Contributors

Sarah Gayer

Sarah is a blogger, writer and amateur palaeontologist from New Orleans. When not writing or digging dinosaurs, she teaches English.

battleface

battleface content and interviews connect you with people in the field: journalists, photographers, explorers, adventure travellers and solo wanderers.

Mike Left

An avid international traveller, surfer lover of the oceans, writer and researcher.

Jack Davidson

Jack Davidson is a seven-year digital nomad who's made his home in such far-flung locations as Cambodia, East Timor, Colombia and Hungary. He writes on a variety of topics relating to travel, travel insurance and financial matters for globetrotters and occasional wanderers alike. You can follow him on Twitter @jack_d_davidson.

Eva Lin

Love to write and travel for work and pleasure, mostly travel around Asia, always looking for the next travel adventure.

Monica Axelsson

I quit a well-paid job as a planning architect, sold my car and went away to travel solo at the age of 51 with my old veteran motorbike.

Sam Bleakley

Sam is a travel writer, academic, surfer and presenter from Cornwall in the UK, and Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator in Cultural Tourism Management BA Hons at Falmouth University. His research in cultural tourism, surf travel and geography is particularly focused on Cornwall, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Surf travel has led Sam to visit sixty countries, documenting cultural tourism frontiers in Haiti, China, Algeria, Liberia, Oman and South Korea. Sam's roots, however, remain in Penwith, where he lives with his family above Gwenver beach, close to Land's End. Follow Sam on Twitter @SamBleakley1.

Danny List

Danny list is the nuts and bolts of specialised travel medical insurance for people travelling to and working in challenging places.

Matt Maynard

Matt Maynard is a British freelance writer and photographer based in Santiago, Chile. He covers environmental issues as well as adventure sport and travel from across South America and beyond. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattNMaynard.

Gwendolyn Janke

Gwendolyn is a half German, half English bilingual secretary who worked a boring bank gig bank in London before the travel bug bit. She ran away to live with a family in Peru for 5 months, learning Spanish in the morning and working on a street children project in the afternoons. She then led adventure tours in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Eastern Europe for three and a half years. Coming home, she spent 5 years as a translator and interpreter in Berlin and eventually joined a bilingual kindergarten to teach English to children aged 2-6. She is currently on a year out adventuring.

Tommy Walker

Tommy’s adventures have been the likes of roaming through India, revelling in Bangkok, hiking in Colombia and scuba diving in the Galapagos. Tommy has headed off the beaten track to places like Cuba, Guyana, Venezuela, Myanmar, India, Trinidad & Tobago and Paraguay. Follow Tommy on Twitter @wanderingwalk3r.

Alison Baskerville

Alison Baskerville has worked as a professional photographer since 2010. After completing her degree at the University of Westminster in Photojournalism she has worked as a freelance documentary photographer, specialising in the impact of conflict on women's lives in war zones around the world, including Afghanistan, Mali, Israel/Gaza and the Philippines. Her work has been published by the Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Mirror and BBC online Features. Follow Alison on Twitter @AliBaskerville

Jeffrey Stern

Jeffrey E Stern is a writer and development worker whose reporting from Afghanistan, Kashmir, and elsewhere has been published by The Atlantic, The New Republic, Esquire, Time, Newsweek / The Daily Beast, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Duke Magazine and other publications. He was a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation, and received a master’s degree from Stanford University's International Policy Studies Program. Follow Jeffrey on Twitter @JeffreyEStern.

Erwan Simon

Erwan is a founding member of surfEXPLORE and sponsored professional free surfer. He has been researcher and photo and video coordinator for multiple expeditions and is a highly successful explore. He has contributed to over 20 international surf and travel publications as a featured surfer from 2001 to present and written articles for all French-language surfing publications, The Surfer’s Journal (USA), Ocean indien and many other travel magazines. He has also featured in sport documentaries and appeared in television programmes about surfing and travel on France TV, TV5, Al Jazeera, Ty Téle. Follow Erwan on Twitter @Erwan__Simon.

Ján Husár

Jan is documentary producer and photographer, visual journalist and humanitarian. Visionary documenting global issues to inspire and witness, making a difference! Based in eastern Europe. Born in 1982 in Nitra, Czechoslovakia. Affiliated with Team Sharkwater, Revolution, PSnine, Transterra Media, Medesins Sans Frontiers, Hack4Good, NatGeo, Earth Relief Network, Emphas.is. Follow Jan on Twitter @worldwithjan.

Christine Dennison

Entrepreneur, Explorer, Expedition leader and columnist. Christine Co-founded Adventure/Exploration company Mad Dog Expeditions and is the Founder of ExploringWomen.com, which highlights women who are strong role models, follow their passion, share their knowledge and pursue their dreams. Christine was the first woman to scuba dive and explore the Canadian High Arctic’s Northwest Passage and the Brazilian Amazon’s Rio Negro tributaries. She is a native New Yorker who swims with sharks, scuba dives under Arctic ice, has skied to the North Pole, discovered a WW2 Submarine in 600 ft of water and writes about women who inspire others through their work and accomplishments. www.instagram.com/exploringwomen/ www.maddogexpeditions.com