Justine Harrington

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Writer, Editor, Ghostwriter

Wordsmith, Creative Strategist, Brand Storyteller

Writer who specializes in travel, lifestyle, media, culture, business & social entrepreneurship, sustainability, food & drink, and the outdoors. Publications include Travel+Leisure, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide, Fodor's, USA Today, The Points Guy, trivago Magazine, Time Out, Texas Highways, Backpacker, Scandinavian Traveler, Frommer's, Tribeza, TripSavvy, The Austin-American Statesman, and Austin Monthly, among dozens of other print and online outlets.

As a copywriter + creative strategist, I also use my narrative skills and years of journalistic experience to give brands human voices that speak to human consumers, mainly in the tourism, marketing, & media worlds. Above all, I help my clientele grow, connect, and lead by creating fresh, compelling storytelling for the audience at hand.

Open to freelance opportunities and long-term projects.
Categories
Content Types
Guide, Article, Commercial, Social Copy, Website Copy, Blog Post, Landing Page, Interview
More Information
University of Arkansas, B.A., Cultural Anthropology, French; Minors in Journalism, African & African-American Studies
Austin, TX, USA|English, French
Publications
N/A

Travel & Adventure

27
fodors.com
Article
Big Bend National Park
November 16th, 2019
magazine.trivago.com
Article
9 Coolest Hotels in Austin That Will Defy Your Lodging Expectations
traveler.marriott.com
Article
Where to See Live Music in Austin | Marriott Bonvoy Traveler
thepointsguy.com
Article
How to Use Miles and Points This Summer at the Best US Music Festivals for Families
June 19th, 2019
forbestravelguide.com
Website Copy
Hotel Granduca Austin
tripsavvy.com
Article
The Complete Guide to the San Antonio River Walk
December 9th, 2019
scandinaviantraveler.com
Article
What to do outside of SXSW
October 30th, 2018
tripsavvy.com
Product Description
The 7 Best Under-$50 Luggage Items of 2019

I write SEO-rich articles, product descriptions, and editorial content for TripSavvy, one of the top 10 travel information sites in the world as measured by Comscore, a leading Internet measurement company.

February 19th, 2019
austin.culturemap.com
Article
What to see — and skip — on a magical West Texas journey to Marfa
December 3rd, 2019
tripsavvy.com
Article
Where to Go for a Long Weekend in 2019
May 14th, 2019
lifestorage.com
Article
Moving to Austin: Your Guide to Living, Working and Playing in ATX

There are several reasons why Austin, Texas reigns supreme as the most livable city in the Lone Star State. Before packing your bags (with light clothes and lots of sunscreen), check out this guide of things you should know.

October 29th, 2019
tripsavvy.com
Article
The 9 Best Parks in Dallas
August 15th, 2019
tripsavvy.com
Article
The Best Spots to Camp and Hike in Dallas
August 15th, 2019
austin.culturemap.com
Article
This is the ultimate road trip to West Texas' best destinations
February 2nd, 2017
tripsavvy.com
Article
The 9 Best Austin, Texas Hotels of 2019
February 11th, 2019
texashighways.com
Article
A Big Bend Backup

With plans for a national park trek stymied, a hiker finds a satisfying alternative at Big Bend Ranch State Park.

January 17th, 2019
touringbird.com
Website Copy
Justine Harrington - Touring Bird

Contributed Austin content for Google's Touring Bird, a new, mobile-first travel site with insider tips on tours, attractions, activities, and events.

tripsavvy.com
Blog Post
The 9 Best Texas Hill Country Hotels of 2019
February 11th, 2019
tripsavvy.com
Article
Chinati Foundation: The Complete Guide

Giant concrete boxes glimmer on the horizon, set against the backdrop of rows of converted artillery sheds and a stark, blindingly beige desert landscape so vast it nearly swallows the red-rock mountains in the distance—no, you’re not in some weird, surrealist dream a la David Lynch; you’re at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

October 23rd, 2019
tripsavvy.com
Article
The 9 Best Mexico Hotels of 2019
February 11th, 2019
tripsavvy.com
Article
48 Hours in Dallas, Texas
August 22nd, 2019
timeout.com
Article
The 10 best things to do in Texas

In a state the size of Texas, there are so many diverse and exciting attractions, monuments, bustling cities, rural towns and unexpected landscapes (hello, beaches!) that it’s enough to make your head spin.

August 22nd, 2018
timeout.com
Article
The 10 best things to do in Waco
July 11th, 2018
traveltips.usatoday.com
Article
How to Backpack Through Europe on $50 a Day

I wrote 50+ SEO articles for USA Today's Travel Tips section.

March 15th, 2018
timeout.com
Article
The 10 best museums in Houston
July 9th, 2018
misadventuresmag.com
Article
I Was A Lonely Planet Addict
October 19th, 2016
matadornetwork.com
Article
Why I travel without my husband
September 16th, 2016

Food & Drink

12
traveler.marriott.com
Article
A Brief Guide to Austin's Craft Beverage Scene | Marriott Bonvoy Traveler
tripsavvy.com
Article
The Top 15 Bars in Dallas
August 6th, 2019
scandinaviantraveler.com
Article
Beyond BBQ – an Austin eatery guide
October 30th, 2018
tripsavvy.com
Article
The 10 Best Breweries in Dallas
August 12th, 2019
scandinaviantraveler.com
Article
The best bars and nightlife in Austin
January 31st, 2019
traveler.marriott.com
Article
If Barbecue Is Religion in Austin, Here's Where to Worship
timeout.com
Article
The 10 best nightlife in Dallas

Dallas’s nightlife is nothing if not legendary. Whether you want to go clubbing, swig fancy cocktails on a rooftop, bar hop, two-step or do a little bit of everything, one thing’s for sure: You’re bound to have a really, really good time. In fact, the Big D doesn’t trail far behind nightlife meccas like New York City and Las Vegas, and there are countless breweries, hipster bars, underground clubs, swanky restaurants, upscale lounges and even a honky-tonk or two (hey, this is Texas, after all!)

July 3rd, 2018
timeout.com
Article
The 13 best restaurants in Oklahoma City
October 31st, 2018
familyminded.com
Article
The Best Ice Cream in Every State
timeout.com
Article
The 10 best brunch restaurants in Houston
July 3rd, 2018
leaf.tv
Article
How to Thicken Alfredo Sauce

I wrote a series of SEO-focused articles on cooking, food, and wellness for LEAFtv, a lifestyle resource site geared toward millennial women.

thespruceeats.com
Product Description
The 8 Best Jarred Pasta Sauces of 2019

I write product descriptions and SEO-rich articles for The Spruce Eats. Under the Dotdash brand, The Spruce is the eighth largest property in the ad-supported Lifestyles category, with 28 million monthly unique U.S. visitors.

April 21st, 2019

Business & Media

10
rev.com
Blog Post
How to Get a Podcast on Apple Podcasts (iTunes Connect Guide)

I ghostwrote this blog post on behalf of Rev.com, an audio transcription company, which highlights standard tips for submitting a podcast to iTunes Connect and suggestions for simplifying the process.

November 15th, 2019
impacthubaustin.com
Article
How to Make a Social Impact With Your Business
April 6th, 2018
upflex.com
Blog Post
What Companies Need to Know About Generation Z

I ghostwrote this blog post for Upflex, a company that provides employers with a flexible workspace infrastructure, about how employer marketing and recruitment strategies will need to change to appeal to Generation Z.

May 28th, 2019
impacthubaustin.com
Blog Post
The Best Podcasts for Creatives and Entrepreneurs in 2019
April 22nd, 2019
impacthubaustin.com
Blog Post
On The Front Lines Of Fighting Human Trafficking In Texas With Allies Against Slavery
October 19th, 2018
impacthubaustin.com
Blog Post
3 Reasons Spending Time in Nature Enhances Work Productivity
January 28th, 2019
impacthubaustin.com
Blog Post
4 Mantras for Every Freelancer to Take to Heart
May 6th, 2019
impacthubaustin.com
Blog Post
How to Practice Self-Care at the Office
June 3rd, 2018
impacthubaustin.com
Blog Post
The Best Ways to Maintain a True Work-Life Balance
March 11th, 2019
impacthubaustin.com
Blog Post
Why You Should Make Volunteering Part of Your Company Culture
January 11th, 2019

Arts & Entertainment

8
tribeza.com
Article
‘United Tacos of America’ Takes Austin Duo on Delicious Cultural Journey

Interview with Austin "taco journalists" Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, whose new TV series debuted on Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network.

October 15th, 2019
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