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I write about food and travel, mainly in Mexico, but I also dabble in literature and unsolicited opinion. I love a good listicle as much as I love a chunky feature.

Goal for 2018: more personal and critical essays.

For writing queries (not blog info) email me at laurensarahcocking [at] gmail [dot] com


TRAVEL

features

Best things to do in Guanajuato, Mexico (CNN, 2018)

Under-the-radar beach towns on Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast (Lonely Planet, 2018)

The Best Way to Say Cheese in the Andes (OZY, 2018)

The best things to do in Guadalajara (CNN, 2018)

A Piece of Britain Lost in Mexico (BBC Travel, 2018)

This Mexican Archaeological Site Has Been Underexplored for too Long (Fodor’s 2018)

Mexico’s Most Surreal Destination is a Magical Town in the Jungle (Fodor’s, 2017)

listicles

The World’s 20 Best Black Sand Beaches (Fodor’s, 2018)

The Most Beautiful Towns in Colombia (CNN, 2018)

The World’s Most Colorful Natural Phenomena (National Geographic, 2018)

The World’s 30 Most Colorful Natural Attractions (Fodor’s, 2018)

The 25 Most Colorful Towns in the World (Fodor’s, 2018)

10 Mexican Magic Towns For 10 Charming Village Vacations (Frommer’s, 2017)


FOOD + DRINK

features

The UK’s confounding bread debate (BBC Travel, 2018)

This Chilean Drink Will Knock You Off Your Feet (OZY, 2018)

How the Humble Pork Pie Charmed the English (Serious Eats, 2018)

Craft Brewers are Breaking Away from Quito, Ecuador. You Should Too (OZY, 2018)

Pitayas: The Fleeting Fruit That Causes a Frenzy in Mexico (CNN, 2018)

The Case For Toting Your Own Tea Bags (Extra Crispy, 2018)

Cure Your Hangover With Mexico’s Original Energy Drink (MUNCHIES, 2018)

Pulque is the Unique Mexican Drink Enjoying a Resurgence (The Kitchn, 2017)

The Coolest Mexican Party Drinks Beyond Tequila and Mezcal (OZY, 2017)

Local Beer Over Questionable Tapas is Always an Easy Choice (Roads & Kingdoms, 2017)

How Mexico Celebrates the Day of the Dead with Bread (Extra Crispy, 2017)

listicles

Your Best Bets For Craft Beers…in Peru (OZY, 2018)

14 Things to Eat and Drink in Guadalajara (Fodor’s, 2018)

20 Delicious British Comfort Foods to Try on Your Next Trip (Fodor’s, 2018)

30 Sandwiches from All Over the World That You Need to Try (Fodor’s, 2018)

Eat Like a Goth With These 13 Foods From Around the World (Fodor’s, 2017)

16 Mexican Street Foods You’re Missing Out On (Fodor’s, 2017)


LITERATURE, HISTORY + ARTS

Guess What? The Panama Hat Doesn’t Come From Panama (OZY, 2018)

The Activists Using Embroidery to Protest Mexico’s Murder Epidemic (Broadly, 2018)

Meet Mexico’s Exuberant, Butterfly-Loving Street Artist (OZY, 2018)

Why Your Next Read Should Be From Catalonia (OZY, 2018)


PERSONAL ESSAYS

What it’s Like to Love Someone in Another Language (Hello Giggles, 2018)

How Mexico Made Me Love Breakfast (The Kitchn, 2017)

La vida (de una extranjera) en la Ciudad (de Mexico) // The (Mexico) City Life (of a British Girl) (Revista Bananas, 2017)


LIFESTYLE

10 Latinx Travel Instagrammers You Need to Follow ASAP (Popsugar, 2018)

The Best Ways to Take Care of Yourself While Traveling Long-Term (Popsugar, 2018)

11 Helpful Tips for Traveling on Your Period (Popsugar, 2017)


LONG(ER) TERM FREELANCE POSITIONS

Various (Culture Trip, 2014-present)

Various (Pink Pangea, 2016)

Various (Babe, 2016)