Freelance

Below is a collection of freelance writing samples along with a quick brief for each article. Many focus on the travel and tourism industry and world news and events. I have extensive experience writing on a freelance basis for clients in many industries.

I’m confident in my ability to accept freelance work focusing on any subject and my education taught me the importance of substantive research and editing when it comes to producing a stellar product. If you desire a sample of my writing relating to a specific field, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Travel Freelance 

Five Farmer’s Markets to Check Out During Your Stay On Maui

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“When traveling on a family vacation to Maui, one of the most expensive aspects of your trip can be the food. In general, it can be difficult to find affordable, healthy food sources while you are traveling, but with a little extra insight, you can always find a more sustainable, organic food source in your area. If you’re traveling to Maui, you’ll find that the island presents many opportunities to find fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables, and much more. If you’re going to be staying in a vacation rental with full kitchens and optional chef upgrade, you’re going to want to find the best places to source ingredients around the island.” Read on…

Three Beautiful Substitutes for the All-Inclusive Resort Vacation

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“While low prices and package deals are still a draw for tourists all over the world, the all-inclusive resort vacation is slowly becoming a less appealing form of tourism. Indeed, it seems no matter what part of the world a resort is in, they all offer the same cookie cutter experience, and you get to experience very little of the actual culture around you. If you’re looking for a little more privacy, a little less congestion, and a little more freedom on your next vacation, you should certainly be looking in places that are far from what the traditional all-inclusive resorts have to offer.” Read on…

Three Majestic Waterfalls on the North Shore of Maui

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“The Road To Hana is one of the most attractive recreational activities for Maui’s yearly visitors. The Hana Highway is widely renowned for numerous waterfall hikes that give visitors the opportunity to experience the beautiful native vegetation of the tropical island. The gulches and valleys of Maui present many amazing opportunities to explore some of the more secluded waterfall hikes on the island. If waterfalls are your thing, you might think about finding your own private vacation rental somewhere along Maui’s rugged north shore.” Read on…

 Freelance for Ethical Traveler

Officials Worried About BP Plan to Drill in Great Australian Bight

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“According to new modeling commissioned by the Wilderness Society, a Gulf of Mexico-type spill in the Great Australian Bight could have tremendous impacts on a significant percentage of Australia’s southern coastline by shutting down fisheries and threatening populations of whales, sea lions, seabirds, and a host of other aquatic species in the region. The model predicts that a significant failure in BP’s deep sea drilling could result in more than 265,000 square kilometers of ocean to be contaminated by enough oil to warrant closing fisheries and compromising the region’s tourism industry…” Read on…

Is Safari Tourism Encroaching on African Wildlife?

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“Recent close encounters between tourists and wildlife in the African safari have renewed some longstanding questions about the issues between tourism and its’ encroachment on native wildlife and their habitat. Less than a month ago, an Australian tourist was enjoying his safari tour and taking in the beauty of what is perhaps Africa’s most impressive predator. Quite unexpectedly one lion reportedly came through the open car window and began sampling the human goods on board…” Read on…

Honduras Named Most Dangerous Country for Environmental Activists

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“Latin America has long been a hot bed for social and environmental activism. Unlike most active protesters here in the States, activists in Central and South America deal with an entirely different level of resistance, often resulting in violent conflict. According to a report released in 2014 by Global Witness, a watchdog organization active in many social and environmental campaigns around the world, more than 900 environmental activists have been killed in conflicts around the world in the past ten years…” Read on…

U.S. Circuses Announce Retirement of Elephants from Shows

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“Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey recently announced that they plan to phase out the use of elephants in their shows by the year 2018. The announcement comes in the wake of years of pressure from animal rights groups through the filing of lawsuits concerning the circus’ treatment of animals. “It is bittersweet because the elephants have been at the circus for 145 years so this is a real shift in what will be but it’s the best thing for our company, for our associates and for our consumers and most of all for the elephants,” said Kenneth Feld, President of Feld Entertainment.” Read on…

South Sudan – Recruitment of Child Soldiers Still An Issue

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“Sudan has been marred in conflict for years, but renewed conflict between members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) has recently caused many South Sudanese civilians to take refuge at the United Nations compound in the city of Juba. Human Rights Watch, the organization committed to defending the basic human rights of people worldwide, has publicly called for both the SPLA and the Sudanese government to halt the practice of recruiting children under the age of 18 for military duty. In spite of both organizations’ promises to do so, it seems that neither side is holding true to their word.” Read on…