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jennifer baintravel writer in search of quirk

Jennifer Bain is the Canada editor of U.S.-based National Parks Traveler, and an award-winning freelance travel writer who wanders Canada and the world in search of quirk. She’s a journalist who started her newspaper career covering breaking news, crime and courts, and then progressed to the kinder and gentler topics of food and travel.

Jennifer has written the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of Lonely Planet Atlantic Canada (due out in 2024), as well as 111 Places in Ottawa That You Must Not Miss (2022) and 111 Places in Calgary That You Must Not Miss (2020) — two books that are part of a global series of insider guides. She spent 18 years at Canada’s biggest newspaper as travel editor, food editor and Saucy Lady columnist while writing Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison and the Toronto Star Cookbook: More Than 150 Diverse & Delicious Recipes Celebrating Ontario.

When she isn’t on the road, Jennifer lives with her newly retired bison rancher husband and three kids in Toronto, and has a writing retreat on one of the “four corners of the Flat Earth” — Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read her resume here. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction and a Bachelor of Journalism.