I am a freelance journalist and travel writer currently based in the Orkney Islands of Scotland with over nine years experience writing for print and online publications. My words have appeared in N by Norwegian, easyJet Traveller, Orkney.com, Vergemagazine.com, Washingtonian and the Press of Atlantic City, among others. I have written about adventure and the outdoors, arts and culture, health, education, food and wine.
After receiving my degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire, I interned as a fact-checker at Washingtonian Magazine in D.C. Later, I worked as a researcher for a Montclair State University professor and political commentator before relocating abroad.
In the last half-decade, my writing has revolved around the art of escaping. I have been lucky enough to live and work across New Zealand, Australia and Scotland where I’ve clocked in as fish monger, lift attendant, vineyard worker, housekeeper, waitress and pathfinder (just a few of two dozen job titles.) Along the way, I found my lifelong travel partner in the Adventure Capital of the World, cured my fear of large spiders in Australia, drove a car named Betsy Laser Beam, became fluent in Glaswegian and washed up on a tiny archipelago in the North Atlantic. All of these experiences have served as inspiration for my travel writing, much of which can be found at The Out Roads (and hopefully on the pages of a future nonfiction book.)
Beyond writing, I have enjoyed working in the outdoor recreation industry and hold a New Zealand National Certificate in Tourism, along with aerial lift certifications, from my time at Coronet Peak Ski Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand. Through my work with Macs Adventure, a self-guided walking and cycling company in Glasgow, I completed a winter mountain skills course and have trained as a pathfinder, writing route notes and recording tracks for several of Scotland’s national trails.
When not working or wandering, I hope to be found on a beach, in a dance class, or laying in the grass of my family’s New Jersey home with two golden retrievers.