Award-winning Toronto travel writer Lucy Izon has been published for 30 years in leading North American newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, and the Globe and Mail.
According to Wefollow.com Izon’s Twitter page @CanadaCool is currently the most popular Twitter page tagged Canada, with more than 52,000 followers. Izon was also a 2010 Finalist in the ‘Travel’ category for a Shorty Award – which salute the Best Producers of Short Real Time Content.Twitter traffic is directed on to Izon’s popular CanadaCool.com website. While continuing to produce freelance travel stories for leading newspapers and magazines, she also contributes to websites, such as Frommers.com. She is the author of Izon’s Backpacker Journal & Canadian Traveller’s Trip Planner (TVO), plus contributing author to Thomas Cook’s Touring Eastern Canada and contributor to Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul. She has served as both Canadian Chapter Chair and Vice President of the Society of American Travel Writers, and she is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada.
Izon is also the 2005 & 2009 award-winner for ‘Best Travel Journalism’ from the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corp. She is one of five women chosen by Celebrity Cruises to help design new spacious staterooms for the Celebrity Solstice (click on accommodation and learn about Celebrity’s Leading Ladies).
In 2000 Izon partnered with the Canadian Government’s Millennium Bureau to create a national travel writing and photography competition for Canadians ages 18-26, to celebrate the Millennium and to encourage young Canadians to explore their country.