Travel writer. Carry-On columnist @nytimestravel. Also find me at @CNTraveler @TravelLeisure @bonappetit and more. IG: nellmw

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Born in Philadelphia, educated in Dublin and based in Seoul and Philadelphia, I'm a professional freelance travel writer. I write about travel throughout Asia and the U.S., and specialize in original stories from Korea, Sri Lanka and Philadelphia. My work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveller, The...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Working as an assistant editor at an expat rag in Saigon. Then I started freelancing on the side, writing travel stories about Vietnam.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I am happy to get emails from PRs, but it's always best when they have a fully formed pitch, with at least three examples.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

HelloSign and Boomerang are two Gmail add-ons that I use almost daily - they save so much time.