Doug O'Neill

Travel Media / Lifestyle Writing / Communications

Location icon Canada

I'm a Toronto-based writer-content producer with heaps of media experience.

• Currently contributing to a mix of Canadian and U.S.-based publications

• I've had full-time editorial positions with some of Canada's top magazines, most recently Canadian Living

• I produce cross-platform content (digital, print and social media) for various publications and brands, with a focus on travel and lifestyle

• Corporate communications: I produce content for the corporate communications world, helping successful brands tell their stories

Open to assignments, big or small, print or digital (preferably both!).

Portfolio
Canadian Geographic Travel
04/08/2018
COVER STORY: One Heli of a Hike

British Columbia's remote Cariboo Mountains are one of the hardest-to-reach wilderness areas in Canada — unless, of course, you have access to a helicopter.

BOLD Magazine
09/09/2017
Insider's Guide to: WASHINGTON, D.C.

“A city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm,” is how former president John F. Kennedy described the US capitol. Get ready to be charmed by the history, cutting-edge culture, iconic landmarks – and a night-time energy that rivals the liveliest congressional debate. Capitol, just Capitol!

Bon Vivant: Food & Travel Magazine
04/01/2018
Much ado about dinner in Shakespeare’s England

The play’s the thing, most certainly, when visiting Shakespeare’s England, but let us not forget the “plate.” As our perpetually peckish theatre aficionado discovered on a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, nothing pairs better with a Shakespearean tragedy – or comedy – than a delicious gourmand meal.

Ensemble Magazine: Extraordinary Experiences
03/30/18
INDIA: Ancient Wellness Treatments in Kerela

e tropical province of Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old wellness tradition based on the harmony of one’s body, mind, and soul.

Canadian Traveller
04/03/2017
A Taste of the Yucatan

Merida, long known as the heart of Mexico's Yucatan culture, has a surprising menu of things to do – and foods to eat that you don't get in other parts of this Latin American country.

Canadian Traveller
12/01/2016
Spirit Trek on Manitoulin Island

Our writer strapped on his hiking boots in order to tap into the mystery of what the Ojibway call “Spirit Island.”

IGNITE Magazine
10/01/2017
The Truck Stops Here

Invite one of these free-wheeling entrepreneurs to your next event

Canadian Traveller
09/27/2017
Which Spanish Wonder Compelled Our Writer to Detour From His 800-km Trek?

John Steinbeck nailed it when he said, “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” That’s how I felt as I stood on the side of the A-3210 highway in the heart of Basque country in northern Spain on a hot September afternoon – headed to a place I knew very little about.

Canadian Living
04/01/2016
Fantastic Voyages

Considering a cruise vacation for the holidays, but don’t know where to start? Don’t abandon ship. These five cruise holidays cater to a variety of tastes and budgets.

Canadian Living
06/01/2015
First-time Trip Abroad

You've dreamed of travelling overseas, and the time has finally come. Find inspiration in these five European journeys that are perfect for your first trip abroad.

CanadianLiving.com
01/03/2013
Canada's 10 best ski destinations

We asked readers and ski aficionados for their favourite ski destinations in Canada, and then we factored in some of our own preferred resorts. Whether it's alpine, cross-country or heliskiing, there's something for everyone at most ski resorts - even for children and non-skiers. 1.

CanadianLiving.com
06/29/2015
Endless adventures on the Rocky Mountaineer

Hop on board the Rocky Moutaineer where the journey is what truly matters. Whoever said it's not the destination but the journey that truly matters must have taken a scenic trip on the Rocky Mountaineer.

Seetorontonow
Best Holiday Windows in Festive Toronto | Tourism Toronto

I like to pick an evening, just after dusk, in mid-December to get the full flavour of our holiday windows. Sometimes I'm greeted with scenes straight out of Dickens - and other times they've got touches of Disney.

CanadianLiving.com
08/14/2014
7 must-see places in Quebec City

Travel editor Doug O'Neill gets reacquainted with Quebec City and shares seven of his favourite spots. One summer, in another lifetime, I spent two months in a French-immersion program in one of Canada's oldest cities. When I wasn't conjugating verbs or massacring le subjonctif, I was busily exploring this historic French-speaking city founded in 1608.

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