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>Below is a curated collection of my published writing samples. My areas of specialty are adventure travel, health/wellness, food and (you guessed it) dogs. My writing has been translated in over fifteen languages around the world and published in outlets such as Cosmopolitan, the LA Times, and National Geographic’s Matador Network. Whether you’re an editor, tourism board, or brand looking to collaborate on original story ideas, influencer campaigns or video hosting, feel free to contact me.

As far as my second book goes? It’s in the works. And yup, it’s still in the four-legged friend genre! To stay up to date on Book #2, please subscribe to my newsletter below.

When a dog is more than a dog

On the line next to Roommate, I wanted to write “Gizelle,” but as my eyes scanned the rental application  for my new New York apartment, I realized that there was a separate section to be completed for “Pets.” I guess that’s what she is, I conceded, writing her name in the box before moving on to the next question about her, which was…[Read More on LA Times]

How My Dog’s Cancer Helped Me Come to Terms with My Mother’s Addiction

Lauren Fern Watt’s dog Gizelle helped her navigate her adolescence and early adulthood, providing a snuggly pillar of support as Lauren graduated college, moved to New York City, fell in love, and dealt with her mom’s struggle with addiction and…[Read More on Cosmopolitan]

I took my Dying Dog on a Bucket List Adventure

When my 160-pound English Mastiff was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, I was crushed. Together Gizelle and I had been through college, boyfriends, our early 20s, and a move from simple Tennessee to big and scary New York City. This dog wasn’t just my best friend…[Read more on Yahoo! Lifestyle]


9 Reasons New Yorkers could totally make it in the wild: A week at Bear Grylls Survival Academy
9 Things I learned writing my first book
11 things you miss about the South when you move to New York

Spirit of the full moon ritual in Sedona, Arizona
History is Hott at the Palmer House Hilton
First Class to Machu Picchu is worth the splurge
 Running the Midnight Sun marathon in Tromso, Norway


Where to eat bugs in Manhattan
Mastering the Longevity Cocktail with Buddakan’s Ev Lazar
The best Christmas Cocktails
Mastering the perfect espresso with Lavassa’s Salvatore Foto