👋 Hi! I’m Shawn. I write about travel, sustainability, and marketing. My work has been published in International Living Magazine, Business Insider, and Anthony Bourdain’s Roads & Kingdoms. Please feel free to reach out and make the world a smaller place.

TRAVEL

International travel can make the world a better place. It peacefully brings together people of different cultures, languages, and ideas.

It boosts local economies with foreign cash inflows and stimulates entrepreneurship.

Travel encourages the pursuit of experiences over acquiring yet more material items.

My wife Tricia and I are avid travelers. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for our library of travel videos — they have a combined total of about 680,000 views and over 14,000 hours watched.

Here is my channel trailer, followed by a few photos of our adventures:

Shawn standing in the Roman arena of Nîmes, France.

Standing in the Roman arena in Nîmes, France.

A seaside run in Makarska, Croatia.

On the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro.

A night at the theater with Tricia in Tblisi, Georgia.

Stopping to smell the flowers in Pordenone, Italy.

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

Our verison of Monet’s Twilight in Venice.

Tricia and me in Lisbon, Portugal.

Our favorite bench at the Heidelberg Castle in Germany.

SUSTAINABILITY

We only have one planet to start from and time is running out. I am deeply driven to do something to make the world a cleaner, safer, happier place.

My passion for sustainability began at a young age. I loved engaging with wildlife and the natural world around me. I would even donate my allowance to the local animal shelter.

Tricia and I rescued a kitten in Ukraine and transported him 1,000 km (621 mi) to his new home in Switzerland. From trash to treasure, Cocoa now lives like a prince in the Alps. Watch his story here.

Over the years, I’ve seen environmental damage of all types, including dangerous amounts of air pollution, toxic amounts of ocean plastic, and unchecked overdevelopment.

My passion fuels my commitment to living a more sustainable lifestyle. I strive to make conscious choices every day, from reducing my consumption of resources to supporting local and environmentally friendly businesses.

I hope that with my writing, I can inspire others to take action and help save our precious blue sphere.

MARKETING

I love growth marketing. I’ve been in the field for over 10 years and my expertise spans SEO, email marketing, content creation, and data analytics.

Helping startups and small businesses grow is deeply satisfying for me — especially environmentally sustainable businesses. I earned a Master’s in Entrepreneurship at the University of Malta in the Mediterranean to help me do this more effectively.

Everything begins and ends with the customer journey. Here on my website, you’ll find me talking about customer journeys quite a bit, including how to visualize and craft automations to guide prospects down the sales funnel.

To learn more about my marketing fixation and my professional background, please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Ready to check out some of my content? Visit my homepage for my latest work.