Laura’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media outlets, including Forbes, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Yahoo Travel, CNBC, the New York Post, Epicurious.com, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, Fortune, Glamour, Men’s Journal, InStyle, The New York Times, the London Telegraph, and more. Here are some examples of articles that she has written and produced:
Laura is a senior contributor with ForbesWomen, the new digital network that launched in June 2016. Laura’s Forbes column, “Transformative Travel,” looks at travel through the lens of millennial women. Stories like “Quit Your Job And Live Abroad: 8 Places So Cheap You Might Not Need To Work” and “Want To Retire In Your 30s And Travel The World? This Woman Did” have been viral hits. The story “Apartheid Survivor To Art Activist” is an example of Laura’s multi-media work: It showcased a video that she shot and edited. You can view all of Laura’s columns here, as well as some sample stories, below.
Laura’s Forbes column has been so successful that two weeks after its launch, she ranked fifth among all the writers at Forbes, and she continues to remain the top-ranked writer in the Women@Forbes network.
A family travel expert, Laura covered the topic extensively as chief content officer of Family Traveller. She has also written about family travel for outlets like CNBC, Fox Travel, the New York Post, Yahoo, and more.
FOOD & WINE
Laura writes about travel and food for Food & Wine magazine. Her story, “Wish You Were Here,” a guide to Caribbean hotels and beach bars, appeared in the December 2016 issue. You can read the print story here and below and view the digital version of the main story here and the sidebar here.
Laura’s “Hamptons Insider’s Guide” for Food & Wine detailed the top foodie spots in the area.
While running Yahoo Travel, Laura wrote regularly about a wide range of topics, from news to road trips to style. She launched a series called “Family Travels With Laura,” and her self-produced video piece, “Forget Camping, My Toddler Loves Glamping,” was recognized as a finalist in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association awards. Her news piece, “Caribbean Clogged: Seaweed Invasion Takes Over Beaches,” was also a finalist in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association awards. Some of the other stories that Laura wrote while at Yahoo Travel are archived on this Tumblr site.
TRAVEL + LEISURE
The former deputy editor of Travel + Leisure, Laura wrote regularly for the magazine while on staff and continues to write digital pieces, both bylined (“How to Travel to the Riviera Maya“) and unbylined (“Cape Cod Travel Guide“). Here are some other examples of the work Laura has done for Travel + Leisure:
Style: Laura combined her interests in travel and style to create pieces like “Travel Diary: Namibia” and “Trailblazers,” a package that included a profile of the Cambodia-based designer Elizabeth Kiester. For “The New Nairobi,” Laura traveled to Kenya’s capital to report on the city’s emerging style scene.
Features: At Travel + Leisure, Laura wrote regular features for the magazine. She went aboard a new Seabourn cruise ship to write, produce — and star in! — “Sea Worthy: Aboard the New Seabourn Odyssey.”
Laura’s feature on “The Best of Cape Cod” showcased her knowledge of this popular travel destination.
“Insider’s Guide to the Hamptons” tapped into Laura’s knowledge of this vacation area at the tip of Long Island.
The story “Seventh Heaven: the Seychelles” took a look at an emerging archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
The story “T+L Guide: New Wave Island Hopping” gave the scoop on the British Virgin Islands.
The story “Hamptons Without Hype,” featured Laura’s photography skills, in addition to her writing.
A longtime contributor to Wallpaper*, Laura wrote and edited articles on design and travel and consulted with the editor-in-chief on the packaging of the magazine for the launch and early issues. She also worked with the magazine’s global-branding offshoot, Winkreative, to produce special projects for Abercrombie & Fitch and Camel. Wallpaper* sent Laura on assignment to Arizona to write the story “Desert Storm.”
The story “Bill Me” profiled the architect Bill Sofield.
Laura’s contributions to Fortune have ranged from “Optimize Your Trip,” a content-marketing piece on time-saving travel hacks for Air Canada, to the story “CEO Hideouts,” which told readers how to vacation like a master of the universe.
The Fortune package “Summer Travel: Surprise Yourself” highlighted a number of offbeat activities for the season.