Published Articles

I'm a freelance writer and blogger focused on social media, travel, arts and culture. My articles have appeared in print and on high-traffic websites. These are just a few of my favorite posts; visit my online columns for additional stories.

Features / Interviews
Cover Story in the New York Press

"Montreal Street Artist Explains the Meaning Behind 8 Colorful Murals." April 15 2012

"Brooklyn Band Comandante Zero Creates Live Music Videos On Stage." July 12, 2011.

"Actually, It's a Great Time to Visit Egypt." May 4, 2011.

"The Value of Blogger Press Trips: Interview with Jordan Tourism Board’s Nayef Al-Fayez." May 18, 2011.

"2011 CLIO Awards Launches Social Media Campaign to Encourage Audience Participation." May 18, 2011.

"Explore Brazil’s Top Adventure Travel Destinations." March 17, 2011.
"Insider’s guide to Wyoming, America’s Cowboy State." March 12, 2011.

"Explore the Cave Churches and Stunning Scenery in Cappadocia, Turkey." February 24, 2011.

"Bloggers Win Ultimate Travel Job at The Canyons Resort." January 25, 2011.

"Meet the local expert: Interview with Aruba Marriott’s social media specialist." January 20, 2011

"Vietnamerica: Interview with author and illustrator GB Tran." April 19, 2011.

"Exclusive: Behind the scenes of NYC’s Blood Manor haunted house." October 21, 2010.

"The Secret World of Park Artists." New York Press May 12- 18, 2010.

"Burlesque booms again in Brooklyn and beyond." Brooklyn Today April 24, 2010.

"Parks Department Plan will Bring Chaos to Union Square, Say Street Artists." April 15, 2010.

Photo Essays/ Destination Guides / Roundups

"Top 5 free attractions in New York City." February 14, 2012.

"Photos: 8 fascinating ruins from around the world." April 22, 2012.

"Egyptian street art celebrates religious unity." May 10, 2011.

"New York City's Indoor Pop-up Park Is a Winter Escape." The Huffington Post February 8, 2011.
The Local East Village

"Beyond the Dog Run | Howloween." The Local East Village (on The New York Times website) October 25, 2010.

"A perfect ski day at The Canyons Resort in Park City." January 11, 2011.

"Top 5 cheap eats in Lower Manhattan – How to dine like a real New Yorker." Cumi & Ciki September 17, 2010.

"The Beautiful & Deadly Hot Springs of Yellowstone National Park." Spunky Girl Monologues August 19, 2010.


The Huffington Post (Round-the-World Trip)

Online Quizzes (

Which 80s Pop Star Are You? 
Which Celebrity Athlete Is Your Soul Mate?
Is Your Boyfriend From Another Planet?
Which Prince Is It: William or Harry?
Which Royal Palace Is Your Dream Home?
Which Young Hollywood Hunk Is Your Soul Mate?
Which Hollywood Kid Is Your Fashion Twin?
Which Celeb Dad Is Like Your Man?
Which TV Nerd Are You?
What's Your Dream Job?

Fashion Blog (YMI Jeans)

Winter layering: Alpine sweater with an urban edge
Get the look: The perfect winter outfit

Next big thing: Military Madness
St. Patrick's Day fashions
Pisces fashion forecast
Transition your wardrobe to spring
YMI Rocks: Letters Burning

Viral / Reposts
Numerous blogs have picked up my investigative reports. Here are a few:

The New York Optimist
"NYCLU Urges Parks Department: Withdraw Proposed Restrictions on Art Vendors." Lost in the Ozone April 28, 2010.

"Update: Street artists target Mayor Bloomberg as destroyer of artist's rights." The New York Optimist April 8, 2010.

"Anti-Bloomberg/Benepe Poster Unveiled In Fight Against New Parks Department Artist Vending Rules." A Walk in the Park April 6, 2010.

"Union Square Artist Market Threatened by New Parks Department Rule Proposal." A Walk in the Park March 31, 2010.