AFAR Ambassadors are seasoned writers, photographers, videographers, and influencers who share AFAR's passion for experiential travel. They work with AFAR and our partners to create engaging travel and lifestyle custom content. Check out their profiles below and keep up with their adventures on social media.
C'est Christine launched when Christine moved to Nice, France, and continued as she worked in Melbourne and backpacked solo through Southeast Asia. Since "settling down" in Brooklyn, she's sailed the San Blas Islands, road tripped in Iceland, and eaten her way through Jordan and Montreal. She works at Vimeo and blogs about travel and lifestyle.
Patrick is a travel photographer, brand builder, and blogger. After 15 years in advertising, he's focused on something closer to home: refreshing how people think of travel to the Caribbean where he grew up. Patrick may reside Brooklyn, but you're just as likely to find him kitesurfing, climbing mountains, or running from volcanoes on the sandy shores of the West Indies.
Nina is constantly exploring. She has photographed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, collaborated with British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, and documented the making of @Large-Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. Her focus is travel and art, and her personal work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Germany.
Alice is a self-taught travel and still life photographer. She was born in China, grew up in NJ, and has lived in NYC for the past seven years. Her work has taken her around the world, but she'll always think of Paris as her second home. She strives to create travel photos that are elegant, soulful, and evoke a feeling of the place for the viewer.
Colu is a food and lifestyle expert, native New Yorker, and avid home cook. Most recently, she worked as Director of Special Projects at Bon Appetit. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Refinery29, Cherry Bombe, and Wine Enthusiast. Her cookbook Back Pocket Pasta will be released by Clarkson Pottering in February 2017.
Gabriela is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in travel, food, lifestyle, and portrait work with a fresh and vibrant energy. Her projects have received attention in the New York Times, Wired, and the Atlantic and been exhibited in galleries and public venues worldwide. When not on the road, she divides her time between Brooklyn and Martha's Vineyard.
The founder of the Passion Passport community, Zach is the son of a travel-writing father and a wanderlust mother who met on a bus in Guatemala. He considers language to be travel's greatest sidekick and is always eager to use one of his five languages to immerse himself in a new culture. As a photographer, he has worked with brands and tourism boards in many corners of the globe.
An experiential luxury traveler at heart, Matt shares his adventures with thousands of readers every day through his award-winning site. As someone with a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on how to experience the best the world has to offer. He's been to 70+ countries and all 7 continents.
Kristin started Camels and Chocolate in 2007 while working as an editor at Conde Nast. Her travel and lifestyle site covers 50 states, plus the 100+ countries she's explored, with tales ranging from gorilla trekking in Rwanda to circumnavigating the globe by ship. Kristin's writing and photography has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, Redbook, Forbes, and Food and Wine.
Megan is a food and travel writer, editor, and adventure lover who hails from a long line of incredible home cooks. She has contributed to Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Thrillist, Eater, Cooking Light, The Daily Meal, and Clean Plates, and runs her own website. Megan is happiest when embarking on new dining and travel experiences with her family and friends.
John has almost 20 years' experience in travel, both on staff at Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure and writing for other magazines, newspapers, and websites. He is AFAR's Branded Content Advisor and the founder of Signal Custom Content, a travel branded content consulting company. His 2016 plans include Ireland, Manitoba, Japan, Netherlands, and California.
Sherry has been chronicling her nomadic adventures for a decade. Bored with the regular destinations, she loves to find the unknown and overlooked. She's visited all continents, hiked the Annapurna Circuit, driven 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia, and walked the Camino de Santiago. Sherry primarily goes solo, but you'll also find her exploring with her 6 nieces.
Flash is a journalist, photographer, and author based in Wyoming. His work has been published by AFAR, GQ Magazine, USA Today, Voyeur Magazine, Reader's Digest, Get Lost Magazine, Celebrated Living, Asian Geographic, Food and Travel, American Cowboy, and more. Flash is the reigning 2016 SATW Bill Muster Photographer of the Year.
Photographer Bethany Salvon and journalist Randy Kalp created the travel site BeersandBeans.com in 2008. Their work has appeared in leading media outlets such as Men's Health, USA Today, and National Geographic. They're also the creators of Speakeasy Travel Supply and the Speakeasy hidden pocket travel scarf, plus they founded Pin-Up Live, the original Pinterest travel chat.
Colin is a travel photographer interested in documenting experiences with culture and life. In addition to achieving publication in magazines and papers worldwide, he captures portraits and documents events around Southern California. When he isn't taking photographs Colin can be found on the beaches of the Pacific fraternizing with the marine life.
If you want to know what it's like to climb Kilimanjaro, paraglide with a hawk, ice climb, or scuba dive the continental divide in Iceland, Rachel's the woman to ask. She's explored six continents and lived in three countries. As TV host, producer, EMMY-nominated camera operator, and influencer, Rachel regularly drops into faraway lands to share their stories with others.
A Pacific Northwest native, Ben has spent his life drinking coffee, hiking the Cascade Mountains, and breathing the salty air of the Puget Sound. Ben's inspiration includes dirt roads, flora, and fauna, and his photographs capture a sense of adventure in warm colors that produce an ambient nostalgia. He recently traveled America to document mobile living: When the Road Is Home.
In these quiet days leading up to her Powerball win, Ann works as a freelance travel editor and writer. A fan of literature, museums, history, high-minded cinema, and bad television, Ann lives in New York with her husband and two teenaged children. She likes road trips, local bars, getting lost, and laughing, so Ireland ranks high on her list of favorite places.
Eric has lived in Italy, Norway, and Germany, and traveled to 80 countries on 7 continents. He's passionate about family travel and lets each of his three kids choose a destination for annual one-on-one trips. He's won Conde Nast Traveler's Photo of the Year award and his writing and photography have been featured by Yahoo Travel, Outdoor Families Magazine, and Lonely Planet.
Australian photographer Rhiannon has a curated aesthetic for capturing design, food, and lifestyle. Her work has taken her around the world, with assignments in Sri Lanka, the U.S., New Zealand, and South America. Her popular blog, dedicated to experiential luxury resorts and lodges, is regularly updated with Rhiannon's point of view on fascinating destinations.
Fran is an editor at Hello Mr magazine, as well as a freelance journalist, homodocumentarian, and aspiring Carmen San Diego. In his spare time, he's finishing his first book and taking on freelance projects as a writer, poet, content manager, and impulsive traveler. He zealously documents these assorted adventures on his Instagram account.
Dan is a web designer who discovered his love for photography during his first trip overseas back in 2008. Photography has not only become his preferred creative outlet but has also evolved into a way of life. He is constantly exploring and looking for the next opportunity to travel or simply catch an incredible sunset around San Francisco.
Michaela is a travel journalist and photographer. Her favorite trips are off-the-beaten path experiences that include equal parts adventure and cultural immersion. She believes we evolve as we involve ourselves in the world, which is a luxury only realized through travel. Michaela's work has been published by AFAR, VICE, Refinery29, Gear Patrol, Jetsetter, and more.