My latest, a story about Zagreb's coolest neighborhood for The New York Times
Author & Writer

Author & Writer

A curated collection of my travel articles, books & copywriting projects

I have covered numerous destinations around the world but my geographic specialty lies in Croatia and Portugal.

While I can craft a tight 150-word story, what I most love writing are first-person travel narratives that dig deeper.

I whip up custom copy for clients as varied as chocolatiers, holistic nutritionists, architecture studios, hospitality groups and visual artists.

Lonely-planet-Croatia

LONELY PLANET CROATIA

8TH EDITION

I have worked on the past five editions of this guidebook.

Lonely-planet-Portugal

LONELY PLANET PORTUGAL

9TH EDITION

I have covered the north of Portugal for the last two editions.

Lonely-planet-Street-Art

LONELY PLANET STREET ART

1st Edition

For this nifty title I dug into the booming street art scene of Lisbon.

Lonely-planet-Honeymoon-Handbook

HONEYMOON HANDBOOK

1st Edition

I featured the most romantic spots and experiences in Croatia.

Lonely-planet-West-Africa

LONELY PLANET WEST AFRICA

8TH EDITION

I researched and updated the Cape Verde chapter.

Lonely-planet-Great-Escapes

LONELY PLANET GREAT ESCAPES

1st Edition

I covered Hvar, Croatia’s coolest isle for this gorgeous book.

Lonely-planet-1000-Ultimate-Experiences

LONELY PLANET’S 1000 ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES

1st Edition

I wrote about the world’s most surreal landscapes.

Lonely-planet-Chile-and-Easter-Island

LONELY PLANET CHILE & EASTER ISLAND

9TH EDITION

I spent six weeks researching the north of Chile back in 2009.

Lonely-planet-Bolivia

LONELY PLANET BOLIVIA

7TH EDITION

I was lucky to cover one of my favorite destinations.

Lonely-planet-South-America-on-a-Shoestring

LONELY PLANET SOUTH AMERICA ON A SHOESTRING

11TH EDITION

My Bolivia coverage ended up in this large tome.

Lonely-planet-Best-in-Travel-2011

LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL

2011

I wrote up Istria, Croatia for this yearly edition.

Lonely-planet-Best-in-Travel-2012

LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL

2012

I wrote about glamping and Hvar.

Lonely-planet-Western-Balkans

LONELY PLANET WESTERN BALKANS

2ND EDITION

My Croatia coverage ended up included in this title.

Lonely-planet-Buenos-Aires

LONELY PLANET BUENOS AIRES

5TH EDITION

This was my first commission for Lonely Planet, back in 2007.

Fodor’s New York City 2012

I researched and updated the Brooklyn chapter.

Time Out Croatia

I wrote up Zagreb, Šibenik and several features for this first edition.

Time Out New York Eating & Drinking Guide 2008

I reviewed a number of restaurants for this annual guide.

Rough Guide to South America

My first big guidebook research trip was Bolivia back in 2002.

Rough Guide to Croatia (3rd Edition)

I did some updates for this now-ancient guidebook.

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Inside-Hotel-Adriatic

INSIDE HOTEL ADRIATIC

CLIENT: MAISTRA/3LHD, 2016

I wrote the text for Inside, the award-winning book on the art collection of Hotel Adriatic in Rovinj (designed by Lana Cavar).

Guest-directory-of-hotel-adriatic

GUEST DIRECTORY OF HOTEL ADRIATIC

CLIENT: MAISTRA, 2015

I wrote & edited the cool in-room guest directory for Hotel Adriatic in Rovinj (designed by Lana Cavar).

Bale-shoreline-development-study

BALE SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT STUDY

CLIENT: 3LHD, 2007

I wrote the text for this architecture study by 3LHD Studio in Zagreb.

Zagreb-4-you

ZAGREB 4 YOU

CLIENT: ZAGREB TOURIST BOARD, 2015-2017

I founded, edit and write this custom publication for Zagreb Tourist Board.

COPY FOR A GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS FIRM

CLIENT: TARTAN 2016-ONGOING

I write press releases, backgrounders and blog posts for this fab Canada-based agency that specializes in promoting sustainable businesses and tourism destinations.

Anja’s creativity and insight has taken Tartan’s content to a whole new level.  We work with her as a writer, editor, and creative coach. Beyond her skills as a writer and storyteller, Anja is committed to championing responsible travel and sustainable tourism experiences. This matches Tartan’s commitment to inspiring and promoting not just more tourism but better tourism practices, and Anja reflects this in her content creation for us. We work with many writers and Anja rises to the top again and again due to her professionalism and passion.

Deirdre Campbell, president, Tartan Group