From growing up in Pittsburgh (great museums, bridges, and sandwiches) to entering adulthood in Philadelphia (love the history, dining scene, and long nights on the dance floor), I’ve now got over a decade under my belt as an American expat in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (come for the endless summer, stay for the cheese manakish, ever-changing urban landscape and proximity to just about everywhere else in the world). Next stop? Ideally, a Slim Aarons photograph brought to life.
I’ve come a long way – literally and figuratively – from obtaining my Bachelors in Fine Arts at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (major: hand-drawn animation; minor: art history). From production and graphics work at a screen-printing press and then Philadelphia and Boston magazines, to managing an art gallery in Dubai, I finally ending up working with one of the things I love most: luxury travel and hospitality (rubbing shoulders closely with snowboarding and horse-riding). Working on the media end of things, I’ve spent the last several years waxing lyrical on some of the most beautiful and fascinating places in the world as a writer, editor, and PR.
I’m currently Deputy Editor at Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, but have also been published in other Condé Nast Traveller/Traveler editions including the US, UK and India editions, Destinations of the World News, Citizen K Arabia, Forbes Travel Guide and The Ritz-Carlton Magazine. To see samples of my published work, click here.
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Email: lmunshower (at) gmail (dot) com