I’ve written for several newspapers and magazines and previously served as associate editor of a national health care trade publication. I currently write and edit for the web.
Jetstar Magazine — “Free Wheeling,” featured in the March 2012 issue.
Weight Watchers magazine — “The Upside of Downsizing,” featured in the March 2010 issue.
More magazine online — “No-Sex Infidelity,” republished from YourTango in May 2010.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapy — I served as assistant editor from November 2007 to November 2008, then as associate editor until June 2009
House and Home magazine — I wrote several articles on home design and managed the new product section between 2007 and 2009.
Travel and expat life
Money and career
I helped develop content for the Commonwealth Bank blog between October 2011 and January 2012.
Contributions without byline
World Nomads online safety guides
Manly Daily (Sydney newspaper)
I won a “Teen People” contest in 2001 — the story was included in “Chicken Soup for the Soul IV.”
My budget tips are included in a Thrifty Travel Tips E-book by Brooke Schoenman, of Brooke vs. the World.
I helped create a documentary on World War II veterans living in Philadelphia in 2008/2009.
Awards, Nominations and Recognition
Selected from more than 31,000 applicants as one of 500 people to participate in ACT Tourism’s Human Brochure campaign, February 2013
Selected as one of GoAbroad.com’s Top Expat Bloggers
Selected as one of the “43 Australian Travel Blogs and Bloggers to Watch in 2013″ and “25 Australian Travel Blogs and Bloggers to Watch in 2012″ by Get in the Hot Spot
Listed as one of the 100 Best Sites for International Businesspeople
Served as a panelist on travel blogging for the Sydney Blogger Relations Forum 2011, presented by Switched On Media
Nominated in the Pedestrian TV Blogster Awards, August 2011
Selected as a live Tweeter for Web in Travel Australia, held in June 2011
Voted GO Overseas Best Blog in Australia, 2010
Apex Award of Excellence, 2008
Teen People’s “Life Can Be Tough” Essay Contest Grand Prize Winner, 2002
TV and Radio
TEN News segment: Interviewed on air as an expat writer and travel blogger for a story on the rising cost of living in Sydney in August 2011 (news clip only viewable from Australia).
Vanish NapiSan radio commercial: My voice was used in a Sydney radio commercial about Vanish NapiSan’s bid to sponsor the White House in July 2011.
Adriano Zumbo documentary: I was in the background while my friend Heather got interviewed about the macarons she so loves outside Zumbo’s store in Balmain.
Interviews and Mentions
The Hollywood Reporter: Tupac Shooting Confession: Twitter Users React to Dexter Isaac Claim
body+soul magazine: I see letters in colour
yTravel Blog: My Travels in Australia – with Lauren Fritsky
Ryan Goes Abroad: 50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling
Ordinary Traveler: Round-Up of Favorite Travel Blog Posts 05.13.11
Go! Overseas: Study Abroad Regrets