Chantel Baul

Writer. Editor. Explorer.

Columbus, GA

Chantel Baul

Welcome to my portfolio!

I'm a skilled communicator and a results-driven researcher with an ever-growing curiosity. I've been in digital and print content creation for the last three years, and I've got a diverse body of work to show for it. Writing affords me the invaluable opportunity to meet passionate people, explore interesting places and share little-known stories with the world. I love what I do, and I trust you will too.


Soldiering On: Hurricane Maria Survivor Competes in U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

Photo By Pfc. Devin A Patterson | Sgt. Carlos Fuentes, a Local Area Network manager representing the 166th Regional... read more. Puerto Rico has been a fixture in the national dialogue ever since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in Sept. 2017. Though recovery efforts continue, many Puerto Ricans are putting their lives back together and pressing forward each day.

New Goodwill in Tifton Now Open!

Shoppers and donors in Tifton rejoice! Our brand-new Goodwill in Tifton is now open, and it’s bigger, brighter and all-around better than the former store. The Tifton Chamber of Commerce, iHeartRadio station B100 and Mayor Julie Smith joined Goodwill Southern Rivers in inviting the community to our Tifton grand opening.

Jason White: Never Too Late

A proud father of five from Albany, GA , Jason White has always been a provider, though his initial line of work came with many risks. “All my friends were smoking, drinking [and] selling. The money is more addictive than the drugs are,” Jason recounted. Ultimately, his stint in the drug business landed him in prison for one year.

Plastic Bank Aims to End Plastic Pollution and Poverty Through Social Plastic

The Ocean Cleanup recently compiled the most thorough body of research to date on a particularly frightening sea monster lurking in the waters between Hawaii and California. That monster, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is the largest aggregation of ocean plastic in the world. Spanning twice the size of Texas, this gargantuan garbage mass is comprised of more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, and it is just one of five growing garbage patches in the world.
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Find Fresh, Local Fare at Gulf Coast Farmers Markets

There’s something inherently holistic about strolling through stands and buying peak-season fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads and locally sourced meats directly from the great people who prepared them. Farmers markets are good places to feel the pulse of a community while supporting it. The Alabama Gulf Coast has some fantastic farmers markets that are well worth a visit during your next stay in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.
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Poverty and Peril: How the Media Misrepresents Haiti

In recent years, the typical media portrayal of Haiti has consistently conjured up a static image of a beleaguered nation where visible indicators of natural disaster, political instability and extreme poverty abound. Though this representation is not entirely false, it is incomplete. Haiti is well-deserving of a more fitting image that conveys its dynamism and development.
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School’s Out: Check Out These Four Family-Fun Attractions for an Action-Packed Summer Adventure

Spring break has come and gone, and jittery students across the country are looking ahead to the much-anticipated annual summer vacation. But summertime excitement can quickly fade to disappointment and boredom if parents don’t plan ahead. Now is the time to start planning your family summer vacation, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly summer fun in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
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Cook Your Catch

I took a little break to enjoy the retired life, but I’m back to tell you about one of my favorite Gulf Shores vacation pastimes. You all know I’m an avid angler who loves casting my line into the gulf and reeling in sizeable red snapper, yellowfin tuna, amberjack and more. After relishing the satisfaction of catching a big, beautiful fish, I love knowing that I can take my prize to a premier seafood restaurant in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach where a talented chef will transform it into an exquisite meal.
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What Are the Requirements for Serving in the House?

The House of Representatives is one of two chambers of Congress, which is the legislative branch of the federal government that is tasked with creating and passing national laws. Like the Senate, the House of Representatives was established by the U.S. Constitution. The House first convened in 1789.
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Sugar-White Sand, Straight from the Appalachian Mountains

The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts an incredible 32-mile stretch of sugar-white sand, attracting millions of visitors to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach every year. Anyone who’s had the opportunity to walk our beautiful beaches knows that the sand is super soft and gives an audible squeak as you sink your toes in.
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Diving Locations in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a prime destination for all things aquatic adventure. The glittering teal waters of the gulf are well suited for a variety of watersports, and people flock to the region every year to take part. Surfing, boating and paddleboarding only scratch the surface – figuratively and literally – when it comes to water play.
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Tybee Island Business Spotlight: Mermaid Cottages

Boasting a comfortable climate, coastal beauty and a close-knit community, Tybee Island is the ideal beach town. This charming isle features five pristine beaches, vast biodiversity and a colorful main strip with great shopping and dining along the way. People flock by the thousands to Tybee every year to experience the magic of this special city, and everyone knows, the best vacation is enjoyed in the comforts of a colorful, quaint home on the coast.
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Chantel Baul

Chantel Baul is a nomad with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She's also a proud Army Officer and an NPR nerd with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and adventure. Check back frequently for her latest work and be sure to connect on social media.



  • Social Media Writing
  • Digital Photography
  • Blogging
  • B2B Copywriting
  • B2C Copywriting
  • SEO Copywriting