We’re proud to work with contributors from all over the world. Find out more about them below.
Miyo McGinn is a writer, fact-checker, and self-described aspiring ski bum based in Washington. Her bylines can be found at Grist, High Country News, and Outside. She covers US and global news stories for Adventure.com.
An Adventure.com featured contributor, Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish writer, filmmaker and speaker. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he’s covered thousands of miles in the pursuit of slow and immersive storytelling.
James Shackell is a freelance journalist with words in The Huffington Post, Red Bull, Canadian Traveler and Smith Journal. One day, he’ll be bumped to business class, and you’ll never hear the end of it.
Hailing from all across the globe, Adventure.com’s team of editors is at the forefront of what’s happening (and what’s not-so-happening) in the world of travel and adventure.
An Adventure.com featured contributor, Lola Akinmade Åkerström is a Stockholm-based writer and photographer. Represented by National Geographic Creative, she is also the author of ‘Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well’.
Sarah Reid is an award-winning travel writer, editor and author with a passion for positive-impact adventures and exploring underrated destinations. Her book credits include The Sustainable Travel Handbook, published by Lonely Planet.
The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Our team of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.
Tayla Gentle is an award-winning writer and video producer specializing in responsible adventure travel. Her work has featured in outlets such as Lonely Planet, Red Bull Australia, Rolling Stone and, of course, adventure.com.
Alex King is a British freelance journalist based between Athens and London. Before moving to Athens, he was staff writer at Huck Magazine. He now contributes regularly to Huck, Vice, Noisey, Dazed & Confused, VolteFace, If You Leave, Bikevibe Journal & more.
Ben Groundwater is an award-winning travel writer, author, and broadcaster, whose ideal day on the road involves good food, interesting people, and the feeling that he doesn’t fully understand what’s going on.
Intrepid’s Editors are a diverse bunch. They include some of the world’s most experienced travel editors, travel writers and adventure journalists, from countries all over the world. What brings them together is a love of good stories, interesting people, and ethical adventure.
One of Australia’s leading travel writers, John Borthwick’s work appears in The Weekend Australian, Fairfax Traveller and many others—all of which keeps him too long away from surfing good waves or hiking some gob-smacking coastline.
Shafik Meghji is an award-winning travel writer, journalist and author of ‘Crossed off the Map: Travels in Bolivia’. Specializing in Latin America and South Asia, he has co-authored more the 40 guidebooks for DK Eyewitness and Rough Guides, and writes for BBC Travel, Wanderlust and Lonely Planet, among others.
JoAnna Haugen is an award-winning writer, speaker, consultant, and solutions advocate. She is also the founder of Rooted, a solutions platform at the intersection of sustainable tourism, social impact, and storytelling.
Nicola Zolin is a photojournalist and writer, interested in the social and environmental transformations at the borders of Europe, Middle East and Asia. His stories deal with the idea of freedom and liberation from society’s structures.
Hudson Brown is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist and content writer focused on architecture, design, food, travel and sustainability. His work has appeared in numerous local and international publications, including SBS Food, Urth, Treadlie and Assemble Papers.
An award-winning journalist who’s roamed the most obscure corners of the earth, Mark Stratton has written for Wanderlust, The Independent, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and can also be heard on BBC Radio 4.
Travel journalist and video producer Erik Trinidad may be based in Brooklyn, but he spends a lot of time criss-crossing the globe in search of high adventure, exotic food, and scientific curiosities. Credits include National Geographic and Discovery.com.
Marco Ferrarese is a Penang-based author, travel writer and former punk rock star. He has reported from the lesser-known tracks of 60+ countries, hitchhiked from China to Italy, and written guidebooks for Rough Guides and Fodor’s.
Brooke Nolan is a writer and adventurer from the UK who’s recently made Sydney her home. She’s happiest camped on a mountain under the stars, and is a firm believer that nature is all the medicine we need.
Paula Froelich is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and creator and host of ‘A Broad Abroad’ web series. Originally from Ohio and Kentucky, she currently lives in New York with her lactose-intolerant dachshund, Karl.
Writer and environmentalist Huw Kingston has spent over 30 years undertaking long, human-powered journeys in wild places, and has long been involved campaigning against single-use plastics.
Luke is a Wales-based writer and author whose latest novel, Song Castle, is set in 12th-century Wales. He writes primarily on wildernesses, specializing in Britain and the Andes/Amazon. As well as bylines for the BBC, Independent, Telegraph and others, he has contributed to 50+ travel/reference books.
Steve Madgwick has been a travel writer, digital editor, news editor and jaunting journeyman journo across online, magazines and newspapers for a wee while. His CV is full of un-sensible adventures which he hopes to expand ever onward.
Formerly editor-in-chief of Adventure.com, Kathleen has contributed to Travel Channel, Condé Nast Traveler, AFAR and more. She’s happiest in a remote destination with a mountain to climb, strangers to talk to, and no Wi-Fi signal in sight.
Kristen Pope is a freelance writer and editor who writes about outdoor adventure, travel, science and wildlife. She is a media member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and is always planning her next adventure.
Canadian travel journalist Kristin Kent is not one to pass up a quest—She’s slept on sea ice in polar bear country and sailed the roaring Pacific Ocean. When not on assignment, she’s often exploring her home province, beautiful British Columbia.
Kerry Walker is an award-winning travel writer, photographer, prolific Lonely Planet guidebook author, and the Telegraph’s expert for Wales where she’s based. An adventure addict, she loves mountains, cold places and wilderness.
Andrew Fenton is an Australian freelance journalist and travel writer. He’s been a national entertainment writer for News Corp, film journalist for The Advertiser and a staff writer on SA Weekend and The Melbourne Weekly.
Jamie Fullerton is a British freelance writer based on the road, most of the time. Formerly features editor of NME (when it was a magazine as well as a website), he has written for titles such as The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, CNN and Atlas Obscura. He once had a Top Tip published in Viz.
Corinne Redfern is an award-winning roving journalist with a focus on women’s rights and human interest stories. Ex-features director for Marie Claire, bylines include The Guardian, Telegraph, Sunday Times, Stylist, and ELLE.
Graeme Green is a UK travel writer, photographer and editor, currently based in Mexico. He writes about adventure travel, wildlife and culture for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Wanderlust and BBC Travel.
Samia Qaiyum is a Dubai-based editor who specializes in travel and culture. She contributes to Elle Arabia, Vice Arabia, National Geographic Traveller, and Condé Nast Traveller. A textbook third culture kid with a perpetual thirst for adventure, she has lived in five countries and traveled to 34 others, racking up all sorts of weird and wonderful experiences along the way.
Tracey Croke is an award-winning travel journalist addicted to roughty-toughty off-track adventure and gallivanting on her mountain bike. She is a highly-qualified expert in following whims and getting lost.
Holly’s passion for travelling the world responsibly started in 2008 when she set off on a 20-month around-the-world-without-flying adventure. After sailing, cycling, walking and hitchhiking oceans, deserts and mountain ranges, Holly returned to London to spread the word about sustainable travel.
Travel writer, broadcaster and ex-newspaper journalist Andrew Eames writes for UK publications from the Financial Times to the Sunday Mirror. He’s also the author of five books and often speaks at travel writing seminars.
Julie Schwietert Collazo is a bilingual journalist whose areas of expertise are Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. She has also authored or contributed to Michelin Havana, Fodor’s Puerto Rico, DK Eyewitness Mexico, and MOON New York State.
Ash Bhardwaj is a travel writer, adventure filmmaker, and motivational speaker. Based in London, he has filmed in mountains, jungles and deserts around the world, and is now on a quest to meet his heroes and learn new skills.
Megan Michelson is a freelance journalist based in Tahoe City, California. She writes regularly for publications including Outside, Ski, Backcountry, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Award-winning photographer and travel writer Nori Jemil lives between London and Perth, Australia. She writes for numerous publications including Rough Guides and National Geographic Traveller UK, teaches travel photography courses, and is the author of ‘The Travel Photographer’s Way’, published by Bradt in 2021.
Kassondra Cloos is a travel journalist from Rhode Island now living in London. Her work focuses on slow travel, urban outdoor spaces and human-powered adventure. She has written about kayaking across Scotland, dog sledding in Sweden and road tripping around Mexico. Her latest work appears in The Guardian, Backpacker and Outside, and she is currently section-hiking the 2,795-mile England Coast Path.
After an early career spent sorting through shoeboxes filled with receipts so that his tax accounting clients could escape on overseas holidays, Australian Mark Daffey now accepts travel assignments to places considered off the beaten track for a range of publications.
Karen is a freelance writer from Scotland, whose articles have appeared in publications including Condé Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, The Guardian and Canadian Geographic Travel. She is particularly drawn to remote places, the far North and cold islands.
Louise Southerden is an award-winning Australian travel writer with a passion for simple, sustainable living and has had a productive pandemic: she built her own tiny house. Read all about it at www.noimpactgirl.com
Jen Rose Smith is a travel writer and guidebook author currently based in Catalonia. With a focus on adventure and culture, her work has been published by National Geographic Adventure, CNN Travel, and Outside.
Patrice La Vigne is a freelance writer and author of ‘Between Each Step’. Her bylines include Backpacker, Outside, Outdoor Business Journal, GearJunkie and Alaska Magazine. Though she lives in Alaska, she’s backpacked more than 6,000 miles on trails around the world and has road-tripped across America at least 40 times.
Starting her career in Sydney radio, Jennifer Ennion has worked as a politics and crime reporter, a snow reporter, a news sub-editor and a travel editor. She now happily divides her time between travel writing and TV news reporting.
Based in Jackson, Wyoming, Brigid Mander is a writer covering topics in the outdoors, including freeskiing and ski mountaineering around the world, backcountry archery hunting in Wyoming’s wilderness, and large habitat preservation for the wildlife and peoples of the American West. She contributes regularly to a variety of publications, from Backcountry Magazine to The Wall Street Journal.
Professor of art history, best-selling author, and founder of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, Noah Charney writes on art and culture for Salon, The Observer, and The Guardian. He lives in Slovenia with his family and hairless dog, Eyck.
Toronto-based writer Tim Johnson spends most of his days searching for a new story and a good adventure—he’s visited 135 countries on all seven continents, and written for CNN Travel, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and more.
Jenny Hart is a travel writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She contributes to a variety of publications, including Travel Weekly, Southwest: The Magazine, and VICE. She loves scuba diving, horseback riding, and singing karaoke.
From biking the backroads of the Philippines to sipping cognac in French chateaus, Bill Fink’s global adventures have appeared in over 50 outlets, including National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, Frommer’s and BBC Travel.
British travel writer David Whitley spends a lot of time on the far side of the world, with a passion for all things outback and out-of-the-ordinary. Bylines include National Geographic Traveller, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Sydney Morning Herald.
Charukesi Ramadurai is a freelance journalist currently living in Kuala Lumpur. Her work has been published in a number of international publications, including The Guardian, BBC Travel, South China Morning Post and National Geographic Traveller. She has a keen interest in wildlife and conservation issues, and in stories at the intersection of humans and the natural world.
Cam Hassard is managing editor at Caddie Magazine and features writer for Junkee, AWOL, Carryology, Fairfax Media, and more. He’s eaten ant salad in Laos, hauled trucks from NYC to Vegas, and destroyed himself on the Camino de Santiago. Originally from Melbourne, he currently calls Berlin home.
John Malathronas is a London-based travel writer whose foreign language skills allow him to get under the skin of a destination. He has authored or co-authored 20 books and has bylines in CNN Travel, National Geographic Traveller and the Daily Telegraph.
Tamara Hinson is a freelance travel writer whose favorite places include India, Vietnam, Singapore and Zambia. A former snowboard instructor, she has a soft spot for the mountains and is also a keen mountain biker who’s cycled around Aruba, Tanzania and Gozo.
Mike MacEacheran is an award-winning Edinburgh-based travel writer and guidebook author who has filed stories from 107 countries for The Guardian, Sunday Times, Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, The Independent, Rough Guides and CN Traveller UK.
Shoshi Parks is a San Francisco-based anthropologist and freelance writer sharing stories of travel, history and culture. Her work has appeared in publications including Smithsonian Magazine, Fodor’s, and YES! Magazine.
Born in Yorkshire and based in London, Joey Tyson is a freelance travel writer for a variety of consumer and trade publications. He enjoys the unusual, loves the outdoors and thinks it’s people that make travel worth writing about.
Amy McPherson is a travel writer whose heart follows the wild outdoors, especially on a trail in the mountains, and she never misses a chance to get on a bike on her travels. Her features appear in Australian and UK publications, such as Italia!, The Good Life France and escape.com.au.
Ellie Fazan is a brand consultant, copywriter and award-winning editor and journalist with an equal passion for both the world’s wide open spaces and its teeming cities. Her work has been published in the Telegraph, Guardian, Metro, Condé Nast Traveller, Travel Weekly and many others.
Kerry van der Jagt is an award-winning freelance writer sharing stories about sustainable travel, history, culture and the environment. Her goal is to visit all 15 post-Soviet states, and to ride a Ferris wheel in each.
Amy Fallon is an Australian freelance journalist based in the UK with a special interest in social justice, human rights and international development. She has worked for many outlets including Fodor’s, the Guardian, and Sydney Morning Herald, and reported from around the world including Africa, Asia and Canada.
Travel writer and author David Farley contributes regularly at AFAR magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and BBC Travel, among others outlets.
Formerly web editor for Rough Guides and loveEXPLORING, Lottie Gross is a travel writer and photographer published in AFAR, National Geographic Traveller UK and World Travel Magazine. Living in London, she’s happiest eating local specialities in warmer climes.
Johnny Motley is a Brooklyn-based educator and writer-photographer with bylines on Matador Network, The Points Guy and others. Research and curiosity have taken him to Papua New Guinea, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Silk Road, while Japan and the Himalayas are next on his dream travel list.
When she’s not riding a camel into the desert, robot dancing in a Venezuelan bar or kayaking through dugong-filled waters in the Philippines, Emily is usually found writing about travel, reading about travel, and planning her next traveling escapade.
Steph Dyson is the founder of the travel website WorldlyAdventurer.com and is an award-winning travel journalist based in Manchester, UK. She spent nearly six years living across South America, in destinations including Santiago, Chile; Sucre, Bolivia; Cusco, Peru and Medellin, Colombia before arriving back in the UK, which she now calls home.
Georgina Lawton is a fan of solo exploring, adventure travel and is the author of the travel book, ‘Black Girls Take World’ and memoir ‘Raceless’, both released in 2021. She’s traveled the world alone for more than a year; some of her favorite countries include Nicaragua for unspoilt hikes and beaches, Indonesia for the food, and Brazil for just about everything. Originally from London, she now lives in Lisbon, where she is working on her first novel and learning Portuguese in between writing and making travel content on TikTok.
Moraima Capellán Pichardo is a Dominican-born writer, visual creator, organizer, and yoga teacher. After living in Brooklyn, New York, Moraima returned home and is based in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. She has written for Oprah Daily, The Huffington Post, and La Galeria Magazine. Most recently, Moraima co-founded and is the Executive Director of Cabarete Sostenible.
Eco-spiritual by nature and a cultural cocktail by birth, Jini Reddy is an author and features writer who contributes to UK national media. Her first book, Wild Times, was published in 2016 and she is working on her second, for Bloomsbury Books.
Annapurna Mellor is a travel photographer and writer based in the UK, published in the likes of Lonely Planet Magazine and National Geographic Traveller. Her work focuses on people and culture, and she has a particular love for India.
Nevin Martell is a freelance writer who has been published by the Washington Post, New York Times and Travel + Leisure. He has also authored eight books, including the travelogue-memoir, Freak Show Without a Tent.
Stacey McKenna is a Colorado-based freelance writer who covers travel, nature, science and adventure. Whether airing out family roots or excavating the truth behind a Bahamian wild horse extinction, she’s always seeking deep stories with wide-angle context.
An award-winning wildlife and adventure travel writer, Lizzie is obsessed with predators and criss-crosses the globe in search of the next wildlife sighting. Bylines include The Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
George Wright is a British freelance reporter covering Southeast Asia from Phnom Penh. He has covered politics, human rights and migration among other topics in the region since 2013 for the likes of BBC News, Al Jazeera and VICE.
Katie Dundas is an American freelance travel journalist and photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She’s happiest near water and loves diving, hiking, and adventures with her tiny pup. Her work can be found on BBC Travel, Fodor’s, scubadiving.com, Atlas Obscura, and TechRadar.
While working at a high-end restaurant in Montana, Micah Ling met Anthony Bourdain and learned about organic farming. Since she’s moved to Colorado and become a full-time writer. Her byline can be found in Esquire, GQ, Popular Mechanics, Outside, The Outline, Colorado Traveler, Atlas Obscura, and others.
James Stewart is an award-winnning journalist who writes for UK newspapers and magazines such as the Sunday Times, Guardian, Telegraph, and Wanderlust. A sailor, surfer and diver, he practically has salt water for blood.
Travel writer, photographer, and Cuba expert, Claire regularly writes about Latin America, Vietnam, and Laos. She fell in love with Latin America some 20 years ago after backpacking from Chile to the Colombian coast.
Jon Holmes is a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster. Aside from travel writing, he’s a double BAFTA-winning comedy writer, has strings of Radio Academy awards for his shows on BBC and commercial radio in the UK, and is an Amazon-bestselling author.
Amelia Arvesen is a Portland, Oregon-based journalist, the creator of Honing Her Craft, and an organizer with Empowerment Avenue, a group advocating for incarcerated writers and artists. She has a special interest in outdoor businesses, sustainable travel, and criminal justice reform. Her latest work appears in Outside, Backpacker, Men’s Journal, and Via Magazine.
Travis is a British photographer currently based in Vietnam. His work, focusing on social issues and globalization, has received numerous awards and been published and exhibited internationally.
Juliet Rix is an award-winning travel writer, journalist, author and broadcaster. She works for the Telegraph, Times, Guardian, BBC Radio and many others, and is the author of Malta & Gozo (Bradt Guides, 4th edition, 2019).
Andy Wasley is a freelance travel writer, photographer and videographer based in London. His writing and photography on adventure travel, hiking, culture and LGBT issues has been published internationally, featuring destinations across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Chelsea Bengier is a Brooklyn-based travel writer and editor with 7+ years’ experience in magazine publishing and content marketing. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, AFAR, Architectural Digest, Fodor’s, Jetsetter, Time Out, The Guardian, and more.
Dr. Susanne Etti (she/her) is the Global Environmental Impact Manager of Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest adventure travel company. A passionate advocate for the environment, she is a firm believer in empowering local people through sustainable travel experiences.
Shivya Nath grew up in the Indian Himalayas, and is an award-winning travel writer, author and sustainable tourism consultant. She pursued a nomadic life for nearly seven years, living with remote communities around the world, and writing stories at the intersection of travel, the environment and local communities. She is the founder of Climate Conscious Travel, where she works with destinations and businesses to integrate community-centric climate action in tourism offerings.
A regular contributor to The Guardian, FT, Telegraph and BBC Radio 4, Caroline specializes in emerging destinations, mainly in the ex-USSR. She’s also the author of ‘Samarkand—recipes and stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus.’
Sue Watt is an award-winning London-based writer with a passion for African travel and conservation. Her bylines appear in The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Luxury Travel Magazine.
Liisa Ladouceur is a writer from Toronto, Canada who blogs her travels at LiisaWanders.com, where she aims to inspire others to take the trips of their dreams. Her favorite places are wherever the wild things are, and her essential packing list includes curiosity, patience and SPF.
An Intrepid Travel co-founder, Darrell Wade was the company’s CEO for more than 20 years, and is now the Group’s Chairman. From day one, he’s spearheaded Intrepid’s journey to becoming a leader in sustainable experience-rich travel.
David Leffler is a Texas-based journalist and travel writer focused on environmental, political and social issues. His work has been featured in Texas Monthly, Pacific Standard, Task & Purpose, and more. He’ll go anywhere there’s a mountain to climb or a river to canoe.
Based near Sydney, Australia, Tara Wells is a freelance travel writer and author. She uses travel and writing—and travel writing—as tools for connection: to the world, nature, people and herself. Her latest book is The Bondi to Manly Walk guidebook.
Sydney-based freelance photojournalist Ian Lloyd Neubauer specializes in off-road motorbike travel, sharks and Papua New Guinea. His work has appeared in TIME, The Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera.
Nicholas JR White is an award-winning photographer based in Dartmoor National Park, in South West England. His work examines our relationship with landscape and the ways in which we interact with our natural spaces.
Abigail Forsyth founded reusable coffee cup company, KeepCup, in 2007 with her brother, Jamie. With KeepCup now B-Corp certified and with offices in Australia, the UK and the US, Abigail has become an outspoken voice on the issues of sustainability and responsible business.
Jim teaches sport sociology at Sheffield Hallam University, focusing particularly on social inclusion, nature and identity in sport and physical activity. His research explores how identity, bodies, knowledges, and objects are experienced in everyday life, with much of his recent work dedicated to investigating the historical, socio-technical, and political conditions of ‘nature’ (sport).
Joe Baur is a US travel and food writer based in Berlin with bylines in several international outlets, such as BBC Travel, Food52 and Serious Eats. When he’s not writing, he’s most likely cooking, eating, or hopping on the train for an escape to the many trails that crisscross his backyard outside of Berlin and beyond.
Angela Saurine is an award-winning writer and editor based in Australia’s Byron Bay region. Specializing in travel, food, lifestyle and social issues, bylines include Escape, Traveller, The Weekend Australian, BBC Travel, news.com.au, Explore Travel, delicious, and MiNDFOOD. She is also the editor of family travel magazine Out & About with Kids and the annual Explore Hawai‘i guide.
Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is one of the leading conservationists and scientists working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa. She is the founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a nonprofit organization that promotes conservation by improving the quality of life of people and wildlife to enable them to coexist in and around protected areas in Africa.
Campbell MacDiarmid is a New Zealand freelance journalist based in northern Iraq. He writes about heavy metal, war, desert truffles, Kurdish hipsters and whatever else captures his interest for a gamut of clients.
Anisha Shah is a former BBC reporter who left to document lesser-known travel destinations. Drawn to raw and offbeat destinations, wildlife and culture, she has traveled to 106 countries, her bylines include BBC Travel, CNN International and Lonely Planet.
Ligaya Malones is a San Diego-based freelance writer covering travel, food, and culture. Her work has appeared in New York magazine, Bon Appétit, and Lonely Planet, among others. She travels for connection, new perspectives, and culinary specialties.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scott’s work has taken him heliboarding in Russia, rickshaw-riding across India, trekking through the jungles of Central and South America, ski mountaineering in the Alps, hiking in South Korea, dog-sledding in Alaska, mountain biking in Bhutan, and onsen soaking in Japan.
Ilaria Cazziol is a freelance copywriter and journalist. She is a co-founder of the Italian blog Viaggiosoloandata.it, which is dedicated to long-term travel and digital nomadism. She has a passion for uncommon adventures and out-of-the-way travels.
Sinead Mulhern is a Canadian travel writer and editor who has been living in the beautiful Andean city of Cuenca, Ecuador since 2018. Her writing largely focuses on outdoor adventures and special places in Ecuador. When not writing, she’s usually hiking in the Andes, planning local travels, dancing, or exploring Cuenca’s UNESCO-designated downtown. Her work has been featured in The Toronto Star, The Daily Beast, Explore, Chatelaine, and others.
Lydia is a travel and features journalist currently living in Havana with her seven-year-old daughter who shares the city’s name. Bylines include The Telegraph, FT’s How To Spend It, The Guardian and The Times.
Narges Ghafary is an Afghan woman, former refugee, relief and development specialist, and communications expert. Narges has spent the last decade working with organizations in rural Afghan communities.
Mark Johanson is an American journalist based in Chile whose work focuses on travel, food, adventure and sustainability. The co-author of a dozen Lonely Planet guidebooks, he also writes for publications such as National Geographic, The Economist, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and the BBC.
Richard Schiffman is an environmental reporter and author of two biographies. His articles appear in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other leading publications. His latest book is a collection of his nature poetry, “What the Dust Doesn’t Know” published by Salmon Poetry.
The first female surfer to make the cover of Surfers Journal, Belinda Baggs is a pioneer in the sport, known for her graceful longboard style. She is a Patagonia Global Surf Activist and a lifelong defender of our oceans, a passion she now shares with her son.
Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning travel journalist, editor and speaker whose work, primarily focused on sustainable tourism, has been published in Bloomberg News, BBC Travel, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Skift and more. She has authored guidebooks for Moon Guides on Caribbean and Central American destinations, and produced meaningful content for tourism boards and travel brands. Lily is also the founder of TourismLens.com, a platform and podcast focused on centering host communities and nature as primary beneficiaries of travel.
Gavin Haines is a freelance scribe specializing in travel and environmental reporting, with bylines in BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveller and the Telegraph. His favorite destinations are Scotland, The Netherlands and Rwanda. He was once mauled by an otter in Dudley.
Dr Jolanta Burke is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in Positive Psychology, and a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is also the author of eight books and blogs at Psychology Today.
Alexandra is a British writer and editor, whose work has been featured in Vice, N by Norwegian Air and Suitcase. She is a Berliner by way of Manchester, NYC and London who is happiest when submerged in water or whiskey—and has a major new crush on San Francisco.
Malia Wakinekona is a Black and Native Hawaiian travel content creator on a mission to inspire womxn to take the solo travel plunge—no matter how big or small—all without breaking the bank. She’s traveled to 20+ countries and fondly names Croatia, South Africa, and Mexico as her favorites. Originally from Los Angeles (Tongva Lands), she now calls London home.
Marianna Jamadi is a half-Finnish, half-Indonesian globetrotting photographer in search of authentic experiences. Nomadic in spirit, but steady in heart, she is based in Long Beach, CA, when she is not crossing borders and oceans.
Claire Hannum is a writer, editor, and traveler based in New York City. She has written for CNN, Self, Racked, The Huffington Post, Prevention, Health, Brooklyn Magazine, and many other corners of the internet.
Nicole Trilivas writes about travel, food, and drink. Her work has appeared in Forbes.com, Time Out London, Condé Nast Brides, NYTimes.com, Fodor’s, HuffPost, Wanderlust, Afar, and Suitcase. She’s the author of the novel, ‘Girls Who Travel’.
Kristin Hanes is a freelance writer and journalist living on a sailboat in San Francisco. She loves exploring nature, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving and backpacking, and has been published in Fodors, Marie Claire and more.
Karen Edwards is a British freelance editor and writer, specializing in responsible tourism. She mostly writes about remote travel experiences, sharing stories of culture and environment through the voices of the people she meets along the way.
Hannah Foster-Roe is a Northamptonshire-based freelance journalist, content writer, and photographer covering responsible travel, culture, conservation, and journeys that are as emotional as they are physical. Her work appears in TIME, loveEXPLORING, House of Coco Magazine, and others.
Based in Brighton, UK, Emma Gregg is an award-winning travel journalist who has visited all seven continents. Of the seven, it’s Africa that keeps calling her back. She specializes in responsible tourism, writing extensively about sustainable travel including eco-friendly adventures and low-carbon, flight-free trips. She has also interviewed some of the leading conservationists of our age.
Lisa Young is a photographer and travel writer whose work has appeared in The Telegraph, The Times, Wanderlust, Warner Bros, NGT, Guardian, Observer, Vanity Fair, and Country & Town House. She often spends weeks living in unusual places to experience daily life of a remote culture, and gain trust from her subjects. Specializing in the Polar regions, she’s also covered stories about cultural tribes, Indigenous tourism, and development projects.
Seeker of adventures big and small, near and far, Kelly is a freelance writer, photographer and digital consultant based in Washington, DC. She’s an avid solo traveler, road trip and backpacking enthusiast and has a knack for tracking down the odd/awesome wherever she goes.
Molly McLaughlin is a writer from rural New South Wales, Australia, currently based between Canberra and Mexico City. She writes about travel, music and politics, and is happiest in the middle of nowhere.
James Patrick is a journalist and photographer operating in the most remote districts of Madagascar and East Africa. Born and raised in London but captivated by forgotten places, he aspires to share the beauty and brutality of life at the margins.
Aled Mark Singleton is a Research Fellow in Geography at Swansea University. With an interest in emotional and affective attachments to place, he has also managed community and urban regeneration projects (2006-18). His essay, “Learning to walk (again) and engage with places” was published in Places for Life II by the Design Commission for Wales.
Heather Hansman is a freelance writer based in southwest Colorado. She’s the author of ‘Downriver: Into the future of water in the west,’ and ‘Powder Day: Ski bums, ski towns and the future of chasing snow’, and a contributing editor at Outside magazine.
Cían Byrne is an Irish travel writer who focuses on all things adventure travel. He often bites off more than he can chew which sees him (happily) on trails that are too steep and in snow that’s too deep. He is a regular contributor of words on Bikepacking.com, Condé Nast Traveller, and The Irish Independent.
Mary Novakovich is an award-winning travel writer who specializes in Italy, France and Eastern Europe. With bylines in The Guardian, Independent and Telegraph, she has also written guidebooks for Insight Guides and Frommer’s.
Fiona Amery is currently studying at the University of Cambridge for her PhD in History and Philosophy of Science, focusing on how the aurora borealis was visualised and imaged in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Amy Clarke is the History Discipline Leader and Bachelor of Arts Program Coordinator at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC). She specializes in heritage (particularly architectural), national and regional identity politics and branding, popular material culture, and the modern/contemporary histories of Scotland, Britain (and the British Empire), and Australia.
Dr Sharon McLennan is a senior lecturer in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University. She has teaching and research interests in critical and decolonial approaches to international development and global citizenship, and has undertaken research on international volunteering and voluntourism. Sharon has a background in health as a registered nurse and volunteer and has worked in the Pacific, Asia, and Central America.
Diandra Marizet Esparza, is an environmental writer, poet and speaker whose work recognizes culture as an expression of our relationship to land, and advocates for the accessibility of diverse stories available to rising generations. She is also a co-founder of Intersectional Environmentalist and contributing writer to The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet. She is from Texas and is currently based in Los Angeles, CA.
Award-winning adventure sport and documentary photographer Jody MacDonald spent the last decade as resident photographer on a 60-foot catamaran on a global kiteboarding, paragliding and surfing expedition.
Sydney-based freelance travel writer Andrea Black specialises in travel relating to design, history, architecture and music. When visiting a city she will track down vintage vinyl record stores and bring home a local release from way back, the perfect sonic and historic artefact of a time and place.
Anneka Williams is a climate scientist and writer. Her research explores how climate change is impacting high-latitude and high-altitude ecosystems and communities.
Jack Stauss is a skier and writer who works with the non-profit Glen Canyon Institute in Utah, focusing on public lands and environmental protection.
Elizabeth Claire Alberts is an American-born journalist who lived in Australia for more than a decade before landing in Belgium. She is a senior staff writer at Mongabay, where she writes about all things related to the ocean. Her words have also appeared in The Guardian, Earth Island Journal, Sierra, Alternatives Journal, The Dodo, and many other publications.
Ariel Sophia Bardi is a Japan-born, British and American-raised journalist and non-fiction writer. Happiest when crossing borders, she has been published in The Atlantic, Roads & Kingdoms, BBC Travel, VICE and The Guardian.
Souad is a freelance writer and food anthropologist, endlessly fascinated by the people and stories behind the places she visits. Originally from London, she is currently traveling in Latin America and attempting to become a fluent Spanish speaker.
Jonathan Bousfield is a Zagreb-based author and travel writer who’s written about travel, culture and history in Croatia, Central and Eastern Europe for Rough Guides, DK Eyewitness, Time Out Croatia, The Calvert Journal, Jutarnji List, The Guardian, The Independent and Lonely Planet. His history of Adriatic tourism, ‘Adria Blue’, will be published in 2023.
Bob Brown led the campaign that saved Tasmania’s Franklin River in the 1980s, started Australia’s first green political party, became the first Greens senator, and created Bush Heritage Australia and the Bob Brown Foundation. Now he’s the subject of a new feature documentary, The Giants, which showcases his work protecting the giant eucalypts of the takayna/Tarkine forests in northwest Tasmania.
Nikki Bayley is an award-winning travel writer, Rough Guide author, and spirits, food and wine journalist for outlets such as The Guardian, Globe & Mail, and Diffords.com. Based in Vancouver since 2012, her focuses on exploring Canada.
A Londoner who escaped to Yorkshire via Melbourne, Lorna Parkes is a travel writer, editor and co-author of dozens of Lonely Planet guidebooks and travel tomes who is both consummate urban foodie and jungle interloper in love with the tropics.
Kate Hennessy is a Walkley Award-winning journalist whose writing runs in major newspapers and magazines in Australia and the UK. Her work has taken her to Africa, PNG, Russia, Peru, Taiwan and remote Indigenous communities.
Shaney Hudson is an award-winning travel writer based in Sydney, Australia. She is a contributor to a variety of Australia, UK and US publications, and likes to go where the wild things are.
Tim is a proud palawa man from lutruwita (Tasmania) and the Head of Marketing at Welcome to Country. Tim loves to make, reuse and recycle all the things, all the time. A tourism industry veteran Tim’s sustainable obsession is linked to being a proud palawa man from lutruwita (Tasmania), ingrained in him is caring for the land, passing on culture and making strong communities.
Tharik Hussain is a travel writer and author of ‘Minarets in the Mountains; A Journey into Muslim Europe’, winner of the 2022 British Guild of Travel Writers’ Travel Narrative Book of the Year and nominated for several prestigious awards. Tharik is also a Lonely Planet author, has written for the Times, BBC, National Geographic and The Guardian, and is a fellow at the University of Groningen.
Chris is a British photographer and filmmaker based in London and Paris. His visual language is inspired by story archetypes, human values and the collective unconscious, touching on internal conflicts and alternate realities. The nature of photography provides him with an illusion of truth whereby he can begin to dissect reality and create new stories.
Tsewang Nuru Sherpa is an environmental scientist specializing in climate change and environmental management. He’s also a travel writer who enjoys writing about outdoor adventure and responsible travel. He usually travels slowly by foot or by bike in the mountains. He is passionate about research and science, but sports and adventure fuel his soul.
Jenna Schnuer is an Anchorage-based New Yorker and freelance writer whose writing credits include The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Delta Sky, and Extra Crispy. In 2017, she joined the podcast fray with Life (After Cancer).
Michelle Arrouas is a Danish-French freelance journalist based in Berlin, covering international affairs, European politics and travel. Recent bylines include BBC Capital, Harper’s Bazaar, CNN’s Explore Parts Unknown, and Roads & Kingdoms.
Amanda Ogle is a freelance writer and editor based in Texas. She writes about travel, health and fitness, food and drink, and has a passion for sustainability.
Demetrios Ioannou is an independent journalist and documentary photographer. He is based in Athens and Istanbul, covering a wide range of news in the region. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, POLITICO Europe, NPR and BBC Travel, among others.
Anna Callaghan is a freelance journalist and filmmaker based in Boulder, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in publications including Outside magazine, Mashable, and the Seattle Times, covering topics like selling her kidney on Facebook (pretty easy) to mountaineering (harder).
Paris Stefanoudis is a marine biologist fascinated by Earth’s largest environment: The oceans. Through his work documenting the distribution patterns of marine life in the oceans and identifying the underlying environmental factors shaping those, he is currently assessing biodiversity and faunal connectivity in tropical reef ecosystems, and assessing the impact of human activities on them.
An award-winning travel writer and guidebook author, Anja Mutic is always seeking the beauty between the cracks. She writes for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and BBC Travel, among others.
Joanna Lobo is an independent journalist from India. She writes about things that make her life worthwhile—food and drink, travel, her Goan heritage and strong, independent women. Her bylines can be found in leading Indian dailies and magazines.
Antonia is a travel writer who loves to wander alone in remote regions. Her latest book, Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains. was shortlisted for Stanford’s Adventure Travel Book of the Year 2018 and she writes for The Guardian, The Telegraph and others.
A filmmaker and photographer originally from Melbourne but based in Athens for the last 17 years, Angelos has been working with Kathimerini Newspaper and Vice Greece, as well as shooting ads and short/feature-length movies. He is also a producer, director, editor and cameraman for Lost Athina, an online platform with content from the streets of Athens.
Sheryl Nance-Nash is a New York-based freelance journalist, currently working remotely in Jamaica. She loves to write about the intersection of travel, history, wellness and culture. Her work has appeared on CNTraveler.com, Fodor’s, The Daily Beast, Afar, Newsweek.com, Global Traveler, among others.
Keith Drew is a freelance travel writer and editor who writes about unusual places with an interesting story for publications including The Telegraph, BBC Travel and AFAR. He is also the co-founder of family travel website Lijoma.com, a curated selection of inspirational itineraries to more adventurous destinations, such as Iceland, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Japan.
Kaitlyn Rosati is an avid solo traveler who has visited over 60 countries on six continents. When she’s not island-hopping in the Philippines or eating her way through Italy, she stays busy by covering the local New York City food scene. Her proudest travel moments are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, visiting her great-grandmother’s hometown in southern Italy, solo road-tripping through New Zealand, seeing all seven world wonders, and starting her own brand, No Man Nomad.
Kati Auld is a South African travel writer and potato enthusiast who doesn’t let her lack of fitness get in the way of a good adventure. She has absolutely no sense of direction, and always perks up at mealtimes.
Eileen is a traveler and writer focusing on cultural, developmental and gender issues in South Asia. She is at her happiest on a bus heading off somewhere new, but still very much in love with her native Scottish Highlands.
Amber Gibson is a Chicago-based journalist specializing in travel, food, wine and wellness. Her work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, The Daily Telegraph and more.
Summer Rylander is a freelance travel journalist based in Nuremberg, Germany. She writes on food, culture, and conservation for a variety of English-language publications including Travel + Leisure, Time Out, Reader’s Digest UK, Condé Nast Traveler, and others.
Clay Dillow writes about wine, spirits, and food, as well as the people and places behind the things we consume. His work also appears in Fortune, Popular Science, CNBC, National Geographic Travel, USA Today, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn with his surfboard.
Pier Nirandara is an author, travel writer, film producer, and underwater photographer. She began her career as Thailand’s youngest author of three bestselling novels, and has represented literary clients at ICM Partners, served as Director of Development at Sony’s Columbia Pictures, and as VP of Film & TV at A-Major Media, Hollywood’s first Asian-American-driven production company. As a PADI AmbassaDiver™, she leads expeditions around the world to swim with marine wildlife. She can be found in Los Angeles and Cape Town.
With a PhD in Asian Studies and Anthropology, Allie has been a travel writer since her first trip to China in 1986. Nowadays, she flies hot air balloons all over the world and has visited over 130 countries. Her current base is Burma.
Sadie Whitelocks is a travel writer and photographer, who’s lived between London and New York. She has traveled to over 60 countries from Kashmir to Kazakhstan to the Canadian Arctic, and holds a Guinness World Record for attending the highest dinner party on Everest at 7,056m. She’s a member of the Explorers Club and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
A solo traveller, journalist and former Rough Guides travel editor, Siobhan’s work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, Radio Times, The Independent, the i and VICE. She favours slow travel and is fascinated by communities living in remote places. In the UK, she can be found exploring in her blue camper van.
Diana Jarvis is a photographer and writer specializing in sustainable, slow and nature-based travel. She has undertaken both commercial and editorial photographic commissions for a range of clients including Rough Guides, Visit England, National Trust, National Geographic Traveller (UK), GreenTraveller, Cool Camping and Airbnb among others. She is also the Sustainability Lead for the British Guild of Travel Writers.
Alicia Erickson covers stories on food, sustainability, culture, and political uprisings—and often can be found at the crossroads of them all. She’s on the road most of the time, but calls the Pacific Northwest, East Africa, and the Himalayas ‘home.’ Alicia is most intrigued by wild places and the conservation of the planet’s ecosystems and species.
Matthew Teller is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He writes for media in Britain and around the world, is a long-standing author for Rough Guides, and produces and presents documentaries for BBC Radio.
Dividing her time between New England and New York City, travel and culture writer Michele Herrmann’s bylines have appeared in BBC Travel, Orbitz, Travelocity, amNewYork and Budget Travel.
Rose Barrowcliffe is a Butchulla researcher who is currently undertaking Doctoral Research at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Rose’s research examines the representation of Indigenous peoples in archives and how that impacts historical narratives. Her research is grounded in the K’gari Research Archive (held at USC) as an agent of representation of Butchulla history.
Amanda Monthei is a freelance writer based in Washington state. Her work on wildfires and other natural disasters can be found at NBC News, The Washington Post, Outside, and The Atlantic.
A design lecturer at the University of Sydney, Dr Clare M. Cooper is also a practicing designer, musician, and educator. Her research focuses on the role of design in agency-building, and how emerging forms of activism influence policy and public discourse.
Simon is a part-time farmer and fundraiser with an obsession for protecting wild places residing in rural South Australia. He’s happiest sat by an open fire with friends camping under the stars. Whether it’s trail running in a national park, rock climbing in a new spot or chasing his pigs and chooks around the farm, the outdoors is where he needs to be.
Bailey Freeman is a travel writer, photographer, and videographer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She specializes in stories about outdoor adventure, sustainability, art and culture. Her work has appeared in Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, Matador Network, and more. When she’s not scribbling away at a story, she’s flying through the air as an aerial acrobat (really!).
Chris Hilton is an award-winning photographer from Dorset, southwest England. His first ‘big trip’ was a solo hitch-hike around England and Wales aged 17, and the wanderlust has never left.
Kellie Paxian is a travel writer and editor originally from Vancouver, but currently living and working wherever there’s wanderlust and wi-fi. She is passionate about adventure, wildlife, and making the most out of every experience.
Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey is a travel and lifestyle writer, guidebook author, and serial expat. Published in BBC Travel, Nat Geo, CNTraveler, Lonely Planet, The Independent and Fodor’s, she is also the author of three guidebooks about Australia, published by Moon Travel Guides.
Based in Buenos Aires, Laura is a trilingual travel writer and journalist specializing in Latin America. Her interests lie in food, wellness, culture, artisan craft, adventure, social impact and stories of regeneration.
Christine Retschlag is a multiple award-winning Australian travel journalist with 34 years of experience, who is working and living in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. At home, you’ll find her on the back deck of her Queenslander cottage with possums, kookaburras and the resident carpet python who makes the occasional cameo appearance.
Brahim Hanaoui is a certified Moroccan tour leader who has worked with Intrepid Travel for five years. He is also the founder of AFELLA Club, an excursion and organized travel club for mountain, desert and marine adventures in Morocco.
Adrienne Jordan is a travel writer with bylines in National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel. Standout adventures include gorilla trekking in Uganda, cruising the Norwegian fjords, and swimming in the Devil’s Pool in Zambia.
A one-time molecular biologist, travel writer and guidebook author Paul Clammer has written or contributed to over 30 Lonely Planet guides including Jamaica, Jordan and Morocco, and is the author of Bradt’s Haiti guidebook.
Sonia Nazareth can be found brandishing pen and camera on various anthropology-based, literary, art and travel assignments across the world. Always in awe of the vivid unpredictability of the places she’s encountered, she approaches places as if they were people, full of revelations, needing to be listened to and engaged with.
Alex Honnold is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world.
Frances Carruthers is a British freelance writer based in Queenstown, New Zealand. She loves writing about adventure travel and can usually be found in the mountains—whether that be hiking, trail running or skiing. Previously a staff writer at loveEXPLORING and loveFOOD, her work has also been featured in Huffington Post, the Guardian, Women’s Health and Quarterlife Magazine.
A Canadian-born photographer/videographer with over 20 years of experience, Christopher Herwig has worked in some of the world’s most remote regions for GEO, CNN Traveler, Geographical and Lonely Planet, and has published two volumes of his Soviet bus stop photos.
Tariq Zaidi gave up an executive management position to pursue his passion of photography. Now an award-winning photographer, he focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, endangered communities and traditions.
Anna Malpas is a British journalist who has worked in Moscow for news agency Agence France-Presse since 2009. She previously worked for The Moscow Times English-language daily and the Vladivostok News website.
Brendan Sainsbury is a freelance British writer now based in British Columbia, Canada. He has written 60 Lonely Planet guidebooks and numerous articles for the BBC, HistoryNet, the Independent and DK Guides. His specialties include Cuba, Italy, Alaska, and Canada.
Alisha McDarris is a journalist and photographer. She grew up loving travel and outdoor adventure, and sustainability became more important to her as she grew up. Now, all three are the focus of her writing and photography work, which has appeared in Backpacker, Popular Science, Hemispheres, American Way, Austin Monthly, CultureMap, Eater, The New Zealand Herald, Roadtrippers and more.
Katie Boué is a Cuban-American outdoor advocate, gardener, adventurer, and mediocre birdwatcher based in Salt Lake City, Utah. An award-winning marketing strategist, writer, and content creator, she spent 10 years in social media marketing and digital organizing in the outdoor industry before finding balance through gardening and backyard stewardship. Katie’s first book, ‘On Digital Advocacy: Protecting the Planet While Preserving Our Humanity’ publishes in July 2023.
Charlotte is a freelance journalist specializing in travel, food and drink, and design. Based in London, though often globe-trotting, she was previously Associate Editor of Sphere and Editor of Raffles Hotels magazine. She is also a regular contributor to Wallpaper*. Now freelance and committed to responsible travel, travel plans include fall in Italy, New Year in Japan, and spring in South Africa.
Having started off in public relations for travel companies, Richard Mellor realized he preferred writing about foreign lands to promoting them to journalists—and swapped sides. London-based, he chiefly covers less-trodden parts of Britain and Europe.
Payal Mohta is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai, India, writing about global development, gender justice, public health and more. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Washington Post among others.
Aja Hannah is a writer, traveler, and mother. She’s the author of two books and hundreds of articles in publications like The Progressive, The Independent, and Hawaii Business Magazine. She believes in the Oxford comma, cheap flights, and a daily dose of chocolate.
Former digital nomad Amanda (McCullough) Wilkinson can be found exploring her new home in Bristol with her husband, where they run their own digital agency. When she isn’t busy planning her next trip, she works as a body positive consultant and can be found writing for The Fat Girls Guide advocating for plus-size travel.
Joliene Carolina is a travel and adventure writer based in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Before she started freelancing, she earned MAs in Linguistics and in Comparative Literature to support and spread the joys of multilingualism and has collaborated with the Northwest Indian Language Institute since 2015. Her driving purpose in writing is to be a vessel for the stories that risk never being told.
Alice Morrison is a Scottish adventurer based in Morocco and has written four books about her adventures. The presenter of the BBC2 series ‘Morocco to Timbuktu’, she has cycled from Cairo to Cape Town, run round Everest, and completed the Marathon des Sables, the toughest footrace on Earth. She has also crossed Morocco and the Sahara on foot with 6 camels and walked the length of Jordan. She speaks Arabic and French, and is learning Tachelhit.
Joel Balsam is a freelance journalist and nomad. His work has been published in Time, National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, Vice and Lonely Planet.
With bylines in The Guardian and ABC, Tiffany Tran spent her childhood four-wheel driving through Australia, observing and thinking a little too much on those long roads. There’s an intangible interconnectedness in everything, she says, and that unnamed space is where her words take shape.
Once a bike racer, James is now an investigative journalist with a Ph.D. in Modern European History. He’s interested in anti-fascism and physical culture, but spends increasingly large parts of the day writing about the cops, the Nazis, and the cops who are Nazis.
His work has been featured in print and online in publications such as National Geographic, Esquire, Smithsonian, Lapham’s Quarterly, Undark, and The Appeal.
He’s British, but now lives in the US. You can find him speaking Spanish, Catalan, French and several kinds of English, depending on his mood.
Adriana Madzharov is a behavioral scientist in consumer psychology and a senior lecturer in marketing at the University of Bath. Recognized as an expert on sensory marketing and aesthetics research, she examines how sensory stimuli in people’s environments (e.g. ambient scent, color, sound) influence perception, and produce biases on behavior in new and unexpected ways.
Mario Rigby aims to advance humanity through sustainable, human powered expeditions that promote social and environmental justice.
Dave Cook is an anthropologist, writer, remote work specialist and business leader whose research has been featured by Time, Wired, BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde, O Globo, The Independent, World Economic Forum and The Conversation. Their anthropology research focuses on the lives of digital nomads, starting in 2015 when they lived in co-working/co-living spaces in Southeast Asia. Dave is currently conducting research in the Anthropology Department at UCL (University College London).
Joshua Cunningham is a London-based writer, photographer and overland travel enthusiast. He recently authored his first book, Escape by Bike, based on his experience cycling from London to Hong Kong in 2015.
Katie McKnoulty is an Australian travel writer, photographer and branding consultant, working remotely from Le Marche, Italy, and documenting her experiences at The Travelling Light. She’s interested in stories about people living and working in new ways. Her stories and photos have appeared in Lonely Planet, Forbes, Hostelworld, Broadsheet, and Tiny Atlas Quarterly.
An education in geography, communications and photography along with an adventurous desire to understand far-away cultures and lands has led Ryan Salm to work as a documentary photographer. Calling the mountain community of Lake Tahoe his home has allowed him to combine his love of skiing, paddling, hiking, and climbing with his work, which has been featured in Patagonia, Vogue, Outside, ESPN, and others.
Wes Martel is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. He served on the Shoshone Business Council for 20 years. During this time, Mr. Martel devoted most of his attention to water, taxation, energy and environment and the interconnection to reservation economic growth and tribal sovereignty. He served on the Tribal Fish and Game Committee when a Tribal Hunting Code was adopted as the Tribes upheld their commitment to conservation and protection of lands, water and wildlife. He was also involved with the adoption of the Tribal Severance Code, the Wind River Water Code and the Tribal Employment Rights Code. He currently serves on the Wind River Water Resources Control Board and is the Wind River Senior Conservation Associate for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Mr. Martel is a veteran and has a deep and abiding respect for the traditional and cultural beliefs of Indigenous People.
Moji (Mojtaba) Sadegh is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Idaho’s Boise State University where his research focuses on risk and impact analysis of different climatic and weather extreme events, including wildfires, droughts, heatwaves, and floods. He is also developing projects on analyzing the hydroclimate extreme events on human health and well-being.
Kellie Lafranchi is a freelance photographer who’s always chasing the light with camera in hand. Inspired by nature and generally curious, she specializes in documenting compelling visual subjects and the stories that unfold through them.
Focusing on communities and sub-culture on the fringe, Eileen writes about how our connections to places shape our beliefs and identity. Favorite adventures include local foods, wild, outdoor spaces, and cultural immersion.
Melissa is a freelance travel writer currently based in Mozambique where she’s volunteering with Marine Megafauna Foundation. A qualified scuba diver, she’s particularly passionate about marine conservation and eco-travel initiatives.
Lisa Scott is an award-winning travel writer and editor who lives between Barcelona and Margate, the UK seaside town currently enjoying a well-documented renaissance. Sea-swimming has, quite naturally, become her latest passion.
Maya Silver writes about outdoor recreation, travel, food, and the environment. She’s the editorial director at Backcountry.com and the author of the Moon travel guide to Salt Lake City, Park City & the Wasatch Range. She lives in Utah with her family and goats.
Ben Stubbs is a senior lecturer in journalism and writing at the University of South Australia. He worked as a journalist and travel writer for 15 years in Australia and overseas for publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, The Sydney Morning Herald and Rough Guides. He has also published two books since 2012 on travel writing and immersive journalism. He lives in the Adelaide Hills.
James March is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Birmingham, UK. His bylines appear in a variety of publications, including the BBC, National Geographic Traveller, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveller.
Mariette Williams is a freelance writer living in South Florida. Her work has appeared in many well-known publications such as Condé Naste Traveler, Travel+Leisure, AFAR, Bon Appetit across topics that include travel, culture, books and wellness. When she’s not traveling, she’s lost in a good book.
Antonia Windsor has been a travel writer for 20 years and enjoys assignments that let her delve deep into a place and its people. Her work has been published in the UK and abroad, including in the Times, Telegraph, Guardian and Observer, FT, South China Morning Post, National Geographic Traveller and Condé Nast Traveler. She lives in London with her husband and three children.
Valerie Conners is an editor, producer, writer, and nomad at heart. Her work is featured in Travelers’ Tales Best Women’s Travel Writing, Condé Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, and many more. She always strives to “do it now.”
Camille Delbos is a documentary photographer who explores the interaction of humans with their evolving environments. He ventures to remote (and not-so-remote regions) in search of poetic documentary stories.
Sophie Ibbotson is an entrepreneur, writer, and lover of wild places. She specializes in economic and tourism development in emerging markets and post-conflict zones, wrote the first guidebook to newly independent South Sudan, and has led three expeditions to Afghanistan.
Zanny Merullo Steffgen is a freelance writer and the founder of Feel-Good Freelance Writing, a course site that helps writers prioritize their wellbeing. Zanny is currently based in Colorado, where she uses her background in the food and beverage industry to seek out stories on how meals unite people. Her travel writing appears in Going, The Discoverer, and Postcards, among other outlets.
A freelance news, features and travel writer working for UK and international media, Paula Dear left her London life and BBC job in 2011 and spent nearly five years traveling around Latin America in a campervan. She’s currently based in Brussels.
Adriana is a multimedia journalist currently based in Caracas, Venezuela. Focusing on social conflict and youth culture, her work has been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Intercept, among others.
Emily Thomas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. She has written extensively on space and time in early modern and early twentieth century philosophy. She has published two scholarly books: ‘Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics’ (2018, Oxford University Press) and ‘Early Modern Women on Metaphysic’s (2018, Cambridge University Press). Emily has also written a popular book, ‘The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad’ (2020, Oxford University Press).
Dr. Janet R. Daly Bednarek is a professor and former chair of the Department of History at the University of Dayton where she has combined her professional training as an urban historian with her on-the-job training as an aviation historian. She currently works on the history of airports in the US.
As an accomplished filmmaker, entrepreneur, environmentalist and snowboarding pioneer, Jeremy Jones is widely regarded as one of the most legendary big mountain riders and explorers of all time. He was named the National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” in 2013 and has won “Best Big Mountain Rider of the Year” by Snowboarder Magazine 11 times. He is the founder and CEO of award-winning Jones Snowboards, dedicated to the development of the highest quality backcountry snowboards and accessories. In 2007, Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters, a global cause uniting the winter sports community against climate change and was recognized in 2013 as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama.
Chaitali Patel is a freelance travel writer based in Dubai. Before moving to the UAE, she worked with National Geographic Traveller India as Associate Editor, Special Projects. She’s partial to art, design and conservation.
Max Olijnyk is a writer, editor, photographer, and ageing skateboarder. An ex-Melbourne resident, he now lives in New Zealand with his family. His first book Some Stories was released in 2016 and his favorite destination is New York City.
Jonathan Arlan is the author of the travel book Mountain Lines: A Journey through the French Alps. He has lived in Cairo, Belgrade, Osaka, New York City, and New Orleans, and loves each and every one of these places, but is currently based in his hometown, Kansas City.
Based in Vancouver, Sophie is a British writer and sports junkie. When she’s not traveling to some of the world’s most interesting destinations, she’s hiking, skiing, running or cycling in the mountains, or training for excessively long swims.
Meenakshi J is a freelance writer and blogger who documents cultural and travel stories through art, architecture, heritage, vegetarian food and traditions, combining it with soft adventure and social responsibility. She also reports on people who are passionate about handicrafts and collect heirlooms.
Shauna Farnell is a nature-loving, adrenaline-seeking writer based in the mountains of Colorado. Her favorite topics include inspiring individuals, outdoor endeavors, travel and the human experience.
Rachel Ifans is a travel writer and fervent Francophile, spending as much time as she can in France, writing about it and studying the language. Bylines include The Independent, National Geographic, Metro, The Simple Things, France Magazine and Eurotunnel.com.
Dr Tony Schiemer is an Australian commercial pilot, engineer and medical doctor, specializing in aerospace medicine and general practice. He is a clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide, and is currently working as a flight instructor and charter pilot across regional Australia.
Lily Bonesso is a writer, producer and director. When she’s not exploring new places, you’ll usually find her in London or Berlin. Her work has been published in Dazed & Confused, i-D, King Kong and AnOther Magazines, and she has also presented and broadcast for Condé Nast Traveller, Tate and Serpentine Galleries.
Rashmi Gopal Rao is a freelance writer and travel-lifestyle blogger from Bangalore. She writes on travel, culture, art, design and food and has been published in national and international publications.
Fiona Tapp is a British travel writer living in Canada. Her work has appeared in Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, and many more. She covers family travel, solo adventures, and loves to chronicle the weird and wonderful wherever she goes.
Fascinated by the cultural heritage of places near and far, Ronan is a travel journalist and photographer with 19 years’ experience. After a long career at daily newspapers in Australia, Ronan’s traveled to 60+ countries and has bylines in National Geographic, BBC, CNN, Forbes, The Guardian, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and Lonely Planet.
Sharael Kolberg is a travel writer whose work has appeared in US News & World Report, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Forbes, Sunset magazine, Outside magazine, Thrillist and others. She focuses on adventure, wellness, luxury, and sustainable travel and is a member of SATW, NATJA and ATTA.
After nearly a decade at The Indianapolis Star, Robert Annis broke free of the shackles of gainful employment and now freelances full-time, specializing in outdoor travel journalism with bylines in National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Afar, Bicycling and Men’s Journal.
South African-born Jaco J. Hamman is Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture and the Director of the Program in Theology and Practice at Vanderbilt Divinity School. The author of seven books, his hobbies include world music, long-distance motorcycle travel, distilling, and hosting a braai.
Claudia Laroye is an award-winning freelance writer, author and content creator living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She writes about adventure, family, wellness and sustainable travel for publications including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, AFAR, TIME magazine, Air Canada enRoute, Lonely Planet, Saturday Evening Post, Canadian Traveller, and the Vacay Canada network. Her travel anthology, ‘A Gelato a Day’ was published in fall 2022.
David Ritter is the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific and a widely published commentator on politics, law, history and current affairs. He is also an author and speaker, focussing on the climate crisis in Australia and taking action through hope. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he worked as an academic and a lawyer in both commercial and native title practices.
Richard Franks is a freelance travel journalist and guidebook writer based in Birmingham, UK, who specializes in writing about adventure travel, the great outdoors and music-based tourism across Scotland, the West Midlands and USA. Published in BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveller, The Telegraph, The Times & Sunday Times, The Independent, Metro, The i, Rough Guides, Lonely Planet and others, he enjoys photography, hiking and wild camping, and is an Aston Villa season ticket holder.
Writer, editor, and sometimes music manager, Taryn Stenvei previously edited Beat Magazine and was the founding editor of travel title AWOL. She now freelances from home in Melbourne, turning records over and talking to her dog.
As content manager for an international travel company, Eliza got to spend a good many years gallivanting around the world. Now, she freelances and every time the FOMO gets too intense, she just channels her wanderlust into adjectives.
Priyanka Sacheti is a Bangalore-based writer. Raised in Oman and educated in the UK, she writes about gender, art, culture and history and has been published in many international publications. She’s currently a co-editor with Mashallah News.
Laura is deputy features editor at Travel Weekly and writes on all things adventure, food and culture. She has written for Lonely Planet, GQ, The Telegraph, Suitcase, Woman’s Weekly and Red, and has a particular soft spot for Latin America.
Based in Crete for the past decade, award-winning British travel writer and broadcaster Heidi Fuller-Love is a Greece destination expert for The Telegraph with bylines in The Guardian, The Times, LA Times, Food+Travel and Conde Nast Traveller. She also produces podcast guides and audio documentaries for the BBC, RFI and others.
Brittany is a writer and editor who specializes in culture and travel. A decade’s worth of sailing expertise means she can easily report about sailings and expeditions across the world’s oceans and rivers, from the ships to their ports and destinations. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Brittany loves to find the quirk in new experiences both near and far from her hometown of Asbury Park.
Tim Bird hails from Kent, England, but has lived in Helsinki, Finland since 1982 and is a contributor to numerous magazines, newspapers and websites in the US, UK and further. Finland and the Nordic and Baltic regions are his specialist regions, and he also writes about culture, food and drink, sport, business, and sustainable development issues. His features are often accompanied by his own photography, for which he has won several awards.
Angus J Duff is Associate Professor, Human Resources at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia where his work looks at human resource management from a micro-perspective, and how work and organizations impact employees. His current research explores how workers who live in vans navigate work and van-living.
A California-born travel writer and editor who splits his time between between London and Lisbon, Alex Robertson Textor has written for numerous publications and is also the publisher-editor of new travel magazine Fields & Stations.
Jacob Little is an outdoor writer and photographer from southwest England. He’s interested in windswept clifftops, rugged coastlines and the small communities that make coastal England so diverse, and champions rural travel, wild crafts and dying traditions.
Joanna Booth is a UK travel journalist based in London. She specialises in adventure, luxury and family travel and writes for a range of national papers and magazines. She firmly believes you should always leave at least one key activity undone in every destination; that way you have an excuse to go back.
Catherine Balston is a British journalist based in Brazil, a country that never ceases to surprise her, even after more than a decade living there. She writes about interesting places and little-known ingredients, among other topics, for a variety of publications such as BBC Travel, Lonely Planet and the Telegraph.
Luis Felipe Guerra is Intrepid’s Deputy Operations Manager in Guatemala, as well as an experienced tour guide from the Maya Poqomam culture. He likes spending time with his family, sharing knowledge with travelers, and promoting Indigenous tourism in Guatemala.
Sarah Rees has campaigned for Australia’s forests for more than two decades, working for a suite of environmental organisations, businesses and universities advancing conservation policy to safeguard Australia’s forests and wildlife.
Aphiphany Forward-Taua (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Hinerangi) is the Executive-Director of Just Speak, a justice advocacy NGO based in Aotearoa (New Zealand). She is a graduate of Law and Commerce from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. She is passionate about social, justice and environmental reform and is committed to Just Speak’s mission of transformational change of the justice system.
Zinara Rathnayake is a Colombo-based freelance writer. She loves mountains, chai, creative nonfiction and India. Her stories deal with local cuisines, community empowerment, and sustainable travel.
Silvia Marchetti is a Rome-based freelance reporter. She writes about everything: monetary policy, one euro homes, Sicilian pastries, dialects. After traveling and living abroad, she realized Italy is the country she knows the least.
Sneha Chakraborty is a multimedia journalist and photographer based between India and the Netherlands with a focus on ethical explorations, culinary jaunts, and stories at the intersection of sustainability and adventure tourism. Her work has appeared in Lonely Planet, National Geographic Traveller, Vogue and other publications.
Patrick is a writer, editor and expedition guide based in Melbourne, Australia. When he’s not writing, he’s walking; either across countries or to his local pub.
Alistair Allen is a former Sea Shepherd captain who has campaigned on the world’s oceans for over a decade. He is now the Antarctic and Marine Campaigner at the Bob Brown Foundation which is based in Tasmania.
Jarre Hamilton is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley and currently oversees research development at Intersectional Environmentalist. Jarre’s work as a certified interpretive guide, environmental educator, and scholar focuses on creating outdoor educational spaces to engage a wide range of public audiences in discussions on science communication and programming, cultural heritage, community engagement, and the environment.
Athens-based journalist Stav Dimitropoulos has written for numerous publications including BBC Travel, Discover Magazine, Nieman Journalism Lab, Earth Island Journal and Womankind—she’s also reported for CBC, CBS Radio and Fox TV.
Allison Yates is a Chicago-based writer covering travel, women and society in the US Midwest, Latin America and Ibiza. Bylines include the Washington Post, Atlas Obscura, Ozy and others.
Julia Buckley is the former travel editor of the Independent and Evening Standard, who lives in Venice and specializes in Italy for National Geographic Traveller, CNN and the BBC. Brought up in Cornwall and a former Vegas resident, she’s the author of travel-health memoir, Heal Me.
Soraya Abdel-Hadi is an award-winning writer, artist and advocate for diversity in the UK outdoors. She believes in taking a holistic approach to making the world a better place, and writes about sustainability, nature and adventure travel. Soraya is Lonely Planet Sustainable Storyteller 2021 and founder of the All The Elements, a non-profit network for those increasing diversity in the UK outdoors.
Monica is a travel writer who advocates slow and immersive travel, particularly in secluded and untouched locations. She has a soft spot for tiny islands, is always up for an adrenaline sport and has a talent for returning from hikes covered in mud and scratches. Her bylines appear in publications such as British Airways The Club, Life Lovers Magazine and IAG Cargo magazine.
Originally from London, Hannah is based in Paris where she covers French culture and society, current affairs and travel. The Paris destination expert for Telegraph Travel, she’s also written for Vanity Fair, openDemocracy and New Statesman.
James left a lucrative career in investment management to join Intrepid Travel. Inspiration for his career change came during his travels in Brazil, when he decided he wanted to spend the rest of his life doing something he loved, instead of helping the rich get richer. After working his way up the ladder, James became the first non-co-founder CEO of Intrepid Travel in 2017.
Although Kade lives in Seattle, his passion for stories has led him from the Western US to rural China and the barbed-wire surf scene in Lebanon, with many a pitstop in between. Along the way, he’s published work with The New York Times, POWDER, and several global publications, and picked up national writing awards.
Paloma de Dinechin is a French investigative journalist and documentary producer with a focus on Latin America, and is part of Forbidden Stories, a consortium of journalists that pursues the work of threatened reporters. Her articles have been published in Le Monde, Liberation, Die Zeit, Washington Post, Expresso, Knack, El Faro and others.
Robert Langellier is a freelance journalist, amateur botanist, and landscape restoration worker based in the Missouri Ozarks. His work has appeared in Esquire, National Geographic, and The Nation. In the past, he has worked as a wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew in California and as a long-haul truck driver, as well as a translator.
Rashmi Narayan is a travel, food and drink journalist who often uses her curiosity to explore the world through food and drink. She writes for a wide range of publications and websites, and has a passion for sustainability, stargazing, train journeys and history. She lives in London with an ever-growing collection of non-fiction books, steam train models and vinyl records.
Chris writes adventure travel features and speeches for people more important than he is. Originally from London, he spends more time in Spain, Dubai and South America because he’s scared of winter. He speaks poor Portuguese and average Spanish, but he’s fluent in sneaking into airport lounges.
Ben Birchall is a writer, broadcaster and brand voice specialist based in Torquay, Australia. He is the co-host of food podcast ‘Ingredipedia’ and has worked with brands like Nike, Mars, Telstra, KeepCup and Intrepid.
Anela Malik is an influencer and writer who focuses on embracing nuance, imperfection and joy on her platform ‘Feed The Malik’ through explorations of food, travel, identity, history and more. Anela is also working on a book for National Geographic about the deep and enduring contributions of Black peoples to American cuisine, and runs a thriving subscription community where members explore food and beverage on a deeper level through original content, events and more.
Louise Miolin is an Australian writer currently traveling around South and Central America. She cut her journalistic teeth with the ABC in Western Australia: first in a deserty patch of the northwest, then on the spectacular south coast, where she produced a daily radio show. She loves food, hiking, and people who clean up after themselves in hostel kitchens.