Olivia Stren is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been published in ELLE (U.S), ELLE Canada, National Geographic Traveler, Globe and Mail, National Post, Conde Nast Traveler’s concierge.com and Marie-Claire Australia, among others. She’s also been nominated for several Canadian National Magazine Awards in the Arts and Entertainment, Short Feature, Service Journalism and Profile categories.
Some of the people Olivia has interviewed: Michael Buble, Matt Damon, Oscar de la Renta, Nora Ephron, Feist, Kate Hudson, Iman, Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Martin Short, George Stroumboulopoulos and Alice Waters.
Some of the places she’s visited and written about: Barbados, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mexico City, Morocco, St. Lucia, Tahiti, Tanzania, Tunisia, etc.
Olivia also teaches a Travel Writing course at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.
Featured in Books
World’s Best Travel Experiences (2012)
Four Seasons of Travel (slated for release in fall 2013)
Magazines and newspapers
Canadian House & Home
Globe and Mail
National Geographic Traveler
Report on Business