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 many others—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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David Whitley
David Whitley WriterSheffield, UK

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.

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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—and everywhere in between—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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James Stewart
James Stewart WriterLondon

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.

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Shafik Meghji
Shafik Meghji WriterLondon

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

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David Farley
David Farley WriterNew York

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.

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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.

Andrew Fenton
Andrew Fenton WriterMelbourne

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.

Emma Thomson
Emma Thomson WriterBelgium

Emma Thomson is an award-winning travel writer and guidebook author who often covers countries recovering from natural disaster or political upheaval to help travelers regain trust in these places.

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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 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.

Nevin Martell
Nevin Martell WriterWashington, DC

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

Corinne Redfern
Corinne Redfern WriterPhnom Penh, Cambodia

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.

Chris Hilton
Chris Hilton PhotographerDorset, England

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.

Bill Fink
Bill Fink WriterOakland, CA

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.

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 around the world, and is now on a quest to meet his heroes and learn new skills.

Andrew Eames
Andrew Eames WriterLondon

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.

Stav Dimitropoulos
Stav Dimitropoulos WriterAthens

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.

Adrienne Jordan
Adrienne Jordan WriterNew York

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.

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.

Paul Clammer
Paul Clammer WriterNottingham, UK

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.

Taryn Stenvei
Taryn Stenvei WriterMelbourne

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.

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 many more. She always strives to “do it now.”

Caroline Eden
Caroline Eden WriterEdinburgh, UK

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.’

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.

Sue Watt
Sue Watt WriterLondon

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.

Jody MacDonald
Jody MacDonald PhotographerIdaho

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.

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 and sailed the roaring Pacific Ocean. When not on assignment, she’s often exploring her home province, beautiful British Columbia.

Nikki Bayley
Nikki Bayley WriterVancouver

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.

Jenna Schnuer
Jenna Schnuer WriterAnchorage

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).

Max Olijnyk
Max Olijnyk WriterNew Zealand

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.

Graeme Green
Graeme Green WriterMexico

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.

Claire Boobbyer
Claire Boobbyer WriterLondon

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.

Juliet Rix
Juliet Rix WriterLondon

Juliet Rix is an award-winning travel writer and journalist for The Times, Telegraph, Independent, The Guardian, and BBC Radio. She’s also the author of the latest Bradt guide to Malta & Gozo, published in January 2018.

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

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.

Kerry Christiani
Kerry Christiani WriterBrecon Beacons, Wales

Kerry Christiani 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.