My penchant for writing started in elementary school when my first essay, a fictional account about a game of H-O-R-S-E between Michael Jordan and me, was submitted to Coca-Cola for a chance to win a year’s supply of Coke. My dreams of winning a year’s supply of Coca-Cola may have been dashed by losing the writing contest (I maintain to this day that it was rigged), but my dreams of becoming a professional writer have only continued to evolve.

I began my career as a professional writer seven years ago, getting my start as a writer and editor for a travel guide publisher. The last several years since has seen me work for myself as a freelancer, with my writing having appeared in the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog, Outside Magazine, AFAR Magazine, AOL Travel, Yahoo, and most recently, Expedia, where I served as the Editor-in-Chief of Expedia Viewfinder.

However, my work the last few years has evolved to include content and social strategy as well. Brands I’ve worked with on their social and content strategies have ranged from travel and tourism boards, like Travel Alberta, to other types of travel and lifestyle brands that have included Expedia, Delta Air Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, DreamWorks (on the movie Mr. Peabody and Sherman), and Bank of America, just to name a few.

If you’re interested in working together, send me an email through my contact form or email me at spencer.spellman at