Marina is the Founder and the CEO of The Lux Traveller. Facebook: theluxtraveller Twitter: lux_traveller Instagram: theluxtraveller LinkedIn: au.linkedin.com/pub/marina-noble/2/a1/993
Karen Lynn Dixon is an Luxury tourism and food Journalist whose articles and videos have been published worldwide. For the past ten years, she has professionally evaluated the most exclusive hotels for an international Five Star Rating as well as traveled the globe many times over seeking out the best travel and dining experiences that the world has to offer. www.karenlynndixon.com and on Twitter @karenlynndixon
Originally from the US, Maureen Santucci now calls the ancient Peruvian capital of Cusco home, where she has lived for 5 years, working as a travel consultant as well as writing for Fodors Travel Guide and a variety of online travel sites.
Sue Gough Henly is an award winning travel writer, photographer and blogger at Genuine Journeys. She specialises in luxury travel, soft adventure and food and wine stories. Her app Australia’s Best Places gives the lowdown on the best there is Down Under. http://www.genuinejourneys.net
My love for travel was ignited as soon as I stepped on a plane to England, jetting into the great unknown as a 20-something backpacker with no travel smarts, no illusions and not much money. Every experience, in every country fuelled me with a desire to see more. Do more. Experience more. I started writing about travel in London, and then continued in that travel vein back home in Australia, researching on the Great Outdoors television show, editing travel magazines such as Vacations and Travel Magazine, Escape Magazine and Holidays with Kids magazine. Having developed a love of all things snow, a lot of what I write these days combines my love for travel with my desire to ski the slopes of the world with my family. And let me assure you, there are many great places that offer pure luxe experiences topped off with snow. Although these days I don’t own a backpack and don’t know where the nearest youth hostel is, the buzz from seeing new places or revisiting old favourites, is just as strong and just as enjoyable as it ever was. From iconic five-star hotels to tracking cheetahs on an African safari, from the brilliant blue and white of a Greek island to a dusty, dirty antique market in China, from strolling Parisian streets to cycling scenic bike tracks in New Zealand, or from skiing powder-topped slopes in Colorado to island hopping on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, the world really is a remarkable place… and there is so much more to see. I live in Sydney with my husband and two sons, aged 18 and 15.
Whilst my job keeps me at a desk or visiting clients across the UK and Europe, in my free time I'm slowl fulfilling my desire to see as much of the world as I can, and comfortably! My husband previously worked in the travel industry and this introduced me to the finer side of travel, since then we've been accumulating airmiles and expensive tastes quickly - but thankfully they tend to go hand in hand. A big fan of seeing new places, trying out small or lesser known hotels and recording as many memories with my cameras as possible! If I can build into a holiday some wine-tasting, cycling, sailing or walking, then I'm a happy traveller and I'm always seeking somewhere new and comfortable with an amazing view to tear me away from reading another book! One key thing to any of my trips is seeing the country for real rather than just the hotel facilities and tours. More on my personal blog travelwithpenelopeandparker.com
Jessica is a very frequent luxury traveller. She lives with her diplomat husband and 2 children in Switzerland and spends summers at the French Riviera. Jessica is a guru when it comes to the South of France so email us with any questions you might have.
Meli is a travel blogger and blue cruise holiday consultant. She has travelled the coastline of Turkey from the Marmara Sea, Aegean to the Eastern Mediterranean and enjoys sharing information about destinations and gulet cruises in Turkey, Greek Islands and Croatia.
I'm a photographer and professional author. That is to say, creative and passionate. I am 46 years old, living in south of France, working all other the world. These are some of the awards I received for my photography: 1992 First photographic award 2006 First exhibitions in France 2007 Exhibition in San Francisco 2008 Exhibition in Italy 2009 First workshops 2013 Finalist Photography Art (Selected 8) 2012 edition of Talent Contemporary Art the François Schneider Foundation (3176 nominations from 104 countries) I hope you enjoy my work. https://twitter.com/LoupiMaltese
I'm a travel journalist and blogger. I write for Vanity Fair Italy and other online and printed magazines. My focus? Travels & tourism, green itineraries, luxury hotels and spas.
Ceri Tinley co-founder and MD of Consensio Holidays the leading luxury chalet operator in the French Alps.
Ben is Director of Content at Beyond Content, a London based organisation who tell stories through video. He has a background in news and sport broadcast journalism, but has now embraced the gritty unglamorous world of travel filming. All whilst sipping Pina Coladas in 5 star luxury.
Lucy Harries has a passion for travel and feels most at home when veering off the beaten track and getting ‘lost’ in a new country. She loves working in the travel industry as a marketing executive for Simply Luxury Holidays, and at any opportunity, is airport-bound for her next adventure.
Holly McQueen is Sales Manager and Head of Social Media for Leo Trippi & Indigo Lodges - leading European agencies for luxury travel, specialising in summer & winter holidays. Holly’s area of expertise is the French Alps and Revelstoke, Canada.
Margot Ninou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She has been traveling all over the Greek Isles since she was a child. She attended University in the United Kingdom and currently works in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry as an Assistant Manager at Mykonos Panormos Villas.
Michael Wilson is the Managing Director of Bolsover Cruise Club, an independent and exclusively cruise only specialist recognised within the UK cruise industry as a market leader.
Walter Tenga was born in the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is fluent in Kiswahili and English. Walter well known as “Bwana game!” he has an amazing background in wildlife research .He participated in a study of ungulates at Serengeti Research Institute and also worked with Several Prestigious African safaris outfitter in Tanzania, Kenya and demonstrates a wealth of knowledge of the wildlife and culture of his native land . He has in the past been an ecologist, conservationist and researcher and these diverse experiences translate into his ability to extend his passion for Tanzania.
Rajul Chande is Owner of London Hotels Insight and a keen traveller who loves to blog about luxury hotels and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. His (current) top 5 most memorable places that he has visited are: Osaka, Japan; Merida, Venezuela; Santorini, Greece; Madonna di Campiglio, Italy and Seville, Spain.
In the early '80's I bought a book called "The 200 Best Hotels in the World." I started then seeking out the most wonderful hotel and travel experiences in the world. I have stayed in many of the world's best hotels, travelled on the leading airlines and sampled heavenly spas. Luxury travel is transformative, elevating us from our daily lives, for a brief instant to create a fantastic moment, that will last forever in our memory. These experiences are worth sharing.
Tania Stoyanof is the founder and owner of Black Label Experience, a premium organisation committed to bringing visitors to New Zealand and delivering them a travel itinerary of unique and exclusive New Zealand experiences. Tania’s career spanning 15 years, her own Maori heritage, client-focused, tourism and event-rich background is the foundation for her belief that “when you entrust Black Label with your New Zealand Experience, you can be assured you’ll experience the unique nature at New Zealand’s heart …and never ever forget it!” www.blacklabelexperience.com and Twitter @blacklabelexp
Shantanu is the Founder and CEO of Rare Holidays India, Holiday and Business Tour Operator in New Delhi Website : www.rareholidays.com Facebook : www.facebook.com/rareholidays4you Linkedin : http://linkedin.com/in/shantanuroychowdhury
Rosie is a seasoned traveller and has worked in the luxury travel industry for some years, both in the UK and Kenya. She lives in London but, at any opportunity, is airport-bound for sunnier climes!
Timothy Chow is a travel writer who is travelling the world one city every birthday. While Italy has captured his heart, Monaco has been his favourite place he has visited so far on his travels.
Guest Blogger Paul Jones, is the Managing Director of Totally Latin America, experts in luxury Peru vacations and travel. http://www.totallylatinamerica.com
Travelshopa founder and Managing Director, Renée Lodens, has always been somewhat of a 'travel shopper'. At the tender age of five she started travelling unaccompanied, shuttling between Sydney and Brisbane to spend time with her family during school holidays. Even while growing up, Renée worked in several of her family’s small businesses to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges SMEs are presented with. Funding her wanderlust around the world and love for shopping was also part of her motivation. It was only a natural progression that she would go onto establishing Travelshopa.com.
Celine Renaud is Head of Sales for Leo Trippi (www.leotrippi.com) - a European agency specialising in renting Catered Chalets, Summer Villas and Chartered Yachts. Celine’s areas of expertise include Courchevel, Val d’Isere, Megève, Méribel & Chamonix in France, Revelstoke in Canada, & St. Barth in the Caribbean.
Italian born, Gabriele Cabras is a style consultant and journalist with a passion for traveling and luxury that started during his international childhood. After living in both Los Angeles and Paris he currently divides his time between São Paulo and Milan, when, of course, he's not flying somewhere around the world in search of true excellence to share with his readers.
Over the years she’s ridden camels in Oman, wandered through the souks of Muscat, watched brown bears throw boulders like they are marbles at Knight Inlet in Canada and dined on delicious bush tucker in the Outback. Sue has also hiked through Tuscany, walked Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, been mountain biking in Gippsland, paddled a raft on the Mekong River in Thailand and followed Japan’s sacred Kumano Kudo route. “Luxury travel is much more than five star rooms with all the trimmings, it’s about the experiences and the little extras that make the difference between a good stay and a great stay,”she says. Sue tries to take the path less travelled for the best travel stories and experiences and has often discovered it’s the journey as well as the destination that provides great reading. Spa stories are a passion and over the years she has been dipped in chocolate, rolled in honey and sprinkled with gold dust in many Australian and international spas and loved every minute of it. Dining is another passion and she loves everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to picking up a basket of the ripest strawberries at a local market. Based in Albury, country New South Wales, she is close to Victoria’s High Country and enjoys writing about the North-East where there’s something for everyone including adventure, great food, fine wine, magnificent scenery and lots of colourful characters. An experienced journalist, she has worked and written for top international and national newspapers and magazines. See suewallace.com.au