Hi! I’m Shayla. I’m a Durham, North Carolina-based writer and editor, by way of New York City and Madrid. I’m the former digital editor of Four Seasons Magazine, and I’ve been published in consumer publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Delta Sky, International Traveller Magazine, Fodors Travel, Eater DC and more.
In addition to writing and editing articles for media publications, I work with national and international brands and tourism boards to create custom content for their websites and blogs. Recent clients include Kimpton Hotels and Resorts, where I wrote the majority of the copy for a brand new hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina; Brand USA; Furthermore by Equinox; Marriott Traveller, Durham Visitors Bureau; Asheville Visitors Bureau; Visit North Carolina and many others.
Although I can cover many topics, I’ve been enamored with food and travel for as long as I can remember. Whether it was my first taste of ice cream in Hawaii at six months old, or pinching the tails and sucking the heads of crawfish in Louisiana at my sixth birthday party, I’ve always known that the connection between food and travel is a strong one. If I’m not recapping my food and travel adventures for news media or travel websites, you can catch my (uncensored) tales from around the globe on my blog. Please have a look at some of my recent work in my portfolio. Thanks for reading!