Broadside went live in 2009 — so there are many posts in here to browse!

I’m a career journalist, so you’ll find many focused on writing, journalism, books and the world of publishing non-fiction.

Having traveled the world, (38 countries, 38 U.S. states and every Canadian province but Prince Edward Island), you’ll also find many posts on travel, especially how to travel alone safely while female.

I’m passionate about design, antiques and interiors, so you’ll also find some helpful tips on how to decorate beautifully on a budget.

If you’re thinking of renovating a kitchen, there are three posts, with photos, of ours before and after.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

The world’s five prettiest places

12 ways to make your home more lovely

Achieving that great dream — work/life balance

How a newspaper story is created

20 places in the world worth visiting (I’ve been there!)

What life as a full-time freelance writer is really like  (11 years in)

10 ways to rock your first-ever job or internship