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Ajay Jain

Kunzum

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 promotes his photography as collectible art for homes and work places. Ajay Jain is also a regular on the speaking circuit, and addresses audiences at various conferences and corporate events. He also conducts workshops on blogging, photography, social media marketing and PR, and personal branding. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Management and Journalism. 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. CONTACT Email: [email protected] Mobile: +91.99100 44476 Blog: kunzum.com BOOKS BY AJAY JAIN * Peep Peep Don’t Sleep * Delhi 101 * Kunzum Travel List (Two Volumes) * Postcards from Ladakh * Super Brand You * Don’t Feel Stupid at 60 * Let’s Connect: Using LinkedIn to Get Ahead at Work

Amy Jurries

The GearCaster

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The GearCaster, Outside, Backpacker, Expedition Portal

Amy is a freelance outdoor and adventure travel writer published in Outside, Backpacker, Adventure Projects, Adventure.Travel and more. She is the founder and editor at The GearCaster, an outdoor and adventure travel website, and runs the blogs for numerous outdoor brands such as Columbia Sportswear. Equal parts entrepreneur, writer, and digital media guru, Amy Jurries 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.

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.

Anja Mutic

EverTheNomad

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Lonely Planet, Preferred Travel, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Mic, AFAR, Travel+Leisure and more

Anja Mutić is a traveler who writes and a writer who travels. Born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia, she has lived, worked and traveled on all the continents, except Antarctica. Based in New York since 1999 and now splitting time between New York and Croatia, Anja has worked in the travel space since 2000, first as an editor for Rough Guides and editorial director of ShermansTravel.com, before giving in to the call of the open road and going freelance in 2004. She has since worked as an author on 20+ guidebooks and penned hundreds of articles for a variety of print and online publications. Anja has hosted several Lonely Planet travel videos, taught travel writing at Mediabistro and worked as an undercover hotel reviewer for Conde Nast Traveler and The New York Times. She is the contributing editor for the Americas for Preferred Travel magazine, the Croatia editor for Essentialist and on the masthead of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, a British literary journal magazine hybrid. Anja frequently speaks about travel and hospitality at events worldwide, such as the New York Travel Festival, Weekend Media Festival in Croatia and the Boutique Hospitality Conference in Athens, Greece. She appeared on screen as a travel expert in the award-winning Gringo Trails documentary, which explores the long-term cultural and environmental effects of global travel and sustainable tourism practices; it has been shown at festivals and screenings in over 25 countries.

Annika Hipple

Freelance Writer & Photographer

Country: United States

Media Outlets: AAA Journey, ActiveJunky.com, BBC Travel, ShermansTravel.com, Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia), and TravelAge West

Annika Hipple is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in travel, the environment, international development, history, and 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. Her publishing credits include BBC Travel, Sierra Magazine, AAA Journey, British Airways’ The Club, Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia), Earth Island Journal, Fodor’s, Berlitz, ActiveJunky.com, TravelAge West, and others.

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 a 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.

Caio Vilela

Freelance Reporter

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Outside (brazillian version, monthly mag). Viagem & Turismo (Brazil's main tourism publication).

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 write and photograph professionally since 1992, as has published text & 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.

Daniel Neilson

Don't Look Down Media

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Sidetracked, The Great Outdoors, National Geographic Traveller (UK), MPORA

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.

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.

Don Mankin

Adventure Transformations

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Active Over 50 (print magazine and internet), Huffington Post (internet), We Said Go Travel (internet)

Don Mankin (a.k.a. the Adventure Geezer) has filled many roles in his professional life: aerospace engineer, business consultant, psychologist, educator, and now, award-winning travel writer. Don writes about transformational travel and adventure travel for baby-boomers and active seniors. The Wall Street Journal called his most recent book, Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler (published by National Geographic and co-authored with ATTA President Shannon Stowell), "one of the best travel books [of the] year...A wonderful -- and inspiring – read.” Don has won first place every year from 2011 to 2016 in the 50+ Travel Category in the annual competition sponsored by the North American Travel Journalists Association. His work appears regularly in the Huffington Post and Active Over 50, a magazine and associated website distributed in the Silicon Valley, and on his blog, The Adventure Geezer.

Eric Stoen

Travel Babbo

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 (7, 9 and 11) to 46 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, Universal Orlando and Travelocity, and has won Conde Nast Traveler’s Photo of the Year award. In 2017 Eric was named the 4th most influential traveler in the world by Forbes magazine.

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.

Gigi Ragland

Freelance Travel & Food Writer

Country: United States

Media Outlets: AARP Travel Online, Adventure Cyclist, American Way inflight magazine, Boomer, Cheese Connoisseur, Denver Life, Saturday Evening Post, TravelAge West and more.

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.

Grégory Rohart

I-Trekkings

Country: France

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

Professional writer, photographer and videographer Gregory Rohart is the founder of three of of France's most popular adventure travel websites, specializing in outdoor, wildlife and adventure travel stories and destinations around the world.

Jackie Nourse

Traveling Jackie | The Budget-Minded Traveler

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Traveling Jackie, The Budget-Minded Traveler blog, The Budget-Minded Traveler podcast

Jackie Nourse is a lifestyle adventurer and multimedia traveler. She writes at Traveling Jackie and is the founder and host of The Budget-Minded Traveler blog, podcast, and community. She is a three-time study abroad alum, author, linguist (four languages and counting), and serial expat. Her work has been featured on USA TODAY, Forbes, Yahoo, and more. Find her at @travelingjackie and www.TravelingJackie.com.

Francisco Javier González

Oxígeno Magazine

Country: Spain

Media Outlets: Oxígeno magazine, Cadena SER Radio (Pistas Blancas)

I am a adventure travel and sports journalist from Spain. I have travelled around the world to write about many different outdoor sports experiences, but my specialty are winter sports like ski touring (splitboard), alpinism and trekking expeditions. In the summertime I also love to write about surfing and sea kayaking trips with camping involved. I love to share with our readers my love for the outdoor, new places, different cultures... and the food and wine too!

Jen Murphy

Freelance Writer

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Departures, the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Outside

Jen Murphy is a Boulder-based freelance writer covering adventure travel, fitness and lifestyle stories. She spent eight years working at Food & Wine magazine and served as the deputy editor of AFAR. 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.

Juliana Dever

CleverDever Wherever

Country: United States

Media Outlets: CleverDever Wherever

Juliana Dever is a freelance writer, photographer, host and travel influencer who has visited 50 countries so far. Her travel blog cleverdeverwherever.com highlights destinations with humorous essays, postcard-worthy photos, cultural profiles on locals who love their towns and travel planning resources and reviews. When Juliana is not traveling she is working in television, best known for her role as Jenny Ryan on the globally popular show Castle. Follow: @cleverdever.

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.

Kicki Lind

Nanoq

Country: Sweden

Media Outlets: Dagens Nyheter (www.dn.se), Svenska Dagbladet (www.svd.se), Helsingfors Dagblad (www.hbl.fi), Vagabond (www.vagabond.se), UTE-magasinet (www.utemagasinet.se), Allt om Resor (www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor), Respress (www.respress.se)

Incurably curious, with a special love for the outdoors and a genuine interest in people, Kicki has travelled to some 80 countries around the globe. Author of a novel set in Cambodia and twice the winner of the Swedish Publishing Prize, her stories, travel guides and people's portraits have been published in Sweden’s most widely read newspapers, magazines and web sites, including National Geographic Nordic, Scandinavia’s largest travel magazine Vagabond, and Sweden’s largest daily papers.

Kristin Henning

Travel Past 50

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Primarily write for our travel blog, TravelPast50.com, for the active 50+ traveler. Also contribute to Green Global Travel, Travel Writers Radio, (Minneapolis) StarTribune, FWT (FoodWineTravel) Magazine, Peregrine Adventures Blog, and more.

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.

Lina Stock

Divergent Travelers - Adventure Travel

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Divergent Travelers

We're Lina & David, we run the travel blog Divergent Travelers and we've been traveling since 2001 and nonstop since Feb 2014. We are adventurers with a lust for the outdoors and physical activity. We bring forward an action packed style of adventure travel highlighting exotic destinations, cultures and activities while we travel. As award winning professional photographers, we capture travel in a way that excites even the most devoted couch potato and it doesn't stop there, we are travel influencers, writers and videographers as well. We've been to 75 countries on 6 continents and that's only getting started. We're passionate about travel and live for the adventure. We specialize in adventure and travel photography but our readers also love luxury- we admit it, we like to be spoiled once in a while too! Some of our greatest adventures involve over landing through Africa from Cape Town to Cairo (we camped for 119 days straight), diving some of the best dive sites in the World, hiking for 3 days on the Great Wall of China, camping in the jungles of Sumatra, skydiving in New Zealand & Namibia, motorbiking in Vietnam, sleeping with rats while trekking in Myanmar and so much more. Lina & David are on a mission to experience and document the Top 100 Travel Adventures in the world. Find out more about the mission and get involved: http://www.divergenttravelers.com/top-100-travel-adventures/ If you're looking for upbeat, positive, professional and fun bloggers to work with, then you've come to the right place. Let us wow you with our perspective of your destination. Photography Portfolio: http://linastock.smugmug.com Media Kit: http://www.divergenttravelers.com/work-with-us/ We also specialize in content creation for upscale properties in exotic locations and on-location product shoots. Portfolio sample from a recent property content job: https://linastock.smugmug.com/Mexico/n-jrwhsC Product portfolio for Merrell Philippines: https://linastock.smugmug.com/Merrell-Philippines/n-vBs5FX/

Lyn Hughes

Wanderlust Travel Media

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Wanderlust, Wanderlust.co.uk

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.

Maggie Fuller

AFAR Media

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.

Marco Barneveld

Wideoyster

Country: Netherlands

Media Outlets: Wideoyster, Nautique (NL), CODE, Lonely Planet Traveller (NL), National Geographic Traveller (NL), Salt, CODE Magazine, and more

As a Dutch writer I travel and sail around the globe together with photographer Rene Koster. We create marvelous travel stories which are published in magazines and on platforms all over the world.

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.

Mark Johanson

Freelance Travel Writer

Country: Chile

Media Outlets: Men's Journal, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, BBC and Get Lost, among other news outlets, men's magazines and travel publications.

Mark Johanson is an American travel writer who splits his time between the US and his home in Santiago, Chile. He covers Latin America and beyond for a variety of travel, culture and men’s magazines in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. His articles regularly appear in Men’s Journal (US), the Chicago Tribune (US), Bloomberg Pursuits (US), the Guardian (UK), BBC (UK), GQ (Aus), Get Lost (Aus), Vacations & Travel (Aus), Emirates Open Skies (UAE), Dreamscapes (CA) and Lonely Planet, among others.

Mark Sissons

Freelance Travel Journalist

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper The San Francisco Chronicle Robb Report

As a travel journalist I have explored dozens of countries where I’ve encountered remarkable people, places and creatures. I contribute stories and photography to a number of major North American print and online outlets. My primary focus is adventure travel, wildlife conservation and snow sports. As a strategic content creation specialist, I’ve 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.

MaSovaida Morgan

Lonely Planet

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Lonely Planet

MaSovaida is a Nashville-based travel writer, photographer, presenter and destination editor at Lonely Planet, where she manages a host of international contributors and oversees print and web content for the leading travel brand.

Michael Hodgson

HI Travel Tales

Country: United States

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

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.

Michaela Trimble

Freelance Writer & Photographer

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Vogue, The New York Times Style Magazine, Outside, T+L, Tasting Table, GQ, Men's Journal, Nat Geo, CNT, AFAR, Hemispheres, American Way, etc.

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.

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.

Norie Quintos

Nat Geo Travel Media and NQ Media

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Nat Geo Travel Media, Frommer's, Mountain Life, Washingtonian, Adventure Travel News, Local Palate

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.

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.

Robert Annis

Freelance Journalist

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.

Sarah Staples

Freelance writer/editor

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Dreamscapes, Ensemble Vacations, Sharp, Walmart's Live Better, JustLuxe.com, Postmedia newspapers

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.

Sarah Reid

Freelance Travel Writer

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, The Independent, Get Lost, Wanderlust, Qantas Travel Insider, Business Traveller, ecotravelist.com, and more.

Sarah is an Australian-based travel writer and editor with a keen interest in responsible, sustainable, eco-tourism around the globe. She regularly contributes to travel titles in Australia, the UK and beyond (such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, The Independent, Wanderlust, Get Lost, Business Traveller, Qantas Travel Insider, the Intrepid Travel Journal and more), and also manages a sustainable travel-focused blog, ecotravelist.com. Sarah is also the author of a book about solo travel to be published by Lonely Planet in 2017.

Sherry Ott

Ottsworld / Freelance Writer

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Ottsworld.com, Afar.com, Glamping.com

Sherry is a blogger, photographer, and freelance writer. She's been blogging about her travels on Ottsworld.com since 2006. She's established a dedicated following of people who are looking for unique destination and adventure ideas. Sherry tends to cover adventurous, hands-on experiences that take her to remote, lesser known areas. Sherry is a long time travel influencer who has built up a large audience of engaged followers. She participates on influencer campaigns with destinations, brands, and media outlets in order to bring more exposure to a destination or product. She has written ebooks on long distance hiking as well as a ebook on photo walks in Spain. She is a frequent speaker at travel industry events and her travels and nomadic lifestyle has been featured in Yahoo.com, CNN.com, USAToday.com, Women's Health Magazine, Refinery 29, BBC Travel, New York Times, and Minnesota Public Radio. She often covers remote areas & cultures, unique road trips, long distance hikes, wildlife viewing, local life, and outdoor adventures.

Sissi Pärsch

Freelance Journalist

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Bergwelten, BIKE, EMTB, Red Bull Online, Servus TV, AllMountain

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).

Tamara Elliott

Globe Guide

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Globe Guide, Global News

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.

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.

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.

Timothy Scott Leffel

Al Centro Media

Country: United States

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

Veteran travel writer who has won gold awards from SATW, NATJA, Solas Awards, and others. Author of five travel books and editor of multiple websites. Has contributed to Outside, American Way, Telegraph UK, Boston Globe, Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, and 50+ other outlets. Frequently invited to speak at industry events as a travel and destinations expert. Facebook: search Luxury Latin America and Perceptive Travel Pinterest: TimLeffel Instagram: @luxlatinamerica @globetrots G+: TimLeffel and LuxLatinAmerica YouTube: TimLeffel and LuxLatinAmerica

Tom Bartel

TravelPast50.com

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TravelPast50.com, StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN,) FWT Magazine, Green Global Travel Mag

Former newspaper and magazine publisher from Minneapolis. I have been traveling the world for the past 7 years. With my blogging partner we specialize in adventure and cultural travel on our blog, and include destination reviews and previews, gear reviews, and lots of travel tips and suggestions. 2017 NATJA Gold Award winning photographer.

Willde Ng

40urs' Travel Media Host and Author

Country: Hong Kong

Media Outlets: Hong Kong: Weekly Milk magazine, MCCMcreations, D100 Radio China: Aiyiqi/Youku video platform, Weibo, wechat

As a travel enthusiast, writer and award-winning creative director of ‘J. Walter Thompson’, Willde Ng has spent the past 40 years travelling the world through the lens of his camera and his forever-seeking eye for adventure. Having always had the curiosity but lack of resources for travel as a young boy in China, his current desire for travel comes from both a place of long-awaited infatuation as well as a yearning to bring educational enlightenment to young Chinese generation. Frequently hosting travel talks with local youth groups encouraging and stressing on the importance of open-mindedness and exploration, his very intersection between travel, self-exploration, and education comes from both a place of experience and encouragement. As the author of ‘所以我旅遊‘ ('That's why I travel' )and '不假思索贪看天下' ('A Yearning for Travel'), literature books both published in both Hon g Kong and China, as well as the founder of the travel show ‘40urs’, Willde holds a special interest in capturing the different social and cultural structures that act as the foundation of the world's beauty in all its diversity. As a multi-lingual Chinese man blessed with the ability to travel and share his cultural and experiential knowledge, his beliefs and motivations extend on the principles of learning, intersecting, and sharing.

   
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