Lara Dunning
Lara Dunning

Profile Details

Contact Info

Contact Name:
Lara Dunning
City:
Anacortes

About

Website:
https://laradunning.wordpress.com
Membership Level:
Media
About Me:
I have been freelancing for over five years and write for travel and lifestyle magazines as well as Small Town Washington & Beyond where I share my passion for small town travel.

I focus on boutique or historic hotels and inns, soft adventure (hiking, zip line, biking), culinary travel and experiences (local food and flavors, wine, beer, cider, food tours), luxury and budget travel, historic destinations (such as museums, historic spots like lighthouses, castles, homes, forts), and dog-friendly travel.

I am the Founder and Editor of Small Town Washington.com & Beyond, a travel site dedicated to lodging, dining, and activities in small towns. This unique niche focuses on the entire small town experience (lodging, dining, adventure, history, local life) to inspire visitors to explore small towns in their travels. Its viewership is looking for slower-paced travel experiences, the ability to connect with locals, unique and budget lodging, and the history and food culture of a location.

My freelance travel work can be found in Experience Anacortes, Bainbridge Island Magazine, The Crossing Guide, Family Vacation Critic, Meeting News Northwest, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, RealFoodTraveler.com, Travel Life Magazine, WaggonerGuide.com, WanderWithWonder.com and Whidbey Life Magazine. I have also worked with Moon Travel Guides.

Part of my work includes managing the editorial and social media for the WaggonerGuide.com.

I have an MFA in Creative Writing with a dual degree in nonfiction and young adult writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. I also write creative nonfiction and young adult novels. My essays have been published in Animal Literary Magazine, The Lindenwood Review (honorable mention), Soundings Review, Silver Apples Magazine, Mountain Gazette, and Niche Literary Magazine. My young adult novel, Aleutian Pearl, won 2nd place in the Authors.me YA!2015 contest.
Specialties:
small towns, food, luxury travel, historic destinations, dog-friendly travel, boutique inns or hotels, soft adventure.
Outlets:
WanderWithWonder.com, Bainbridge Island Magazine, Experience Anacortes, GoWhidbeyCamano.com, Travel Life Magazine, Meeting News Northwest, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, Family Vacation Critic,

My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
PENSION IRINI IN OURANOUPOLIS GREECE: MOUNT ATHOS EXPERIENCE
Article 1 - Publication Name:
WanderWithWonder.com
Article 1 - Link:
https://www.wanderwithwonder.com/2017/10/10/pension-irini-ouranoupolis-greece/
Article 2 - Title:
WARM SPRINGS INN & WINERY: ELEGANCE ALONG THE RIVER IN WENATCHEE, WA
Article 2 - Publication Name:
WanderWithWonder.com
Article 2 - Link:
https://www.wanderwithwonder.com/2017/10/03/warm-springs-inn-winery/
Article 3 - Title:
Georgia Peach
Article 3 - Publication Name:
Travel Life Magazine
Article 3 - Link:
http://www.travelife.ca/travelife_magazine/flash/2017_oct/index.html
Article 4 - Title:
The PBY – Naval Air Museum – The Story of Gigi (Part 1_
Article 4 - Publication Name:
Whidbey Camano Islands
Article 4 - Link:
https://whidbeycamanoislands.com/pby-naval-air-museum/
Article 5 - Title:
The PBY – Naval Air Museum – A Visit to the Museum (Part 2)
Article 5 - Publication Name:
Whidbey Camano Islands
Article 5 - Link:
http://whidbeycamanoislands.com/the-pby-naval-air-museum/
Article 6 - Title:
How to Visit Seattle Like a Pro – plus Day Trips to Anacortes & the Skagit Valley!
Article 6 - Publication Name:
Experience Anacortes
Article 6 - Link:
http://anacortes.org/visit-seattle-anacortes-day-trips/
Article 7 - Title:
Fidalgo Island – A Paradise for Your Dog
Article 7 - Publication Name:
Experience Anacortes
Article 7 - Link:
http://anacortes.org/fidalgo-island-paradise-dog/
Article 8 - Title:
Inn at Gig Harbor
Article 8 - Publication Name:
Meeting News Northwest
Article 8 - Link:
http://meetingnewsnw.com/stay-local/inn-gig-harbor/
Article 9 - Title:
Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham
Article 9 - Publication Name:
Meeting News Northwest
Article 9 - Link:
http://meetingnewsnw.com/new-around-nw/holiday-inn-suites-bellingham/
Article 10 - Title:
Crushing on Rattlesnake Hills Wineries in Yakima Valley
Article 10 - Publication Name:
Small Town Washington & Beyond
Article 10 - Link:
http://smalltownwashington.com/rattlesnake-hills-wineries/