Waheeda Harris

Freelance Journalist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Waheeda Harris

Freelance Journalist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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I'm a freelance journalist, with a focus on art, travel, design, culture, cuisine and the people who are passionate about why, what and how they create.

I regularly contribute to NUVO, Travelier, The Toronto Star, Travel Life, Travelweek and I'm a weekly travel news columnist for The Globe & Mail.

Recent articles include why salary transparency is needed and the benefits of mentorship for the Globe & Mail's Globe Women's Collective, why words should be part of your wellness plan for Vacayou Magazine, two memorable PEI dining experiences for Travel Life Magazine, exploring the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal for Travelier Magazine and the sustainable style of 1 Hotels for the premiere issue of Natural Habitat Magazine.

Upcoming profiles include three Canadian capital cities for Boundless Magazine, The Cheese Boutique's Afrim Pristine & his travel habits for enRoute Magazine and details on Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber's new book Library for Quill & Quire.

I've written for Postmedia Inc. newspapers, had articles published with in-flight magazines for Air Canada, Delta, WestJet, Philippine and Air Transat Airlines and had destination features in CAA and AAA magazines.

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, G Adventures Blog, Wander, HotelAddict.com, LUXE, BOLD, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles and Aol Canada.

I was 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.

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.