I’m a Pittsburgher who has somehow never watched a Steelers game, and from a young age I knew that the Steel City wouldn’t be able to contain my curiosity about the rest of the world. I entered college with the assumption I’d eventually depart for Los Angeles to start a career in animation, but by the time I obtained my Bachelors in Fine Arts, the lure of LA (and animation, for that matter) had faded.
I spent my final summer in college studying Renaissance art history in Europe, and that was that; I knew I would never be truly happy unless I was exploring the world. After a (very enjoyable) four-year prelude in Philadelphia I eventually dove into the deep end on a one-way flight to the Arabian Peninsula, and moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, sight unseen and without knowing a single soul in the city.
After moving to Dubai in summer 2008, I eventually broke into my dream job: travel journalism. My writing has been published in Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, Destinations of the World News, Citizen K Arabia and The Ritz-Carlton Magazine. To see samples of my published work, please click here.
I am currently travel writing on a freelance basis, and am open to collaborations and commissions, so please get in touch with any enquiries.
Email: lmunshower (at) gmail (dot) com