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Carolyn B. Heller writes about travel, food, and culture from her home base in Vancouver, Canada, and from around the world.


Travel and Restaurant Guides

A full-time freelance writer since the mid-1990s, Carolyn is the author of three Canada guidebooks for the Moon Travel Guides, highlighting unique experiences, great local eating, and distinctive places to stay across the country.


She has contributed to more than 50 other travel and restaurant guides, including Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria, Pacific Northwest, Boston, Cape Cod, and New England guides, and numerous Lonely Planet titles, from Amazing Train Journeys, Culture Trails, and Secret Marvels of the World, to the China guide.

Travel, Food, & Feature Articles

Carolyn is a regular correspondent for the Forbes Travel Guide, where she reports on luxury travel, culture, and food, and for Hotel-Scoop, where she shares the scoop on lodgings around the globe. She's also a Vancouver local expert for Google's new Touring Bird site.


Carolyn's travel, food, and feature articles -- about multicultural restaurants, Caribbean travel, family volunteering, local eating, Canadian spas, parenting twins, chocolate in Paris, izakayas in Vancouver, homestay travel, and more -- have appeared in, Roads & Kingdoms, Canadian Traveller, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, FamilyFun, Perceptive TravelReal Weddings, Northwest Meetings and Events, Luxury Latin America, and in the book, Travelers' Tales Paris.