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  Brian Spencer
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A professional, deadline-driven freelance writer and editor currently based in Singapore. My broad focus is anything related to travel, from local food scenes and craft beer bars and breweries to culture, slices of life, and active pursuits.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 10 Years
Writer 10 Years
Specialty
Sports & Recreation 4 Years
Travel 10 Years
Music 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Perceptive Travel Blog (11+), Lonely Planet (6-10), Renaissance Magazine (3-5), Scoot Magazine (3-5), Tiger Tales (3-5), Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia (3-5), CNN Travel (3-5), DestinAsian (1-2), Destination Hyatt Magazine (1-2), DRAFT Magazine (1-2), Fah Thai (1-2), Fodor's Travel (1-2), Mabuhay Magazine (1-2), Matador Abroad (1-2), Cayman Skies Magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
Copywriter, The Rundown Los Angeles
Travel Editor, About.com
Managing Editor, IgoUgo.com
Foreign Language Skills
Currently studying Thai
Awards
- "Most Unforgettable Character," Silver Medal at Eighth Annual Solas Awards

- Group Recipient, "Travel Blog," Gold Medal at 2013 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Awards
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
 
(DestinAsian, 2/1/2014)
Count the Lion City among the world's many destinations that have jumped on the craft-beer bandwagon. From a Balinese nanobrewery to a new Tokyo-style taproom, here are four boutique operations to look out for.
(DestinAsian, 8/1/2013)
A spotlight of four standout stalls at Singapore's upscale indoor market PasarBella.
(Scoot Magazine, 6/1/2013)
Brian Spencer hops off the city's mainland and onto ferries, bumboats, and cable cars in search of a lesser-travelled, sea-surrounded Singapore adventure.
(Tiger Tales, 3/1/2013)
Entertainment can be a pricey business in Singapore. However, you don't have to bust your budget to have a fun evening in Southeast Asia's most expensive city.
(Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, 2/1/2013)
Singaporean food celeb Violet Oon makes a family affair of her re-entry into the island's trendy dining scene.
(Cayman Airways Skies, 9/1/2012)
With hundreds of clubs, theatres, and music halls throughout the city, and even more local bands clamboring to perform in them, New York is brimming over with great options for unique, live music performances.
(Cayman Airways Skies, 7/1/2012)
This cosmopolitan Central American capital is in the midst of a massive transformation touching every part of its urban fabric.
(CNN Travel, 8/29/2011)
From power lunches to boozy nights out, there's a sushi spot in Bangkok to fit everyone's needs.
(Lonely Planet, 5/31/2011)
Planning your first trip to Thailand? Don't make these three cardinal vacation-planning mistakes.
(Matador Abroad, 5/16/2011)
A snapshot of my life as an expat living abroad in Bangkok, Thailand.
(Lonely Planet, 2/28/2011)
Bangkok may not be the primary destination on your trip to Thailand, but even if you're just passing through, get out there and see as much of this chameleon-like city as you can. You won't regret it.
(Lonely Planet, 2/17/2011)
Two weeks is obviously not enough time to see everything the country has to offer, but it's plenty to get a real flavor of Sri Lanka's diversity and character.