Writers

Adam SewellAdam Sewell

Born in London – England, Adam has lived in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and America and has finally settled down in Los Gatos, California. He has worked as a travel company representative, lifeguard, horse trainer, assistant director, casino dealer, office manager, artist, sales...

Alexandra SandaAlexandra Sanda

Hello, my name is Alexandra and I was born in small town in Romania, but raised in Perth, Western Australia. I have always had a passion for travelling and discovering new places around the world. I would love to combine my love of travelling with writing and photography, my two other passi...

Allison GrecoAllison Greco

Allison loves to write. Allison loves to travel. Allison loves to write about traveling. She doesn’t know anything about basic mathematic properties, but she’s pretty sure there’s one at work here. A PR professional who took a break to live in Barcelona for a year, Allison has trav...

Amanda HalkiotisAmanda Halkiotis

A city gal with country roots, Amanda grew up in the rural, windy, and visually vibrant countryside of Northwestern Connecticut before relocating to Albany, NY to receive a BA in English from the College of Saint Rose. While at college she spent a semester in London, and still dreams about...

Amber DavisAmber Davis

Amber Davis is crazy about Chicago and spends most of her time exploring and wandering the city. Having attended Indiana University where she studied English and communications, she’s still a Hoosier at heart. And because her biggest regret is not studying abroad in college, she compensate...

Amy MeyersonAmy Meyerson

Amy Meyerson comes from a family whose first indulgence is travel. Her parents love to travel so much that her mother became a travel agent, back in the day when hotels wooed travel agents and airlines served actual meals. Amy's parents took her and her brother to almost every state in the...

Angela BorellaAngela Borella

Angela Borella was born in Tasmania….yes, the small island at the bottom of Australia, famous for its ferocious ‘devils’. After finishing her studies in radiology, she moved to London for two years to work and travel around the UK and Europe. Many pints of Boddington’s later, she m...

Angela FoudrayAngela Foudray

Angela developed her love of travel during her frequent family trips as a child. From living in France nearly a month out of the year for most of her childhood to frequent trips around North America, not traveling makes her feel like she’s in a cage. She moved out of the house to g...

Annie GrossingerAnnie Grossinger

Annie Grossinger currently lives in Chicago, IL and is an active traveler, writer and photographer. After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism and History from Lehigh University, she spent two years in Vail, CO, immersing herself in the mountain culture. She worked as a photographer...

Bert MegertBert Megert

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. I am Bert Megert. I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. I am Bert Megert. I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. I am Bert Megert.

Brent BakemanBrent Bakeman

Brent Bakeman, a freelance writer and unconventional living enthusiast is based in Seattle, Washington. He was educated in Southern California with a study abroad stint in Cambridge but never finished college; nominated to the Air Force Academy and West Point by then Rep. Leon Panetta but n...

Bryan HamiltonBryan Hamilton

Originally from New Hampshire, Bryan left the evil winters of the northeast to attend college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. After a stint in Portland, OR he relocated to Oakland, CA where he serves as the triple threat; dj, producer, and emcee for the hip-hop/soul trio Upw...

Candice MarshallCandice Marshall

I am Candice Marshall. I am a big dreamer who loves to travel when my funds aren't short. You can read my mundane tweets @candommar.

Catori SarmientoCatori Sarmiento

Ms. Catori Sarmiento was born in the town of Bremerton, Washington, a short ferry ride from the city of Seattle. Her interest in writing and travel came early, having a photo-journalist as a father. In her many experiences with tagging along on father’s assignments, to actually becoming...

Charles EltongaCharles Eltonga

Charles Eltonga has always had a passion for travel and immersing himself in local culture. After teaching English in SE Asia with his wife, they started an import/export/editing business and worked this as they lived nomadically around various countries of Asia, Australasia, and Cen...

Chelcie PorterChelcie Porter

Chelcie S Porter is a photographer, artist, writer and fashionista based out of Chicago. Growing up the daughter of a fashion model she has lived in 7 states, visited almost all 50 and traveled to 4 countries. Now approaching her 30's she has vowed to make travelling a top priority with plan...

Chelsea YoungChelsea Young

Chelsea may be from Dallas, but she’s not your typical Texan; she believes there are bigger and better places out there, although she definitely still has an affinity for southern food and hospitality. After getting her master’s degree in professional writing, Chelsea’s wandering sp...

Chris GrestChris Grest

Chris Grest is a set dresser/prop master for various film and television productions as well as a screenwriter who hopes to see one of his projects go into production soon. He frequently visits New York and New Orleans to see friends and family and is constantly planning his next tri...

Chris LockieChris Lockie

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Christina BrandtChristina Brandt

Christine is a freelance writer providing articles for a wide range of travel publications. She is passionate about both history and conservation and is currently working towards the goal of visiting every National Park and Historical Site in the United States. Christine currently resides in...

Clint BrimsonClint Brimson

This is the part where I should tell you about my degree in journalism, the books that I've written and the decades that I've spent living and travelling overseas. However I haven't done any of those things so I suppose I'll just tell you about how and why we (me + wife) like to travel and ...

Crystel HajjarCrystel Hajjar

Crystel is a freelance writer and a journalist with a background in environmental politics. As a quadrilingual with a passion for learning and exploring, she is convinced that travel is the best form of education. After graduating from the University of Ottawa and working in an office for a...

Daniel RoyseDaniel Royse

Daniel Royse is the founder and editor in chief of the online travel publication, This Boundless World. He has written numerous articles on travel, business and politics and has recently completed his first full-length novel titled The Watermelon King.

Daniel is an obsessive writer and expl...

Danielle BatteeDanielle Battee

Danielle hasn’t stopped moving since 1998 when she left her small home town in northwest Montana to relocate to a college town in California. After a year of living the college life without actually attending, she headed out east to study creative writing and English literature at a s...

Daphne HughesDaphne Hughes

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Daryl HiroDaryl Hiro

Daryl is a Writer / Marketing Consultant, born in the City of Angels (L.A.), and raised both there and Honolulu. From age 15, he would often take the famed, 36-hour ‘bullet’ train from Mexicali to Guadalajara, Mexico…to visit friends in Ajijic, Jalisco. It was only then that he realize...

Deidre BodilyDeidre Bodily

She recently graduated from BYU with an English degree, and hopes to write novels for young adults one day. In her spare time she loves to hang with friends, doodle in her sketchbook, and play racquetball.

Devon Jaffe-UrellDevon Jaffe-Urell

Devon Jaffe-Urell grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and ignited an early love for travel through frequent trips to her British father’s family and homeland. During college, Devon escaped rainy Portland, Oregon to study in East Africa for a semester, where she lived with a Masai fam...

Don MakerDon Maker

Don Maker received his B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and his M.A. in Education from Chapman University, concentrating on the history and financing of the public education system. He has had the good fortune to travel extensively ...

Emma OzerenEmma Ozeren

Emma Ozeren was born in English dairying country, and didn’t get on a plane until she was nearly twenty. To compensate, her first flight was London-Auckland and took twenty-four hours; just beyond Seoul she worked out how to recline her seat. Since then, she has backpacked around New Zea...

Felix JehleFelix Jehle

FELIX JEHLE was born and raised in Freiburg, Germany. Before graduating from High-School in 2010, he has absolved several internships for local newspapers. In his free time he loves to play tennis, read books, or just go outside to meet with friends. With his passion for the Latin language...

Gerry KataokaGerry Kataoka

Gerry is semi-retired after a career at Kaiser, and lives in Pleasant Hill, CA. He travels as much as he can, between short assignments performing Phase 1 clinical trials on investigational drugs. He also volunteers with two health care related relief organizations. He has traveled to e...

Greg ZompolisGreg Zompolis

Greg Zompolis is the author of three books, Operation Pet Rescue, Images of America: San Mateo, and the upcoming novel, ‘Boomeraria’. He holds degrees in both Marketing and Graphic Design. He most recently studied Creative Writing at Stanford University. He is a fifth-generation Califor...

Healthy Travel BlogHealthy Travel Blog

It is our hope that our forum helps you understand the interplay between travel and health and lets you share your insights with your fellow travelers. We encourage you to check in often for updates on news, trends, issues and solutions—everything you should consider before you pack your ...

Heather PranitisHeather Pranitis

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Isaak KoenkaIsaak Koenka

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Jackie LeavittJackie Leavitt

Jackie Leavitt considers herself first and foremost a traveler. Next comes journalist. Out of all the activities that Jackie enjoys (salsa dancing until drenched in sweat, rock climbing until palms and forearms ache, eating delicious food like mashed sweet potatoes), traveling makes her ...

Jacqueline ChambersJacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers was born in Farmington, New Mexico (where the only nightlife is Wal Mart). She was fortunate to be born into a home where fashion and food would be her first languages. Jacqueline’s mother was raised on a farm in Oregon where she made everything she wore, and her daug...

James BoyleJames Boyle

James Boyle graduated from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom with a degree in Video Production & Design. Realizing that he wasn’t quite ready or mature enough to be considered a fully fledged adult, he embarked on backpacking around the world, risking his life in stunt pla...

James CharlesJames Charles

James Charles studied at the Dublin Business School of Arts in Ireland and graduated from Minnesota State University with a degree in economics and music theory. He has spent significant time in eastern & western Europe where he managed to perfect backpacking, scuba diving, and avoiding cub...

Janelle NightingaleJanelle Nightingale

Janelle Nightingale served 4 years in the U.S. Army as a journalist, and 2 years prior to the military received educated experience in creative writing, journalism, and technical writing. In 2002 Ms. Nightingale contributed some of her personal poetry works to a upcoming book that feat...

Jema FoxJema Fox

Jema Fox is a self-described “redneck academic” from Wyoming. She likes breaking the rules and partaking in activities that insurance policies generally won't cover. After accomplishing the requisite university stint, she spent more than half a decade trading her time for money....

Jen BouchardJen Bouchard

A curious traveler, intrepid writer and translator, insatiable foodie, literary junkie and international film and art aficionado, Jen Westmoreland Bouchard holds a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with a minor in Dance from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota)...

Jessica WatsonJessica Watson

My name is Jessica Watson and I currently live in Bangkok, Thailand where I teach English to children. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the world outside my bubble and eager to learn about other cultures. I spent a lot my childhood with nose in history books...

John HammondJohn Hammond

John (aka Taz) was born, raised and lived in Tasmania Australia until he turned 20 and got his first passport. Growing up he lived in tents, teepees, a horse drawn wagon, a tin shed eventually moving into a regular house with a flushable toilet at 15. Since 2001 he has been venturing ar...

John TorrenteJohn Torrente

It's three-thirty in the morning and I'm on the coastal railway from Bombay to Mangalore. Nineteen steamy hours on the Matsyagandha Express. The woman on the bunk across from me has reconstituted her sari into a blanket. There’s a full moon. It’s my forty-second birthday. And I haven...

Jordan FelkerJordan Felker

Who would have thought that the girl who spent the summers in her basement reading would find herself hopping countries, speaking Korean and Spanish with taxi drivers, and eating red stew from a pot that spewed fishtails and tentacles? When Jordan graduated with a degree in Creative Writing...

Julia LeeJulia Lee

Julia is a writer, traveler, and yogini born and educated in the San Francisco Bay Area. Though she has lived in Singapore, Orange County, and New York City, and traveled extensively throughout Asia, she will always and forever call the Bay Area "home." Julia graduated from the Universit...

Kaila McIntyre-BaderKaila McIntyre-Bader

Kaila McIntyre-Bader is a freelance writer and a musician splitting her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Born and raised in San Rafael, California, Kaila received a Liberal Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Kaila lived in Cuba for four months, ta...

Katelyn MichaudKatelyn Michaud

Katelyn Michaud is a small town girl from the beautiful state of Maine with big dreams of traveling the world. During the day she works as a healthcare analyst at a small non-profit and at night she works as a spin instructor, triathlon coach, and blogger. She is always planning her next g...

Kim DiehlKim Diehl

Kim Diehl got lucky: her father was a ramblin’ man. And a foodie. And a barhopper. And a lover of art, music, comedy and all things history. He was also a really obnoxious American tourist, but that’s how the rest of his family learned how not to behave when traveling in foreign la...

Kirsten RuyterKirsten Ruyter

Kirsten Ruyter was born in small town Iowa, and raised in a small fishing village south of Bangkok, Thailand. After running wild with neighborhood children for a few years, her mother eventually enrolled her in a British International School. Upon graduation she returned to Iowa, enrollin...

Kristy Ann MunizKristy Ann Muniz

Born and raised in the infamous Las Vegas, Kristy spent much of her youth rummaging around the old western towns emblematic of the scenic desert landscape that is Nevada, and road-tripping as frequently as possible through-out California. When she was still a teenager she decided to ditch...

Lady BabsLady Babs

I enjoy working on all kinds of projects, such as CD and Product Reviews, health and beauty articles, food, recipes and home projects. Sometimes, arts and crafts. I am very capable of following specific directions. I can write using US English or UK English. I offer quality work and am ...

Lanee LeeLanee Lee

Lanee Lee is a Los Angeles based writer who uses her craft to pursue her passions - travel, artisanal food/spirits and maximizing quality of life. Lanee has traveled extensively - always in search of those golden moments of bliss. When she's not gallivanting the globe, she enjoys learning fr...

Laura FennellLaura Fennell

Laura Fennell was born and raised in the Greater Los Angeles Area but relocated to San Francisco at her first chance, which ended up being university. She studies Comparative World Literature and Spanish at San Francisco State University but is currently studying abroad in Spain.
After gro...

Lauren GoldsteinLauren Goldstein

Born in Toronto and raised in Silicon Valley, Lauren took her first plane trip at the age of one month and hasn’t been able to stay in one place since. After completing a BA in European Studies from UCLA, she moved to Lyon, France to work as an English teacher. Then it was on to New Yor...

Layla CumminsLayla Cummins

Layla can usually be found in a job that holds little interest for her, gazing out of the window wishing for sunshine. Born in Bristol, England, she longs for reasonable weather but distracts herself by writing, either for her degree in English Literature (which she is studying part-time) or...

Lindsay MartinLindsay Martin

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Lorin McCannLorin McCann

Lorin grew up in the beautiful wine country of Northern California. She couldn’t have asked for a better location to begin her life, but it has only inspired her to seek out other incredible places around the globe. Plucking herself from a life of plans and structure, her seminal voyage ...

Lorita ClarkeLorita Clarke

Lorita Clarke is a Freelance Writer that fancies travel writing more than anything else. She has over 10 years experience working within the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. She has traveled extensively and hopes to one day focus her attention fully on this genre of writing.

Madeline GrimesMadeline Grimes

Madeline Grimes is a freelance writer based in New York City. She grew up in the tiny beach community of Ipswich, MA where, as the saying goes, if you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does. She earned a degree in Sociology and History at the University of Toronto, and worke...

Marian NanneyMarian Nanney

Marian Nanney lives and works in Columbia, South Carolina USA. She is a regular contributor to many health, fitness and travel websites.

Marisa BennettMarisa Bennett

Hello there, my name is Marisa and I was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. I grew up in a log cabin in the forested hillside of the Bitterroot region of Western Montana. I spent my childhood summers exploring the wilderness, camping out in a tipi, and taking family trips down into...

Marty PerlmutterMarty Perlmutter

Marty and his family spent a year circling the globe; he’s hoping to do it again. Marty and wife Miki wrote a guide to Napa wine country for the California Automobile Association. They love camping almost as much as they love spas. Marty has written for the Boston Phoenix and San Franc...

Merlin VaradayMerlin Varaday

Merlin Varaday was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised in Ashland, Oregon – home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival – and has spent the last ten years in infamous “keep it weird” Portland, Oregon. With a B.A. in Tourism Marketing from Portland State University, Merlin’s day...

Micky ShakedMicky Shaked

Micky Shaked was first left behind by his dad in a bathroom at O'Hare International Airport when he was six, and then again by his mother at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival when he was ten. Despite his parents' attempts to make him the real-life Joe Dirt, Micky has been successfully navigating...

Mike BirdMike Bird

Mike Bird is Canadian to the core, but loves to escape the cold to see the world. Volunteering in Ecuador at 21 years old opened his eyes to the world of travel. After graduating from university with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology, he sold his car to buy a plane ticket to backpack Central America...

Mike BrownMike Brown

Mike is a civil servant by day, but currently wanderlust backpacker by night looking to plan for next adventures while writing up experiences he has had in distant lands over the last twenty years (he's not getting any younger, you know).

Mike KrauseMike Krause

Mike is an American investor based in Beijing, China who spends his free time traveling around Asia Pacific. He is an avid traveller and photographer, and enjoys long walks through steamy jungles while carrying a heavy backpack in the rain.

Molla EngerMolla Enger

Molla Enger was born in Dallas, Texas to a recently immigrated Korean mother and Caucasian father. Naming her the Korean word for ‘I don’t know’, Molla comes from a background that has a story to tell. One parent being extremely schizophrenic and both parents heavily using drugs in...

Nicole DialNicole Dial

Nicole Dial is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2010 with a degree in Modern Literature and currently works as a freelance writer, playwright and moonlights as a waitress when writing doesn't pay the bills. Nomadic since age 15, she...

Nicole GallegoNicole Gallego

Nicole’s travel addiction began in college, when she had too much time and too little expenses to dissolve her part time income. She wanted to experiment, try new things, and experience a little craziness. So in the summer after her freshmen year, she packed her first backpack and heade...

Reel RobinsonReel Robinson

Spenser (Reel) Robinson is a writer/ artist who currently lives as a freelance business writer. Born in Michigan raised in the south (Memphis, TN) and taught the beauty of the world with his time out in Arizona. Currently residing in Oklahoma City he has seen pretty much all the facets of...

Rob AdamsRob Adams

ROB ADAMS is a San Francisco based street poet, writer, musician, publisher and educator, whose various text and rhythm based projects revolve around themes of impermanence, humor, and isolation. Rob has lived and worked in Asia, and called Australia home for nearly ten years, but in Au...

Rusty HayesRusty Hayes

H. Russell Hayes or Rusty as his friends call him was born on a farm in rural South Carolina in 1976. In 2001, he graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors in Writing, Linguistics and Marketing. Among many of the groups he joined while in school, he loved participating in...

Sallyanne MontiSallyanne Monti

Some of the perks of being born in Brooklyn NY in 1961: DaVinci’s Pizza on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst, Disco, The cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island.

Some of the not so perky things about being born in Brooklyn NY in 1961: An accent you can never quite escape, A tiny patch of conc...

Samantha CarpenterSamantha Carpenter

Samantha is just about as Southern as sweet apple pie! She was born in the small town of Richmond hill GA just outside of Savannah where was raised picking pecans and swimming in the rivers that lined the coast of the southern United States! She moved to Charleston to SC to explore the ...

Sarah MishekSarah Mishek

As the daughter of a commercial airline pilot with the world at my fingertips, I only just realized AFTER my free ticket-privileges expired that calling myself extroverted and impulsive really just means I have ADHD. For most people who struggle to have complete conversations without indul...

Shannon JeffriesShannon Jeffries

An Alabama native, Shannon was born into a family of working artists and traveling musicians. Surrounded by tales of adventures told by master storytellers she quickly developed an insatiable appetite for all things expansive. When a childhood injury and subsequent surgery threatened to cri...

Shannon SkinnerShannon Skinner

Shannon Skinner is an avid traveler who enjoys adventuring and exploring new
cultures while always finding hotels that are comfortable and affordable. She enjoys traveling particularly to meet new and interesting people. You can follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/shanventures

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Suzy KaySuzy Kay

Suzy studied at The University of Washington where she completed a double degree in Political Science and Sociology. She has lived in Paris, France and has also traveled extensively as proven in the wear and tear on her red Chevy and backpack. Suzy started her career in public affairs f...

Theresa SoleyTheresa Soley

A recent graduate from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in Biology, Theresa is embarking on travel aiming to uncover the connection between culture and wild environments. She believes that most social problems are linked to environmental ones, and hopes to one day work between the...

Thomas LewisThomas Lewis

My name is Tom Lewis; I am a British twenty four year old and I am currently travelling through Central and North America with my Fiancé, Annabel. Travelling is without a doubt the most important thing in both our lives and starting in 2011, we spent a year and four months travelling ar...

Thomas MooreThomas Moore

Tom is a US Army Veteran, and former International Civilian Contractor who has worked and lived in Africa, The Balkans, Asia, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. Tom is Currently wilderness instructor and Big Game Hunting Guide for several US and East Asian wilderness schools, and has prob...

Toni DeBellaToni DeBella

Freelance writer, Toni DeBella is originally from San Francisco and now lives in Orvieto, Italy. She writes about her adventures on her blog, Orvieto or Bust (www.orvietoorbust.com); a collection of stories and articles based on her experiences of Italy, travel and life in a small hill tow...

Vincent StokesVincent Stokes

Vincent Stokes is an avid outdoor enthusiast and freelance writer. He enjoys writing about sustainability, eco friendly behaviors and local travel. He has traveled all over the world but has taken a particular interest in our great National Parks.

Yoshimi OshiroYoshimi Oshiro

Yoshimi's passion of traveling began at a very early age. Her parents sent her to Okinawa, Japan to study abroad for one semester, in the third-grade. This was opposite everything that the seven-year old, who had never left the US Midwest, had ever experienced. But instead of feeling cul...

Zach SavageZach Savage

Zach was raised in Indiana. He spent some time during his 20's in the U.S. Navy. The rest of the time he has been backpacking around the United States, visiting various state and national parks while attending music festivals in the mid-west as much as possible.