Emily Malkowski | Travel & Lifestyle Blogger based in Buffalo, NY

About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily - a freelance writer, blogger & digital marketing strategist from Buffalo, NY.

I’m also a self-proclaimed chicken wing connoisseur, caffeine addict, lover of street art and dogs, and almost definitely one of the most Virgo-y Virgos you’ll ever meet.

My Story:

In 2018, I found myself working in retail - doing nothing with my all-too-expensive communications degree, and stuck in a job that I once loved, but was quickly growing to resent. As I realized the ever-present anxieties of being a recent college grad with student loan payments breathing down my neck and exactly $0 in savings weren’t going to let up anytime soon, I started a blog. This blog.


Well, on a day to day basis- to have something to do during the couple nights a week I didn’t have my boyfriend around to distract me. To have an excuse to travel, explore, write, and escape a life I wasn’t really happy living. To have a creative outlet during one of the lowest points of my life. But mostly - just to have something that was mine. Something that forced my introvert ass to put myself out there and live a little more intentionally.

These days, I’ve been paying rent via my 9-5 that I like a whole lot more than that shitty retail job that hurled me into one of the lowest points in my life. Even though that’s behind me, I love that this blog has grown with me over time. So it stays in my little corner of the Internet, and serves as a platform for me to write about anything that strikes me with inspiration and over-share from time to time.

My word vomit can most commonly be found here or in the Notes app on my iPhone, but I’ve also had the pleasure of getting paid to write things for brands, blogs & small business throughout the country.




Written for Ember Hostel Denver

  • Dazey LA

  • Best of the Bull

  • Ember Hostel Denver

  • Fernweh Hostel

  • & She’s Brave

  • Gusto + Co

  • Rusterior

  • Buffalo Boss Babes

  • Black Button Distilling

  • Smash Therapy Rochester

For more information on a certain project, please feel free to reach out!


What’s next?

You can follow me on Instagram, if that’s your thing,


You can get in touch with me here for any inquiries regarding freelance work, brand collaborations, writing samples, questions, where to get the best chicken wings in Buffalo, or just to say hi.