Media

Can't get enough? Here are some other places around the Internet you can find me.

Appearances / Speaking

I was featured on an episode of HuffPost Live about Why More Women Are Traveling Solo.

I spoke at the 2017 Women in Travel Summit on a panel about social media strategy.

I participated on a panel at the New York Times Travel Show in 2018 about being a blogger/influencer.

Memberships

I'm currently a member of (and former board member of) the , and a member of the (NATJA).

I am also a press card-holding member of the International Travel Writers Alliance.

News Coverage

I've been featured in stories from the following online outlets:

  • at HuffPost Travel
  • at Buzzfeed
  •  at US News & World Report
  • at USA Today Travel
  • at Kent State University

Awards

In 2013, I won the Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award for a piece I wrote about staying at the Ottawa Jail Hostel.

Ambassadorships

I was an official in conjunction with HostelBookers, seeking to promote safe and smart solo female travel.

Selected Interviews

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Listed

A Akatuki5 has been featured in the following lists of top blogs:

  •  (The Expeditioner)
  • (Bizwomen)
  •  (She Knows)
  • (Brit + Co)
  • (TravelAge West)
  • (Travel Fashion Girl)
  •  (US City Traveler)
  • (Mogul)
  •  (Nomadic Samuel)
  •  (yTravel Blog)
  •  (Travel Junkette)
  •  (Room Suggestion)
  •  (Flip Key)
  •  (Trek Effect)
  • (Hippie in Heels)
  • (Compare the Market)
  • (The Wandering Blonde)
  • (Wealthy Gorilla)
  • (Shutterstock)
  • (Hometogo)

Guest Blogging / Freelance

Check out my guest blog posts / freelance work on other sites:

  • at Travel With a Mate
  • at Travel With a Mate
  • at Twenty-Something Travel
  • at Adventurous Kate
  • at Finding the Universe
  • at Maiden Voyage
  • at Go Backpacking
  • at C'est Christine
  • at Gap Year Escape
  • at Live Travel Blog
  • at Average Traveller
  • at Solo Friendly
  • at Indie Travel Podcast
  • at Her Packing List
  • at Hack College
  • at LandLopers
  • at y Travel Blog
  • at the Frontiers North Adventures blog
  • at Thought Catalog
  • at RueBaRue
  • at The Dig
  • at RueBaRue
  • at Mangrove Market
  • at Mangrove Market
  • at AFAR's Wayfarer
  • at Travel Blog Success
  • at Hecktic Travels
  • at Travel Blog Success
  • at Flight Network
  • at WellWellWell
  • at Pacsafe

The Journal by Intrepid Travel

I am a regular contributor to Intrepid Travel's blog.

Find all my posts .

Discover Ohio Blog

I contribute every so often to the Discover Ohio blog.

Find all my .

Barclaycard Travel Blog

I contribute once per month to the Barclaycard travel blog. Here are some of my favorite posts:

RoamRight Blog

I freelanced for a while for Roam Right Travel Insurance's blog.

  • Check out to see all of my posts there.

Viator Travel Blog

Here are a few posts/reviews I've written for Viator's blog:

Travel Mindset

I've written a handful of posts for the beautifully-designed Travel Mindset website.

  • Check out to see all of my posts.

Boots n All

I did some posts for Boots n All's WhyGo New Zealand site. Here are a few of my favorites:

Selected Other Mentions

Posts

  • “5 Things to Love About Ottawa” featured in (Jan. 9) at National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog.
  • My posts on Ljubljana and Lake Bled featured in at HostelBookers.
  • “5 Ways Travel Has Made Me More Adventurous” mentioned in (March 8) at Travel Junkette.
  • A post about the pros and cons of traveling as a woman listed in (March 8) at LandLopers.
  • A post full of fun facts about Pittsburgh listed in (May 15) at National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog, and linked on page.
  • “5 Reasons Solo Travel Sucks” featured in (Sept. 4) at National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog, mentioned in at An Opportune Moment, and included in at Indefinite Adventure.
  • A post of mine linked to in (#6) at BootsnAll.
  • My Naxos post featured in  (Dec. 4 at National Geographic's Intelligent Travel.
  • A post about Middle-Earth-related locations in New Zealand featured in at the Lonely Planet blog.

Site Shout-outs

  • Lessons I learned from travel featured in at Ordinary Traveler.
  • My travel tips/plans featured in at Travelocafe.
  • My site featured in at Caroline in the City.
  • My New Zealand travel tips: at Ordinary Traveler.
  • A travel health tip of mine featured in at Sick on the Road.
  • A packing tip of mine featured in at Travel Fashion Girl.
  • Travel lessons of mine mentioned in at the HostelBookers blog.
  • An adventure of mine featured in at Traveling Canucks.
  • A travel tip of mine featured in at TravelZoo UK.
  • My site mentioned in at Travel Blog Success.
  • A solo travel tip of mine featured in at TripAdvisor's blog.
  • An Instagram photo of mine featured in at Matador Network.
  • My favorite South American city was featured in on the Intrepid Travel Blog.
  • A suggestion of mine featured in at GoEuro.
  • A solo travel tip of mine was featured in .
  • My favorite lakeside hotel was featured in a story on by Expedia.

Published

I've had three travel pieces published in the Findlay Courier newspaper: A story about “Lord of the Rings” locations to visit in New Zealand, tips on how to make the most of an Alaskan cruise, and my behind-the-scenes look at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends.

I have also had a story about Berlin published in Blogosphere Magazine.

And a photo of mine of Osuna, Spain, was published in a special Game of Thrones magazine by Conde Nast in April 2016.

 

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