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Juanita Metzger’s freelance writing specializes in slow travel and local experiences. She often travels without a predetermined itinerary to make room for the unexpected. Her work has been published in The Globe and Mail, Grand Magazine, The Community Edition and the Project for Public Spaces.

As a long term community development professional, Juanita tunes in to what makes communities tick at a grassroots level. A proclaimed localist, she holds high regards for community bulletin boards and local newspapers as the richest sources for tapping in to local culture. She is passionate about citizen-led project that engage neighbours and strengthen connections, block-by-block.

Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Juanita is a regular contributor to several neighbourhood blogs and websites focused on community engagement.