Capturing the afternoon light in Barcelona.

Capturing the afternoon light in Barcelona.

Samantha Shankman

I am a freelance reporter, documentary producer, and podcast host whose work is focused on the intersection of travel, culture and business.

I previously spent four years helping build the business travel news site Skift by writing daily news articles, crafting social media channels, and contributing to the overall business and editorial strategy.

I've written for and contributed to the content strategy of several publications and luxury brands as well as worked as a researcher and editor for fiction and non-fiction books. Find more about about my recent projects under Work.

My curiosity extends far beyond media. In particular, I am part of small team opening an organic farm and retreat center in Catalunya. I am always eager to get away from a computer screen and into the outdoors or a kitchen where I can physically express myself -- no keyboard needed.