Katie Morell is a writer and editor living in San Francisco. She specializes in business, travel, human interest and social justice topics as well as breaking news. 

Her work has appeared in Hemispheres, BBC Travel, Crain's Chicago Business, American Express OPEN Forum, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Consumers Digest, Diversity Woman, USA Today, and other print and online publications.

She also works with corporate clients to produce copy for websites, newsletters and marketing materials. When not traveling on assignment or working on her next project, Katie writes regularly on her blog. Check out her most recent musings.

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American Express OPEN Forum 

Detroit 2.0: Can Startups Revive a Distressed City? 

With a suddenly booming startup scene and an inflow of young talent, many  insiders see Detroit as the new frontier for entrepreneurship.

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USA Today

Starbucks' chocolate croissant: The best-selling pastry

An interview with Pascal Rigo, founder of La Boulange (now owned by Starbucks) and creator of the chain's mouth watering chocolate croissant. 

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BBC Travel

A Wild World Off California's Coast

Just beyond San Francisco, the Farallon Islands are a collection of inhospitable rocky peaks where nutrient-rich waters make it a perfect place for whale watching.

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