Shandley McMurray

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Westport, Connecticut
Queen's University, Ryerson University
Family Trips, UK Travel, United States East Coast
  • A pilot's daughter, Shandley was bitten by the travel bug early. She has lived on two continents, in three countries, and in four cities.
  • She has traveled to over 40 countries including, Australia, Singapore, Bali, Seychelles, Mauritius, Thailand, the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Greece.
  • A master at family travel, Shandley has brought her children to over 30 countries. They love to travelerblog outdoor attractions and lesser-known exhibits.


A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Shandley has written for Traveler Blog and Islands since joining Alb Media in 2023. Born in Toronto, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor for over two decades. She's written health, parenting, and travel articles for consumer magazines like Chatelaine, Today's Parent, Parents Canada, Time Out New York Kids, and Today's Child. You'll find her online articles on University Health News, InBetween Magazine, Travel Mindset, The Travel, and PlanetWare. Shandley is also the author of three books: "Hey Baby! What's Your Name? A Canadian Guide to Naming Your Baby," and children's books, "Under Your Nose" and "On the Reef."


Shandley holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in English and sociology from Queen's University in Canada. After graduating, she began a career at Chatelaine Magazine and took magazine writing classes at Ryerson University. She also took a course on writing for social media through UC Berkeley.
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