Christabel Lobo

Content Strategist, Editor, Ghostwriter, Photographer, Writer, Graphic Designer

Freelance writer covering all things food, travel, wellness & animal-sciences related

I am a Mysore-based freelance writer specializing in writing and content marketing related to travel, food, lifestyle and wellness. My writing has appeared in The Hindu Business Line, Open Skies, Trivago, Fodor's, Barclays Travel, London’s Evening Standard, Silkwinds,, HuffPost, and more. I also ghost write and edit the Hawaii-based kid-friendly food & family travel blog, Pint Size Gourmets, and was responsible for updating the Kerala chapter of Fodor’s Essential India 2019 guidebook.

In addition to having completed my RYT 200 Hatha yoga teacher training, I am also a digital designer with over eight years of web and graphic design experience. Here’s a link to my portfolio:
Content Types
Blog Post, Article, Graphic, Recipe, Social Copy, Interview, Website Copy, Press Release
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California State University, Fresno, BSc Animal Sciences Pre-Veterinary
Universite de Pau, Minor in French Language & Literature
St. Mary's Catholic High School, GCSE O-levels & GCE A-levels
Mysuru, Karnataka, India|English, French

Published Content

In a juice cleanse rut? Here’s why you need to start juicing raw beets now

Discover the benefits of this earthy root vegetable and how to go about juicing raw beets and their greens with an easy five-ingredient beet juice recipe.
7 Forest Bathing Hotels for a Wellness Getaway Reconnecting with Nature

Developed in Japan in the 1980s, forest bathing uses mindfulness and meditation techniques to open all five senses and use nature as a healing tool. Getting close to nature and reaping its benefits is becoming increasingly difficult as we move further away to more inhabited areas. But by booking a stay at any of these seven forest bathing hotels across the United States, you get the chance to be present, de-stress and reap the many benefits of shinrin-yoku.
No wine? No problem. These are the best wine substitutes you can use for cooking

Thanks to the rising popularity of molecular gastronomy, understanding the science behind cooking and the interaction on a molecular level between ingredients has never been simpler. When it comes to wine, be it red, white, or rosé, the alcohol content is what's responsible for enhancing the flavor profiles of dishes.
How to tell the difference between Ceylon cinnamon and cassia

With over 250 species of cinnamon grown in tropical climates around Asia, Australia, and many of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, it’s safe to say that we won’t be running out of it anytime time soon. Which begs the question: does it matter which variety you sprinkle into your daily morning cup of tea this winter?
How to preserve coconut milk

A common ingredient in Southeast Asian cooking, cans of coconut milk would typically be found only in the international aisle of the grocery store. Keep reading to see the how to properly store and freeze coconut milk, plus how to easily make your own homemade coconut milk.
Mozzarella monks of Bengaluru

Written and researched an article about Benedictine monks in Bangalore who make authentic Italian cheese - published online and in-print for The Hindu Business Line's weekend magazine, BLink
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5 International Bucket List Festivals in November You Cannot Miss

Here are 5 bucket list international festivals and events in November that are worth traveling around the world to experience.

October, 31 2018
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5 off-the beaten path things to do in Washington, D.C.

There are plenty of Washington D.C. hidden treasures and neighborhoods that are waiting to be explored. The district is a lot more than just its monuments…you have to know where to look.Here are a few off-the beaten path experiences to add to your district to-do list

November, 29 2018
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A Quirky Night in Downtown Denver at the Curtis Hotel

A review of the Curtis hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado for the kid-friendly food and family travel blog, Pint Size Gourmets

December, 21 2018
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The 7 Best Romantic Destinations to Travel to this February

From secluded beaches with crystal-clear waters to stunning panoramas surrounding luxury hotels, here are 7 wonderful romantic breaks to take this February.

January, 22 2019

City guide to Bangalore for Silk Air's in-flight magazine, Silkwinds

February, 19 2019

Wrote, researched and updated the Kerala chapter for Fodor's 2019 Essential India guidebook.
6 Weekend Getaways in the Bay Area: Fine Wine and a Rugged Coastline

From hopping aboard a wine train in Napa to surfing infamous 30-foot waves in Half-Moon Bay, there’s no shortage in variety with these six weekend getaways in the Bay Area.
10 Coolest Hotels in Downtown Los Angeles: The Rebirth of La La Land

Whether it’s dining on tapas at a James-Beard nominated chef’s restaurant or rubbing shoulders at an exclusive social club from the 1800s, get a feel for the changes yourself with a stay in any one of these 10 hotels in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Southeast Washington DC Neighborhood Guide for Open Skies in-flight mag

Walking guide to the Southeast Washington DC neighborhood featured in the May 2019 issue of Emirates' in-flight magazine, Open Skies.
7 Weekend Getaways from Washington DC Rich in History, Seafood, and Relaxation

From the lush Virginia countryside to relaxing vibes along the Chesapeake Bay, these seven weekend getaways from Washington D.C. are no more than a few hours away by train or car.
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5 Things to do in Colorado in the Spring

From the dry, high-desert regions of the Colorado Plateau to the rugged, snow-capped mountains of Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge, Colorado is known for its diverse landscapes and has a variety of options to choose from, no matter your interests. Here are 5 of the best things to do in Colorado in the Spring.

May, 22 2019
Writing Portfolio
Split Urad Dal Risotto With Mushrooms
July, 30 2018
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Take 5 article for the London Evening Standard. Published in print on August 31, 2018.

August, 31 2018
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A New Polynesian Cultural Center Experience: HUKI

Sponsored post with Polynesian Cultural Center. Ghostwritten for PSG.

October, 2 2018
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NYC Food Tour Review: A Taste of Mulberry Street

Sponsored post with Ahoy Food Tours - I reviewed their Mulberry street food tour, created a post, social media mentions and all the photography.

October, 11 2018
How To Enjoy Dubai Attractions Like a Sheikh on a Budget
April, 20 2016
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A Photo Guide to Bylakuppe’s Golden Temple in Karnataka
October, 7 2015
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Taking the Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg
December, 6 2015
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Food Tour Review: Exploring Los Angeles’ Ethnic Food Culture
October, 3 2016
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Wonderful Tokachi: Hokkaido’s Best Kept Secret
November, 28 2016
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A luxe weekend at Amsterdam’s Hotel Okura
March, 30 2016
How to Spend 48 Hours in Siem Reap, Cambodia
November, 16 2017
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A Guide to New York City Museum Free Days
January, 26 2018
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Top 10 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Gettysburg, PA
April, 9 2017
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The Best Things to do with Kids in Beirut, Lebanon
April, 27 2017
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The Kid-Friendly Guide to Lebanese Food
August, 8 2017
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10 Dubai Attractions for Kids
November, 30 2017
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5 Reasons to Plan Your Winter Family Vacation in Hawaii
December, 5 2017
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5 Tips to Keep a Regular Yoga Practice When Traveling
February, 15 2018
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Offbeat DC Travel Guide: 45 Unique Things to do in Washington, DC
March, 4 2018
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The Perfect Itinerary for 4 Days in Vienna
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The Best Places to Stay Near Joshua Tree National Park
March, 9 2018
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5 Diverse and Ethical Yoga Brands You Need to Check Out

Find out where to get the best ethical yoga clothes (including ethical leggings, ethical yoga & activewear, and the best eco yoga clothing that promotes diversity!

March, 18 2018
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Best Things to do with Kids in San Jose, California
April, 22 2018
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10 Dutch Foods to Try in Amsterdam
February, 16 2018
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5 Incredible Goan Dishes to Try
April, 29 2018
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Take a DIY Chocolate Tasting Tour in Brussels, Belgium
August, 4 2018
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Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Travel Gear
January, 3 2018
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The Locals’ Guide to Exploring Oahu With Kids
March, 26 2017
Culinary Surprises in the Dust - Taste the World book excerpt
A Culinary Tour of Washington DC’s U Street Neighborhood
February, 28 2017
How To Enjoy Dubai Attractions Like a Sheikh on a Budget
April, 20 2016
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