Work With Me

Professional Freelance Writer 

Freelance Services:

  • Concise, well-written content, and photographs for both print and online media
  • Refreshing old copy
  • Brand ambassadorships
  • Customized social media content
  • Social media management (Certified with Hootsuite)
  • Sponsored articles
  • Hotel reviews
  • Tour reviews
  • Product reviews
  • Dining reviews
  • Giveaways
  • Sponsored trips
  • Press trips
  • Consulting

My Interests

I’m interested in boutique or historic hotels and inns, soft adventure (hiking, zip line, biking), culinary travel and experiences (local food and flavors, wine, beer, cider, food tours), luxury and budget travel, historic destinations (such as museums, historic spots like lighthouses, castles, homes, forts), and dog-friendly travel.

I am also the Founder and Editor of Small Town & Beyond, a travel site dedicated to lodging, dining, and activities in small towns. This unique niche focuses on the entire small town experience (lodging, dining, adventure, history, local life) to inspire visitors to explore small towns in their travels. Its viewership is looking for slower-paced travel experiences, the ability to connect with locals, unique and budget lodging, and the history and food culture of a location.

Please feel free to review my endorsements and Media Kit.

A Sample of CVB/DMO’s and Brands I’ve Worked With:

Experience Anacortes
Whidbey Camano Islands
Visit Kitsap Peninsula
The Cascade Loop
Gig Harbor
Visit San Juan Islands
Yakima Valley
Be in Bellingham
Enjoy Port Townsend
Wenatchee Valley
Visit Seattle
Visit Skagit
Central Washington Color
Long Beach Peninsula
Lynden Chamber of Commerce
Love La Conner
Snohomish County Tourism
Eugene Cascades Coast
Wabash County
Visit Kinston
Village Green Resort & Gardens
The Jefferson
The King and Prince Resort
Casa Marina Hotel
Zeta Brewing
Ireland’s Blue Book
Parknasilla Resort & Spa
Butler Arms Hotel

and more…

Find My Work

I meet deadlines, enjoy the editorial process, and have been on FAM tours, worked with PR and DMO organizations.

My work can be found at Bainbridge Island Magazine, Experience Anacortes,  Family Vacation Critic,, Whidbey Camano Islands, trivago room5TraveLife MagazineMeeting News Northwest, and Northwest Travel & Life Magazine.

I have also worked with Moon Travel Guides. 

Please feel free to review my endorsements and Media Kit.

Small Town Washington & Beyond Stats (updated 10/16/18)

  • 66 % Female / 33% Male
  • 71% New Visitor / 28 % Returning
  • 10,000+ Monthly Page Views and growing
  • Washington State Site Users 54%
  • Facebook 3,003+
  • Twitter 4,061+ for Lara Dunning / 2,762+ for SmallTownWa
  • Instagram 18.7k+
  • Pinterest 56,000+ average monthly views

Would You Like to Work With Small Town Washington & Beyond?

Do you live in a small town? Do you represent hotels, resorts, B&Bs, cabins, restaurants, wineries, museums, festivals, cruises, transportation, and activities? If you are interested in hosting Small Town Washington & Beyond for a stay, a tour, meal, or activity, I would love to partner up.

Click here to review my and Media Kit.

Please note the FTC Disclaimer on our site and may choose to reference it at any time with our partners.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.