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Publication Credits:


  • Waking Up In My Own Backyard: Explorations in Southwest Nova Scotia (Pottersfield Press)
  • Maud Lewis and the “Maudified” House Project (Hawthorne Lane Publishing)
  • Risk Takers and Innovators: Great Canadian Business Ventures since 1950 (Altitude Publishing)
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau: the prankster who never flinched (Jackfruit Press)

Travel Guides

  • The Canadian Travel Guide (contributor)
  • D.K. Eyewitness Guide (contributor)
  • Michelin Green Guide, Atlantic Canada (photography)
  • National Geographic Books: Parks Canada Guide, 2011 (contributor)

Web columnist: Re-Creation World, Life As A Human, travel2next

Public Broadcasting and Video

  • CBC Radio mini documentaries: profiles and vignettes featuring rural life in Atlantic Canada
  • Talking Travel WTMY
  • The Wonderful World of Murals, 30 min. video documentary


  • AAA Living
  • Atlantic Business Magazine
  • Globe & Mail
  • Imperial Oil Review
  • Macleans
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Saltscapes
  • Subaru Six-Star
  • The Chronicle Herald
  • The Star
  • Toque & Canoe

… and over 60 more publications.


  • 2018 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Food & Drink Feature, 3rd place
  • 2018 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: best people photo, Honourable Mention
  • 2016 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Spirit of Canada Feature, 1st place
  • 2016 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Cultural & Historical Feature, 2nd place
  • 2013 TMAC Travel Writing Awards; best people photo
  • 2013 TMAC Travel Writing Awards; honorary mention best service feature
  • 2011 International Regional Magazine Association, Award of Merit, feature story
  • 2010 Atlantic Journalism Awards, Gold, Magazine profile
  • 2010 Northern Lights Award, finalist, best travel piece Canadian destination
  • 2009 TMAC Travel Writing Awards, Best outdoor/adventure story
  • 2009 TMAC Travel Writing Awards, Best people photo
  • 2009 TIAC National Awards for Tourism Excellence, presented by The Globe and Mail, Tourism Toronto Travel Media Award
  • 2008 Atlantic Journalism Award, Best Magazine Article, Silver,  Saltscapes Magazine


  1. Mabel Saulnier Mabel Saulnier
    May 22, 2019    

    Just back from hot ,sunny Nassau Bahamas where our grandson wed his bride,
    was for the second time. First time was weekend b4 in Toronto. Both lovely
    Am now anxious to go down or up the archives of your work Sandra.
    Spring cleaning to get inspired for writing. I’ll write about an episode on my travels
    later on. mabel

    • May 22, 2019    

      How lovely to see you pop into view Mabel! YAY! Look forward to reading about your travels!

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