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Chris Ryall
Freelance Travel & Spa Writer/Content Creator
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Joined December 2020
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About me

I am a Toronto area based (Burlington) freelance writer and columnist. I specialize in writing about travel, spa/wellness and personality profiles. I have travelled to 90 countries on six continents. I write regular features and Travel Life Magazine, Spa Inc. Magazine,,,, etc. I have written for numerous publications including the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, WestJet Magazine, Sunwing's inflight magazine Wings, Wander Magazine,, Travelzoo, Ensemble Vacations Magazine, Chic Magazine, Where Muskoka Magazine,,, Canadian Traveller, Travelweek, etc. I have appeared on various TV and radio programs as a travel and spa/wellness expert as well interviewed about travel trends, Canadian market, spa/wellness, and family travel. I have given presentations at international tourism and media conferences (SATW, TMAC, Governor's Conferences in Tourism) and spa conferences. Formerly owned and operated a tourism marketing/PR firm and represented tourism boards, airlines, tour operators, resorts in Canada. Judge for the Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards. Current media member of SATW, TMAC and Toronto Bloggers Network.

Why did you join the community?

Network with other travel industry/bloggers/influencers/writers/industry personnel. Learn what's new in the area of blogging, travel communications

What is your favorite travel destination?

Thailand -- the cuisine, the gentleness of the people, the diverse landscape, variety of activities and the spas are the best.

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Bali, Chile, Maldives, Seychelles, Antarctica

What was your first travel job?

Writing, producing, and directing travel destination videos.

What do you want to learn more about?

Need to learn more using social media effectively, SEO, and digital marketing

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Learn, experience, appreciate