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Christopher James Mitchell's Portfolio 

Christopher Mitchell has established a large body of work around the world since he began his freelancing career in 2012. Since then, he's been busy publishing work in magazines, on online publications, guest posting on websites, appearing on radio and selective podcasts, leading workshops and seminars, as well as being involved with video productions. Furthermore, he's had his own exhibits for his travel photography. 

He's visited over 80 countries, and nearly 1000 cities, which has led to him gathering enormous amounts of content. He's been published in Canada, the United States, South Korea, Turkey and for a number of magazines and publications with international distribution. Below, you'll find selective examples of the Christopher's involvement in travel media at large. 

Please use the contact page at the bottom to reach out to Christopher for opportunities, or simply send an email to chris@travelingmitch.com with your proposal. You can also head directly to the Work With Me page. 

Selected Freelance Writing

  1. “10 of the Best Places to have Turkish Breakfast in Istanbul” in USA Today 10 Best

  2. "10 Things I've Learned from Travelling to 75 Countries" in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  3. “Chicken Soup for the Seoul” in Escapism Magazine

  4. “There’s No Time Like Winter” in The Ultimate Winter Road Trip Magazine for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  5. All five sections on Vietnam for the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s website

  6. “Have it Your Way in Chiang Mai, Thailand” for Ensemble Magazine

  7. “Explore Toronto’s Sports Scene” for See Toronto Now

  8. “Finding Tranquility” for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  9. “Almost Everything You Need to Know About Poutine” in USA Today 10 Best

  10. “10 Cities You Need to Visit in 2019” for International Living

  11. “Why Orchha is an Underrated Addition to Any India Itinerary” in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  12. “The Ultimate Guide to Studying Abroad in Norway” in Go Overseas

  13. “Let Your Inner Wrangler Out: Rawhide Adventures” for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  14. "Have Wanderlust? Here's Why You Should Visit Cappadocia Once in Your Lifetime" in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  15. "Unique Wedding Ideas in Ontario" in 400 Eleven (Ontario Travel North of Toronto)

  16. “Rediscovering Nature in Our Backyard” for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  17. “5 Must-Dos in Kathmandu, Nepal’s Captivating Capital” in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  18. “A True Field to Fork Experience: Durham College W. Galen Weston Centre for Food” for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  19. "5 Reasons Tours are a Great Way to Discover a City" for Urban Adventures

  20. “How Travel Saved My Life” in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  21. "Why I Can't Wait to Get Back to the Finger Lakes" for TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange)

  22. “The Magic of Connecting Over Indian Cuisine” in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  23. "5 Tips for Starting a Blog (That Makes Money)" in Great Escape Publishing

  24. “Why to Visit Battambang, Cambodia’s Most Underrated City” in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  25. “A Site of Discovery: The Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory” for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  26. “Hotel Booking 2.0 with a Touch of Robin Hood” on TRVL

  27. "Learning Toronto's History is Better with Beer" in Urban Adventures

  28. "Norwegian Foods & Drinks You Must Try While Studying Abroad" in Go Overseas

  29. “Escaping into the Wilderness” for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  30. "Language Learning in the Modern Age" in Transitions Abroad

  31. "What It's Like Visiting the Taj Mahal (and Why It's Worth the Hype)" in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  32. "Visiting Angkor Wat? Here's Everything You Need to Know" in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  33. "5 Things to Think About when Booking a Summer Campsite" for Northeastern Ontario

  34. "5 Reasons to Visit Algoma This Summer" in Algoma Country

  35. "The Best Literature Study Abroad Programs" in Go Overseas

  36. "The Magic of Moving Out of your Comfort Zone on a Trip to India" in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  37. "What to Do in Istanbul: From Must-Dos to Lesser Known Gems" in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  38. “Creating Memories in the Beaver River Wetlands” for York Durham Headwaters Tourism

  39. "Never Underestimate the Dangers of a Road Trip Across Georgia" in Outpost Magazine

  40. "Finding My Canada" for Northeastern Ontario

  41. "Best Up and Coming Summer Destinations in Europe" in Days to Come by Tourradar

  42. "Finding Your Voice" in the Travel Writer's Exchange

  43. "How to Study Abroad as a Literature Major" in Go Overseas

  44. "5 Reasons to Visit Japan’s Chubu Region" in Go Backpacking

  45. "The Toyokawa Inari Shrine: A Treasure of Japan" in Go Backpacking

  46. "8 Must Try Food and Drinks While Studying Abroad in Ireland" in Go Overseas

  47. "Things to Do in Nagoya: Japan’s Incredible Nagoya Castle" in Go Backpacking

  48. "Autumn in Japan: The Colorful Town of Asuke" in Go Backpacking

  49. "Turkish Delight: Six Delicious Dishes to Try in Turkey" in The Journal by Intrepid Travel

  50. "The Magic of Zanzibar" in Horizon Travel & Lifestyle

  51. "The Best Food in the Chubu Region" in Go Backpacking

  52. "Street Market Smarts: Kapalıçarşı (Grand Bazaar)" for Yabangee

  53. "Volunteering in Istanbul" in The Guide Istanbul

  54. "10 Podcasts to Help You Beat the Istanbul Commute" for Yabangee

  55. "A Triple Crown of Classic Elegance" in Dreamscapes Magazine

  56. "10 Must-Have Apps for Living in Istanbul" for Yabangee

  57. "Sit Down Laughing, Stand Up Seoul" in 10 Magazine

  58. "Review: Iron & Wine @ Babylon Bomonti" for Yabangee

  59. "My Week in Prague" in Outpost Magazine

  60. "The Away Days Return Home @ Salon IKSV" for Yabangee

  61. "What It’s Really Like Studying Abroad in Norway" in Grassroute Adventures

  62. "Turkey at the Expo Milano 2015: Food, Hospitality, Design" for Yabangee

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner of the “Best Opinion Piece” at the 2019 Traverse Creator Awards in Trentino, Italy

  • Nominated in part for 3 awards of excellence at the 2018 Tourism Industry of Association of Ontario Awards

  • 6 time winner of the Liebster Award for Blogging, 2012-2018

  • Winner of the Sunshine Blogger Award, 2018

  • Winner of the Best Travel Blog by Easy Planet Travel in 2017

  • Certificate of Appointment by the Korean Minister of Culture for my work on “The Korea Blog” in 2012

Radio & Podcast Appearances

Talking about Istanbul on an episode of "Our City with Kirk Lapointe" on Roundhouse Radio

Christopher's Appearance on the Expats Podcast with Adam Rozenhart

Seminars, Workshops & Speaking Engagements

I lead seminars and workshops for leading brands, organizations, and at conferences such as brand authenticity, social media, content creation and strategy for growth in the modern age.

 
Speaking about “Being an Entrepreneur and Digital Nomad” at an event held at WeWork by Eddy Travels

Speaking about “Being an Entrepreneur and Digital Nomad” at an event held at WeWork by Eddy Travels

 
 
Speaking about ‘Brand Authenticity” at TravelCon in Boston

Speaking about ‘Brand Authenticity” at TravelCon in Boston

 
 
Here I’m leading an “Introduction to SEO” workshop for the organization I co-founded, the  Toronto Bloggers Collective.

Here I’m leading an “Introduction to SEO” workshop for the organization I co-founded, the Toronto Bloggers Collective.

 
 
I led this seminar on “Social Media Today,” which featured a comprehensive overview of modern trends on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the like.

I led this seminar on “Social Media Today,” which featured a comprehensive overview of modern trends on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the like.

 
 
I was one of 15 young travel professionals selected to be a booth for Humber College students on the 3rd Annual Young Travel Professionals Speed Networking Session. I spoke with innumerable students with what it takes to make it in the industry.

I was one of 15 young travel professionals selected to be a booth for Humber College students on the 3rd Annual Young Travel Professionals Speed Networking Session. I spoke with innumerable students with what it takes to make it in the industry.

 

Being Interviewed 

 
 

  1. “The biggest mistakes you’re making on social media, plus three must-try apps” in Travelweek

  2. “Catching up with Christopher Mitchell” in Travel Writing 2.0

  3. "19 Students Shared How They Packed and Prepared for Studying Abroad" in Mighty Goods

  4. "Interview with Christopher: Expat Life in Turkey" in Wellington World Travel

  5. "Teaching Abroad and Tour Guiding to Fund Travel to 75 Countries" on Teaching Traveling

  6. "Travel Blogger: travelingmitch" on Wise Traveler

  7. "What It’s Really Like Studying Abroad in Norway" in Grassroutes Adventures

  8. “Art & Life with Christopher Mitchell” in Voyage MIA

  9. “Kötu: the Turkish Cat” for Guardian’s Best Animal Rescue Foundation

Video ( and Other Interviews)  

In this video, Christopher hosts the inaugural episode of  Yabangee TV,  heading to one of Istanbul's most cozy and unique bars. 

 
 

Photography Exhibitions 

An exhibition showcasing photography from across 9 countries at The Mad Bean in Toronto, Canada.

 
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Showcasing my Istanbul photography at Atölye in the Bomonti neighbourhood of Istanbul. 

 
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My Podcast, Rick Steves Over Brunch

 
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Rick Steves Over Brunch is a podcast where Stephanie Craig (from History Fangirl) and I break down episodes of the classic travel TV show, Rick Steve’s Europe. The show officially launched on April 30, 2018, and we drop new episodes drop every other Sunday (which, theoretically, is right around brunch time.)

Rick Steves has even come on the podcast for two separate episodes. (part 1/part 2)

Head here if you'd like to know more! or, feel free to just go head and subscribe!

Guest Posts

  1. "Teaching Abroad and Tour Guiding to Fund Travel to 75 Countries" for Teaching Travelling

  2. "An Island to Escape the Tourist Crowds" on One World 365

  3. "Tales of Teaching and Travelling in Korea" for Global Goose

  4. "Seaside Sanctuaries in County Antrim, Northern Ireland" for My Destination

Contributions 

  1. “The Top 28 Places to Visit in Europe for First Timers: Discovering the Old Continent” in Roman Roams

  2. “Bucket List Destinations in Canada” in Cathy Travelling

  3. “Best Greek Islands to Visit” in Life on the Mediterranean

  4. “Favourite Destinations From Around the Philippines from Travel Bloggers” in Hey Miss Adventures

  5. “Things to do in Tokyo at Night” in Amateur Traveler

  6. “Things to do in Niagara Falls in Winter” in Two Traveling Texans

  7. “Planning a Trip to Iceland” in To Some Place New

  8. “Unusual holiday destinations for Christmas in the USA” in Reading The Book

  9. “37 Must See Places to Travel in 2019” in Fit Two Travel

  10. “What Specific Souvenir Do You Collect While Travelling” in Birgehls

  11. “35 Travel Bloggers Divulge the Best Asian Cities to Visit” on Tiqy

  12. “Where to Go in Greece: 27 Top Greece Vacation Destinations” in Sofia Adventures

  13. “The Ultimate Guide to the Most Romantic Destinations in the World” in Love, Lust or Bust

  14. "Photography Part 1: These Tips Will Make You a Better Cityscape Photographer" by Flight Compensation

  15. "The Ultimate Guide To Iceland In Winter 2018" by Midgard Base Camp

  16. "18 Bucket List Ideas from World- Class Travelers" by The Petite Adventurer

  17. "2018 Bucket List" by Travel on the Brain

  18. "Travel Bloggers Share Their Favourite Hike of 2017" by Nate Meets World

  19. "55 of the Very Best Places to Visit in Spain" by Wandertooth

  20. "Things to do in Canada" by The World Pursuit

  21. "The Best Balkan Food you Need to Try" by Sofia Adventures

  22. "30 of the Most Beautiful Cities in France" in Untold Morsels

  23. "Rooms with a View" in Travel, Eat, Enjoy, Repeat

More in the Media

Appearing in the “Ultimate Summer Road Trip” Issue in the Globe & Mail in June, 2019

Christopher Mitchell is a famous, award-winning travel blogger based in Toronto, Canada

Bri and I appearing in the Saturday edition of the Globe & Mail for our work with Ontario Travel, York Durham Headwaters, and Central Counties Tourism in December of 2018.

 
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On the cover of the “Ultimate Winter Road Trip” magazine in association with Ontario Travel, York Durham Headwaters, and Central Counties Tourism in January 2019.

 
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