Sydney Baker

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Seattle, WA
University Of Washington, University Of Sydney, University Of Luxembourg
Coffee, Food History, Sustainable Eating
  • As a born-and-raised Seattleite, Sydney has been sampling and judging the latest coffee fads since she was a pre-teen. She has since progressed to black drip or espresso and soy flat whites and considers herself an expert on non-Starbucks cafes in the Emerald City.
  • A lifelong traveler, Sydney has visited 25 countries and sampled various cuisines and coffees. She loves learning about a place through local dishes and the history behind them, something she tries to include in her written work.
  • As a public health graduate, she tries to eat, cook, and purchase food in a sustainable manner on all levels.


Sydney has been recording her life and travels in journals for over a decade and, more recently, for various online publications. Originally from Seattle, she has lived abroad in Sydney, Montreal, and Luxembourg. A few years ago, after writing alongside a career in international education, she switched to full-time freelance and hasn't looked back. She's been published in Fodor's Travel, Good Housekeeping, Matador Network, Travel + Leisure, and more. She is passionate about sharing destinations and their food and drink with readers through well-researched writing.


Sydney holds a B.A. in public health from the University of Washington and spent time as an exchange student at the University of Sydney. Most recently, she studied multilingual education and communication at the University of Luxembourg. Her multidisciplinary academic background helps her view travel from multiple angles and has given her top-notch research skills that inform her writing.
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