I write in-depth features on outdoor adventures, culture, travel and natural history
I write in-depth features on outdoor adventures, culture, travel and natural history loaded with well-researched context and sometimes first person experience. I cover topics I know well. Topics where my experience as a passionate naturalist, expedition guide, history-buff and traveller are useful. I have a deep interest, alright, slight obsession, with polar exploration, Canadian history and the Arctic. I love research and take a deep dive into the topics that I cover.
I expand on topics; provide context. I let a story breathe.
Stories need characters, arcs, emotion and cold, hard, undisputed facts. I provide the thoughts and opinions of experts, and occasionally my own. I search for the nuances that make a story unique, angles that can only be found through exploring a topic thoroughly and getting to know the characters whose perspectives are invaluable to a narrative.
I include voices that are seldom heard, but provide critical context and understanding of a topic.
The stories I share are impactful, provoke thought and inspire action. They're published digitally, but always preferred in print. They come with beautiful photos that elevate the story through visual context.
I tell stories with meaning. I’m a journalist, and a storyteller.
On the road I passed my time by just enjoying the scenery. When dreaming up a trip like this, we often have grandeur visions of monumental moments, but the heart of a journey, and I would go as far as to say life itself, is what happens in between those moments. It’s the accumulation of every boring kilometre, not necessarily the odd exciting one, that makes the trip...
The salt water of the St. Lawrence Estuary sprays me as I lean my camera over the side of the zodiac boat scanning the large expanse of salt water over my left shoulder. A loud wet exhale breaks the monotonous rumble of the boat’s motor and the sound of crashing waves. I scan the waves for the source of noise, hardly able to contain my excitement enough to hold my camera steady. I turn the focus ring on my lens and suddenly a large figure in the water comes clearly into focus...
Aldo Pascatore-Tardioli runs across the wet rocks in his waders, net in hand, with eyes fixed on a spot in the river where fishing line enters the water. He reaches it, drops to his knees, and nets the fish: a brilliantly coloured red-spotted brook trout. There are smiles all around. He proudly congratulates his client. It’s her first fish of the trip...
I broke this story which gained international attention and was picked up by news outlets including CBC, NBC, Yahoo Sports, Bleacher Report and Business Insider in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games
Sando Condorelli Flips off His Dad Before Every Race
From 2013-2017 I worked as a Senior Writer developing both digital and print stories including news reports, event summaries and feature articles for SwimSwam News and SwimSwam Magazine. Here is some of my best work from SwimSwam:
As a freelance writer I have bylines in several publications including Explore Magazine, Northern Ontario Travel, the Canadian Olympic Committee, SwimSwam News and The Eyeopener.
I often publish short stories on my Substack "Stories From Our Beautiful Planet."