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.

Juanita Metzger
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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.