Media

As well as being the founder and writer of Free Candie, I’m a freelance writer for other online and print publications around the world. I’m also the Communications and Submissions Coordinator at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. I manage advertising campaigns, media partnerships, the Festival’s social media channels, and a good deal more. It’s a job I’m passionate about, and I’m thrilled to be part of the local arts community!

I have a BA in English (Minor-Classics) and a Diploma in Professional Writing from Memorial University of Newfoundland. A former tech writer for a deep sea technology company specializing in underwater robots (AUVs), I later became an editor at Matador Network, eventually taking over the role of lead writing faculty for MatadorU. I worked there for five years before pursuing my own independent writing.

In 2015, I completed my first book manuscript under the guidance of Canadian author Olive Senior, through Humber College’s Creative Writing program. It was recommended for a certificate of distinction.

I’m the only Newfoundland travel writer in the Travel Media Association of Canada. While most of my writing focuses on personal experience, I do also spend a great deal of time talking about Newfoundland, its changing culture, and what “home” means for us here. I’m also a founding member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.

PRINT AND MAGAZINES

Canadian Traveller Magazine | Winter 2016 (ongoing contributor)
Bon Vivant Magazine | Spring 2017 (ongoing contributor)
Ahoy! Marine Atlantic Onboard Magazine | Issue 01
Go NOMAD! | Context Tours: Walking Tours for the Intellectually Curious
Matador Network | 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die
Go NOMAD! | Eastern Canada Plane Reader
The Telegram | The Road Less Travelled
FLARE Magazine | St. John’s Localist
Newfoundland Quarterly, Issue #440 | Lost In Translation, Newfoundland Style
The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World | Intrepid Tales of Awesomeness from the Open Road
DK Eyewitness Guides | Contributor and Fact Checker
SOAR Magazine | Contributor
Travel + Escape Magazine | A Hundred Thousand Welcomes: Cycling the Aran Islands
Reader’s Digest | Guysborough, N.S.
Westjet’s Up! Magazine | Cape Spear

ONLINE

The Independent UK | Iceberg Alley: How to Visit the Ferryland Iceberg

BBC Travel | The Little Pony That Built Newfoundland

BBC Travel | 50 Reasons to #LoveTheWorld

Refinery29 | How a Year Abroad Wrecked Me Financially

CBC Art | Art Encounters on the Edge: This Event is Transforming a Historic Part of Newfoundland

CBC NL | Meet Some Young Entrepreneurs Bringing New Life to Rural Newfoundland
CBC Arts (National) | This interactive exhibit is turning Mi’kmaq language lessons into art
CBC Arts (National) | The unconsidered consequences of Newfoundland and Labrador’s book tax
Buzzfeed | I Let Twitter Run My Life For a Day and Here’s What Happened
Elite Daily | Contributor
Trello | How to Stay Productive While Working and Traveling
Roads and Kingdoms | A Hearty Dish For the Gut-Foundered
TERN magazine | That Moment
Urban Adventures | A Woman Abroad: Lessons in Going Alone
CBC Canada | We’re not Lazy: Why Gen. Y has Tuned out of the Election
Viator | Contributor
MatadorU | Lead Travel Writing Faculty
Matador Network | The Unravelling of Generations
Matador Network | Contributing Editor
Matador Network | Iceland on a Budget
Matador Network | Notes from a Canadian Seductress
Matador Network | I went to Ireland to Find my Roots and Discovered I’m Canadian
BBC Travel | Ireland’s Last Seaweed Spas
Guide Advisor | Freelance Writer
Go NOMAD! | Rediscovering Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail
The Expeditioner | How Candice Got her Groove Back in Nova Scotia
AFAR Magazine | Greece Travel Guide and Local Expert
Travel + Escape | Newfoundland and Labrador Knows Big Adventure

COPYWRITING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

TaDa! Events | Social media management for Jesus Christ Superstar production
Travelocity.ca | Summerologist
travelcuts Ambassador | travelcuts Film Fest Ambassador
Social media strategy and management for small businesses | Various
M5I Marketing | Freelance Copywriting and Social Media Marketing
Command Base Creative Design Inc. | Copywriter
John Atkins & Co. | Copywriting
TripleSpot | Content Creation for Mobile App
AMEX Canada | Content Creation

RADIO AND SPEAKING

CTV Morning Atlantic LIVE | How to Meet People When Travelling Alone
Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador | Panelist for Emerging Leaders
CBC Radio Crosstalk | Winter Travel Interview and Live Chat
CBC Radio Crosstalk | Best Travel Destinations in Newfoundland and Labrador

 

FEATURES

Memorial University | Faculty of Arts Alumnus of the Month
Blogosphere Magazine | Winter 2016
Gracia Magazine UK | Solo Female Instagrammers
US Today | 6 blogs that blend travel with comedy
Brit + Co. | 6 Must-Read Tips Before Your First Solo Trip
The Frank Life | Travel Babble Featuring Candice Walsh
Translate.com | From Livejournal to Blogging: CandiceDoestheWorld.com
HostelsClub.com | Adventures AND Misadventures of a Redhead Canadian Traveller
Suzy Guese | How to Travel Like a Temperamental Ginger
Spunky Girl Monologues | The Southern Shore, the Armpit of Newfoundland
Where.ca | Travel Writer Candice Walsh Does Canada (and the World)
HostelBookers.com | The Best Travel Blogs and Posts in October
Dangerous Business | Thursday Traveler: Candice Walsh
SavoirFaireAbroad | Solo Female Travel with Candice Walsh
Whirlwind Travel | What It Means To Be A Canadian Traveler: An Interview with Candice Walsh

ACCOLADES

Flipkey | Top Solo Female Travel Blogger to Follow in 2015
Ninjamatics | Best Canadian Travel Blog
The Co-Operative Travel | Top 11 Instagram Accounts
Tripping.com | Top Travel Blogs
Flight Network | Top Canadian Travel Blog
Go Abroad | Top Female Solo Travel Blogger
Tripping | Top Travel Blogger

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