Work with Me
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I am actively seeking to partner with brands, destinations, and travel companies in larger, sponsorship & digital marketing campaigns. I have recently completed successful campaigns with Samsung, Exodus Travels UK, Funjet Vacations, Tourism Jasper, & Go with Oh European Apartment Rentals. Please take a look at my media kit for more info.
Media & Video Consulting
I work with businesses and entrepreneurs in video training, media relations & PR, and consulting. Let me help you bring your video work to the next level. For more info head over to LLmedia.
Freelance Writing & Photography
I am a professional journalist and photographer and have been doing both for two decades — formerly as a broadcast writer/producer (for NBC, FOX, ABC, & WGN affiliates) and currently as a travel/food writer (clients include American Airlines Magazine, Chicago Tribune, West Jet’s UP Magazine, Huffington Post, and Orbitz). To see some of my published work, head over to my media page. To see more of my background, please take a look at my media kit.
I offer a few advertising options. If you are interested in advertising on LLworldtour, please contact me for rates.
I also write some reviews. If you have gear, gadgets, hotels, spas, restaurants, or tours you’d like reviewed – or you want me to check out your destination, please get in touch. I am honest and direct and my readers count on that. I don’t love everything, but I am a pretty positive person and yet still critical and thorough. And I truly enjoy the chance to check out new stuff and places for which my current bank account may not allow.
Need someone to inspire your team? I have spoken at company meetings about travel and going after your dreams. I have also spoken more on the how-to: how to run a successful blog, the basics of social media, Video 101 and how to create good videos, how to be a freelance travel writer and how to work with the media. I host and organize the Meet Plan GO Chicago conference. And I’ve spoken about video and journalism at several conferences including the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX), the World Travel Market in London (WTM), the Women in Travel Summit, the New York Travel Fest, Green Festival Chicago, American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), and “Visit Russia” in Yaroslavl.
Who am I?
I am an established travel/food writer and three-time Emmy-award winning TV producer. As a travel industry expert, I’ve appeared on WGN-TV and Good Morning America. After more than a decade in broadcast television I took a sabbatical of sorts which turned into nearly 3 years traveling and working my way around the world. I documents my (mis)adventures on my blog, LLworldtour.com, with photographs and articles from the road/train/rickshaw/camel. My writing and photography has been published by American Way Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian, the Malibu Times, Encyclopedia Britannica, Orbitz, and Huffington Post. I host and organize the Meet Plan GO Chicago conference. And I’ve spoken about video and journalism at several conferences including the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX), the World Travel Market in London, and “Visit Russia 2012” in Yaroslavl.
If you have questions, want to partner with me, want me to review a product or destination, want to see my rate card, need advice on traveling solo, or just want to say hi, please contact me.
Please click here for a current copy of my media kit.
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