Keren Lavelle

freelance journalist, editor, food and travel writer and photographer


A versatile and experienced communications professional, I write (and photograph) mostly about travel and food/wine, but also on cultural and business topics. I also edit for a very varied clientele. I am a specialist on Indonesia and some other SEAsian destinations (and my own country, Australia); but happy to consider almost anywhere as a topic for exploration and explanation.

Time Out Sydney
The best restaurants in North Sydney

Sydney's busy second CBD is a towering collection of office buildings, schools and transport hubs - that's a lot of people looking for meals before, during, and after the day is done.

Australia and New Zealand magazine
September 2017
Cool Canberra

There's plenty to discover in Australia's capital city, from lush green parks to a treasure trove of national attractions

Meininger's Wine Business International
April 2018
Tropical wine

The tropical resort island of Bali is famed for its coral reefs, sandy beaches and rich cultural life. It is also has a popular winery, as Keren Lavelle discovers.

May 2017
Explore Sydney by bus

There are treasures to be found riding the buses throughout Sydney's CBD and suburbs. Keren Lavelle hops on and off three of the city's busiest routes.

Flight Centre
Adelaide: A Delicious, Laidback City | Flight Centre

Adelaide manages to be relaxed and funky, buzzy and quaint, all at the same time. Recent changes to liquor laws, allowing small bars to flourish, have certainly upped the scene, and a hipster laneway culture is developing in the city's West End.

Nest in the hills

There is a zest for life, a sense of passion and purpose, among the winemakers, restaurateurs and providores of this central western NSW region

March 2018
Fraser Island (K'gari), Queensland

Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, was known to the Butchulla people as K'gari, meaning "paradise". Walking is the best way to enjoy the island's "outstanding natural universal values".

Time Out Sydney
Song Hotel Sydney | Hotels in Sydney, Sydney

The 1980s hotel formerly known as the Y, has had a makeover - including a wing of nine rooms themed in honour of Australian female trailblazers There's a new old kid on the block - the 1980s vintage hotel formerly known as the Y has been renamed and madeover.

Luxury Travel
March 2017
On the truffle trail

Keren Lavelle turns hunter and gatherer and gets a taste for one of Italy's most prized culinary treasures