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Mandy Ferreira’s Portfolio

I’m Mandy Ferreira, a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve written for Rodale’s Organic LifeSunset, Via magazine, HealthlineYoga Journal, and other publications. In addition to writing, I also work as a freelance editor and content producer.

I graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Communication and Environmental Studies. Most of my work is about sustainable living, health, fitness, travel, the outdoors, and food, but I love to take on new challenges and projects.

If you are interested in working with me, please email me at Mandy (dot) Ferreira (dot) 1 (at) gmail (dot) com. Please note that I do not accept gifts, write sponsored posts, or otherwise promote brands, companies, or entities for payment.

Visit my LinkedIn profile to learn more about my past projects or to view my full resume.

 

Selected Work

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Highway 1 Road Trip: San Francisco to Santa Cruz, Mandy Ferreira for Via

Highway 1 Road Trip: San Francisco to Santa Cruz, Via

 

City Guides feature editor, Via

 

9 Things You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Pollution, Mandy Ferreira for Sunset

9 Things You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Pollution, Sunset Magazine

 

10 Sunscreens That Keep You and the Coral Reefs Safe

10 Sunscreens That Keep You and the Coral Reefs Safe, Sunset Magazine

 

12 Must-Have Pieces of Hiking Gear by Mandy Ferreira Sunset Magazine

12 Must-Have Pieces of Hiking Gear, Sunset Magazine

 

The 3-Day Fix for Energy, Mandy Ferreira Portfolio for Healthline

The 3-Day Fix for Energy, Healthline

 

Clean Starts, Sunset, December/January 2018

 

Plastic-Free, Zero-Waste Holiday Decor Ideas We Love By Mandy Ferreira Portfolio

12 Plastic-Free, Zero-Waste Holiday Decor Ideas We Love, Rodale’s Organic Life

 

West Coasters, Sunset, October 2017

 

17 Ways To Produce Less Trash And Save Money—According To Zero Wasters by Mandy Ferreira Rodale's Organic Life

The Best Places To Shop Online If You Want To Save Money And Live A Zero Waste Lifestyle, Rodale’s Organic Life

 

Exit Through The Gift Shop, Sunset, July 2017

 

17 Ways To Produce Less Trash And Save Money—According To Zero Wasters by Mandy Ferreira Rodale's Organic Life

17 Ways To Produce Less Trash And Save Money—According To Zero Wasters, Rodale’s Organic Life

 

6 worthwhile stops on the way to Burning Man by Mandy Ferreira Sunset Magazine

6 Worthwhile Stops on the Way to Burning Man, Sunset Magazine

 

6 Tools Everyone Should Have To Ease Aches And Boost Flexibility, Besides A Foam Roller - Prevention Mandy Ferreira Portfolio

6 Tools Everyone Should Have To Ease Aches And Boost Flexibility, Besides A Foam Roller, Prevention.com

 

7 Reasons Why I Lift Heavy (And You Should Too) Mandy Ferreira's Portfolio

7 Reasons Why I Lift Heavy (And You Should Too), Healthline

 

Mandy Ferreira for Rodale's Organic Life – I tried gua sha to treat my ankle injury, and this is what happened

Gua sha to Treat an Ankle Injury, Rodale’s Organic Life

 

Is #vanlife really Instagram Perfect? Mandy Ferreira for Misadventures October 2016

Is #Vanlife Really Instagram Perfect?, Misadventures

 

11 Everyday Household Items You Aren t Buying Organic—But Should by Mandy Ferreira for Rodale's Oragnic Life via Mandy Ferreira's Portfolio

11 Everyday Household Items You Aren’t Buying Organic—But Should, Rodale’s Organic Life

 

Writer, Creative Director with Joe Stoltz, Curious.com

 

Yoga Journal September 2013 Style Guide by Mandy Ferreira

Style Guide, Yoga Journal

 

Get the Glow Yoga Journal 2013 Mandy Ferreira Portfolio yoga-journal-get-the-glow-by-mandy-ferreira

Get the Glow, Yoga Journal

 

Sun Safely, Yoga Journal

 

Unusually Delicious, Yoga Journal

 

More

Sustainable Living and Environment

10 Best Trips to Take in CollegeSunset

10 Best National Park Adventures in the FallSunset

10 Sunscreens That Keep You and the Coral Reefs SafeSunset

11 Tips to Bike to Work Safely and ComfortablyVia

9 Things You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic PollutionSunset

The Best Places To Shop Online If You Want To Save Money And Live A Zero Waste LifestyleGood Housekeeping (originally Rodale’s Organic Life)

17 Ways To Produce Less Trash And Save Money—According To Zero WastersGood Housekeeping (originally Rodale’s Organic Life)

Travel and Outdoors

10 Ways to Be a Better TouristSunset

Highway 1 Road Trip: San Francisco to Santa CruzVia

How to Travel Like a Minimalist, Sunset

Your Essential Burning Man Packing ListSunset (I love a good packing list.)

10 Clever Camping HacksSunset

17 Favorite Camping TentsSunset

7 Best BLM Camping SpotsSunset (and also 32 Best Free Camping Sites.)

11 Tips to Bike to Work Safely and ComfortablyVia

10 Best Camping CabinsSunset

7 Small Town Escapes Just Outside the CityVia

10 Best Kids’ Hiking Shoes & GearSunset

12 Must-Have Pieces of Hiking GearSunset

10 Best Women’s Hiking BootsSunset

10 Best Hiking Boots for MenSunset

10 Foolproof Hiking BackpacksSunset

Health and Fitness

3-Day Gut FixHealthline

10 Cool Water Bottles to Keep You Hydrated on the GoSunset

Our Guide to the Best Yoga GearSunset

10 Outdoors & Fitness Gifts for DadSunset

10 Reasons to Ditch the New Year’s DietHealthline

How to Fall in Love with Yourself AgainHealthline

The Real Reason We All Get Hangry SometimesHealthline

No, You Don’t Have to Spend $500 a Month to Feel Healthier, Healthline

 

Lifestyle

My Family Stopped Giving Christmas Presents—And It Makes Our Holiday Season So Much HappierGood Housekeeping (originally Rodale’s Organic Life)

What It’s Really Like To Be A MinimalistGood Housekeeping (originally Rodale’s Organic Life)

What I Want You to Know About Downsizing and Mental HealthHealthline

10 Unusual Wedding Venues in the WestSunset

7 Sensational Glamping Wedding VenuesSunset

8 Wedding Venues with Jaw-Dropping ViewsSunset

10 Gifts for the Tech-Obsessed DadSunset

10 Father’s Day Gifts for Music LoversSunset

10 Gifts for Dads with Green ThumbsSunset

10 Great Gifts for the Handy DadSunset

13 Useful Things You Can Do With Tea Tree OilGood Housekeeping (originally Rodale’s Organic Life)

Forget the Flowers: 19 Ways to Show Your S.O. Love Without the GiftsHealthline

Food

The Best Restaurants for Brunch in the WestVia

10 Must-Have Wine AccessoriesSunset

10 Gourmet Gifts for Foodie DadsSunset

The Best Healthy Summer Dessert RecipesHealthline