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About Carolyn

Carolyn B. Heller is a writer, storyteller, and photographer, specializing in cultural, culinary, and independent travel.

Her passion for new cultures, people, and foods has taken her across her adopted country of Canada and to more than 50 other countries on six continents.


Born and raised in the United States, she has swapped fairy tales with a Druze family in a Golan Heights village, lived with a family in Ecuador, and shared chunbing (pancakes) with a family in northeastern China. She has taverna-hopped on Crete and tapas-bar-hopped across Spain; taken cooking lessons in Tokyo, Cape Town, Chile, and on the island of Grenada; and learned to run in British Columbia.

She has traveled by train from Vancouver to Halifax and crisscrossed the US multiple times, including a six-week mother-daughter road trip with her pre-teen twins, where they ate mashed potatoes with gravy in 14 states while searching for the perfect strawberry pie.


A dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, Carolyn is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the Travel Media Association of Canada, and the Authors Guild.


When she's not on the road, Carolyn lives with her husband in Vancouver, British Columbia, where you'll find her studying Spanish, checking out new restaurants, running along the waterfront, or planning her next adventure.