As our world is getting smaller with globalization, travel journalism is an essential medium of information. Travel journalists offer us stories and insights that go beyond reviews of hotels, restaurants, or museums. They give us a glimpse of the wonders across the globe and inspire us.
While travel journalists are often labeled as being ‘frivolous’, people often forget that in the US alone, travel expenditure accounts for $1,089 billion a year!
Without travel reporters, how would PR practitioners get messages across to a range of audiences? Whether it’s raising a public figure, or announcing a new launch, media coverage is important to gain recognition.
If you’re searching for a comprehensive list of travel journalists and their contact details, you can easily find them in Prowly’s Media Database. With the option to search by beat, location, outlet, or job position, finding the most relevant travel media contacts for your story is a breeze.
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Here’s a list of the top travel journalists from around the world that might be interested in covering your story.
- Lindsay Tigar, Freelance travel and lifestyle journalist
- Geoffrey Morrison, Travel writer
- Lavanya Sunkara, Freelance writer
- Tanner Garrity, Senior Editor at InsideHook
- Ashley Rossi, Writer & Editor
- Abbie Kozolchyk, Travel Writer
The most influential travel journalists
Lindsay Tigar, Freelance travel and lifestyle journalist
With over a decade of experience, New York-based Lindsay Tigar is an established lifestyle and travel journalist. Her on-location travel stories, attention to detail, beautiful imageries, and unique perspective will take you through a magical adventure. Tigar’s work has made appearances in many media outlets like Vogue, USA Today, National Geographic, and many more.
In addition to travel journalism, she’s a content strategist and editor for various organizations and covers topics including lifestyle, health, fitness, career, and relationships. On her website, she claims to have ‘helped grow traffic to corporate blogs by more than 300%’.
Her dating blog ‘Confession of a Love Addict’ is globally followed and is now being developed into a book, represented by the James Fitzgerald Agency.
Geoffrey Morrison, Travel writer
LA-based Geoffrey Morrison is a travel and tech writer for The New York Times, CNET, Sound+Vision, and many other websites and print publications. He is currently the Editor-At-Large For Wirecutter.
He spends most of the year as a digital nomad and documents his experiences and adventures at BaldNomad.com. He’s also the author of the bestselling novel ‘Undersea,’ and it’s long-awaited sequel ‘Undersea Atrophia.’
His work is loved for its original and engaging content with a touch of humor.
Lavanya Sunkara, Freelance writer
Do you know of anyone who has snorkeled with the sea lions in the Galapagos? Studied whales in Costa Rica? Seen the glaciers in Iceland and cared for wallabies in Australia? Animal-lover Lavanya Sunkara has and aims to see and do more!
She is particularly passionate about eco-travel, wildlife conversation, soft adventure, small-ship cruising, road trips, and pets. Her work has been featured in many renowned media including The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today and Huffington Post.
She writes about animal welfare issues for the NBC Petside and the Barpost, and she has even collaborated with TV naturalist Jeff Corwin on an eBook about shark conservation. To date, she continues to work for marine protection as an Earthwatch Communications Fellow on their Safeguarding Whales and Dolphins research expedition in Costa Rica.
Tanner Garrity, Senior Editor at InsideHook
Tanner Garrity is a travel journalist who now works as an Associate Editor in InsideHooks where he curates their weekly travel newsletter,’The Journey’.
He also covers style, fitness, and pop culture. His articles have been featured in Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Men’s Journal, and more.
His writing style is witty, and he provides readers with many practical travel hacking ideas and reviews.
Ashley Rossi, Writer & Editor
Ashley Rossi is a former Senior Editor of SmarterTavel. She primarily covers travel tips, reviews, how-tos, travel budgeting, cruise, sustainability, travel news, and over-tourism.
Her work also covers the health, entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle industry. You can read her articles online in several prestigious media outlets like Business Insider, USA Today, Yahoo!, Huffington Post, and so on.
She is an active member of both the TravMedia and SATW (Society of American Travel Writers), and outside of writing and editing, she’s got skills in SEO, social media analytics, video production, photography, basic HTML, Adobe Creative Cloud, and management.
Abbie Kozolchyk, Travel Writer
Abbie Kozolchyk is an award-winning magazine editor and public speaker. Her work mainly focuses on travel, but she also writes about anything under the ‘lifestyle’ umbrella.
Her work has been featured in some of the renowned platforms like Forbes Traveler, Cosmopolitan, and more. In 2017, she published her first book for the National Geographic, ‘The World’s Most Romantic Destinations: 50 Dreamy Getaways, Private Retreats, and Enchanting Places to Celebrate Love’. This book is not to be missed!
For her research, it’s believed that Kozolchyk traveled everywhere from the Caribbean islands to Kyoto.
Find more travel journalists
The list above is just a glimpse. Prowly’s Media Database contains travel reporters from the US, UK, and other parts of the world. Search by niche, location, outlet, and job position to find the best travel reporters for your story.
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