About Me

I’m Samantha, a freelance journalist and wanderholic currently based out of Vancouver, Canada. I graduated with distinction from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a bachelors in journalism and a minor in anthropology. My byline appears across a number of print and online publications in Canada, China and the United States.

This site acts as a portfolio but also as a platform to share stories I’ve collected from my journeys around the globe.

A self-described travel addict, I spend the majority of my free time travelling and the rest of my time reminiscing about it. I am an adventurist who is passionate about certain environmental, political and international issues. Ocean conservation, as well as climate change, human and animal rights, civil liberties and international political pressures top my list of interests.

I have a strong foundation in writing for both print and online mediums. However, my training included producing multimedia pieces, handling and shooting a DSLR camera and filming and editing video.

If you’d like to get in contact, feel free to email me at samanthaelego@gmail.com

Tweet me: @samanthalego

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Publications where my byline appears

Daily Xtra/South East Asia Backpacker/That’s PRD/Euroventure/Loose Lips/Surrey604/

The Now Newspaper/The Runner/Go World Travel