• 5-9 Oct 2015
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Attending Media

Don Mankin

Adventure Transformations

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Active Over 50, The Beacon Newspapers

Don Mankin (a.k.a. the Adventure Geezer) 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 or second place every year from 2011 to 2017 in the 50+ Travel Category in the annual competition sponsored by the North American Travel Journalists Association. His work appears regularly in Active Over 50, a magazine and associated website distributed in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay area, and on his blog, The Adventure Geezer.

Alexandre Guiltat

Carnets d'Aventures Magazine

Traditional Media

 

Country: France

Media Outlets: Carnets d'Aventures Magazine

Alexandre is one of the member of Carnets d'Aventures, a French magazine dedicated to traveling and adventure. He loves trekking, climbing, mountain-biking, kayaking and being outside. Carnets d'Aventures is an invitation – through journey stories, news about the adventure and travel world, gear tests and reports – to discover other means to explore the world: hiking, cycling, kayaking, horse riding, paragliding, and more.

Javier González

Chief Editor, Oxígeno Magazine

Traditional Media

 

Country: Spain

Media Outlets: Oxígeno magazine WideOyster magazine (Spanish Edition)

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.

Madhuri Chowdhury

Culture Trip

 

Country: India

Media Outlets: The Outdoor Journal

Madhuri helped launch The Outdoor Journal - an international outdoor and adventure travel magazine based in India and the US. She's an experienced horseback rider and has covered multiple riding expeditions, including through the Thar Desert in India and across the Mongolian steppe. A keen hiker, skier and climber, she's also written and photographed for Women's Health, The Sunday Guardian and Runner's World. Madhuri is currently Associate Editor at The Outdoor Journal. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @madschowdhury.

Arnie Weissmann

Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Travel Weekly (U.S.)

Arnie Weissmann has been involved in virtually every aspect of travel journalism, publishing and media for the past 30 years. His writing has won more than 40 national awards, he created the industry's first destination information service (Weissmann Travel Reports), authored a best-selling textbook and has served as publisher of critical hotel and destination guides for the travel industry in the U.S. and U.K. Weissmann was also a web pioneer, creating the first core destination content for America Online and licensing web content to Apple, Time, Inc., CNN and Marriott International, among others. Weissmann Travel Reports was sold to Reed Elsevier in 1996, after which Weissmann also took responsibility for Star Service (critical hotel and cruise reviews), Official Hotel Guide Worldwide and a dozen OAG-branded publications in the UK. In 1999, he took on the role of senior advisor for business development with RTG's successor company, Northstar Travel Media. In October 2001, he was appointed editor in chief of Travel Weekly, the primary source of news, research, analysis and opinion in the U.S. travel industry. He is also a Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for its parent company (Northstar). Weissmann’s comments have appeared on NBC, CNN, BBC and NPR, and he is often quoted in newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He is a board member of the non-profit Tourism Cares, sits on many industry advisory boards and has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Norie Quintos

Editor, NQ Media and Nat Geo Media

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: National Geographic Travel, Outside, AARP: The Magazine, VIA, Signature Travel Network, Nat Geo Books, 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.

Ken Shapiro

Editor-in-Chief

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TravelAge West, Explorer, Family Getaways

Ken Shapiro is the Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West, a travel trade magazine based in Los Angeles; Explorer, a quarterly publication dedicated to adventure and experiential travel; and Family Getaways, which covers family and multigenerational travel. Shapiro is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and has won writing awards from numerous organizations, including SATW and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA).

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.

Elias Luiz dos Santos

Extremos

 

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Extremos

www.extremos.com.br - The greatest adventure website in Brazil. News. Books. Podcast. Videos. Columnists. Online Coverage. Seven Summits. Cycle Expedition. Expeditions. Trekking. Kaiak. Long Journeys.

Katie Hammel

Freelance

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: BBC Travel, Viator, NY Daily News, The Points Guy

Katie Hammel has written about travel for BBC Travel, TravelandLeisure.com, CNTraveler.com, AOL Travel, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Points Guy, Maxim, and New York Daily News. She lives in San Francisco.

Darryl Leniuk

freelance media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: The Globe & Mail, explore, Westworld

Specializing in adventure travel journalism for the Canadian market: eco/sustainable travel, family/multi-generational, iconic nature, indigenous, nature & wildlife, winter activities. Member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC).

Theresa Storm

Freelance Travel Journalist/Photographer

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: WestJet Magazine, AAA Traveler, AAA Living, Postmedia Network & Canada.com, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Dreamscapes, Travelweek and more

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.

Florian Sanktjohanser

Freelance travel writer

 

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Geo Special, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Die Welt, Outdoor Magazin, Bergsteiger, Tauchen, Spiegel Online

Florian fell in love with traveling when he was 18, going to the Côte d'Azur with four friends in an old VW van. Since then, his trips have taken him all across the world and eventually turned into a career as a travel writer. Today he writes for magazines, newspapers and online media in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. After university I worked for some years as a travel editor for the German news agency dpa. Then I changed my office chair for my backpack. Now I write as a freelancer for several German media: Süddeutsche Zeitung (the biggest quality newspaper), dpa, Geo Special, tauchen, Reise & Preise, Silent World. I cover all kinds of travel journalism all around the world. My favorite topic though are the outdoors: mountain climbing, hiking, kayaking, ski touring, diving...

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.

Ann Abel

Freelance Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Forbes, AFAR, Robb Report, Well + Good

Ann Abel has been a travel writer and editor for 14 years written about more than 450 luxury destinations and hotels in 77 countries (and counting). Her focus is the intersection of luxury and adventure. Her writing has appeared in Forbes, Departures, Conde Nast Traveller, Robb Report, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Islands, Hemispheres, Brides, Modern Bride, Luxury SpaFinder, Well + Good, and other print and online publications. In the name of lifestyle journalism, she has gotten a tattoo in Bora Bora, been bitten by a massage therapist, and flown small aircraft above three continents.

Cristina Goyanes

Freelance Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Shape Magazine, Marie Claire, Yoga Journal, My Fitness Pal / Map My Fitness, Furthermore, TravelAge West, Thrillist

Cristina Goyanes is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based freelance editor and writer who covers topics including sports, fitness, travel, health, lifestyle, and inspiring profiles for various national men's and women's magazines and websites.

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.

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.

Eric Hiss

Freelance Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: New York Times, Delta Sky, Conde Nast Traveler, TravelAge West

Award-winning travel writer Eric Hiss regularly navigates the world in search of unexpected and enlightening stories. In a career spanning nearly two decades, he has contributed to dozens of publications and websites, including Condé Nast Traveler, Delta Sky, The New York Times, Outside.com, Robb Report, Sierra, The Travel Channel, Variety, Men’s Journal and others. Even after logging hundreds of articles and passport stamps, travel remains his ultimate rush.

Graeme Green

Graeme Green

 

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: The Sunday Times, Wanderlust, National Geographic...

Journalist, Travel & Photographer with more than a decade covering adventure travel for UK & international publications, including The Sunday Times, Wanderlust, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller, Metro, The Independent On Sunday, Adventure Cyclist, Destinations Of The World, South China Morning Post and more. Also, founder & editor of online magazine Curious Animal (www.curiousanimal.com).

Bernard Frantz

i-trekkings.net

 

Country: France

Media Outlets: www.i-trekkings.net

Coming from a local newspaper, where I was also journalist, I work since four years for one of the most important, and probably the oldest, french websites dedicated to outdoor activities, i-trekkings.net. After years of working as a journalist for local news papers, I was eager to step out of my comfort zone and was seeking for new challenges. Being passionated with travels and hikking, I started working, also as a journalist, for different online magazines.

Jim Byers

Jim Byers Freelance Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Zoomer Magazine, Globe and Mail, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Canadian Traveller, more

Jim is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada. He writes for Zoomer Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Australian newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, Canadian Traveller and other publications. Jim was Travel Editor at the Toronto Star from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that he served as Toronto Star City Hall Bureau Chief and was the deputy sports editor at the paper. Jim organized the Toronto Star coverage and was on-site at six Olympic Games. Jim was born and raised outside San Francisco, California but has lived in Toronto since 1981.

Elena Sonnino

LiveDoGrow.com

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: LiveDoGrow.com, U.S. News Health, Shermans Travel

Elena Sonnino spent 12 years teaching children to chase their dreams before finally taking her own advice. She is a wellness and travel writer, digital media strategist, runner and cancer survivor. When not training for a marathon or traveling, Elena writes about finding everyday wellness through transformational adventures in far-flung lands and her own backyard at LiveDoGrow.com from her balance ball desk chair in the Washington DC suburbs. Elena’s wellness and travel writing has been published on U.S. News Health, Shermans Travel, BlogHer, The Vacation Gals and Huffington Post and has been featured on CNN.com, The Daily Travel Podcast and Intelligent Travel by National Geographic Travel. As a speaker she has appeared on Al Jazeera America, on stage for Listen To Your Mother and as a keynote speaker at the Digital Family Summit.

MaSovaida Morgan

Lonely Planet Publishers

 

Country: United States

Cathy Brown

Matador Network

 

Country: United States

Annie Fitzsimmons

National Geographic Traveler

 

Country: United States

Annie Fitzsimmons has built a career at the intersection of travel and media, currently working as National Geographic's first and only Urban Insider. She is also a contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler. Recent travels have taken Annie to Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, Australia, and South America.

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.

Stephanie Pearson

Outside Contributing Editor, Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, regional Minnesota publications

Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside magazine. After earning her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medical School of Journalism, she served on Outside‘s editorial staff for 12 years. Pearson has also logged many hours in the field. Pearson’s assignments have taken her to Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, South America, and throughout North America. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing and has also appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Wired, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Lonely Planet books, CNN.com, NationalGeographic.com, Travel + Leisure.com, Discovery.com, and others. Pearson splits her time between northern Minnesota and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Tim Neville

Outside Magazine / Freelancer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside, Via, Journey, Men's Journal, Ski, New York Times

Tim Neville is a full-time freelance writer, correspondent for Outside magazine, and frequent contributor to the New York Times. Through his 17 years as an adventure travel writer, he's produced hundreds of stories for some of the most respected publications in the English-speaking world. His magazine work has been included in anthologies like Best American Travel Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and Best Food Writing. The Society of American Travel Writers once named him the "second-best" travel writer of the year.

Lance Harrell

Premier Travel Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Leisure Group Travel Magazine, SnowBound Magazine

A Molecular Geneticist by training, I founded a charity based in Costa Rica to help empower marginalized women through biofuel production. My current position is Director of Online Media at Premier Travel Media. As Director, I am responsible for envisioning and implementing the long term strategic plan for the online development of the company. In the Day-to-Day, I design and build our websites, generate online traffic, manage our social media and newsletters, handle online product development, create educational and marketing materials for our sales reps and clients, oversee online content creation and publishing and help manage interns. I am a big dreamer that has put in the time to develop the skills to fulfill those dreams. I am not happy unless I am on the cutting edge of whatever industry I am working in. I am intelligent and bore easily, which means I will never be satisfied with just putting in my time at a job, but instead constantly seek out new challenges and crave the rewards that come with forging into areas that were before unknown to me. Money doesn't motivate me, but rather the the recognition and rewards that come from being one of the best at what I do, whatever that happens to be.

Candace Dempsey

Stories & Photos

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The New York Times, Slate, Quora.com, Chicago Tribune, BBC Travel and Alaska Airlines Magazine.

Candace Dempsey is an award-winning, Italian-American journalist/travel writer and author of Murder In Italy, the true story of Amanda Knox (Penguin). Media outlets: The New York Times, Slate, Quora, Chicago Tribune, Art & Antiques, BBC Travel and Alaska Airlines Magazine. She has appeared on CNN, BBC TV, MSBNC and Sky Italia. Her adventure tales have been collected in Travelers' Tales Women in the Wild, Gifts of the Wild (Seal Press), Solo: On Her Own Adventure, Travelers' Tales Turkey and other anthologies. She is looking for journeys that combine adventure and wildlife with cultural experiences, cuisine and meeting locals. She loves to ski, kayak, trek, hike, snorkel, rock scramble and rappel. Seattle is her home-base.

Susi Maier

Susi Maier

 

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Black Dots White Spots travel blog

Susi Maier is a professional travel blogger/writer and social media consultant from Germany and the founder and editor of the popular German travel blog blackdotswhitespots.com. Black Dots White Spots is a personal, German-language travel blog focusing on (soft) adventure & culture and unique and off the beaten path travel experiences for flashpackers and individual travelers, providing travel inspiration and travel tips in the form of authentic and personal destination articles and stories. Interests and topics include outdoor/nature activities as well as city trips, roadtrips, glamping, unusual accomodations, sustainable/green travel, new trends in adventure travel. She is a flashpacker who prefers the individual and local over chains, character and authentic experience over luxury. Susi Maier has an agency background in PR, media analysis and social media monitoring/consulting. She is certified as a PR consultant in Germany and works as a social media consultant. In addition to social media consulting, workshops and managing social media for clients, she writes for corporate blogs and websites (mostly travel brands). She is also the author of "Merian Momente - Süden von Thailand" (German travel guide book, Travel House Media, Munich) and the ebook "A Flashpacker's Guide to Southeast Asia". She is looking for the following cooperations / offering the following services: Blog trips, blogger campaigns/joint social media campaigns, long-term relationships with DMOs and travel brands and companies, sponsoring, reviews of tours, accomodations etc., consulting (social media and blogger relations), content creation (editorial, visual, e.g. for corporate publications/blogs or social media). I am open for creative ideas - let's brainstorm together! Feel free to come and talk to me at the ATWS! In addition: travel writer for corporate blogs and websites, social media consulting & workshops, content creation for travel brands.

Marcus Woolf

The Adventure Post

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: The Adventure Post

I have worked as a journalist for more than 20 years covering the outdoor and adventure travel industries. In 2011, my wife Wendy and I launched The Adventure Post (www.theadventurepost.com) to share our passion for travel. Through first-person trip reports, gear reviews and travel news we aim to inspire people to explore the world, try new things and care for the environment and the communities they visit.

Himraj Soin

The Outdoor Journal

Traditional Media

 

Country: India & United States

Media Outlets: The Outdoor Journal

Himraj Soin, Associate Editor, is an adventure travel journalist who helped launch The Outdoor Journal as the first employee. An avid skier and climber who studied at Colorado College, he is also a National Geographic Student Expedition leader. His expeditions have taken him to Tibet, Mongolia, Bhutan, Borneo, Madagascar, Peru, Morocco, Namibia, Argentina, Chile, and Antarctica, amongst others. His works have been published in Vogue, Vice, and Runner’s World, apart from The Outdoor Journal. At TOJ, he writes, shoots and covers international travel destinations, extreme adventure sports, athletes, gear, maps, and more.

Rob McFarland

Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Australian, GQ, Qantas magazine and International Traveller

After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s a regular contributor to publications in Australia and New Zealand, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, Qantas magazine, GQ, International Traveller and Luxury Travel. He’s a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and has won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year. When not travelling, he runs courses for aspiring travel writers and workshops on pitching for travel PRs and tourism boards.

Yvonne Gordon

Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: Ireland

Media Outlets: The Irish Independent, The Sunday Times, AFAR.com, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Hemispheres, Cara magazine, Greentraveller.co.uk, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides

Yvonne Gordon is an award-winning travel writer whose work has been published in The Irish Independent, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Irish Times, Metro, The National, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Hemispheres, CARA magazine, Outside and Fodor's Travel. She also writes for travel guides such as DK Eyewitness and Explorer Publishing and co-wrote DK Eyewitness Travel - Back Roads Ireland. She is Ireland expert for AFAR.com, was shortlisted in the AITO Travel Writer Of The Year Award (UK) 2018 and her awards include Travel Writer Of The Year (Ireland) 2016.

Sue Gough Henly

Travel Writer & Photographer

Traditional Media

 

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: International Traveller, Escape, Get Lost magazine, Signature Luxury Travel & Style, Vacations & Travel, Horizons, Audi magazine

Sue Gough Henly is an award-winning travel writer and photographer who has been published on four continents. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Travel & Leisure and all the major Australian travel publications. When she doesn't have sand between her toes, a kayak paddle in hand or a pack on her back, she writes about indigenous culture as well as food and wine. She divides her time between a treehouse in Sydney's Northern Beaches and a farmhouse outside Bordeaux.

Jackie Nourse

Traveling Jackie/JUMP Experiences

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

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

Jackie Nourse is the host of the international hit podcast JUMP with Traveling Jackie, and she is the founder of The Budget-Minded Traveler, an award-winning blog and community designed to encourage and equip US-Americans to travel overseas. She also hosts adventure trips and retreats for her audience, leads mentorship programs for women, and blogs about adventure travel and lifestyle at Traveling Jackie. She is a four-time study abroad alum, linguist (five languages and counting), and serial expat. Her work has been featured by Self, Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

Will McGough

Wake and Wander

 

Country: United States

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

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

Berne Broudy

writer, photographer, adventurer

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside, Sierra, Bike, Men's Journal, Popular Science, Climbing and more...

Berne Broudy is a Vermont-based writer, photographer and adventurer. Broudy writes about travel, outdoor tech, health and wellness, gear and sports for Men's Journal, Outside, Popular Science, Bicycling, BIKE, Adventure Cyclist, Backcountry and other publications, When she isn't behind the lens or tapping at her computer, you’ll find Berne somewhere remote, mountain biking or backcountry skiing, home or abroad.

Paula Froelich

Yahoo Travel

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Yahoo Travel

Paula Froelich Editor in Chief, Yahoo Travel Armed with a quick wit, unique voice and award-winning journalistic chops, Paula Froelich became the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Travel in April of 2013 after a stint as a senior writer at Newsweek and four years as a freelance journalist writing about politics, travel and pop culture. Her unique vision for the page has turned Yahoo Travel into a must-read destination for anyone interested in being inspired, entertained, and motivated to engage the world and suck the marrow out of life. In 2015, Yahoo Travel won a Gold Prize from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for excellence in travel journalism. Her video series, A Broad Abroad is one of the first female-hosted travel adventure series of its kind. In it, Paula invites viewers to explore the unknown and discover the unexpected in both familiar and exotic locales around the world. Her motto: Be Adventurous. Be Bold. Be Brave. Reclaim Yourself. Paula is a New York Times bestselling author of the novel, Mercury In Retrograde. From 1999-2009, she was the Deputy Editor of the New York Post’s highly influential gossip column, “Page Six.” During her tenure, she was seen by millions of viewers as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider and appeared as a guest on The View, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Today Show and Good Morning America. Prior to the New York Post, Paula was a financial reporter covering interest rate swaps and over the counter derivatives for Dow Jones Newswires and Institutional Investor. She has written for Playboy, Marie Claire, Newsweek, Digiday and The Daily Beast. Paula was named one of the “Top Women in Media” in 2015 by Folio: magazine. She won a Gold Medal award in 2012 from the North American Travel Journalists Association for her Playboy article, “Down And Out In Baghdad.” As a digital consultant, she helped the Sundance Channel win a CableFax award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign Category. A gifted orator, Paula has been a featured speaker at TBEX, ATMEX, ATWS, PhoCusWright, The New York Times Travel Summit and The White House Travel Blogger Conference. Paula is originally from Ohio and Kentucky and loves to travel to places where the USD still means something.

   
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