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Maggie Fuller

AFAR Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: AFAR Media

Maggie Fuller is an editor at AFAR Media, a multi-platform travel media brand that inspires and guides travelers who want to connect with people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Before joining AFAR in 2015, she traveled the world as a freelancer and blogger with an emphasis on adventure travel and sustainable tourism.

Tim Leffel

Al Centro Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Luxury Latin America, Perceptive Travel, Global Traveler Magazine, Hotel Scoop, and many company/destination blogs.

Tim S. Leffel is an award-winning travel writer who serves as editor of Luxury Latin America, Perceptive Travel, Hotel Scoop, and two other publications. He is frequently quoted in the media as a travel destinations expert and speaks regularly at industry conferences. He recently appeared on the Latin America Travel Trends Panel at the New York Times Travel Show. He has also freelanced for dozens of publications and is a regular contributor to Global Traveler magazine.

Andrew Findlay

Andrew Findlay Journalism

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Canadian Geographic, Enroute, West Jet Magazine, BC Business Kootenay/Coast Mountain Culture, Vancouver Magazine, Explore, British Columbia Magazine, Bike, Skiing, Ski Canada and more

Andrew Findlay was born and raised in the British Columbia interior. After attending Simon Fraser University, he earned a post graduate certificate in journalism at Langara College in Vancouver with the plan of becoming a full time freelance writer, a career goal about as practical as starting a rock and roll band. He scored his first paid writing gig at a community newspaper on Vancouver Island and after two years as a full time reporter, took the leap into freelance journalism. Fueled by a passion for travel, outdoor adventure, nature, conservation, entrepreneurship and people with interesting stories, over the past 15 years Andrew has turned his passions into a thriving writing career. His journalistic interests cover a wide spectrum, from adventure sports and family-focused travel, to social, environmental and business issues. He now lives in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, between the mountains and ocean, with his wife and two young children. Over the past 12 months he has been on assignment in Iceland, Scotland, Peru, Costa Rica, and Austria as well as locations throughout his home base in Western Canada. Andrew jumps at the opportunity to travel around and write about South America. In 2013 he wrote a story for Powder Magazine about climbing and skiing Ecuador's Antisana Volcano, and last fall he was in Peru's Sacred Valley writing for a Canadian travel magazine.

Javier González

Chief Editor, Oxígeno Magazine

Traditional Media

 

Country: Spain

Media Outlets: Oxígeno Magazine

FJ González is a veteran adventure travel and sports journalist. He is chief editor at Oxígeno magazine, the best selling specialized mag in Spain. With an alpine background, he has written about activities in the biggest mountains of the world: Alps, Andes, Rockies, Caucasus and, of course, Pyrenees.

Juliana Dever

CleverDever Wherever

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: CleverDever Wherever

Juliana Dever is a professional actor, writer, and world traveler. Having traveled to over 60 countries, her award-winning travel blog (just named Best Independent Travel Blog in North America by NATJA) CleverDeverWherever.com helps readers find unusual experiences in unexpected places. In 2019, Juliana curated and hosted her first group tour to the country of Georgia. Her inaugural tour - which focused on authentic cultural connections, soft adventure, and immersive experiences - sold out in three hours. She’s creating three new tours for 2020 and plans to expand to more in the future. With over 130,000 digital followers, Juliana has been featured on NBC’s Your LA, Fox’s Good Day LA, and Flight Network’s round-up of the World’s Greatest Travel Hackers. She’s also won awards for her travel stories and photography from NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association). As a trained actor and host, Juliana often marries her love of travel and entertainment. She’s currently working on production of season two of the live streaming travel show From A to C with Nowhere to B. In traditional television, she’s best known for her role as Jenny Ryan on the globally popular show Castle.

Lina Stock

Divergent Travelers - Adventure Travel

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Divergent Travelers

Lina Stock is half of America's Adventure Couple, lead photographer and editor for DivergentTravelers.com. She is also the Managing Director of Divergent Travel Media, specializing in travel content creation including photography, video, social media and more. Divergent Travelers is an award-winning travel blog and is a trusted resource for adventure travel, award winning photography, destination guides and the 'Top 100 Travel Adventures' in the world. Lina is an award winning photographer who's work has been featured by AFAR, Travel+Leisure, Matador Network, naming a few. Awards include a SATW Bronze Muster Award and 15 NATJA medals across 7 categories.

David Stock

Divergent Travelers - Adventure Travel

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Divergent Travelers- Adventure Travel

David Stock is a travel writer, videographer and photographer who has been exploring the world since 2001 visiting 75 countries on 6 continents. With his wife, Lina, he runs the adventure travel blog Divergent Travelers. He specializes in marketing & social media strategy and is a Getty Images video contributor, GoPro award winning photographer, Commercial/Private Drone (UAV) Pilot, avid outdoorsman and a dedicated Adventure Traveler.

Lyn Hughes

Editor-in-Chief, Wanderlust

Traditional Media

 

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Wanderlust magazine, wanderlust.co.uk and all Wanderlust channels. Travel expert on various BBC radio stations

Lyn co-founded Wanderlust magazine in 1993, having had the idea on a flight to South America. Today, Wanderlust is one of the UK's top travel magazines and websites. As well as still being hands-on as editor-in-chief over Wanderlust and the company's publishing and content services, Lyn is an award-winning writer, and in demand as a consultant, speaker and moderator. Lyn strongly believes in tourism as a force for good, benefiting local communities, wildlife and the natural world.

Gary Arndt

Everything Everywhere

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Everything-Everywhere.com, American Forces Radio Network

Gary Arndt is an awarding winning blogger and travel photographer who has been traveling around the world since 2007. His travels have taken him to over 180 countries and territories and over 320 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Eric Stoen

Family Travel Writer - Travel Babbo

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Travel Babbo, Travelocity

Eric is a writer and photographer specializing in family travel, providing first-hand information through travelbabbo.com to inspire families to travel to unique, adventurous destinations. He’s traveled with his three kids (9, 11 and 13) to 58 countries on 7 continents. Every year each of his kids gets to choose any destination in the world (literally) for a one-on-one trip. Eric is an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine and Travelocity, and has won Conde Nast Traveler’s Photo of the Year award. Forbes Magazine named Eric the world’s 4th most influential traveler. His recent partnerships include Capital One, Discovery Channel, Qatar Airways, TripAdvisor, Visit Greenland and Visit Trentino.

Mark Sissons

Freelance

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Vancouver Sun & Province, Globe & Mail, NUVO Magazine, Robb Report, EXPLORE Magazine, Canadian Traveller Magazine

As a travel journalist, Mark Sissons has explored dozens of countries where he's encountered remarkable people, places and creatures. He contributes stories and photography to a number of major North American print and online outlets. His primary focus is adventure travel, wildlife conservation and snow sports. As a strategic content creation specialist, he's also developed numerous successful online and print promotional campaigns, advertorial copy, interactive tutorials and demos, website content, marketing correspondence and brochure copy in the tourism space.

Robert Annis

Freelance Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Bicycling, Outside, Indianapolis Monthly, Men's Journal

After spending nearly a decade as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star, Robert Annis finally broke free of the shackles of gainful employment and now freelances full time, specializing in cycling and outdoor travel journalism. Over the years, his byline has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Bicycling, Men's Journal, Popular Mechanics, Bike, Midwest Living, Dirt Rag and Velo News. When he's not hunched over a keyboard, you’ll likely find him either pedaling the backroads and trails of the Midwest on his bicycle or hopping around the globe with his beautiful wife, Dee.

Sissi Pärsch

Freelance Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Bergwelten, BIKE, EMTB, RIDE, redbull.de, Geschichte

I am a freelance journalist based in Munich/Germany with a focus on travel and sports. I am writing for a wide range of outdoor and bike magazines such as BIKE, EMTB, AllMountain and Bergwelten, online platforms like redbull.de as well as dailies. My special subjects are cycling, biking, hiking, and culture (I have a PhD in English Literature). Further I’m an editor for Servus TV “Bergwelten on Tour” (a Red Bull Media House channel).

Caio Vilela

Freelance Reporter

Traditional Media

 

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Outside Brazil, The Traveller

Born in 1970 and based in São Paulo since then, Caio Vilela is a geographer, journalist, photographer and, mostly, a fixer for foreign TV directors producing contents in Brazil. As a reporter, he has written and photographed professionally since 1992, as has published text and photo stories on Folha de S. Paulo, Playboy, National Geographic Brasil, Trip, Gol, Tam nas Nuvens, Rolling Stone, Superinteressante, Elle, Travel and Tourism, 4 Wheels, Scoreboard, Geographic Horizon among other prestigious newspapers and magazines. Working on hour long documentaries and docu-drama to hard news live transmissions, has collaborated to several European and North-American TV channels such as ABC News (United States), YLE (Finland) , ARTE (France-Germany), ARD (Germany), CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia) and CNN Español (based in Miami), besides producers working for the British channels Channel 4, Discovery and BBC.

Gigi Ragland

Freelance Travel and Food Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: AARP, AAA EnCompass, Adventure Cyclist, American Way (American Airlines), Cheese Connoisseur, Cowgirl, Live Naturally, Sierra Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, TravelAge West

Gigi covers soft adventure, food and sustainable topics. She enjoys reporting on diverse subjects from searching for devils in Tasmania, cycling the Camino de Santiago to savoring Cajun cuisine. Credits include: Adventure Cyclist, American Cowboy, National Geographic Traveler, OutsideOnline.com, Plate, TravelAge West Explorer. She served as Travel Editor for Women’s Adventure magazine where she cut her teeth and a few limbs writing on active travel. Currently, she is writing an eco-adventure travel guide on Colorado.

Sarah Reid

Freelance Travel Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: Lonely Planet, Adventure.com, The Independent, London Evening Standard, Food & Travel Magazine, Adventure Travel Magazine, Get Lost Magazine, Fodor's, Rough Guides, Jetstar Magazine, Virgin Voyeur Magazine, Delicious, Ecotravelist.com, and more.

Formerly a Destination Editor at Lonely Planet in London, Sarah is an Australian-based freelance travel writer with a passion for responsible and sustainable adventure travel. She contributes to travel titles in Australia, the UK, the US and beyond (such as Lonely Planet, Adventure.com, Rough Guides, The Guardian, The Independent, London Evening Standard, Food & Travel magazine, Get Lost magazine, Adventure Travel Magazine, Jetstar magazine, Virgin Voyeur magazine, and more), and also manages a sustainable travel-focused blog, ecotravelist.com. Sarah also works as a freelance subeditor for the likes of Lonely Planet, and writes the occasional guidebook or travel reference book for various publishers, including The Solo Travel Handbook, published by Lonely Planet in January 2018.

Theresa Storm

Freelance travel journalist/photographer

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: WestJet Magazine, AAA Traveler, AAA Living, Postmedia Network & Canada.com (largest Canadian newspaper chain), Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Dreamscapes, Travelweek and numerous other publications.

Travel writer and photographer Theresa Storm is passionate about adventure and ecotourism. Recent media outlets include: WestJet Magazine, AAA Traveler, AAA Living, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Dreamscapes, Calgary Polo Style, WildHope, Travelweek, TravelAge West, Postmedia Network & Canada.com (largest Canadian newspaper chain), Westjetvacations.com, and other publications and sites. She has won seven travel writing and two photography awards, and is a three-time finalist.

Sarah Staples

Freelance Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Dreamscapes, Postmedia, Driving.ca, Sharp mag, Canadian Traveller, Metroland chain, Ottawa Style, Luxe Ottawa, JustLuxe.com

I'm an ex-senior tech beat journalist for the national desk of Postmedia newspapers turned travel writer. I’ve been published in every major Canadian daily newspaper, along with newspapers, magazines and websites internationally. I’ve received 28 writing awards for travel and science journalism. My interests are wide-ranging: from adventure travel and extreme sports to car culture. This year, I'm writing a Canadian drive travel series for Postmedia Driving and Driving.ca.

Amy Jurries

Freelance Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The Radavist, Outside, AFAR, Backpacker

Amy is a freelance outdoor and adventure travel writer who is equal parts entrepreneur, writer, and digital media guru. Amy boasts more than ten years of writing, editing, and digital content marketing experience. She's the founder of The GearCaster, a leading outdoor and adventure travel website that tracks the trends in the industry, and her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including Outside Magazine, Backpacker, The Red Bulletin, TNT Magazine, and Pilot Guides. Amy has lived and worked in many countries across the world including Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, though currently resides in sunny California. When not on her bike or hiking with her dog, she's usually traveling to explore some far off destination.

Daniel Neilson

Freelance Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Sidetracked, Food & Travel, The Great Outdoors (TGO), Wanderlust, Original Gravity

Daniel is an experienced journalist, photographer, and book and magazine editor specialising in adventure travel. He is currently the website editor of Sidetracked (sidetracked.com), one of the best magazines and websites for long-form storytelling and photography. Until recently he edited The Great Outdoors, a national hillwalking and mountaineering magazine, and still contributes to the magazine. He was also the editor of the Outdoor 100 for MPORA. His book Wild Pub Walks has been picked up by major media outlets. Daniel has edited 20 guidebooks for Time Out including Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Ghana and Costa Rica. He has contributed words and photographs to a variety of well-known consumer magazines and newspapers including National Geographic Traveller, Rough Guides, Mr Porter, Adventure Travel, CNN Traveller, The Observer, Air Canada’s En Route, Time Out London, about a variety of subjects, including design, travel, wine, music, art, politics, food and sport, but mainly adventure travel. He runs his own media publishing company called Don't Look Down media and runs magazines for the Youth Hostelling Association, Beer Hawk and others.

Mark Johanson

Freelance Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: Chile/United States

Media Outlets: Men’s Journal, Lonely Planet, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, BBC, Essentialist and more

Mark Johanson is an American travel writer who splits his time between the US and his home in Santiago, Chile. He writes about food, adventure and emerging destinations for a variety of travel, culture, inflight and men's magazines in the US, UK and Australia. A regular contributor to The Guardian, Men's Journal and The Chicago Tribune, his writing has also appeared in GQ, Newsweek, Backpacker, CNN, BBC and Bloomberg, among others. He works closely with Lonely Planet to produce content across its magazines, website, guidebooks and video channels. Mark has also appeared as a travel expert on radio programs, in travel writing books and at events around the world.

Jen Murphy

Freelance Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Editor at large 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 an editor at large for 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.

Anja Mutic

Freelance Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States/Croatia

Media Outlets: The Washington Post, AFAR, BBC Travel, Preferred Travel

Born and raised in Croatia, New York- and Zagreb-based Anja Mutic has been traveling the world professionally since 2000. Her writing — which has won several awards — has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel. Anja has authored a number of Lonely Planet guidebooks, spoke about travel & hospitality at various events worldwide and appeared on screen as a travel expert in the award-winning Gringo Trails documentary. She works as contributing editor for Preferred Travel magazine, teaches travel writing for Catapult and leads Street Wisdom sessions around the world.

Annika Hipple

Freelance Writer & Photographer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States/Sweden

Media Outlets: RealScandinavia.com, TravelAge West, Fodor’s, Time Out, AAA Journey, BBC Travel, World Nomads, ActiveJunky

Annika Hipple is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in travel, environment, sustainability, and history, as well as human interest profiles. She is particularly interested in stories at the intersection of these interests, such as sustainable travel, soft adventure, ecotourism and conservation travel, community-based development, and historical and cultural heritage preservation. Raised bilingual and bicultural, Annika is a dual citizen of the United States and Sweden. She divides her time between both countries and publishes the website RealScandinavia.com about travel and culture in the Nordic region, along with an active associated Facebook page. The former news editor for Ethical Traveler, Annika has contributed to guidebooks published by Fodor’s, Berlitz, and Travel Channel Media, as well as to numerous other publications including BBC Travel, Sierra Magazine, TravelAge West, AAA Journey, Northwest Travel & Life, British Airways’ The Club, Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia), ActiveJunky, and Earth Island Journal. She also works as a freelance tour leader and content creator for travel industry clients.

Michaela Trimble

Freelance Writer + Photographer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The New York Times: T Magazine, Vogue, National Geographic, Departures, Men’s Journal, Travel + Leisure, Hemispheres

Michaela Trimble is a travel writer and photographer previously based in New York. Now on the road full time, she traverses the Earth for inspiring, transformational stories, primarily focusing on luxury adventures, hotels, female adventure travel, and culinary travel. She thirsts to experience cultures and traditions different from her own, and she loves feeling small beneath a blanket of mountains. She currently contributes to publications like Vogue, Travel + Leisure, AFAR, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Refinery 29, Tasting Table, Vice, Jetsetter, and more, and she enjoys submitting her original photography with each of her features. In addition to writing and photography, Michaela participates in a range of social media activations. Whether taking over Conde Nast Traveler's Snapchat for the day to show the audience Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval celebration or posting photos of her travels through Antarctica on AFAR's Instagram, Michaela loves sharing her travels on social media while on the road.

Therese Iknoian

HI Travel Tales

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: HITravelTales.com, picked up on other blogs and websites.

Trained as a journalist, I spent a decade as a daily newspaper journalist where I shared a Pulitzer Prize before launching a freelance writing career. All the while trotting the globe, I learned the thrill of travel discovery – and sharing those adventures and insights in words or through my photography. Top of mind is always a curiosity that can find travel stories and pictures around the corner or in far-flung corners of the globe.

Grégory ROHART

I-Trekkings - I-Voyages - My Wildlife

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: France

Media Outlets: I-Trekkings.net, I-Voyages.net, My-Wildlife.com

Professional writer, photographer and videographer Grégory Rohart is the founder of three of France's most popular adventure travel websites, specializing in outdoor, wildlife and adventure travel stories and destinations around the world. Through his work, he seeks to share the beauty of the natural spaces and is deeply convinced that the more people see the beauty of the earth, the more they will want to respect it.

Ajay Jain

Kunzum.com

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: India

Media Outlets: Kunzum.com

Ajay Jain is a full time author, blogger and photographer based in New Delhi, India. He found his true calling as a creative professional in the travel space after careers in Information Technology and Sports Management. He spends a majority of the year travelling, often road tripping in India and other parts of the world. Along the way, he has written eight printed and over 50 e-books on travel. Himalayas, adventure, wildlife and people are some of his favourite subjects. He loves building communities - both real and virtual. He thus set up the Kunzum Travel Café in New Delhi’s trendy Hauz Khas Village - a real world social networking hub where travellers and creative folks come together for conversations and events over coffee. And pay-what-they-like to give them a sense of ownership of the space. He has worked for and written columns for leading publications in India and internationally including The Huffington Post, The Hindustan Times, Mint, Financial Express, Outlook Business, Deccan Herald, and the Times of India.

Katie Dillon

La Jolla Living, LLC

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Luxe Getaways Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, USA TODAY/10Best

Life as an expat in London and Hong Kong, as well as a residence in a Four Seasons, is responsible for Katie Dillon’s sense of wanderlust. Specializing in luxury family travel, she documents her love of five-star hotels, premium class cabins and kid-friendly destinations on LaJollaMom.com, named for the San Diego seaside community she now calls home. Often tapped by national media as a San Diego expert, her work has appeared in Four Seasons Magazine, Travel + Leisure and more.

MaSovaida Morgan

MaSovaida Morgan

 

Country: United States

Kicki Lind

Nanoq Media

Traditional Media

 

Country: Sweden

Media Outlets: Dagens Nyheter, Vagabond, Göteborgsposten, Utemagasinet, Hufvudstadsbladet, WWF eko, Allt om Resor, M magasin, Sydsvenskan

Independent, award-winning writer and editor with a special love for the outdoors and a genuine interest in music, Kicki has travelled to some 80 countries around the globe. Author of a novel set in Cambodia and three times the winner of the Swedish Publishing Prize, her stories, travel guides and people’s portraits are being published in Sweden’s most widely read magazines, newspapers and websites. Kicki strongly believes in nature conservation and works as a communications and content consultant too, advising companies on how to find and tell their unique stories.

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.

Avery Stonich

Outdoor, Adventure, and Travel Writer

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: National Geographic Travel, National Geographic Adventure, Elevation Outdoors, RootsRated, Active Junky, and more.

Avery Stonich is an award-winning freelance writer based in Boulder, Colorado, who has traveled to more than 50 countries in search of adventure. Focusing on outdoor, adventure, and travel, she covers everything from the hyperlocal to international. Her work has been published by National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Travel, Outside, Elevation Outdoors, Women’s Adventure, RootsRated, Bicycle Times, and more. When not playing with prose, she likes to ski, hike, kiteboard, bike, camp, SUP, travel, SCUBA dive, and climb mountains. Visit her website at averystonich.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @averystonich.

Marissa Pedersen

Postcards to Seattle

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Matador Network, Mapquest, Outdoor Project

Marissa is an outdoor and adventure travel writer and photographer from Seattle. She covers destinations around the Pacific Northwest, focusing on activities in the area such as snowboarding or hiking. She also writes on adventure travel on her international travels, such as scuba diving or backpacking in foreign countries.

René Koster

Rene Koster Photography / Wideoyster

 

Country: Netherlands

Media Outlets: Wideoyster, Lonely Planet Traveler (NL), Nautique, National Geographic Traveller (NL), Classic Boat

Based in The Netherlands, Rene Koster's international photo work mostly concentrates on portraiture and landscapes and travel photography. Koster's work has been featured print and digital publications around the world in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Get Lost Magazine.

Michael Hodgson

Storyteller / HITravelTales.com

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: HI Travel Tales, The Union, The Sacramento Bee

A lifetime of globetrotting across numerous continents and dozens of countries fueled the love of people, places and cultural explorations for me. As a professional travel journalist, I find adventures are everywhere – down the street or across the globe, in the city or in a secluded forest. And, yes, they can also be at popular tourist destinations. I am always looking for new angles, new ways of exploring, and new places to visit.

Tom Bartel

Travel Past 50

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TravelPast50.com, Travel Writers Radio, Active Travel Adventures Podcast, FWT Magazine, Green Global Travel

(MEDIA & BUYER) 'Madhya Pradesh is of particular interest to us because it represents the heart of our coverage: a blend of cultural heritage and active travel focused on natural environments. We’ll be able to use AdventureNext explorations along with our photography, writing, marketing and podcast experience to promote the Madhya Pradesh story. Our intention is to put together a small group tour for a TravelPast50 branded tour in 2019.' / / / / / / As spouses and business partners, Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel have been traveling the world for the past seven years, sharing destination reviews, gear review, travel tips and suggestions, and first-hand accounts of travel experiences, all illustrated with custom photography on their blog. They are regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals, and radio shows. Specializing in travel for the 50+ crowd, their focus is on active travel, nature and wildlife, history and culture, and, of course, food and drink. In 2017, Travel Past 50 also received NATJA Gold and Bronze Awards for Photography and was a finalist in the Independent Travel Blog category. Travel Past 50 was named “Top Five Senior Travel Blogs” by ElderTreks.

Mindy Poder

TravelAge West

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TravelAge West, Explorer, Family Getaways, TravelAgeWest.com

Mindy Poder is the Executive Editor of TravelAge West, the leading travel trade publication in the West; Explorer, the only travel trade publication dedicated to adventure/experiential travel; Family Getaways, the national trade publication dedicated to multigenerational travel; and TravelAgeWest.com, the four-time award winner of "Best Travel Website" from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). NATJA has also awarded her several Gold awards for her stories and named her a Grand Prize winner for Travel Journalism, the top honor.

Marco Barneveld

WideOyster

Traditional Media

 

Country: Netherlands

Media Outlets: WideOyster, National Geographic Traveller NL, Sidetracked, AS Magazine

Marco Barneveld is a Dutch writer that travels, sails, hikes, kayaks, hitches, eats and drinks around the globe, publishing in Panorama (NL), Nautique (NL), National Geographic Traveler NL, De Morgen (BE), Skipper (CH), Sailing (ZA), Lonely Planet Traveler, Get Lost Magazine (AU), Condé Nast Traveler (I & SP), Ignant (DE), Weather Channel (USA), Washington Post (USA), PrivatAir Magazine (USA), The Guardian (UK), Classic Boat (UK), Sunday Times Travel Magazine (UK), Sidetracked (UK) and so on and so on. He also owns his own online travel magazine Wideoyster.

Kristin Henning

Writer Influencer/Travel Past 50

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Travel Past 50, American Craft magazine, Travel Writers Radio (Minneapolis), StarTribune

Kristin Henning is a writer and perennial traveler, covering six continents and some 60 countries since 2010. She and her husband Tom share their photos and stories on the travel blog, TravelPast50.com, and are regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals, and radio shows. Specializing in travel for the 50+ crowd, Kris also focuses on active travel, nature and wildlife, history and culture, and, of course, food and drink. Prior to hitting the road, Henning was co-publisher of various periodicals in Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN), including City Pages, Minnesota Parent, The Rake magazine, and the guide book, Secrets of the City: Guide to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Her sales and marketing experience in publishing over three decades contributes to her success as a blogger, freelance writer, and marketer. Travel Past 50 includes destination reviews, gear reviews, travel tips and suggestions, and first-hand accounts of travel experiences, all illustrated with custom photography.

Tamara Elliott

Writer/Photographer, Globe Guide

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Globe Guide, Global News. News Talk 770

Tamara Elliott is a travel writer and photographer based in Calgary, Canada, who has worked in media and communications for over a decade. In 2013 she founded Globe Guide, which offers savvy tips for exploring destinations around the world while showcasing unique experiences. She also has a strong following on social media, especially Instagram thanks to her epic photos usually taken from mountain tops, hot air balloons or helicopters! Tamara is a Lonely Planet Pathfinder, regularly appears in on-air travel segments on Global News, has been featured by Frommer’s and MoneySense Magazine, and written for publications including Global News and AFAR Magazine. She is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada, and an ambassador for multiple brands.

   
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