Things I've been writing lately (or the past few years)

by Catherine Bodry


Don't you want to be in that photo? You totally could be if you visited. 

Don't you want to be in that photo? You totally could be if you visited. 

Hi! I'm sorry I haven't written in awhile here, but it doesn't mean I haven't been writing. I just haven't been freelancing full-time, so my apologies for letting my website lapse a bit. Why don't we get caught up? Following are a few examples of what I've been up to:

I co-authored Lonely Planet Alaska for the third time. For this edition I had an epic sunny research trip in Southeast Alaska (it was really tempting to tell readers not to bother with a raincoat, but I know I just got really luck), where I rode bush planes and went running alongside glaciers. I also covered my favorite city: Anchorage. 

From December 2014 to December 2016, I wrote newsletters and itineraries for the State of Alaska's travel website. I've linked to a few of my favorites:

In December 2016 I wrote a guide to travel in the Far North for Alaska Magazine

Who's up for an adventure? [raises hand]

Who's up for an adventure? [raises hand]

I co-wrote a guide to outdoors adventure in Alaska for Horizon guides - Alaska Adventures: A guide to exploring the Alaskan wilderness

These are just a few samples, while I get caught up on my links and whatnot. Besides writing, working, traveling to Thailand and Europe, I've taken up pack rafting and backcountry skiing. I'm loving new ways to explore Alaska and be in the mountains. 


Eating in Burma and other updates

by Catherine Bodry


Whet your appetite: 

A street food tour of Yangon -- BBC Travel 

Burmese Food: Where the Middle Class Dines Out -- Zester Daily

The Nest Brings Western Food to Thailand -- Zester Daily

Eating Local Year-Round in Alaska is Hard, But They Did It -- Zester Daily 

Five Types of Pacific Salmon You Need to Know -- Zester Daily 

Summer publications: 

Feature article on Denali for Korean Air's inflight magazine MorningCalm (attachment to come)

A piece on finding calm in Bangkok in Lonely Planet's beautiful hardback book Great Escapes

Two adventures for Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures

Five unusual jobs for Lonely Planet's Cooks, Clowns & Cowboys: 101 Skills and Experiences to Discover on Your Travels  


by Catherine Bodry


Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, in which I wrote the trip Up the Inside Passage, won gold at the SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Awards. Huzzah!


by Catherine Bodry


Just received my author copies of Lonely Planet Canada!

I researched most of the Ontario chapter, including Toronto.

Toronto is like New York, but Canadian: polite, clean, friendly, helpful and easily navigable. It's now one of my favorite cities. Ontario itself is awesome, and a burgeoning wine and food destination. I totally recommend traveling there!