The OECD Better Life Index is a great site, full of interesting data. Since i’m portuguese I decided to make an infographic with my country statistics. Overall it’s not a positive scenario, but still a way to get to know better a country that is unknown to most.
The Heartbleed bug is all over the net in a overload of information. I tried to filter the info to the essential in order to be easy for everyone to understand what’s going on.
"Writer’s block is not a valid excuse for not writing. You can break through it by using one of the many kick-ass resources available on how to find ideas, re-slant articles, improve your brainstorming skills and more. But what if you literally can’t write? What if your wrists give you too much pain when you touch a keyboard, or try to hold a pen?" This article lists what you can do during times you aren't physically able to write due to an illness, injury or another condition, including what technology you can use to get your writing done, medical things you might need to do and how you can use these unlucky times for fun and inspiration.
This is an article I wrote for Parade Magazine's online counterpart about how to stay in shape while on vacation, so you can still fit into the clothes you brought with you after eating all that delicious restaurant food.
An excerpt from my travel blog when exploring the country by train
One of 50 articles I've written for The Space Reporter, an astronomy news publication
A blog that provides an in-depth look at cruising through my industry knowledge and personal experience.
Parenting article with a focus on kids’ holiday activities.
City guide type articles that offered unique insight into a city from a real estate point of view.
CBS (NATIONAL) Travel articles for the “Best Of” section on CBS Local.com in 24 U.S. markets. CBS LOCAL Articles for the “Best Of” section of CBS Local Miami, FL (cbsmiami.com). Subject areas include Travel & Outdoors, Nightlife & Music, Arts & Culture, and Family & Pets.
Blog follows my adventures around the corner and around the world.
Created and maintain a Midwest Travel site for About.com
I wrote this comprehensive guide to the political demography of Florida, after 17 years covering the state, it's political dynamics and it's people.
Currently researching and writing specific topics about international travel, travel insurance, travel safety, and international safety issues. Featured as a travel safety expert on Weather.com.
Research and write blogs pertinent for customers looking at cruise vacations. Research SEO-friendly topics, and compare data against talking points presented on thought leadership websites: message boards, blogs, etc. Prepare research and suggested photos for cruise ships, ports-of-call, cruise lines, and overarching topics around cruises and cruise liners.
Set editorial direction and wrote articles for Travel Insurance Services Blog from 07/2012-03/2014. Researched topics, determined SEO keywords, and anticipated major topics around travel and travel insurance situations. Provided thought leadership during the Government Shutdown of 2013 in regards to what travel insurance would and would not cover. Invited to guest blog on several blogs, and quoted as a travel expert on behalf of Travel Insurance Services.
Over 100 guides completed on major cities around the world. Each city business guide includes information on the economy, standard of living, infrastructure, workforce and business costs.
One of several articles I've authored for Crowdsource Testing - this one provides an overview of automated testing and its role in the software development lifecycle.
Commissioned articled for AttractionTix, a ticket vendor for worldwide attractions. This article touches on the more 'family-friendly' side of Las Vegas.
Working closely with a prestigious travel company offering Safari tours through the heart of Tanzania, I crafted the full website content. Along with the web content for their site I also created a variety of travel itineraries, articles and blog pieces themed around Tanzania and safaris.
Low Cost Holidays is big name in the travel industry and last year I worked with them creating the content for their Irish site along with their brochures. With over 200 destinations crying out for content across the globe, I was able to use my research skills and my passion for writing to craft alluring content that matched the needs and the brand image of Low Cost Holidays.
Independent research, blog and article writing based around the art of travel for a high class magazine delivering inspiration for the beach lifestyle. Many of the articles were related to travel choices, beach destinations, and healthy living, all with a decadent and blissful tone.
Article on baseball statistics investigating the importance of fastball movement vs velocity.
When it comes to creating high-end, luxury travel experiences in the UK, there is no team that delivers more for their guests than the team at NoteWorthy Events. Specialising in experiences that capture all of the majesty and tradition of Great Britain, NoteWorthy opens doors to parts of the country that are usually firmly closed. In 2013, the boutique experience specialists launched a new PR campaign and commissioned me to create new destination guides and website content reflecting the brand’s gold standard service.
The New Zealand Tourist Board commissioned me to create original articles about the benefits of slow travel within various destinations across the country.
Intlingo Global Language Solutions hired me to create all original web copy for their latest venture, Intlingo Academy, a US based language school that delivers Chinese lessons to students of all ages.
Have used the lodging company AirBnB, I have shed some light on the pros and cons of being a host/guest - and gave a guest perspective for Hosts.