48 hours in Prince Rupert (Western Living, July/August 2017)
72 hours in the Okanagan (CAA Magazine, Summer 2017)
Quebec's Nordic Spas (Ensemble Vacations, Summer 2017)
Discover the First Nations of Canada (in Spanish) (Travesías, May 2017)
Toronto: "Diversity our Strength" (in Spanish) (Travesías, May 2017)
These gorgeous Canadian hot springs are well worth the trek (The Loop, March 2017)
Experiencing Chinese New Year in the streets of Hong Kong (The Globe and Mail, January 28, 2017)

2016

Nordic whirlwind: 3 days in Iceland (CAA Magazine (p.10), Winter 2016)
Hotels celebrating past and future in Quebec City (Westjet Magazine, November 2016)
Pastry school in Montreal: Serious bakers only need apply (theglobeandmail.com, 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)
The right way to spend 72 hours in London (theloop.ca, July 2016)
Canada’s best beaches (Reader’s Digest, August 2016)
Vegging out in Vancouver (Ricardo Magazine, Summer 2016)
Three relaxing retreats for an escape near Toronto (Billy, June 2016)
More to southwestern Saskatchewan than meets the eye (The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2016)
How to drink your way around the Okanagan (theloop.ca, April 2016)
A guide to Canadian craft distilleries (Westjet Magazine, April 2016)
Where to eat in Old Montreal (Westjet Magazine, February 2016)
All systems snow: There’s a winter vacation out there for every traveller (National Post, January 23, 2016)

2015

Winter fun in Canada: 15 things to do at ski resorts (besides skiing) (Westjet Magazine, December 2015)
Why you should book Switzerland for your next winter getaway (Best Health, November/December 2015)
Lines, crowds and delays: How to survive travelling through Canadian airports this holiday season(The Globe and Mail, November 23, 2015)
Winter Wonderland: Four places to go in Canada this winter (Investors Group More, October 2015)
Off the beaten track in Armenia and Georgia (Ensemble Vacations, Winter 2015)
How Flytographer helps travellers create the travel photos of their dreams (Billy, November 2015)
Travel for passion in New Zealand (caamagazine.ca, November 2015)
Tackling the trails: Mountain biking in Rotorua, New Zealand (CAA Magazine, Winter 2015)
Canada’s aboriginal tourism: It doesn’t get much more traditional than this (The Globe and Mail, October 27, 2015)
5 minutes with… Nova Scotia’s Ironworks Distillery (Billy, September 2015)
Back to school: Make your next holiday an “ed-venture” to remember (Westjet Magazine, September 2015)
22 reasons you should be heading to the Yukon (The Loop, August 2015)
Why Georgia – the country – should be on your travel to-do list (The Globe and Mail, August 22, 2015)
On the road: Top eats in the Okanagan (Ricardo Magazine, Back to School 2015)
B.C.: Travellers were “in tears because they had no idea what happened to our people” (The Globe and Mail, August 10, 2015)
48 things to eat in Vancouver (The Loop, June 2015)
Escape to Tofino (Elevate Magazine, July/August 2015)
Charming Hobbiton (Ensemble VacationsSummer 2015)
5 fun ways to explore British Columbia’s Shuswap region (enRoute, March 2015)
Crushing on Canmore (Best Health, March/April 2015)
3 places to improve your ski skills this winter (National Post, January 17, 2015)
How to get the most out of your smartphone camera on vacation (The Globe and Mail, January 17, 2015)
Taking the waters: An adventure in England and Iceland (Elevate, January 2015)

2014

Where to begin: How to move on from the bunny hill (Westjet Magazine, December 2014)
Living Languages at the Royal BC Museum (Westjet Magazine, December 2014)
Skiing after dark (by headlamp). Was I crazy? (The Globe and Mail, November 29, 2014)
Eco beach: How to green your winter getaway (The Globe and Mail, November 3, 2014)
Running in England’s Bath region (Canadian Running, November/December 2014)
Two trips for the price of one (MoneySense, November 2014)
Healthy Canada: Quebec City (Best Health, October 2014)
Autumn discoveries: Ontario’s fall fairs (Ontario magazine, September 2014)
Warming Trend: Get into some hot water on the Kootenays Hot Springs Trail (Western Living, September 2014)
For a taste of Art Deco, head to New Zealand’s Napier (The Globe and Mail, September 1, 2014)
Discover three of New Zealand’s sweet spots (The Globe and Mail, August 22, 2014)
Running all over town with sightjogging tours (Canadian Business, September 2014)
Explore Victoria by pedal, foot or paddle to get a taste of local life (The Globe and Mail, August 4, 2014)
Already travelled to Vancouver? Niche tours can help you delve deeper (The Globe and Mail, July 28, 2014)
Discover Montreal’s finest patisseries, one cream puff at a time (The Globe and Mail, July 21, 2014)
Foodie Road Trip: Enjoy a gastronomic getaway in Lanaudière and Mauricie, Que. (Westjet Magazine, July 2014)
Healthy Canada: Halifax (Best Health, summer 2014)
Born in Ontario: Travel gear and souvenirs that originated right here (Ontario magazine, summer 2014)
Ontario picnic basket (Ontario magazine, summer 2014)
From hard cider to soft cheese: This Vermont hotel is a locavore’s dream (The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2014)
Rosé tastes best with a twist of Kiwi (The Globe and Mail, May 17, 2014)
If you’re feeling stressed, hotels want to soothe your mind, body and soul (The Globe and Mail, March 29, 2014)
The legend of the Cabbage Key Inn (Westjet Magazine, March 2014)
Winter magic: 25 top sites and attractions (Toronto Magazine, 2014)
Hotel: The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland (The Globe and Mail, March 15, 2014)
10 must-try foods across the U.S. (ReadersDigest.ca, March 2014)
10 gorgeous luxury lodges around the world (ReadersDigest.ca, February 2014)
How do you fondue? 7 fondue experiences in Switzerland and at home (The Globe and Mail, February 25, 2014)
Sampling Maori food at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand (Bon Vivant Travel, February 2014)
Beyond sauvignon blanc: This New Zealand wine tour takes you so much farther (The Globe and Mail, February 8, 2014)
5 places to ski like a local in BC (The Globe and Mail, February 4, 2014)
Full speed on sled: Conquering Switzerland’s slopes on wooden runners (enRoute, February 2014)
Find your om in Ontario’s Algonquin park (The Globe and Mail, January 27, 2014)
Sledding at Le Massif, Quebec (The Globe and Mail, January 21, 2014)
Don’t just drink Sonoma’s vintages, join the harvest at Grape Camp (The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2014)

2013

What are you going to do with all those Instagram shots? Try this (The Globe and Mail, December 6, 2013)
Road trip: BC hot springs (Mercedes-Benz scene, winter 2013)
A blizzard on Mount Etna (Travel Mindset, November 2013)
A scenic sinkhole? Only in Mexico (The Globe and Mail, November 23, 2013)
10 must-visit Canadian brewpubs (ReadersDigest.ca, October 2013)
Healthy Canada: Toronto (Best Health, October 2013)
There’s more to a food-lover’s Philly than cheesesteak and hoagies (The Globe and Mail, September 9, 2013)
Healthy Canada: Vancouver (Best Health, September 2013)
Pimp your workout in Manhattan (The Globe and Mail, July 9, 2013)
Ambergris Caye in Belize is a real treat (Travel Mindset, July 2013)
Who sits on the beach anymore? The best ways to get a working (out) holiday (The Globe and Mail, June 22, 2013)
In search of proper cream tea (Travel Mindset, 2013)
Bath, UK: Enjoy the thermal baths, from Roman to modern times (Travel Mindset, 2013)
Brief case: Ryan Albright (Westjet Magazine, April 2013)
How do you lure a monkey out of the Belize rain forest? (The Globe and Mail, March 29, 2013)
English Class: Rule Brittania, Downton Abbey style (Reader’s Digest, January 2013)
Canada’s 10 coolest winter festivals (ReadersDigest.ca, January 2013)
Fitness on the fly: getting outside in Toronto (Toronto Magazine, 2013)

2012

10 must-try Canadian restaurants (ReadersDigest.ca, December 2012)
From A to Zagreb (Vitamin Daily, November 2012)
Travel: Eating your way around the Quebec countryside (Vitamin Daily, August 2012)
Hotel of the week: Auberge Le Baluchon, Quebec (where.ca, 2012)
It’s not the finish line, it’s the (overseas) journey (Globe and Mail, June 25, 2012)
New Zealand’s natural spas (Travel + Escape, April 2012)

2011

New Zealand’s 10 coolest birds (readersdigest.ca, 2011)

Fitness

2016

Race-cation: 4 destination races across Canada (Best Health, May 2016)
Solace in the snow: Why you should get outside this winter (S/ magazine, Winter 2016)

2015

Multisport races across Canada go beyond the classic triathlon (The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2015)
Are you fit enough for fat biking? (theloop.ca, January 2015)
Improve your skiing, boost your career? (besthealthmag.ca, January 2015)

2013

New fitness trend puts the fun in run (The Globe and Mail, September 9, 2013)
Tips on training for next year’s 10K (The Globe and Mail, July 1, 2013)
Living on the edge: Why I love the thrill I get from rock climbing (Best Health, summer 2013)
7 ways to freshen up your exercise regimen (The Globe and Mail, April 22, 2013)
Cross-training for runners (besthealthmag.ca, April 2013)
5 cool gear finds to step up your run (The Globe and Mail, April 1, 2013)
A great new winter sport – without an expensive price tag (The Globe and Mail, February 25, 2013)
Why small classes are a big hit with the get-fit crowd (The Globe and Mail, January 20, 2013)

2012

Why group fitness will make you fitter (besthealthmag.ca, 2012)
Want your kid to be more active? Get off your lazy butt (The Globe and Mail, August 19, 2012)
Bent Out of Shape: A look at yoga injuries (Flare, July 2012)

Business

2016

How small businesses can do branding like the big guys (Canadian Business, November 2016)
5 mistakes you’re making on your website (The Globe and Mail, September 27, 2016)
Should you use Facebook for your primary business website? (The Globe and Mail, July 21, 2016)
Using cloud computing to coordinate any office with ease (canadianbusiness.com, May 2016
5 easy ways to improve customer service over the phone (canadianbusiness.com, May 2016)
Clients don’t care where you are. They care if they can reach you (canadianbusiness.com, May 2016)
How to bring your customer scheduling into the mobile age (canadianbusiness.com, March 2016)
How to choose the right software tool in five steps (canadianbusiness.com, March 2016)
How to decide when it’s time to expand your business (canadianbusiness.com, February 2016)
How this online retailer bridges the gap for remote-working staff (canadianbusiness.com, February 2016)

2015

Why Canadians buy: The best ways to win more customers with digital tools (Rogers/Canadian Business, fall 2015)
7 things every small business needs to do right now: Embrace social media (Canadian Business, November 2015)
The number one digital marketing tool you might be missing out on (The Globe and Mail, September 22, 2015)
Where to find new customers (profitguide.com, August 2015)
4 expert tips for better cash flow management (profitguide.com, August 2015)
When you can afford to outsource (profitguide.com, July 2015)
4 tips for a fruitful mentorship relationship (profitguide.com, July 2015)
How to stay creative as your company grows (profitguide.com, June 2015)
How to turn one client into many (profitguide.com, June 2015)
The pros and cons of hiring a recruiter (profitguide.com, June 2015)
The five elements of an effective incentive plan (profitguide.com, May 2015)
3 simple steps to win more business from existing clients (profitguide.com, May 2015)
6 tips for dealing with a problem employee (profitguide.com, May 2015)

Education

13 things you should know about learning a new language (Reader’s Digest, January 2015)
Taking physical-education class beyond the gym (The Globe and Mail, August 31, 2014)

Health + Environment

Zen & the art of colouring (S/ magazine, Summer 2016)
“How a digital detox spa helped me unplug” (Flare, September 2014)
Meditation: A beginner’s journey (HarperCollins, 2013)
Get Juiced: 13 secrets for maximum energy (Reader’s Digest, September 2012)
Yes, you can master meditation (Chatelaine, June 2012)
Baby (Road) Bumps: The surprising causes of infertility (Flare, June 2012)
Sharp Relief: Can Botox injections freeze migraines? (Flare, May 2012)
Tidal power: Tapping into the power of the sea (Toronto Star, March 2012)
5 surprising secrets of people who never get sick (besthealthmag.ca, 2010)

Media and the web

Instagram for magazines – PDF (Magazines Canada, 2014)
Making Facebook updates in short order – PDF (Magazines Canada, 2013)
@canadian_living Guide to #JobHunting in a Digital World (Canadian Living, June 2012)
Blogging for magazines – PDF (Magazines Canada, 2011)
Social media for magazines – PDF (Magazines Canada, 2010)