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Attending Media

Ilona Biro

Freelance

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Huffington Post Canada, Globe & Mail, MoneySense, Porthole, Westjet, NUVO

Ilona Biro is an award-winning writer, photographer and editor. Her work has appeared in The Globe & Mail, CBC.ca, NUVO magazine, Porthole magazine, Westjet magazine, The Walrus, National Post, and Huffington Post.

Kassondra Cloos

Freelance Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Backpacker, Outside, Travel Channel, Warren Miller Entertainment, HGTV, SNEWS, Outdoor Industry Association, Gear Patrol, Flow Magazine, Elevation Outdoors

Kassondra Cloos is a freelance travel, outdoor, and gear writer, and a co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia. She's previously been the associate editor of SNEWS and Outdoor Retailer Daily, a crime, court, and public safety reporter for The Colorado Springs Gazette, and an education reporter for The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She's based in Boulder, Colorado.

Clint Carter

Freelance Reporter and Editor

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Men's Health, Men's Journal, Rolling Stone, Entrepreneur

Clint started in journalism as a reporter and editor for the New York Times best-selling book series, Eat This, Not That!. He transitioned from that role to a senior editor position for Men's Health, where he worked on stories across all lifestyle categories: adventure, travel, business, relationships, money, nutrition, and health. His reporting sent him to the Sochi Olympics, and allowed him to ride motorcycles with Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam. Clint was also a senior editor at Men's Journal magazine, where he covered gear and adventure. His television appearances include Today show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Live with Kelly and Michael, Bloomberg TV, and others. Now he's a freelance reporter, working across several brands and covering a wide range of subjects.

Kraig Becker

Freelance Writer

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TripSavvy, OutdoorX4 magazine, Popular Mechanics, Digital Trends, Gear Junkie

Kraig Becker is a freelance outdoor and adventure travel writer based in Nashville, TN. He covers extreme sports, mountaineering, exploration, and interesting opportunities for travelers to take part in unique adventures around the world.

Melody Wren

Freelance Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Family Fun Canada, Waypoints Global, Canadian Jewish News, Active Over 50

Based in Canada, Melody Wren writes for the active, adventurous over 50 traveler. She has been published in Family Fun Canada, Canadian Jewish News, Canadian Yachting Magazine, The Toronto Star, Kitchener Waterloo Record, Caribbean Beat Magazine, Waypoints Global Magazine, Active Over 50 Magazine, Inspired Seniors to mention a few. She considers her age (over 60) a gift in her travels. She brings wisdom, experience and a major 'if not now, when' attitude with heavy lashings of humour, required in any type of travel. Life is evolving into something completely unexpected. Success is doing more and gaining resilience. What's next? Surprise her, so she can inspire and encourage her readers.

Nina Kokotas Hahn

Freelance Writer & Editor

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Chicago magazine, Chicago's WGN TV Morning News, 91.5 WBEZ Radio (NPR)

A Chicago-based writer and editor, Nina is the daughter of a travel agent and a sucker for a challenge. She covers everything from regional to far-flung travel for a largely affluent audience and is especially passionate about unexpected and off-the-grid adventure, intelligent and sustainable luxury, and fresh perspectives on modern family travel. A lifelong outdoor enthusiast, her favorites are running, skiing, and trying not to fall off a surfboard. Nina’s work appears in Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Chicago magazine, where she is a contributing travel expert. She also makes appearances on Chicago's WGN TV morning news and 9.15 WBEZ radio (NPR).

Jenn Smith Nelson

Freelance Writer/Photographer

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Mountain Life Annual, Post Media, South China Morning Post, My Spotlight Kanada/USA, Skycanner.ca/.com, ReaderDigest.ca, Canadian Geographic, Espaces, Nuvo, National Post, Westworld, Just for Canadian Doctors/Dentists, My Country Extra, Chatelaine.

Jenn Smith Nelson is an award winning freelance travel writer and photographer who contributes to a number of publications including: Toronto Star, Nuvo, National Post, South China Morning Post, My Spotlight Kanada/USA, Westworld, Just for Canadian Doctors/Dentists, Chatelaine, Country Extra (US) magazine and more. She's a current member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the North American Journalists Association and the Travel Media Association of Canada. She loves adventure travel and when she's not snuggling with wolves, swimming with belugas or bathing in the snow, she's travelling with her kids collecting stories and memories. Her writing often focuses on adventure and family travel, girl's getaways and eco-tourism. You can also catch Jenn on air via CBC Saskatchewan where she is a travel columnist or on her blog @www.travelandhappiness.com.

Jess McGlothlin

Jess McGlothlin Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The New York Times, Outside Online, The Fly Fish Journal, Field & Stream, Fieldsports UK, The Big Sky Journal, American Angler, Hatch Magazine, American Cowboy, Fly Fisherman, Carryology, Gear Junkie, The Expedition Portal, The Mountain Gazette

Jess has spent years traveling and exploring the world. While her photography and writing primarily focuses on fishing and the outdoors, she has also worked on projects with the U.S. military and several disaster response groups for national and international publications. She has teamed with The New York Times, Patagonia, YETI, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Outside Magazine, Orvis, and Costa Del Mar, along with dozens of other publications and companies, and she’s frequently published in the U.S. and abroad. In the past several years, she’s worked in Russia, Cuba, Samoa, French Polynesia, Peru, Japan, Alaska, Belize, and many other destinations, learning how to throw spears at coconuts in French Polynesia, SUP down Amazon tributaries in Peru, dodge saltwater crocodiles in Cuba, and swim with tiger sharks in Samoa. Jess is frequently on the road, and can usually either be found with a camera or a fly rod in hand. She sees her mission as a simple one: tell stories.

Jen Murphy

Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Executive editor of Sunset Magazine, columnist for the Wall Street Journal, contributor to Outside, Men's Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, Airbnb Magazine, Town & Country, Food & Wine.

Jen Murphy is a Boulder-based freelance writer covering adventure travel, fitness and lifestyle stories. She spent eight years working at Food & Wine magazine, served as the deputy editor of AFAR, and is currently the executive editor of Sunset Magazine. She regularly contributes to Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Men's Journal and Men's Health. She is always looking for new ways to experience a destination, whether it's cross-country skiing the sand dunes of Namibia or island hopping around Mozambique via SUP. She believes great characters are the heart of a great story and is always keen to learn about people making a difference in a destination. She covers a mix of luxury travel and adventure travel and is always looking to share stories involving conservation efforts.

Norie Quintos

Norie Quintos Media/NatGeo Traveler

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Nat Geo Traveler; National Geographic online; Washingtonian (print and digital); AARP (print and digital; World Nomads; Signature Travel; Preferred Travel; Adventure Travel News; etc.

Norie Quintos is an Editor at Large for National Geographic Travel Media, contributing content and representing the iconic brand. She is also an independent freelance writer/editor, and consultant for the travel industry on editorial packaging, communications, media relations, and custom content. She is the former executive editor of National Geographic Traveler and was an editor at U.S. News and World Report and Caribbean Travel and Life. She is on the advisory board of several travel companies and organizations.

Alison Hodgins

Online Editor, explore magazine

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: explore magazine, Canadian Traveller, Archive

Alison Karlene Hodgins is the Online Editorial and Community Manager for explore magazine, North America’s premier outdoor adventure publication. Explore focuses on human-propelled adventure across the country and beyond. Explore’s social media accounts reach over 200,000 followers. Explore’s “Live the Adventure” Club is a quarterly subscription box that brings the best new gear to over 3,500 members across Canada and the USA. As a freelance writer, Alison has been published by Canadian Traveller, HI Hostels, Cottage Life, World Nomads and British Columbia Magazine. Alison holds a Writing and Publishing Diploma, a Bachelor of Journalism Degree with Honours and is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. She is passionate about international travel, outdoor adventure and learning to appreciate one’s own backyard.

Lou Dzierzak

Outdoor Insight

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outdoor Insight, RootsRated, Silent Sports, Star Tribune

Lou Dzierzak has been full-time freelance writer since 1997. Much of his writing focuses on the business side of outdoor recreation. Editorial experience includes serving as manager editor of Outdoor Business, Hunting Business, Outdoor Insight and Running Insight. He’s published hundreds of articles on marketing trends, product design innovations, environmental sustainability initiatives and retail operations. On the consumer side, his publishing resume includes titles like Silent Sports, Paddler, Canoe & Kayak, Running Times, Trail Runner, Backpacker and Scientific American. An avid winter sports enthusiast, he has been the managing editor of Cross Country Skier since 2000. Author of several books including a two-volume Boundary Waters Canoe Area guidebook. As managing editor, he is working with Rootsrated.com, an online resource providing detailed outdoor destination profiles. An avid camper, hiker, paddler and trail runner, he has enjoyed introducing the beauty of Midwestern forests to his four children.

Mark Edward Harris

Photographer/Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outdoor Photographer, Black & White, Travel Age West Explorer, Hong Kong Tatler

Mark Edward Harris’ assignments have taken him to 93 countries on six continents. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Life, Time, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, Wallpaper, Casa Vogue, GQ Thailand, Money Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine as well as all the major photography and in-flight magazines. His award-winning books include The Way of the Japanese Bath, Inside Iran, and North Korea. Mark’s latest book, The Travel Photo Essay was released by Focal Press in the fall of 2017.

Kelly Smith Trimble

Scripps Networks Interactive

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TravelChannel.com, HGTV.com, DIYNetwork.com, GreatAmericanCountry.com, NationalParks.org

Kelly is the Editorial Director for Home and Travel brands at Scripps Lifestyle Studios, the digital division of Scripps Networks Interactive. She directs content efforts for the websites and social media channels associated with Travel Channel as well as HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. Previously, she managed online content marketing for a vegetable gardening brand and also spent several years as a magazine editor and writer for major titles including Southern Living. Kelly also has written for the National Park Foundation for many years and served as senior editor of their Parks magazine. She loves hiking, backpacking, sea kayaking and exploring the great protected places of the U.S. and beyond. Kelly has a B.A. in English and Environmental Studies from Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College in Vermont.

Kim Tate

Stuffed Suitcase / Vacation Mavens

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Stuffed Suitcase, Vacation Mavens, The Points Guy, Family Vacation Critic

Kimberly Tate is a family travel writer who resides in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington by way of the yellow brick road from Kansas. Her travel advice and wisdom was often sought by friends, so her blog, Stuffed Suitcase, was created. Her content aims to help her readers create lasting family memories through travel. She shares her experiences with first-person storytelling and useful tips as well as beautiful photography that will inspire exploration. She’s published her own book, Wanderlist, a travel planning journal to help families organize and plan their vacations. In addition to Stuffed Suitcase, Kimberly also co-produces Vacation Mavens, a weekly family travel podcast that interviews travel experts on great family travel destinations and tips. She also freelances for The Points Guy and Family Vacation Critic.

Ryan Fliss

The Dyrt

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The Dyrt (thedyrt.com)

Ryan is The Dyrt's Managing Editor. The Dyrt With over 10 years writing and digital growth experience and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's rapid growth and trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and--to him--it feels strange.

Susan Portnoy

The Insatiable Traveler | Freelance

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The Insatiable Traveler, Wendy Perrin, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Newsweek.com, Travel Weekly

Susan Portnoy is the creator of The Insatiable Traveler, a blog celebrating the magic of world travel and her adventures at home in New York City. Her work includes award-winning photography and original storytelling, in addition to photography and travel advice. Her images and tales transport, immerse and excite readers, inspiring them to seek adventure and connect with the people and places they visit. The Insatiable Traveler has been featured in The Associated Press, Mashable, Travelpulse, Travel Babbo, Luxury Travel Blog, USA Today, and Yahoo! Travel, among others.

Geoff Nudelman

The Manual

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The Manual, American Express Essentials, Savoteur, Portland Monthly

Geoff has always been impatient - from a very early age he wanted to be the first and the best. Early on, he was hired to be the Talent Buyer for the University of Oregon, and introduced bands like Passion Pit, Phantogram and Yeasayer to influential crowds for the next three years. After earning a degree in Journalism, he returned to his native Portland and was the first intern for the nationally acclaimed Feast Portland festival. In addition, Geoff began splitting time between Portland and Los Angeles working on high-profile experiences and strategic partnerships for brands including Levi’s and Willamette Week. He also contributed to a number of entertainment sites including Thrillist, Hypebot and Relix. In January 2014, he moved to Los Angeles, almost immediately joining Golden State of Cocktails as Production Manager. He became their first Director shortly after. Under his leadership, GSC grew into an important California festival that highlights the future of the spirits industry and those that lead it. Geoff continues to produce events and guide sponsorship decisions for several hospitality companies, while contributing to a variety of travel and lifestyle outlets.

Russ Roca

The Path Less Pedaled

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Bicycle Travel Channel, Bicycle Times Magazine, Adventure Cycling, Amtrak blog, Travel Oregon

In 2009, Russ (and his partner Laura) did what most people only dream about - they sold everything they owned and spent three years traveling by bicycle around the US and New Zealand. During that time, they visited hundreds of small communities, and began to understand the ways that cycling can positively impact rural areas. In 2012, they partnered with Travel Oregon to market and promote the state's landmark Scenic Bikeway program. From Oregon to Iowa to Tennessee, they continue to travel and work with a wide variety of communities and tourism agencies to develop strong bicycle tourism destinations and compelling marketing. Along the way, they have continued to nurture an online following, inspiring others to embrace bicycle travel, fly-fishing, trail running, and other outdoor recreation.

Laura Crawford

The Path Less Pedaled

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Bicycle Travel Channel, Bicycle Times Magazine, Adventure Cycling, Amtrak blog, Travel Oregon

For three years, Laura (and her partner Russ) traveled the US by bicycle. Now, based out of Portland, Oregon, they specialize in creating bicycle travel content, for both print and digital publications. They also work with DMOs to create marketing collateral in support of bicycle travel and other outdoor recreation.

Don Enright

Toque and Canoe

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Toque and Canoe

Don Enright is a freelance travel writer, photographer and presenter based on Canada's west coast. Don is a lifelong naturalist and nature writer, and strives to connect his readers with a deep and authentic love of the natural world.

Will McGough

Wake and Wander

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Travel Age West, AFAR, Sherman's Travel, Elevation Outdoors, Craftbeer.com, Paste, Travel Pulse, Travel Weekly, Frolic Hawaii, etc

An O'ahu-based travel writer, Will has traveled to more than 70 countries on assignment. A former assistant editor at Conde Nast, his travel-related contributions have appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, Travel Channel, TravelAge West, Outside Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, Men’s Journal, AAA, and Sherman’s Travel, among others. He is the publisher and editor of Wake and Wander Hawaii.

   
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