Contributors

John Borthwick
John Borthwick WriterSydney

One of Australia’s leading travel writers, John Borthwick’s work appears in The Weekend Australian, Fairfax Traveller and color magazines—all of which keeps him too long away from surfing good waves or hiking some gob-smacking coastline.

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Erik Trinidad
Erik Trinidad WriterNew York

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.

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Nicola Bailey
Nicola Bailey Photo EditorNew York

Nicola is an award-winning photographer who lives between her homes in Sydney, Australia and New York City. She has a particular interest in remote and challenging locations, and the visual stories that come out of them.

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David Whitley
David Whitley WriterSheffield, UK

A British travel writer who spends worrying amounts of time on the far side of the world, David Whitley has a passion for all things outback and out-of-the-ordinary. His work can be found in National Geographic Traveller UK, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald.

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James Stewart
James Stewart WriterLondon

James Stewart is a 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.

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Shafik Meghji
Shafik Meghji WriterLondon

Shafik Meghji is an award-winning travel journalist, broadcaster and co-author of over 30 Rough Guides. Recent trips have taken him down the Mekong, across the Amazon, and Patagonia’s Tierra del Fuego.

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Noah Charney
Noah Charney WriterSlovenia

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.

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Jo Stewart
Jo Stewart WriterMelbourne

Jo Stewart is an Australian travel writer who lives in Melbourne, but spends an inordinate amount of time at airports. She has visited all seven continents and is comfortable mixing it up at both ends of the travel spectrum.

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Susan Portnoy
Susan Portnoy PhotographerNew York

Susan Portnoy is an award-winning photographer and freelance travel writer as well as the creator of The Insatiable Traveler. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Mashable, The Globe & Mail, and Today.com, among others.

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Julie Schwietert Collazo
Julie Schwietert Collazo WriterNew York

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.

Jenny Hart
Jenny Hart WriterNew York

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.

Kellie Lafranchi
Kellie Lafranchi PhotographerMelbourne

Kellie Lafranchi is a Melbourne-based freelance photographer always chasing light with camera in hand. Inspired by nature and a curiosity of the world, she specializes in documenting compelling visual subjects and the stories that unfold through them.

Nevin Martell
Nevin Martell WriterWashington, DC

Nevin Martell is a freelance writer who has been published by the Washington Post, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and has authored seven books, including the travelogue-memoir Freak Show Without a Tent.

Corinne Redfern
Corinne Redfern WriterBangladesh

Corinne Redfern is an award-winning journalist with a decade’s experience in women’s rights and human interest stories. In the last year, she’s filed from four continents, including the Zika outbreak in Brazil. Former features director for Marie Claire, she’s written for The Guardian, Telegraph, Sunday Times, Stylist, Grazia and ELLE.

Nikki Bayley
Nikki Bayley WriterVancouver

Nikki Bayley is an award-winning travel writer, Rough Guide author, and spirits, food and wine journalist whose work appears in The Guardian, Globe & Mail, and Diffords.com. Based in Vancouver since 2012, Nikki’s work focuses on exploring Canada.

Ash Bhardwaj
Ash Bhardwaj WriterLondon

Ash Bhardwaj is a travel writer, adventure filmmaker, and motivational speaker based in London. He has filmed in mountains, jungles, and deserts, and is now on a quest to meet his heroes and learn new skills.

Andrew Eames
Andrew Eames WriterLondon

Andrew Eames is a London-based travel writer, broadcaster and ex-newspaper journalist. The author of five travel books, he also runs a website about Germany, speaks at travel writing seminars, and writes for British publications from the Financial Times to the Sunday Mirror.

Claire Boobbyer
Claire Boobbyer WriterLondon

Travel writer, photographer, and Cuba expert, Claire writes about Latin America, Vietnam, and Laos. She fell in love with Latin America 20 years ago after backpacking from Chile to the Colombian coast.

Adrienne Jordan
Adrienne Jordan WriterNew York

Adrienne Jordan is a freelance travel writer with credits that include National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel. Some of her standout adventures include gorilla trekking in Uganda, cruising the fjords of Norway, and swimming in the Devil’s Pool in Zambia.

Emma Thomson
Emma Thomson WriterBelgium

Emma Thomson is an award-winning travel writer whose trips include an unsupported expedition across Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and traveling along the Silk Road. She often covers countries recovering from natural disaster or political upheaval, writing features to help travelers regain trust in these destinations.

David Farley
David Farley WriterNew York

David Farley is the author of An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town and Underground Worlds: A Guide to Spectacular Subterranean Places. He is a contributing writer at AFAR magazine and his work regularly appears in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and BBC, among other publications. Find him online at www.dfarley.com.

Taryn Stenvei
Taryn Stenvei WriterMelbourne

Taryn is a freelance writer, editor and sometimes music manager from Melbourne. She previously edited Beat Magazine and was the founding editor of travel title AWOL. Now she spends her time typing at home, turning records over and talking to her dog.

Valerie Conners
Valerie Conners WriterLocation independent

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 more. She strives to “do it now.”

Caroline Eden
Caroline Eden WriterEdinburgh, UK

Caroline Eden is a regular contributor to The Guardian, FT, Telegraph and BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. She specializes in emerging destinations, mainly in the ex-Soviet Union, is the author of ‘Samarkand—recipes and stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus’ and has spoken at the Royal Geographical Society and Frontline Club.

Chris Hilton
Chris Hilton PhotographerDorset, England

Chris Hilton is an award-winning photographer living in Dorset, southwest England. His first ‘big trip’ was a solo hitch-hike around England and Wales aged 17, and the wanderlust has never left.

Jody MacDonald
Jody MacDonald PhotographerIdaho

Jody MacDonald is an award-winning adventure sport and documentary photographer. For the last decade, she was the resident photographer on a 60-foot catamaran on a global kiteboarding, paragliding and surfing expedition to explore the wildest corners of the planet.

Kristin Kent
Kristin Kent WriterBritish Columbia

Canadian travel journalist Kristin Kent is not one to pass up a quest. She’s slept on sea ice in polar bear country. She’s sailed the roaring Pacific Ocean. When not traveling on assignment, you’ll likely find Kristin exploring her home province of beautiful British Columbia.

Kerry Christiani
Kerry Christiani WriterBrecon Beacons, Wales

Based in Wales, Kerry is an award-winning travel writer and photographer who’s written numerous guidebooks for Lonely Planet, and is the Telegraph’s expert for Wales. An adventure addict, she loves mountains, cold places and utter wilderness.

Stav Dimitropoulos
Stav Dimitropoulos WriterAthens

Stav Dimitropoulos has written for BBC Travel, Discover Magazine, Nieman Journalism Lab, Earth Island Journal, Womankind, and many others. She has also reported for CBC, CBS Radio and Fox TV.

Max Olijnyk
Max Olijnyk WriterNew Zealand

Max Olijnyk is a writer, editor, photographer, and ageing skateboarder. He used to live in Melbourne, but now lives in Featherston, New Zealand with his family. His first book Some Stories was released in 2016. His favorite place to travel to is, predictably, New York City.

Graeme Green
Graeme Green WriterMexico

Graeme Green is a UK journalist, photographer, travel writer and editor, currently based in Mexico. He writes about and photographs adventure travel, wildlife and culture for publications including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Wanderlust, BBC Travel and the South China Morning Post.

Jini Reddy
Jini Reddy WriterLondon

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.

Marianna Jamadi
Marianna Jamadi PhotographerCalifornia

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.

Ian Lloyd Neubauer
Ian Lloyd Neubauer WriterSydney

Ian Lloyd Neubauer is a Sydney-based freelance journalist and photojournalist specializing in off-road motorbike travel, sharks and Papua New Guinea. His work has been published by TIME, The Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera.

Lola Akinmade Åkerstrom
Lola Akinmade Åkerstrom WriterStockholm

Lola Akinmade Åkerstrom is a Stockholm-based writer and photographer for numerous international publications. Represented by National Geographic Creative, she is also the author of Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well.

Eileen Guo
Eileen Guo WriterNew York

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.