Hi, I’m Linda.
Four years ago, I walked out of the Toronto Star entertainment department and into a new life as a freelance travel, food and movie writer.
With my partner, Hans, and our chunky tabby, Lance, I moved across the country to Victoria, British Columbia.
Life changes liberated me to write about the people, places and experiences I’m passionate about. I know there’s joy on the road, on the plate and in a wine glass.
Characters and trailblazers, makers and creatives all have stories to tell. Meeting them creates travel memories. Remind me to tell you about the spice merchant Old Delhi’s chaotic Chandni Chowk who became a Canadian grocery store star, the celebrity goats that dine on the roof at a Vancouver Island café, or my first deep-sea fishing expedition in the company of four determined women, where I lost my breakfast but caught my lunch.
Beautiful British Columbia is my backyard. I’m excited to share the best of my home province with you.
I’m an energetic, curious sort who believes there’s no expiry date on reinvention. I’m active on social media, but also a big believer in putting the phone down to truly see the world. You can find my stories in national and international newspapers, websites and magazines. Click on the portfolio button if you want to have a look.