Lavanya Sunkara

I am a writer, animal lover, and globetrotter based in New York City. My work has appeared in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Reader’s Digest, Fodor’s Travel, Forbes, Cruise Critic, Great Pet Care, Yahoo!, and PlanetWare among many others in a career spanning a decade. I cover travel, pets, animal welfare, health, and the environment. 


I have written hundreds of articles for magazines and websites. My expertise lies in writing essays, features, news briefs, reviews, service pieces, profiles and listicles. I’ve also produced organic branded content for tourism boards and expedition companies.


Read my latest blog posts about travel, pets, conservation, rescue organizations, and sustainable living. You will also find information on road trips, traveling with pets, eco-tourism, and off-the-beaten path adventures.


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


  • Article Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Copy Writing
  • Editing
  • Environmental Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Journalistic Writing
  • Manuscript Editing
  • SEO 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 career in the legal field, I embarked on my full-time freelance journey a few years ago. I’ve traveled within six continents, visited 35+ countries, and lived in three time zones. I now reside in the NYC suburbs with my husband and two rescue 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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