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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
Content Editor (online) 10 Years
Writer 10 Years
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+), Scoot Magazine (6-10), Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia (6-10), Lonely Planet (6-10), NOW! Singapore (3-5), BeerAdvocate Magazine (3-5), CNN Travel (3-5), DestinAsian (3-5), Tiger Tales (3-5), Time Out Singapore (3-5), Renaissance Magazine (3-5), Smile Magazine (1-2), Yahoo! Travel (1-2), Destination Hyatt Magazine (1-2), DRAFT Magazine (1-2), Fah Thai (1-2), Fodor's Travel (1-2), BBC Travel (1-2), Matador Abroad (1-2)
Other Work History
Copywriter, The Rundown Los Angeles
Travel Editor, About.com
Managing Editor, IgoUgo.com
Foreign Language Skills
Currently studying Thai
- "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
(Yahoo! Travel, 11/19/2014)
From a Singaporean food celebrity's upscale bistro to tours of the city-state's biggest brewery, the lesser-known western side of Singapore is well worth exploring.
(DestinAsian Magazine, 10/1/2014)
A look at four upstart entrepreneurs helping to reshape the scene in Amsterdam.
(BBC Travel, 9/6/2014)
In London's Bermondsey district, a clutch of upstart microbreweries help transform the local craft beer scene -- particularly on Saturday afternoons.
(Scoot Magazine, 6/1/2014)
Never a city to miss out on emerging global trends, Bangkok is in the midst of a serious craft beer boom --- I meet with some of the key figures who are shaping the scene's direction.
(CNN Travel, 5/8/2014)
From Chinese microbreweries with American brewmasters, to a craft beer tap room at a Singapore hawker center, here's a look at 10 of Asia's best beer bars.
(Fah Thai, 5/1/2014)
In Singapore, the creations of a nimble new breed of entrepreneur with an eye on more than just the bottom line are popping up in unexpected places.
(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.
(Matador Abroad, 5/16/2011)
A snapshot of my life as an expat living abroad in Bangkok, Thailand.