Contributor writers

Christian Oliva-Vélez

Creator and editor of the blog.   He developed a multifaceted career over the years with the positioning of luxury brands and contributing for Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire, GQ and Expansión Fuera de Serie.

He continues to collaborate with Condé Nast Traveler and is totally immersed in various projects with his dog friendly blog.

Inka Grabowsky

Inka Grabowsky is a Swiss freelance journalist. 

As contributing writer for “Schweizer Golfmagazin“ (Swiss Golf Magazine) and as a travel journalist, she has visited and written about many prestigious golf resorts around the world.

Julian Guisado Arnaste

Julian Guisado Arnaste was born in 1939.   Freelance photographer, writer, traveller and adventurer.  Author of 13 photography books, 4 thriller and action novels and a number of articles published in Spanish travel magazines.

Meredith & Andrew Shackleford

Meredith Shackleford left the corporate rate race, sold everything, and embarked on a multi-year travel adventure in Europe together with her husband Andrew. She runs the popular wedding media company, while he runs a budding online men's fashion business. Meredith and Andrew, are on the trail to find and review unrivaled luxury honeymoon experiences or destination wedding locations around Europe.

Raquel Bonilla

With a degree in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism from the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Raquel Bonilla has been a journalist with national paper La Razón for the last 10 years. Always in touch with day-to-day reality, for the last 8 years she has specialised in tourism for the weekly supplement “A Tu Salud”, coordinating the sections dedicated to leisure and lifestyle.  As well as travelling and writing, her great passion is photography, a hobby she combines with her professional life - a true privilege, in her opinion. 

Stephanie Orma

Stephanie Orma is a San Francisco-based hybrid creative. Stephanie writes, edits, illustrates, cartoons, and does PR.

As a journalist/editor with a crazy passion for travel and design, her work has appeared in Vogue, Dwell, CNN Travel, Travel + Leisure, Afar, Condé Nast Traveler, Coastal Living, California Home+Design, The New York Times Style Magazine, DailyCandy, Spa Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Print, HOW,, Communication Arts, , Metropolis, ReadyMade, Azure, Luxury Travel Magazine Australia, San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7 SF, San Francisco Magazine, SF Brides Magazine, SF Weekly, Design Bureau, and more.

In the visual realm, she´s designed books, marketing collateral, branding, and packaging.  Her photography has appeared in Vogue, Travel+Leisure, and Forbes.


Susana Guisado Badia

Susana Guisado Badia was born in Berga, Barcelona in 1970.   Since 1992 lives in Belgium.  She is a professional photographer since 2009 and, with her father, publishes their articles in Spanish Travel magazines “Más Viajes” and “Españoles en el Mundo”.

Susana Wichels

Susana Wichels is a journalist and researcher at Coimbra's University.

Author of Portuguese travel, luxury and gourmet blog "Avenida Chique," as well as many published papers in national and international press publications.

Speaker and lecturer in various forums, she's also author of articles related to Organizational Communication, Marketing, Tourism, Globalization, Women's Studies and Human Rights.

Susana is passionate about jazz, photography, cinema and travel and her passport sums 70+ countries.


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