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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 and Canada guides.

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 also contributed travel tips for several Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa, on Google's Touring Bird site.


Carolyn's travel, food, and feature articles -- about craft beer in Nunavut, sandwiches around the world, wine-making islands, luxury hotels in Ecuador, breakfast in a pit in French Polynesia, road-tripping along the Icefields Parkway, family volunteering, chocolate in Paris, izakayas in Vancouver, homestay travel, and more -- have appeared in, Roads & Kingdoms, October Magazine, Canadian Traveller, Trivago, 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.