Selected Works

Travel Writing
A guidebook writer on assignment in China when the Sichuan earthquake struck takes comfort in the sights and sounds of daily life.
For traveling families, homestays offer not just a place to sleep, but also an insider's look into another community and culture.
This yachtsmen's paradise is also a family playground.
Savoring the sweet taste of Paris.
Food Writing
Izakayas are firing up the Vancouver food scene, one blow-torched mackerel at a time.
From pig ears to pupusas -- exploring ethnic breakfast spots around Boston.
An immigrant influx broadens the dining horizons on Cape Cod.
Other Feature Writing
From shelters to farms to TV studios, kids are pitching in with Mom and Dad.
When a server in a Rhode Island ice cream shop asks if you want a cabinet, is she offering you a drink or a place to store your backpack?
Vancouver’s home-grown Cupcakes bakery has gone from wild idea to urban icon.

What's New?

Living Abroad In Canada Named One of Canada's Top Travel Blogs!, Carolyn's blog about Canadian travel, life, culture, and immigration, was recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Travel Blogs, by

Dispatches from Ontario

While researching her new guidebook, Moon Handbooks: Ontario, Carolyn chronicled some of her Ontario travels in these "Dispatches from Ontario" for
A Superior Travel Day
Going Where No Roads Go

She also shared some of her favorite Toronto food haunts:
From Dosas to Dumplings: Eight Favorite Toronto Restaurants
...and offered her tips on planning A Perfect Toronto Day.

Carolyn was a WanderFoodie

What's New in Vancouver?

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Carolyn can contribute travel, food, and feature stories -- with photos -- about her home city and beyond.

E-mail her at info [at] for story ideas or to discuss your requirements.

Blogging about Boston

Carolyn blogged about why Boston is her favorite U.S. city at Hint: It has to do with food...

The Food of Love, Mate

A new home for an old favorite story... The Food of Love appeared in the fall/​winter '08 issues of Real Weddings magazine.

Family Travel in China

Read an interview with Carolyn about traveling with kids in China at

China's Cheaper Once You Hit the Ground

Carolyn explains how to plan and budget for a trip to China in this New Zealand Herald feature.

To contact Carolyn, e-mail:
info [at]