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Ajay Jain


Country: India

Media Outlets: Kunzum.com

Ajay Jain is India's earliest professional bloggers at Kunzum.com. Road trips, Himalayas, adventure, wildlife and people are some of his favorite themes. He has published eight printed and over 50 e-books. He conducts workshops and talks globally on travel blogging, photography, marketing and responsible tourism. He holds degrees in Engineering, Management and Journalism. He also runs the Kunzum Travel Cafe, a real world community for travellers where they come together for conversations and events over coffee.

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.

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 and now lives on Vancouver Island on the West Coast with his wife and two children. His writing interests cover a wide spectrum, from adventure sports and family-focused travel, to social, environmental and business issues. 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.

Anja Mutic


Country: United States

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

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 New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel. Fluent in Croatian, English and Spanish, she has authored or contributed to Lonely Planet guidebooks for Croatia, Bolivia, Chile, Portugal and West Africa (Cape Verde).

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.

Caio Vilela

Freelance Reporter

Country: Brazil

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

Sao Paulo based freelance photographer, writer, tour guide and tv fixer. Works on research, preprod and field prod for foreign tv directors producing contents in South America. Collaborates with text and photos for brazillian and intl media vehicles. Have produced stories in over 100 countries for Outside, Playboy, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Viagem & Turismo, Superinteressante, Elle, Marie Claire, Folha.com, Trip, Globo and others. Currently developing a photography project about street football.

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 freelance writer, book author and magazine editor specialising in adventure travel... and beer. He is currently the website editor of Sidetracked (sidetracked.com), one of the best magazines and websites for long-form storytelling and photography. From his base in the UK, he runs his own media publishing company called Don't Look Down media, including 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 is an award-winning travel writer who specializes in transformational travel and adventure travel for seniors and baby boomers. 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.

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


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 writes the weekly What's Your Workout column for the Wall Street Journal. She has worked as the travel editor of Food & Wine and is the author of The Yoga (Man)ual.

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


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

Lina Stock is an award winning photographer and adventure traveler who has been exploring the world since 2001 visiting 78 countries on 6 continents. With her husband, David, she runs the adventure travel blog, Divergent Travelers. Her photography and writing has been featured by Yahoo, Huffington Post, AFAR, T+L, Travel Channel, Bravo TV, Active Times, GoPro, Merrell, Expedia and more. Recent awards include 3 NATJA Gold Medals in the nature, people categories and best photo essay in an online publication.

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


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 who focuses on activities such as hiking, camping, and scuba diving wherever she travels.

Mark Johanson

Freelance Travel Writer

Country: Chile

Media Outlets: Chicago Tribune Men's Journal The Guardian

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, the Chicago Tribune, BBC, Lonely Planet and The Guardian, 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

I'm a Vancouver-based freelance travel writer and photographer. My assignments over the past two decades have taken me to dozens of countries on all seven continents. Africa is particularly close to my heart, and I have made ten trips there. I’m drawn to the world’s extreme environments, including its polar, mountain and desert regions. I love wild places, and my primary editorial focus is on adventure travel, wildlife conservation, and snow sports, including extreme skiing.

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, Travel + Leisure, AFAR, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Refinery 29, Tasting Table, Vice, Jetsetter, 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.

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 Independent Consultant

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Nat Geo Travel Media (print and online), Frommer's, Mountain Life, Washingtonian, The Local Palate, AdventureTravelNews, Skift

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. She 'grams and tweets @noriecicerone.

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 Outdoor-Travel Journalist

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside, Bicycling, Men's Journal, Paste Travel, VisittheUSA.com

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, Robert's byline has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Bicycling, Men's Journal, Popular Mechanics, Paste, Bike, Midwest Living, Dirt Rag and VeloNews.

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 Ott is a blogger, freelance writer, and photographer with one goal in mind - to make you wish you were somewhere else. She seeks out unique travel experiences and writes about her around the world adventures on Ottsworld.com (since 2006). She contributes articles and has worked with AFAR.com, Yahoo, USAToday.com, Intrepid, Exofficio and numerous DMO's . She works extensively on influencer campaigns, content production, and is actively sharing her adventurous travels on social media to an engaged audience.

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, and the founder of Globe Guide which offers savvy tips for exploring destinations around the world while showcasing unique experiences. She 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.

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.

Tim Leffel is a veteran travel writer who has won dozens of "best travel writing" awards and runs several respected online magazines and blogs. He is a frequent speaker at travel industry events and serves as conference director of TBEX North America. His freelance credits include Outside, American Way, Global Traveler, Boston Globe, MSNBC, The Telegraph, Travel + Leisure, and Transitions Abroad.

Tom Bartel


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, Willde Ng has spent the past 40 years traveling the world through the lens of his camera and his forever-seeking eye for adventure. As the author of two travel literature books published in both Hong Kong and China, 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.

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