These are the writers and photographers that drive The Wayward Post forward.
While traveling the world for four years as a digital nomad, Christina found it difficult to find the fine travel experiences that satisfied her conscience. She started The Wayward Post with Ziggy to help travelers find those travel experiences that are driving positive change and to give the Wayward hat tip to travel related brands doing the right thing. All while amplifying the work of amazing writers and photographers.
When she's not writing for The Wayward Post, you'll find her working with do-good brands run by amazing people. Or maybe just drinking a craft cocktail. Follow her on Twitter.
Zygmunt, or "Ziggy" to family and all of you friends, travels the world, breathing visual storytelling. He lives behind a camera lens capturing the inexpressible moments that, in summation, become our life's story and a larger narrative on the human experience. He started The Wayward Post with Christina to share amazing travel photography and to inspire other people to travel and do good in the world.
When he's not behind a camera, you'll find him moving to a spot... where he'll then use his camera. Indulge yourself in his beautiful work at Zygmunt Spray Photography and 500px. Follow him on Twitter.
Julia Reynolds is a travel writer, adventure enthusiast, and serial nomad living (mostly) in the Hawaiian islands. She is currently on a one-year trip around the world, avoiding air travel when possible and traveling slowly over land and sea. Some of her best travel experiences to date have been kayaking the Napali Coast of Kaua'i, diving the isolated atolls of Belize, and rock climbing in the Krabi region of Thailand. Her worst travel experiences have been getting robbed in Guatemala, breaking her back in Thailand, and breaking multiple bones in a mountain bike accident in Alaska. She still loves the places where the worst experiences occurred.
Laura is a perpetual traveller, slowly wandering around the globe and making friends with locals and cats. She is currently on an indefinite trip that has already seen her tackle the sweltering heat of Petra, the never-ending meals of 2-minute noodles on the Trans-Mongolian, and fighting the crowds at the Great Wall of China. Her dream is to one day kayak with an orca and to sleep under the Northern Lights (not at the same time).
Johanna Read is a Canadian freelance writer and photographer specializing in travel, food and responsible tourism. A former Government of Canada executive, Johanna retired early to pursue her passion: travel. Writing for a variety of print and digital publications, she encourages sustainable travel and promotes unique destinations. A 2016 goal is repeating her six-continents-in-one-year travel feat.
When Lindsay isn't jet-setting around the world or racing to hit deadlines, she can be found drinking a pint of craft beer watching a Blue Jays game. As a freelance travel, beer and wine writer she spends most of her time on the go, seeking out incredible experiences. She can often be seen losing herself in a good book, tasting delicious wines and expanding her ever-growing collection of beer growlers from around the world.
Alexandra Black-Paulick is constant wanderer and social enterprise enthusiast. As the host of the Positive Impact Podcast, she highlights compelling stories of conscious business around the globe. Tackling a variety of issues from India to Haiti to Rwanda and even enterprises addressing issues at home, this show inspires everyday do gooders to continue their unique mission to make a positive mark on the world. These days she is traveling Asia, experience the rich cultures, flavorful cuisines and dynamic scenery this side of the world has to offer.
Angela Karl is a professional freelance writer currently living in Florence, Italy, with over six years of experience in the editorial world. When she's not writing articles, she can be found perfecting her programming language skills and seeing as much of the world as possible. For more information, check out her website, Instagram, and Twitter.
Ariana is currently traveling and writing her way around the world.
Having left her San Francisco tech job, Ariana is now following her passion - traveling and writing her way around the world. She covers all manner of stories (including tech!) but her true passion is culture and self-sustainability projects.
Bianca is a freelance writer from Sydney, Australia with a strong passion for responsible tourism, fair trade and community development. She has travelled to 40 countries and has spent the past year travelling through south east and southern Asia sharing stories of goodwill and finding ways that we can travel ethically and responsibly around the globe.
Stacey is a freelance writer covering travel, adventure, health and social justice. A longtime vagabond, she lived all over the U.S. as well as in France, Austria, Morocco, and Canada before landing in northern Colorado. If not tramping about the U.S. with her husband and dog, she’s probably avoiding winter in the deserts or tropics.
You can read more of her writing at Stacey McKenna Writes, check out her climbing & travel blog, and follow her on Twitter.
Valerie Stimac is a nomadic travel writer and blogger at her site Valerie & Valise. She has previously contributed to AFAR, Travel + Leisure, and Roads & Kingdoms.
Claudia Laroye is an adventurous traveller and writer based in Vancouver, Canada. Claudia has written for a variety of online and print publications, with a focus on family and wellness travel. In addition to travelling with her family, she enjoys pineapple margaritas, guacamole and chocolate. Her future travel goals include Botswana, Japan and Peru. Read more of Claudia’s work here.
Never one to sit still, Kinga has tested herself for the past decade by traveling the globe... rappelling, caving, scuba diving, free diving, jumping out of airplanes and swimming with sharks as a writer, producer and on-camera journalist.
Britney Hope is a freelance writer who technically lives in Canada, but can usually be found just about anywhere else.
She is best known for her journalism work covering the Canadian travel industry, where she specializes in trade news, executive features and sustainable tourism practices.
Britney’s work has been published on Wisebread.com, PAXnews.com, in PAX magazine and in Post City Magazine. She’s the author of a travel guide for San Francisco through Unanchor.com, and was a literary short story winner in the 80th Annual Writer's Digest writing competition.
You can check out Britney’s work on her website, and follow her adventures on Twitter.
Sabrina is a 20-something freelance writer based in the scenic Hudson Valley, NY. She has lived in both Bologna and Milan, Italy, and is now hopelessly addicted to gelato. When she's not writing or dreaming of Italy, she can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee and testing out new dessert recipes.
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Born and bred in Sydney, I'm proud of my roots yet an addict for being anywhere but home (I'm sorry, mum!). Above all, I'm passionate about spreading my love of sustainable, innovative and entirely unique travel experiences through El Nomad.
Besides fruitlessly crossing countries off my long, long list, I'm a word-lover and photographer. I can't leave home without my camera, even if I "definitely" (you just never know) won't be needing it.
I'm also a hopeless dreamer, I love new projects and connecting with people that inspire me.
Candice is a freelance writer living and working her way around the world. She writes about travel and lifestyle and everything in between on her blog, Free Candie, where you'll find 20,000 references to nachos.
Emma is a freelance writer with a First Class BA in Journalism and over a decade’s experience in content production for newspapers, magazines, online publications and local radio. She specializes in social justice, politics, pop culture and sustainability.
She takes her coffee seriously and wears odd socks because life’s too short. When she is not writing, she can often be found daydreaming about the cat island in Japan.
Jannan Poppen is an educator turned writer, travel enabler, yoga enthusiast, and Giving Coordinator for See Beautiful. Through writing she encourages travel and empowers others to push themselves beyond their perceived limits. Find her latest travel stories and advice at jannanpoppen.com, or connect through Instagram or LinkedIn.
J.L. McCreedy is a cycling enthusiast and (confused) attorney who prefers writing stories over legal briefs. She developed an incurable condition of wanderlust while growing up in Southeast Asia as the child of missionaries, and has been wandering the globe ever since (but not as a missionary). She’s also the author of Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen and The Orphan of Torundi. She writes about travel, writing, cycling and living in other cultures at TongaTime.com.
Jennifer Simonson is a freelance writer and lover of Latin American travel, the outdoors, social responsibly companies and food. Especially food. She started her career as a newspaper reporter in Colorado in 2001, then moved to Austin in 2005 to start a freelancing career. Her favorite part of the job is meeting and spending time with people from all over the world.
When she is not writing, she is working on her side project Esperanza Market, an online store that sells bags handmade in Nicaragua. For every bag sold, the market donates a solar-powered light to a child who lives without electricity. Her goal is to donate solar lamps to the every child living in the dark in Nicaragua.
Katrina loves to eat, drink, and explore, and is currently figuring out how to do those things with a 1 year old in tow. She's lived in Amsterdam, San Francisco, and the cornfields of Nebraska, but Portland, Oregon, has been home for the past 8 years and counting. Find her Pacific Northwest adventures and beyond at www.katrinaemery.com.
Nadja Sayej is a Canadian journalist based in Berlin who covers art and culture, as well as travel in Europe. Her trademark are her celebrity interviews, as she has interviewed everyone from Yoko Ono to Susan Sarandon. When she isn't writing, she is rapping onstage as the art critic rapper, Snowe White. Check out her work at nadjasayej.com and on Instagram @snowewhitemusic. She is always game for an epic travel selfie.
Skylar Lindsay is a writer and photographer publishing on social justice, travel, food, and human rights issues. A Seattle native, he grew up between statues of Vladimir Lenin and Leif Erikson and studied Peace & Conflict at Colgate University. He’s also worked as an ice climbing instructor, an organic tomato farmer and a Spanish tapas cook. Read his latest work at SkylarNoah.wordpress.com, and follow him on Twitter.
Kristi Eaton is a roving journalist, communications strategist and author of the book "The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories From Every County." Visit her website at KristiEaton.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram to see photos from her travels.
Shnieka Johnson is a Freelance Writer specializing in Education, Parenting and Family Travel. Her work has been recognized and awarded by theParenting Media Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science from Bank Street College of Education. Shnieka is based in New York, NY where she resides with her husband and son. Visit her on Facebook Twitter Instagram and Pinterest.