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Speaker & Presenter

The line-up of engagements I have done in the last couple of years

I speak at worldwide events on travel writing, tourism, travel and hospitality.

My style is interactive, engaging and inspirational.

My current passion point and latest presentation is focused on travel as a quest for belonging, a search for roots, community and your own patch of the planet.

Jewish Community Bet Izrael of Croatia

March 2017 Zagreb, Croatia

I did a slideshow presentation about Bolivia, a country I dearly love.

About the forum

3rd Regional Forum for Family Accommodation

February 2017 Zagreb, Croatia

I was a panelist on the “How to Reach More Guests through the Media” discussion.

About the forum

Boutique Hospitality Conference

November 2016  Athens, Greece

I gave a keynote presentation about the most unique concierge services at hotels worldwide.

About the conference

Travel Writing in Croatia program by University of Georgia

May 2016 Zagreb, Croatia

I was invited to speak to the students about my travel writing career.

About the program

Weekend Media Festival

September 2016 Rovinj, Croatia

I led an interactive workshop about destination advocacy.

About the festival

New York Travel Festival

April 2015 New York, New York

I was a panelist on the “An Honest Living: A Discussion of Ethics for Travel Writers and Editors”

About the festival

Critical Tourism Studies Conference

June 2015 Opatija, Croatia

I led an interactive workshop on how to position a new tourism product – a traditional wooden rowboat that has all but disappeared from use.

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Libertas University

March 2015 Zagreb, Croatia

I presented destination advocacy to the students of the Tourism & Hotel Management program at this private university.

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Putovanje je Znanje travel festival

May 2014  Zagreb, Croatia

I gave a workshop on guidebook writing to a captive audience of Croatian travel enthusiasts.

About the festival

Putovanje je Znanje travel festival

May 2012  Zagreb, Croatia

I gave a keynote speech about Angola and led a workshop on guidebook writing.

About the festival

Intro to Travel Writing

2010 & 2011  Mediabistro

I taught this eight-week online class for two years and still hear from students who have gone on to become successful travel writers.

About Mediabistro