Clips (Published Articles)

Jen is a versatile lifestyle journalist with staff writer, staff editor, contributing writer, contributing editor, and freelance experience. She specializes in food/dining, beverage, travel, parenting and family, education, literature and the arts, culture, design, home and garden, and other subjects related to lifestyle. Articles below from,,, Guernica, Heated,, NPR’s The Salt,,, and more are a sample and also represent those that have been published in defunct and/or print outlets such as Continental InFlight, Florida Travel & Life, Southern Living, and Women’s Health & Fitness. Please also see her online portfolio, located at

Arts, Literature and Culture

“The Art of Navigating Art Basel,”
“The Footsteps of Dance Poetry,” Guernica
“The Space Between Poems,” Submittable
“Thank You, Judge Judy,” Cleaver Magazine

Careers and Work Culture

“Everything I Learned from Surviving My Co-worker’s Public Scandal,”
“How to be Your Best Professional Self During a Natural Disaster,”
“How Working Outside the Home Helped My Kids,”

Chefs and Restaurants

“Florida Can Satisfy America’s Avocado Addiction,” Heated
“7 Non-Traditional Ways to Enjoy Maine Lobster,”
“Latin Flavour,” Destination MO
“The Heat Is On,” FSR Magazine

 Cooking and Recipes

“Frozen Sour Cream and Onion Cheddar Cheese Balls,” Culture Cheese Magazine
“Mangrias with Malbec, Rum, Mangoes and Key Limes,” Relish
“Exotic Foods: Cooking Wild at Home,”
“Spring into Taste,” Inhabit

Design and Architecture

“Miami’s Architectural Guide,”
“Eau Palm Beach: Jonathan Adler’s Ultimate Resort Take-Away,” Inhabit
“Edible Aesthetics,” FSR Magazine


“Behind the Scenes of Teenage Writing Competitions,” The
“Virtual Education: Genuine Benefits Or Real-Time Demerits?” The
“Duke University’s “Puppy Kindergarten” Examines Service Dog Nature Vs. Nurture,” AKC Gazette
“I Spent the Week Learning: How to Paint with Gouache,”
“Studying Wine with the CIA,” FSR Magazine


“How to Handle a Massive Seaweed Invasion? Yucatan Towns Get Creative,”, The Salt
“Florida Man Loots Fruit,” Heated
“The 28 Great Pairings: Cheese + Jackfruit,” Culture Cheese Magazine
“Miami Embraces the Greatness of Goat,” New Worlder
“Curry: The Spice of Island Life,” Fun Ashore Magazine,

Guides and Listicles

“5 Creative Writing Prompts to Help You Tell Your Story,”
“10 European Festivals to Check Out During Shoulder Season,” Diamond Resorts
Fort Myers Travel Guide, (12 articles)

Health, Wellness, and Medicine

“Beyond Taste: Texture really determines how we eat,” A Beautiful Perspective* 
 *2019 Sunshine State Award for Food-and-Travel Writing
“How I Came to Terms with My Final Period & Menopause,”
“4 Healthy Reasons to Sleep on Your Side,”

Home and Garden

“The End of Mango House,” A Beautiful Perspective*
 *2019 Sunshine State Award for Food-and-Travel Writing
“Mangoes a Tasty Currency But They Won’t Buy Much,” Miami Herald
“Go Home with: Sara McCann,” Inhabit

Humor and Satire

“Drone Dads: Killing It on the Youth Soccer Field,” Prairie Schooner
“The Effective Digestive,”
“Dog Vs. Cat,” Fort Lauderdale Magazine

Miami and Florida

“12 Places to Eat and Drink in Miami, Florida,” WestJet Magazine
“Your Winter To-Do List Just Got Warmer. Plan a Tropical Getaway to Florida’s Beaches.” Marriott Bonvoy Traveler
“Family-Friendly Miami,”
“A Neighborhood Guide to Miami’s Little Havana,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic
“First Time in Miami? South Beach Is All That and More,” USA Today’s 

Parenting and Family

“Fort Lauderdale for Families,”  ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic
“Why I’m Okay When My Teens Tell Me They’re Drinking,” (also

Pets, Nature, and Wildlife

“What Dog Owners Need to Know About Hurricane Season 2019,” American Kennel Club Gazette
“River of Grass: A Guide to the Everglades National Park,”  ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic
“Frozen Objects Falling from the Skies,” Biscayne Times


“A Day in the Life of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas Therapy Dog–And His Owner,” American Kennel Club Gazette 
“Bars That Give Back,”

Profiles and Interviews

“Michy Displays her Might,” FSR Magazine
“How Perseverance Helped Scott Wise Build a Restaurant Empire,” FSR Magazine
“Staycation in Palm Beach with Sienna Charles,” Inhabit
“Meet the Agent: Candace Friis,” Inhabit

Reviews: Restaurants and Hotels

“Hotel Victor South Beach,”
“Victorious Approach,” MIAMI Magazine
“Sustainable Sizzle,” MIAMI Magazine
“Tiny Hotels in Nashville, Los Angeles and Miami,” WestJet

Shopping and Fashion

“Sustainable Souvenirs: Shopping for Memories in the Age of Minimalism,” Silversea
“How I Scored Nordstrom Rack’s Elusive One-Cent Deal,”
“Best Dog Beds: How to Choose the Comfiest Beds for Your Pup,” American Kennel Club Gazette
“Florida Shopping: Exploring Sawgrass Mills,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic
“Bargain Hunter’s Shopping Guide,”

Sports and Adventure

“Fly Fishing for Tarpon in Boca Grande,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic
“Florida Wreck Dives: U.S.N.S. General Hoyt S. Vandenberg,” ruby: A blog by Virgin Atlantic
“Get Fit with Kiteboarding,”


“Boutique Wineries and Big Brands Are Joining Cruises to Shore Up New Business,”
“Lavender Love: Discover Maui’s Purple Paradise,” Diamond Resorts
“New Panamanian Cuisine: It’s Not Just Plantains Any Longer,”
“Travel Ireland and Take a Hawk Walk,”
“The Cuba Factor,” FSR Magazine
 *2017 Sunshine State Award for Food-and-Travel Writing
“I Do Vodoo,” Citizen Culture

Wine and Spirits

“Can The Prisoner’s Dave Phinney Recapture Lightning in a Bottle?,”
“5 Things to Know Before You Launch a Boutique Booze Start-Up,”
“Flavorful Cocktail Trend: Cocktail recipes Using Bitters,”
“5 Naturally Green Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day,”