Lavanya Sunkara

I am a writer, animal lover, and globetrotter based in New York City. My work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Fodor’s Travel, Business Insider, Outside Business Journal, Great Pet Care, AAHA’s Trends, Architectural Digest, Cruise Critic, and PlanetWare among many others in a career spanning a decade. I cover travel, pets, veterinary industry, sustainability, and wildlife conservation.

Tregole, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany 2017


I have written hundreds of articles for top magazines and websites. My expertise lies in travel narratives, destination guides, conservation stories, pet health service pieces, veterinary industry features, corporate sustainability reports, and healthcare fundraising proposals/stewardship reports.

I also produce highly effective organic content for tourism boards, expedition tour operators, pet brands, and non-profit organizations.

Forbes Column

Read my Forbes column for articles on sustainable travel, eco-tourism, conservation, and off-the-beaten path adventures.

Read latest posts:

Rwanda Rising: Hope, Conservation and a Dream Realized

Protecting African Wildlife During COVID-19: How Wilderness Safaris Is Taking Action


As a writer and editor for more than 10 years, I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing people in the animal welfare and publishing worlds. I am forever grateful for their collaboration and praise

If you’d like to kindly provide a testimonial, please email me at Lavanyasun@gmail.com or leave a testimonial on my LinkedIn. Thanks!


  • Article Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • Fundraising Writing
  • Healthcare Writing
  • Journalistic Writing
  • Manuscript Editing
  • Marketing Copy
  • SEO Writing
  • Sustainability Writing

Favorite Quote

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall

My Story

After leaving a decade-long career in the legal field, I embarked on my full-time freelance writing journey a few years ago. I’ve traveled within six continents, visited 35+ countries, and lived in three time zones. I love what I do and take great pride in making a difference with my words. I live in the suburbs of New York City with my amazing husband and two adopted dogs. Read more.

Get In Touch

I’d love to hear from you! Please contact me about your destination, publication or business. Email me at lavanyasun@gmail.com.

Meet My Dogs

Indu and Andy

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