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.
4-WEEK NONFICTION BOOTCAMP: BREAKING INTO TRAVEL WRITING FOR CATAPULT
JUNE 2018 – CURRENT ONLINE
I teach a travel writing bootcamp for Catapult – stay tuned for the next one!
STREET WISDOM AT THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL WORLD SUMMIT IN TUSCANY
OCTOBER 2018 MONTECATINI, TUSCANY
I led two Street Wisdom sessions as part of the conference agenda…
JUNE 2018 ONLINE
I taught my first sold-out travel writing bootcamp for Catapult – a total delight!
PRESENTATION ABOUT MY TRAVEL WRITING CAREER AT THE LOVREC WINERY
JANUARY 2018 SV URBAN, CROATIA
I spoke about my travel writing career at the delightful family-run Lovrec winery in the Međimurje region of Croatia.
TV SEGMENT ABOUT ZAGREB4YOU ON CROATIAN NATIONAL TV PROGRAM
SEPTEMBER 2017 ZAGREB, CROATIA
I appeared on Dobro Jutro, Hrvatska, a show on Croatian national TV, presenting Zagreb4You with my great team of collaborators.
STREET WISDOM AS PART OF WORLD WIDE WANDER
I joined in the World Wide Wander initiative by leading another Street Wisdom in Zagreb…
Street wisdom as part of Design District Zagreb
June 2017 Zagreb, Croatia
I facilitated a Street Wisdom experience as part of the Design District Zagreb festival.
Jewish Community Bet Izrael of Croatia
March 2017 Zagreb, Croatia
I did a slideshow presentation about Bolivia, a country I dearly love.
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.
Boutique Hospitality Conference
November 2016 Athens, Greece
I gave a keynote presentation about the most unique concierge services at hotels worldwide.
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.
Weekend Media Festival
September 2016 Rovinj, Croatia
I led an interactive workshop about destination advocacy.
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”
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.
March 2015 Zagreb, Croatia
I presented destination advocacy to the students of the Tourism & Hotel Management program at this private university.
Putovanje je Znanje travel festival
May 2014 Zagreb, Croatia
I gave a workshop on guidebook writing to a captive audience of Croatian travel enthusiasts.
May 2012 Zagreb, Croatia
I gave a keynote speech about Angola and led a workshop on guidebook writing.
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.