My Writing

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

Gumtree Australia

Psychology Today


Travel + Leisure

AOL Travel

The Telegraph

Atlas Obscura

BootsnAll Travel Guide

GO Overseas

Backpacking Matt

Travel Generation

Money and career

I helped develop content for the Commonwealth Bank blog between October 2011 and January 2012.


Brazen Careerist

Mediabistro blog

Women’s news


AOL Lemondrop


Yahoo! Shine





Shmitten Kitten

Men’s News

AskMen North America

AskMen Australia

AOL Asylum

Contributions without byline

World Nomads online safety guides

Brazen Careerist

Manly Daily (Sydney newspaper)

Book Publication

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

Named one of the 10 Best Expat Blogs by Medibroker, 2015

Mentioned in Where in the World is… The Best Place to Eat? A Foodie Travel Bucket List,, 2015

Chosen as one of “55 Australian Travel Bloggers Hot Listed in 2014” by Get in the Hot Spot

Featured in the article Travel Tips from the Well-Trodden

Named as one of Flight Centre UK’s Pinterest Travel Bloggers We Love

Named as one of the Top 10 Websites for Expats in Australia by in August 2013

Chosen as one of “41 Australian travel blogs and bloggers to follow in 2013” by the blog for Tourism and Events Queensland

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’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 the100 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

Webjet Australia: Bloggers Share Their Essential Travel Item Life Down Under: An Interview with Expat Blogger Lauren from

The New Content Marketing: 5 Major Changes Brands Need to Make

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

Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Weeks of January 10, 2011, May 9, 2011 and August 15, 2011

Go! Overseas: Study Abroad Regrets

Guest Posts

Why Go Australia

World Nomads



Twenty-Something Travel

yTravel Blog

Don’t Ever Look Back

The Travel Word

Travel With a Mate

Writer Abroad



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