About Lisa

Lisa Kadane is a travel and lifestyle journalist based in Kelowna, British Columbia. She loves actively exploring the planet’s near and far corners, whether that means sea kayaking with her husband and two kids off of Mexico’s Isla Espiritu Santo, or trekking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

After spending seven years as a lifestyle reporter at the Calgary Herald newspaper, Lisa embraced the freelance life in 2011. Her writing has been published in American Way, BBC Travel, CNN Travel, Best Health, Today’s Parent, WestJet Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and others. She also writes the ‘Thirsty Doctor’ and ‘Thirsty Dentist’ columns in Just for Canadian Doctors and Just for Canadian Dentists trade magazines. In between travel and cocktail assignments, Lisa writes about food, health, parenting and special needs (inspired by her son, who has autism), and applies her copywriting and blogging creativity to organizations such as Tourism Kelowna.

When she’s not travelling, writing or parenting, you’ll find Lisa hiking with her Brittany spaniel, skiing at a resort in the Okanagan Valley, wine tasting at a local vineyard, or trip planning with her husband. Next up: Grounded due to COVID-19's third wave.

B.A. Communication Studies, The University of San Diego

Available for freelance.


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"Such a pleasure reading your work. Will definitely find more assignments for you as soon as I can.”

—  Kim Shiffman, Editor in Chief, Today’s Parent