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Grant Martin is the editor in chief of Gadling.com. Specializing in consumer travel, logistics and the airline industry, his travels have taken him far and wide around the world and he now contributes to Gadling from Chicago, Illinois.
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National Geographic has called Don George a “legendary travel writer and editor.” Don has been Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications, Founder and Editor of Salon.com's acclaimed and groundbreaking travel site, “Wanderlust,” and Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. Don has written the best-selling how-to book about travel writing, The Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing. He has also edited nine award-winning anthologies of travel tales, including Better Than Fiction, The Kindness of Strangers, Tales from Nowhere, and By the Seat of My Pants. He has published more than 1000 articles in magazines and newspapers around the globe, including National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Afar, the Los Angeles Times Magazine and Islands. He has received dozens of awards for his writing and editing, including the Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award and the Pacific Area Travel Association's Gold Award for Best Travel Article of the Year. He appears frequently on NPR, CNN, and other TV and radio outlets. He is co-founder and chairman of the annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, the host of a national series of onstage conversations with prominent travel writers, and a highly sought-after keynote speaker.
Kraig is a world traveler who enjoys visiting and trekking through remote, off the grid, places. Based out of Austin, TX, he writes about mountaineering, polar exploration, adventure travel, and other outdoor pursuits.
JAnna Brones is a writer and digital communications professional with a love of travel, food and bicycles. She is the founder of Foodie Underground, a place for stories about good food, from good places with good people. When she's not traveling, she's based in Portland, Oregon.
Author and private walking-tour guide David Downie's latest book is the critically acclaimed "Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light," soon to be an audiobook. His next memoir, to be published in April 2013, is "Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James." He’s also the author of three books on Rome, two crime novels, and several cookbooks and travel essay collections. His websites are www.davidddownie.com, www.parisparistours.com, http://wanderingfrance.com/blog/paris and http://wanderingliguria.com, dedicated to the Italian Riviera.
Blogger, Itinerant in Residence
"Kyle Ellison is a Maui based freelance travel writer who tends to focus on obscure destinations and outdoor adventure travel. A former scuba divemaster, sailboat captain, sea kayak guide, and snuba instructor, Kyle's professional life pre-Gadling also included stints as an oyster chef in Jacksonville, Florida, a DJ in Salamanca, Spain, a bartender in Corfu, Greece, a tennis instructor in Lake Tahoe, and a low-paying career as an ukulele street musician in various cities across New Zealand.
A lover of road trips, microbrews, surf culture, wine regions, and the entire Baja Peninsula, all of Kyle's wanderings are documented on his personal site, kylethevagabond.com.
David Farley is an eater, imbiber, traveler, and writer. While on the road, he's been known to eschew a museum for street food, a show for a salt-of-the-earth restaurant. He's the author of "An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town" (Penguin/Gotham Books, 2009) and co-editor of "Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: True Stories" (Travelers' Tales, 2006). He has blogged for World Hum and currently contributes to the New York Times' travel section blog, "In Transit." His writing also appears in Travel and Leisure. Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Slate.com and the travel sections of The New York Times and The Washington Post. He teaches travel writing at New York University and Gotham Writers' Workshop.
Reena Ganga is a multi award-winning journalist who began her career working as a television news producer, reporter, and anchor in Australia.
She is now a Chicago-based freelance writer and blogger on her own site, Wanderplex, where she shares tips, tricks, and inspiration for world travel.
She has traveled to more than 50 countries and counts camping with Bedouins in Jordan’s Wadi Rum, witnessing a pre-dawn procession of the supposed Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia, and fairy-hunting in Iceland among her favorite travel experiences.
Jonathan Kramer teaches English in Seoul, South Korea and also does freelance writing and photography. A youth of traveling the Caribbean would be the seed that led to living in London, at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan and at a ski resort in the backwoods of Yosemite. In addition to blogging for Gadling, he also runs his personal blog krmr.com
Sean's tastes in travel lean towards the adventurous. He's traveled to more than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri.
Sean worked for ten years as an archaeologist in Israel, Cyprus, Bulgaria and the U.s. before becoming a full-time writer specializing in history and travel. He is the author of numerous history books on the Middle Ages, the Civil War and hte Wild West. He is also the author of A Fine Likeness, a novel set in Civil War Missouri..
When not buried in archives or hunched over a laptop, you can find him hiking, prowling around museums, ransacking bookshops, watching B-movies, and online at Civil War Horror.
Jessica Marati is a freelance writer and consultant specializing in sustainability, social enterprise, ethical fashion, cultural exploration, and travel. As a writer, she has journeyed to nearly fifty countries and reported on subjects ranging from surf culture in Costa Rica to meditation in Thailand to fashion weeks in Paris and Milan. She currently makes her home in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and blogs regularly at http://toutlemon.de.
Laurel Miller is a food and adventure travel writer and culinary educator in Boulder, Colorado. She grew up on a California ranch, which is what inspired her to educate people about sustainable agriculture. She is a contributing editor to culture magazine, the co-author of Cheese for Dummies, and a freelancer for American Cowboy, Sunset, the Edible Communities magazines, and anyone else who will pay her. Despite her tendency to acquire bizarre infectious diseases, Laurel lives to travel and when not in her pj's in front of her computer, she can be found in alleyways worldwide, indulging her street food obsession. Her Dana Designs backpack and supply of Cipro will have to be pried from her cold, dead fingers. Learn more about Laurel at www.snackingonxanax.com
Meg Nesterov is a travel and hotel publicist based in Brooklyn and currently living in Istanbul. She can also be found posting animal videos on Twitter, seeking out pork products in Turkey, and erratically writing at thenotoriousmeg.com.
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Chris Owen is a travel writer, blogger and agent from Orlando Florida charged with sharing frank, inside information on cruise vacations with travelers. A graduate of Washburn University in Topeka Kansas, Chris moved to Florida after successful careers in the restaurant and newspaper business to focus singly on travel with a concentration on cruise vacations. Certified a Master Cruise Counselor by the Cruise Lines International Association, Chris can be found via his popular cruise vacations column on , through his blog, and on his long-running cruise information website, .
Heather Poole is a flight attendant for a major US carrier. She lives in California and is based in New York, so if there's one thing she knows, besides bad food and uncomfortable seats, it's what it's like -- really like -- to work in a germ infested flying tube at 35,000 feet. Besides Gadling, her work can be found in the 2010 Best of Women's Travel Writing anthology. She's also in the process of working on a book of essays written in chronological order of her life as a flight attendant scheduled to be released by Harper Collins during the summer of 2011.
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McLean Robbins is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, editor and content strategist. She joined the Gadling team in late summer 2010 to cover the hotel beat, general travel content and anything else she can beg from the editors. When she's not traveling the world in search of the latest and greatest luxury hotel, spa or fashion trend, McLean is writing for publications including Forbes Travel Guide, Robb Report, The Washingtonian, DailyCandy, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Luxury Travel Mavens and many more.
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Dave Seminara is an award-winning freelance photojournalist and former diplomat based in Northern Virginia. He’s a compulsive traveler who is miserable when he doesn’t have a trip to plan. His work has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and websites, including The New York Times, ESPN.com, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Oklahoman, and Indianapolis Monthly. Dave his lived in Macedonia, Trinidad, Ireland, Hungary and six U.S states. Dave's personal website is at daveseminara.com
Elizabeth Seward has devoted her life to writing and music. As a traveling musician, she started to notice that some of the most spectacular places to see in places across the globe aren't your typical tourist spots and because of that, she launched The Anti Tourist. She's since been a freelance travel writer, published with Discovery's planetgreen.com and National Geographic's intelligenttravelblog.com among others.
She mostly spends her time making music (www.elizabethseward.tumblr.
Blogger -- Budget Czar (Twitter)
Alex Robertson Textor is a freelance writer with a focus on budget travel and local culture. He has written for the New York Times, New York Post, Guardian Unlimited, Budget Travel, Miami Herald, VTravelled, Monocle, Condé Nast Traveler, Rough Guides, Re:Porter, EuroCheapo, and gay.com, among other publications. His work can also be seen at www.alexrobertsontextor.com and koucou.com. He lives in Brooklyn.
Kent Wien is a New York-based 757 and 767 co-pilot for a major airline with more than twenty years experience both as a domestic and international pilot.
Kent is a third-generation airline pilot from a family that pioneered flying in Alaska. He enjoys writing about his flights while using video and photography to capture a glimpse of life behind a cockpit door.
He currently writes the Cockpit Chronicles feature for Gadling and previously answered a lot of questions in a now retired Plane Answers feature for Gadling. He occasionally covers the airline and aviation industry in between.
Libby Zay is a Baltimore-based writer with a knack for scouting out the best local experiences and regional foods. She contributed to three Latin American guidebooks for V!VA Travel Guides, penned a series of 15 country guides for World Trade Press, helped launch mobile apps for EveryTrail and TripAdvisor, spent two years writing news stories for AOL Travel, and has worked as a guide for City's Best and About.com. Follow her adventures on Gadling and at Day to Day with Libby Zay.
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