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Official Media

Don Mankin

Adventure Transformations

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Active Over 50, The Beacon Newspapers (Baltimore/Wash DC region)

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.

Grégory Rohart

ALTA MEDIA

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: France

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

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

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.

Maren Krings

CEO Maren Krings Photography

Traditional Media

 

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Servus in Stadt und Land Magazin, Bergwelten Online, Outdoor Magazin, The Outdoor Journal, Runners World, NORRl, SUSTON, Hanf Magazin

Maren Krings is freelance photographer, journalist and researcher with bases in Germany and Austria. Her work entails documenting projects with a special focus on sustainability. Since 2016 she is working on long-term photojournalistic documentation about the rediscovery of the hemp plant worldwide. Her work is being published in many international magazines and books. She published three book herself. She works on commission in the field of sustainability-reportages, outdoor and travel photography and industrial photography. Coming from an official background of Art School she has been exhibiting her work internationally since 1999. Next, to her photography assignments, she has been dedicating time to teaching photography at the European School of Design in Frankfurt and guest lectures for the State of Thuringia in Germany, Bauhaus University and Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, USA. Maren Has made many reportages about alpine mountain sports in relation to a book about mountain rescue in Austria and regularly publishes in the Outdoor Magazine and Bergwelten Online.

Javier González

Chief Editor, Oxígeno Magazine

Traditional Media

 

Country: Spain

Media Outlets: Oxígeno Magazine

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

Juliana Dever

CleverDever Wherever

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: CleverDever Wherever

Juliana Dever is a 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.

Ellie Cleary

Co-Founder, Soul Travel

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Soul Travel, News.co.au, G Adventures, Ethical Traveler

Soul Travel blog helps conscious travellers find the most amazing places and companies around the world that practice responsible travel. Ellie, together with her partner Ravi, provides an inspirational and practical guide to responsible travel that shows how to travel and create a positive impact. It’s for people who want to travel to improve, to connect with themselves and the world, and to travel to make the world a better place through sustainable, positive-impact tourism.

Ravi Rane

Co-Founder, Soul Travel

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Soul Travel

Soul Travel blog helps conscious travellers find the most amazing places and companies around the world that practice responsible travel. Ravi, together with his partner Ellie, provides an inspirational and practical guide to responsible travel that shows how to travel and create a positive impact. It’s for people who want to travel to improve, to connect with themselves and the world, and to travel to make the world a better place through sustainable, positive-impact tourism.

Mark Sissons

Content Creator

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

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

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

Mary Turner

Deputy Editor / Outside

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside magazine and Outsideonline.com

Mary Turner is the deputy editor of Outside Integrated Media, where she edits features stories and oversees travel coverage for print and online. Though she mainly edits, she has written about biking across the United States, Colorado’s best mountain town chefs, and surfing in Morocco for Outside, among other topics, and is an avid skier, hiker, biker, surfer, and yogi. Before joining the Outside team, she worked in New York at Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Allure.

Dave Brett

Digital Content Creator

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Travel Dave

Travelling the world, one adventure at a time. Follow the UK's leading solo adventure travel blogger, Dave Brett on his travels around the world. TravelDave is an Adventure travel blog that features travel tips and advice, inspirational stories, travel videos and travel photography that will help you inspire and plan your next trip abroad.

Dave Lee

Editor in Chief, Go Backpacking

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Go Backpacking, Feastio

I began publishing my travel advice on gobackpacking.com in 1999, and later began the blog in 2007, at which point it grew into one of the world's best known independent travel blogs. From 2007-2009 I traveled around the world, documenting my adventures to inspire and challenge others to travel abroad too. From 2009-15, I based myself in Medellin, Colombia where I began a second blog, Medellin Living, which I grew into the #1 website for tourists, expats, and retirees looking to visit or live in Medellin. I sold this website in 2016. I've also been actively involved in educating travelers on how to run their blogs professionally. This was primarily done through an online community called Travel Blog Success, which after 8 years, I recently sold so that I can re-focus on creative pursuits, including writing and publishing for Go Backpacking. I've traveled to 65 countries, with a special emphasis on Latin America. I speak Spanish. I've participated in numerous press trips and campaigns, including trips to promote tourism in Rwanda, Indonesia, and Turkey. I've also worked with global brands including Allianz, Turkish Airlines, and G Adventures.

Meera Dattani

Editor, Adventure.com

Traditional Media

 

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Adventure.com, Travel Weekly, Telegraph, Rough Guides

Meera Dattani is the co-editor of Adventure.com, a freelance travel journalist, and co-author of the Rough Guide to Cambodia. As well as editing, writing and commissioning for Adventure.com, she writes for several UK and international publications, including Travel Weekly UK, Telegraph, Rough Guides, Evening Standard, Bloomberg, Daily Beast and others. Areas of interest within travel writing include nature, wildlife, sustainability, conservation, emerging destinations, benefit of tourism to local communities, and stories with a strong historical/socio-political angle. She regularly travels solo and enjoys extended trips in one place.

Natasha Amar

Editor-in-Chief, TheBohoChica.com

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United Arab Emirates

Media Outlets: TheBohoChica.com, Forbes Travel Guide, Marriott Traveler, Intercontinental Life, Waldorf Astoria Magazine, JetWings in-flight magazine, GoOverseas.com, International Traveller, Entropy Magazine.

Natasha is experienced in writing on travel, food, culture, and lifestyle topics for her blog TheBohoChica.com and has been published (online and print) in international publications such as International Traveller, Marriott Traveler, Hilton Explore, Matador Network, Roads & Kingdoms, European Institute of Cultural Routes blog (Council of Europe) and Go Overseas, among others, in a variety of formats from destination features, guides, listicles, opinion pieces, and narratives to interviews. Her expertise also includes solo female travel, adventure travel, volunteering, culinary features, and the expat lifestyle based on her own experiences. As a Dubai resident (born and raised), she is very familiar with the city as well as the rest of the UAE and has previously worked on local projects for clients including Marriott, Hilton, Forbes Travel Guide, and iExplore.com.

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.

Dennis Lewon

Editor-in-Chief/BACKPACKER

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: BACKPACKER

Dennis Lewon has worked in outdoor and adventure travel media for more than 20 years. As a freelance writer and staff editor, he has covered destinations from Scotland to the Solomon Islands, and has traveled to five continents. As the editor-in-chief of BACKPACKER, he has earned six National Magazine Award nominations. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and three kids.

Leslie Anthony

Editorial Director, Mountain Life Annual

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Mountain Life Annual, ML Coast Mountains, ML Blue Mountains, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Geographic Travel, British Columbia Magazine, Pique Newsmagazine and a range of international ski magazines

Leslie Anthony is an award-winning adventure travel journalist of extensive experience and reach. A former editor at Powder, Skier, Explore, SkiTrax, Bike, and Peak Performance magazines, he is currently the editorial director of Mountain Life Annual and a feature writer for Canadian Geographic, British Columbia, Pique and many other magazines. Working internationally, his stories appear in many print and online magazines in a dozen countries annually in 9 languages; he tends to publish all his stories in multiple countries. He is also the author of four popular books (two science-based, two ski-related). His three areas of particular focus within adventure travel are: 1) science, environment and wildlife-related ecotourism, 2) sustainable adventure travel, 3) winter adventure, particularly skiing.

Eric Stoen

Family Travel Writer - Travel Babbo

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Travel Babbo, Travelocity

Eric is a writer and photographer specializing in family travel, providing first-hand information through travelbabbo.com to inspire families to travel to unique, adventurous destinations. He’s traveled with his three kids (8, 10 and 12) to 54 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, Capital One and Travelocity, and has won Conde Nast Traveler’s Photo of the Year award. In 2017 Eric was named the world’s 4th most influential traveler by Forbes Magazine.

Annika Müller

Freelance Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Germany: Trekking Magazin, Outdoor Magazin, Bike&Travel, Kajak Magazin, Wanderlust, Wandermagazin, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and others / Switzerland: Neue Zürcher Zeitung / Austria: Bergauf and others

Annika Müller, born in 1981 in southern Germany, studied journalism, communication science and German linguistics and literature in Hamburg, Germany, and Bilbao, Spain. She worked for several daily newspapers (including national ones) before she started to be a freelancer based in two countries: Spain and Germany. She writes and photographs for daily newspapers and magazines mostly in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Her main focus lies on Outdoor sports and adventure travels. She is also an author of several hiking guide books about Spain, published by German editorials "Rother Bergverlag" and "Conrad Stein Verlag". In February 2019 she won the Spanish journalism price for travel journalism "Pica d'Estats" in two categories: "Best international work" and "best work of the year". In 2004 she won the "youth journalist" price announced by the German government.

Jill Robinson

Freelance Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Travel + Leisure, Robb Report, Virtuoso Life, Private Clubs, AARP, Food & Wine, Sierra, American Way, Hemispheres, Delta Sky, Alaska Airlines Beyond, Endless Vacation

Jill K. Robinson writes about travel, adventure, food, and drink for the San Francisco Chronicle, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Saturday Evening Post, Robb Report, Private Clubs, Sunset, Coastal Living, American Way, Delta Sky, Celebrated Living, Rhapsody, Sierra, and more. Her essays have been published in Travelers’ Tales books: The Best Travel Writing and The Best Women’s Travel Writing. She’s a tequila expert and professional athlete.

Sarah Reid

Freelance Travel Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: Australia

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

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

Ann Britton Campbell

Freelance Travel Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: WestJet Magazine, Just for Canadian Dentists, Just for Canadian Doctors, L.A. Parent, Canadian Geographic, Fodors, onBoard, Vancouver Sun and The Province

Ann Britton Campbell is a respected travel writer and photographer based in Vancouver. She kickstarted her career in 1999 when she began selling stories about her young family’s adventures on a year-long, around-the-world backpacking trip— blackwater rafting in New Zealand, kayaking the Great Barrier Reef, rock climbing in Thailand, hiking in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, and more. Ann’s writing and photography appear in Canadian and U.S. newspapers, magazines, and websites. She draws on her experience as a fitness/wellness professional, environmental consultant, and life-long traveller to write stories and engage on social media. Her active resume includes ice and rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and multi-day wilderness whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, and cycling adventures.

Kathleen Rellihan

Freelance Travel Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: AFAR, CNN Travel, Departures, and more.

Kathleen Rellihan is a freelance travel writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of Adventure.com, and prior to that, she was a digital editor at Travel Channel. She currently writes about adventure travel and emerging destinations for AFAR, CNN Travel, Departures, and more. Kathleen’s love for adventure has inspired her to climb two of the Seven Summits, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus, with Women High on Adventure (WHOA), and she’s an avid skier. Kathleen is happiest when she has a remote destination to explore and strangers to meet.

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.

Anja Mutic

Freelance Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States/Croatia

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

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

Stephanie Pearson

Freelance Writer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Wired

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.

Annika Hipple

Freelance Writer & Photographer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States/Sweden

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

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

Michaela Trimble

Freelance Writer + Photographer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

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

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

Marie Barbieri

Freelance Writer and Photographer

Traditional Media

 

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: The CEO Magazine, Luxury Escapes, Vacations & Travel, Travel Ideas, Flight Centre, Inspirations, Travel Associates, Australia & New Zealand, Our Planet Travel, Great Walks, Royal Auto, Avalon Inbound | Outbound, Out & About With Kids, Jetstar, Tiger Tales

Marie Barbieri is an award-winning travel writer and photographer who contributes to newsstand travel and health magazines, inflight publications, newspapers, blogs and award-winning websites. She has been hemisphere-hopping for more than 25 years, and 12 years ago, left her native England for the otherworldly landscapes of Australia. Her travel highlights include: wallowing in a thermal lake in the Azores, flying in a microlight over Ningaloo Reef, witnessing Lake Eyre in flood, enjoying afternoon tea with the Bedouins of Jordan, driving across the desolate Kimberley and Pilbara regions, swimming with manta rays in the Yasawa Islands, and experiencing an Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka. Marie is most at home in the outdoors. She enjoys: bushwalking, cycling, roller-skating, snorkelling, and yoga, and has a particular passion for wildlife conservation and holistic health and wellbeing. And she is also quite partial to a fine cup of Earl Grey tea and a bar of chocolate!

Claudia Laroye

Freelance Writer, Editor, Blogger

Traditional Media

 

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Twist Travel Magazine, Explore Magazine, The Travelling Mom, Family Fun Canada, TravelAgeWest, Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Sun, Breakfast Television Vancouver

Claudia Laroye is a travel writer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's been writing and blogging about family, adventure, luxury, sustainable travel since 2009. She's written about travel for BCAA's Westworld and Dreamscapes magazines, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Travelzoo Canada, The Wayward Post, Travel Underwriters, Hayo Magazine, Inside Vancouver, and TravelMamas.

Abigail Blasi

Freelancer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Telegraph, the i, Lonely Planet

Abigail Blasi writes for Lonely Planet, the Telegraph, the i, the Independent, Lonely Planet Magazine, Flux Magazine and more. She is the Telegraph specialist on Mumbai. She has travelled for work across Mali, Mauritania and India, as well as extensively in Europe, and has lived in Rome and Hong Kong; she is currently dividing her time between London and Copenhagen. She has three children and often writes on family travel.

Mike Howard

HoneyTrek

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: HoneyTrek.com, Nat Geo Travel, Lonely Planet, Matador Network, Glamping.com. GreenGlobalTravel.com, Trivago Magazine

Mike left on his honeymoon with Anne Howard in January 2012 and never came home. Using Anne’s background as a national magazine editor and Mike’s as a digital marketer and photographer, they created HoneyTrek.com to chronicle their journey through 50+ countries across all 7 continents and help more people mobilize their travel dreams. The Howard’s also share their daily adventures with 265,000+ social media followers. Their story as the “World's Longest Honeymooners,” savvy tips, and engaging blog have been acclaimed by Lonely Planet, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Times, CBS This Morning, plus a Microsoft TV commercial. Firm believers that love and travel make the world a better place, they continue to spread their message and know-how as Smithsonian speakers and authors of National Geographic’s first book on couples adventure travel, "Ultimate Journeys for Two." Their next book, "Comfortably Wild" (releasing October 2019), highlights the best glamping destinations and adventures in North and Central America. As full-time digital nomads and travel journalists, the Howards are always on the hunt for off-the-track destinations, uncommon adventures, and the human stories that make each place so special.

Anne Howard

HoneyTrek

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: HoneyTrek.com, Nat Geo Travel, Lonely Planet, Matador Network, Glamping.com. GreenGlobalTravel.com, Trivago Magazine

Anne left on her honeymoon with Mike Howard in January 2012 and never came home. Using her background as a national magazine editor and Mike’s as a digital marketer and photographer, they created HoneyTrek.com to chronicle their journey through 50+ countries across all 7 continents and help more people mobilize their travel dreams. The Howard’s also share their daily adventures with 265,000+ social media followers. Their story as the “World's Longest Honeymooners,” savvy tips, and engaging blog have been acclaimed by Lonely Planet, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Times, CBS This Morning, plus a Microsoft TV commercial. Firm believers that love and travel make the world a better place, they continue to spread their message and know-how as Smithsonian speakers and authors of National Geographic’s first book on couples adventure travel, "Ultimate Journeys for Two." Their next book, "Comfortably Wild" (releasing October 2019), highlights the best glamping destinations and adventures in North and Central America. As full-time digital nomads and travel journalists, the Howards are always on the hunt for off-the-track destinations, uncommon adventures, and the human stories that make each place so special.

Jen Murphy

Journalist

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

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

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

Barbera Bosma

Managing Editor

Traditional Media

 

Country: Netherlands

Media Outlets: National Geographic Traveler (managing editor), Esquire (travel writer)

Besides being an avid traveler in her free time, Barbera Bosma is also the managing editor of National Geographic Traveler Magazine NL, where she is responsible for all editorial content, ranging from feature travel stories on upcoming destinations, to features on adventure, cultural, sustainable and indigenous tourism, as well as more accessible cities, countries and regions that have and will be inspiring to many.

Kicki Lind

Nanoq Media

Traditional Media

 

Country: Sweden

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

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.

Norie Quintos

Norie Quintos Media/NatGeo Traveler

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

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

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

Sherry Ott

Ottsworld.com

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Ottsworld.com, AFAR.com, IntrepidTravel.com, Explorations.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.

Tim Neville

Outside correspondent / Freelancer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside, NYT, Via, World Nomads, Ski, Stonefly

Freelance writer who tends to focus on longer narrative stories about emerging destinations, unique ways to visit established areas or people trying - often with some personal risk - to share their passion for adventure.

Crai Bower

Owner/FlowingStreamMedia.net

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Delta Sky Magazine, American Way Magazine, Journey Magazine, American Forces Network (Online, Radio), Sunset Magazine, Interval World, Private Clubs, Explore Magazine, Travel for Canadian Doctors/Dentists

Writer, photographer and broadcaster Crai S. Bower contributes scores of adventure-based articles and images annually to more than 25 publications including Sierra, AARP, Delta Sky, Virtuoso Life and AFAR Media, where he is the Whistler, B.C. Insider. An adventure travel specialist, his August Delta Sky feature, “Sacred Paths” described in images and words his experiences trekking in Japan. His social media collaborations average 40,000 likes. Crai’s photography has appeared in dozens of publications including Private Clubs, The SF Chronicle, American Way, Celebrated Living and Delta Sky. He is profiled in Seattle 100: Profile of a City (Voices that Matter).

Malte Clavin

Photographer, Writer, Speaker

Traditional Media

 

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Terra Magazine, Globetrotter Magazine, WideOyster Magazine

Malte Clavin works as a freelance writer/photographer, speaker and photo travel guide with a focus on adventure, travels to exotic, remote, hard-to-get-to locations, family travels and personal challenges. Recently he climbed Mount Sniezka in Poland in shorts only (in a wind chill of up to -19 degrees Celsius), took part in a 5 day expedition into the biggest cave of the world in Vietnam, and documented the activities of WWF and Biosphere in Sumatra/Indonesia to save the world's most endangered tiger. He loves to explore the world's most fascinating sites together with his family. Together, they spent more than 18 month travelling across the world. He shares his experiences, pictures, films, and stories in 'live-reportages': Live shows for travel- and story-hungry audiences up to 800 spectators.

Dan Westergren

Photographer/Producer

Traditional Media

 

Country: United States

Media Outlets: National Geographic

Dan Westergren has spent three decades producing award-winning images as a National Geographic Society photographer, photo editor, and social media strategist. As Director of Photography at National Geographic Travel, he developed a photographic aesthetic that defined the magazine’s visual impact in print, digital, and social media. He currently leads numerous photography workshops as a National Geographic expert, sharing his love of photography with travelers in all corners of the globe.

Kim Tate

Stuffed Suitcase / Vacation Mavens

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

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

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

Gabriel Arthur

Suston Magazine / NORR Magazine

Traditional Media

 

Country: Sweden

Media Outlets: Suston Magazine, NORR Magazine

Gabriel Arthur is Editorial Director of NORR Agency, based in Stockholm. He founded the company in 2005; a publishing house and editorial agency that now produces magazines, both printed and digital, in several languages. The focus is on outdoor, nature and sustainability – which are also Gabriel’s passions on a personal level. As Editorial Director, Gabriel is overseeing and planning the content for the different productions, together with an Editor and Art Director for each title. Before 2005, Gabriel worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the leading outdoor and travel magazines in Sweden. He has also covered sustainability issues since his first journalistic assignment as editor for the member magazine from Friends of the Earth Sweden in the mid-nineties. Gabriel has a BA in History of Ideas; an education that took many years since he spent the winters in the mountains around Chamonix.

Roberta Martins

Territórios

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Territórios.com.br

Roberta reports her travel experiences focusing on culture and ecotourism on her award-winning blog (Best Content Travel Blog at FITUR Madrid 2017). A graduate of UNISINOS in Social Communication, she is a travel guide, author, and a freelance travel writer for print magazines and websites from Brazil.

Kevin Rushby

Travel Reporter

Traditional Media

 

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: The Guardian

Kevin Rushby is Guardian Travel's 'Explorer' and a contributor to the Saturday Review. He is the author of four acclaimed travel books, including Hunting Pirate Heaven, an investigation of 17th century pirate utopias in the Indian Ocean. His most recent book is Paradise, an historical account of human searching for perfection over the centuries.

Archana Singh

Travel See Write

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: India

Media Outlets: Travel See Write, Food & Wine, The Hindu, First Post, Travel & Leisure, Malindo Air

A travel writer by passion and brand strategist by profession, Archana Singh's 15+ years of work experience in the communications industry at a global state has come in handy to tell the stories with a local soul and global packaging. Her niche lies in visiting and writing about offbeat places and untold human stories. She is an adventure seeker, who rarely says no to anything. Writing and Photography are her key strengths. In addition to her blog, she has contributed to dozens of newspapers, magazines, and digital news outlets in Asia, Europe and the US. She has also spoken at conferences like the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and TBEX along with other local conferences. She has worked with dozens of tourism boards, destinations, travel companies, NGOs, brands and independents around the world to use her writing and influencer skills in creating awareness and a positive image about the projects she is associated with. Currently, she is working with emerging markets like Asia, Central and Eastern Europe to reach a global audience.

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.

Ajay Jain

Travel Writer / Photographer

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: India

Media Outlets: Kunzum.com

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

Jackie Nourse

Traveling Jackie / JUMP Experiences

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

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

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.

Marco Barneveld

WideOyster

Traditional Media

 

Country: Netherlands

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

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

Frits Meyst

WideOyster Media

Traditional Media

 

Country: Netherlands

Media Outlets: National Geographic Traveler, AS Adventure Magazine, WideOyster Magazine, 4ever.travel, Outdoor Magazin Germany

Frits is a Dutch adventure and travel photographer who earned his spurs in black & white documentary photojournalism in Middle East conflicts. In 2004 he made a total transition to travel and adventure photography. As the publishing industry changed, Frits evolved with it and started writing stories with his pictures. He learned how to create short video items, adapting to the changing demand of the magazines. To convey his intense travel experiences he blends photography, text and video into a rich visual experience. Frits wants to inspire people to travel and experience other cultures. That is why he founded 4ever.travel, a mixed media platform for adventurous people who love to travel and 'the great outdoors'. The stories featured on 4ever.travel are in depth mixed media travel experiences, rich in culture, local color and practical travel info, aiming to fill the big gap between traditional print media and the bloggers and vloggers in the fast track.

Kristin Henning

Writer Influencer/Travel Past 50

Influencer/Blogger

 

Country: United States

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

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

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