Waheeda Harris

Freelance Journalist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Waheeda Harris

Freelance Journalist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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As a freelance journalist, I write about travel, design, culture, cuisine, style and the people who are passionate about why, what and how they create.

I've contributed to newspaper, magazine and web publications including The National Post, Toronto Life, Design Lines, Canadian House & Home, Tribute, Best Health, Toronto Star, Sweetspot.ca, The Globe and Mail, VIA Rail Destinations, Sympatico Travel, Elle Canada, Where.ca, Travel + Escape. Sweetspot.ca, Canadian Traveller, Post City Toronto, Canada.com Travel, LUXE, BOLD and Aol Canada.

I'm the co-author of the Night + Day Guide to Toronto (Pulse Guides, 2008), and was the travel editor of Lipstickpowdernpaint.com (2009-2011) and was a travel contributor to its sister publication Lipstick Lifestyle.

I've been a contributor to Postmedia Inc. newspapers, had articles published in in-flight magazines for Delta, WestJet and Air Transat Airlines and published travel features in CAA and AAA magazines.

I currently contribute to Travelweek, Travel Life, NUVO, Taste & Travel, and Cruise & Travel Lifestyles magazines. I've recently been a regular contributor to HotelAddict.com, Wander Magazine and the G Adventures Blog.

Recent feature articles include looking at traditional Japanese design for Travel Life Magazine, tips to become a better sustainable traveller for the Globe & Mail, my love for literary heroine Nancy Drew and her return to television for Chatelaine Magazine and a profile of Filipino-Canadian entrepreneur Pauline Osena for Mabuhay, the magazine of Philippine Airlines.

Upcoming articles include a tasty and detailed exploration of Turkish cuisine for Taste & Travel Magazine, how I learned to declutter from television for Chatelaine and exploring Thailand from Ayutthaya to Khanom for Travelweek.

Check out my daily photo diary and recent articles via Gone to Swan on Facebook, and join me in reminiscing about 1970s and 1980s pop culture and discover my photographs of graffiti, street art and murals at W Popaganda.