Our Contributors

Four Seasons Magazine and FourSeasonsMagazine.com writers and editors cover luxury travel experiences around the world.

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Kirsten Alana

Kirsten Alana is a New York–based travel photographer who documents her adventures on her blog, Aviators and a Camera. Follow her as she jets around the world with Four Seasons and shares her photos along the way.

Mark Graham

Mark Graham is a Beijing-based writer and editor covering lifestyle, business and travel, whose stories have appeared in publications including the International Herald Tribune, The Globe and Mail and Wine Spectator.

Toby White

Toby White is a travel writer and managing editor of U.K.-based online lifestyle magazine The Arbuturian. He began his career in publishing at the BBC before wanderlust, instilled by an overseas upbringing, and the pursuit of fine things merged into the idea for Arbuturian.com.

Anne Chertoff

Anne Chertoff has worked as a wedding editor and consultant for more than 10 years at wedding magazines, websites, and bridal and lifestyle outlets, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides.com and Vera Wang. She shares wedding planning and style tips on her blog, From “I Will” to “I Do.”

Sunshine Flint

Sunshine Flint writes frequently about travel, food and culture for The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveller, BBC Travel and other publications in the US and the UK. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Kelly Neubeiser

Courtney Guadagno

Courtney Guadagno is an associate editor at Four Seasons Magazine.

Brooke Showell

Lesley Murphy

Based in Buenos Aires, intrepid traveller Lesley Murphy documents her adventures and shares expert tips from her blog The Road Les Traveled [].

Claire Smith

Jennifer Tzeses

Jennifer Tzeses is a New York-based freelance writer specializing in beauty, weddings and health.

Chaney Kwak

Based in Berlin and San Francisco, Chaney Kwak writes about travel and food for a number of outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic books.

Liz Borod Wright

Liz Borod Wright, a former editor at Zagat.com who has worked for ABCNews.com, Life & Style Weekly,Folio, Good Housekeeping and Fortune.com, writes about travel on her site Travelogged.com.

Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla is the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com and the co-author of The Digital Mom Handbook.

Zach Glassman

Zach Glassman, the son of a travel-writing father and a wanderlust mother, is the founder of Passion Passport. Zach is always eager to use language to immerse himself in a new culture, and his style as a photographer is constantly evolving based on the setting and the search for what is new and uncommon.

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Kristin Newman

Kristin Newman, a TV comedy writer for shows including How I Met Your Mother and That ’70s Show, is the author of What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir.

Jason Heidemann

Jason Heidemann is a travel writer and a columnist for the Chicago Tribune.

Sharon Leece

Sharon Leece has written the books China Style, China Modern and China Living, which showcase China’s thriving design scene. She is Editor-At-Large for Architectural Digest China magazine and contributes to a variety of international publications.

Natalie Bogan Morgan

Natalie Bogan Morgan is a Houston-based freelance writer specializing in lifestyle and wedding editorial. Her work has been published in a variety of publications, including Southwest Airlines’ Spirit magazine, KC Weddings magazine and Houston Brides.

Jennifer Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez is a contributing editor to FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Radhina Almeida Coutinho

Radhina Almeida Coutinho writes about hospitality, luxury goods, retail, media, travel and food in between trying to fulfill a personal quest to eat her way around the globe—a journey that has taken her to nearly 40 countries. Her work has appeared in leading national dailies and magazines in the United Arab Emirates, India and Singapore. Follow her culinary adventures on her food and travel blog, Platetrotter.

Larry Olmsted

Larry Olmsted covers golf, food and travel and has written for many leading magazines, including Cigar Aficionado, Outside and Golf Magazine. He also writes the Great American Bites restaurant column for USAToday.com and The Great Life luxury lifestyle column for Forbes.com.

Nicola Chilton

Nicola Chilton is the the senior director of public relations for Four Seasons Asia-Pacific.

Blake Miller

Blake Miller is a Charlotte, North Carolina–based freelance writer, and is former editor of Charlotte Wedding and Charlotte Home + Garden magazines. Her work has appeared in Forbes.com, Elledecor.com, and several national and regional publications.

Caroline McCoy

Caroline McCoy is a contributing editor at FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Sarah Sams

Sarah Sams is an assistant editor at FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Chadner Navarro

Chadner Navarro is a lifestyle writer and editor based out of Jersey City, New Jersey. His work has been published in DuJour, Departures.com, Nylon Guys and CNN.com.

Tim Ebner

Tim Ebner is a journalist from Washington, D.C. He writes about travel and food for several publications, including Edible, PUNCH, The Washington City Paper and Eater DC. You can follow all of his dining and travel tips on Twitter at @ebnert.

Elyse Weidner

Elyse Weidner is the managing editor of FourSeasonsMagazine.com and a contributing editor to Four Seasons Magazine.

Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom is an award-winning writer and photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has written and/or photographed for numerous publications such as National Geographic Traveller, BBC,CNN, The Guardian, Fodors, and many more. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Creative and she is editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm.

Lanee Neil

Lanee Neil is a California-based writer and editor who specializes in the travel, food, wine and cocktail scene around the globe. She’s been published in Forbes, CNN, Huffington Post, Bespoke Magazine, Rachael Ray, Travel + Leisure (digital), InSeasons Magazine, Montage Magazine, Societe Perrier, American Way, The Traveler’s Way and more.

Kelly Bastone

A contributing editor at Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Kelly Bastone lives in Colorado’s continually snowy central Rocky Mountains.

Travis Marshall

A Los Angeles-based freelance writer and copywriter, Travis Marshall has produced content for Orbitz, Parthenon Publishing, Story Worldwide and Signature Travel Network.

Michelle Pentz Glave

Katie Dillon

Olivia Fox Cabane

Olivia Fox Cabane is Director of Innovative Leadereship for Standford StartX, executive coach for global companies, keynote speaker and author of the upcoming Wiring the Breakthrough Brain: In Search of the Designer Mind.

Tanvi Chheda

Ann Abel

New York-based writer Ann Abel is the former travel editor of Luxury SpaFinder and ForbesLife Magazine. Her work has appeared in Afar, Departures, Robb Report, National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Yahoo Travel, Well + Good and Forbes.com.

Amie O'Shaughnessy

Amie O'Shaughnessy manages Ciao Bambino, an award-winning family travel blog. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kristin Larson

Kristin Larson is a lifestyle writer and a former editor at Women's Wear Daily and Life & Style Weekly. She has written extensively about fashion, beauty, dining and travel for a variety of publications including PeopleStyleWatch.com, MSN.com and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Jeanette Hurt

Jeanette Hurt is an award-winning author specializing in travel, wine and food. She’s the author of The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide.

Bonnie Schiedel

Bonnie Schiedel is an Ontario-based freelance writer, editor and content producer as well as a consultant on the Four Seasons Creative Services team.

Sheri Masters

Sheri Masters is a contributing editor at FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Carrie Vitt

Carrie Vitt is the author of the cookbook Deliciously Organic and the publisher of the popular food blog Deliciously Organic.

John Davis

John Davis co-founded Wildlands Network and authored the e-book Big, Wild and Connected.

Rachelle Lucas

Rachelle, a travel writer and videographer, would love your advice on what to see, do and eat during her trip. Help plan her journey Around the World by following @TravelBlggr on Twitter

Monique Rubin

Monique Rubin lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two daughters. She writes about her travels, running and expat life at motravels.com.

Anna Coote

Anna Coote is head of social policy at the U.K.’s New Economics Foundation (NEF). She is a frequent Guardian contributor and editor of Time on Our Side: Why We All Need a Shorter Working Week, published by NEF in 2013.

Heather Greenwood Davis

Based near Toronto, Heather Greenwood Davis is a freelance writer whose articles appear in publications such as The Toronto Star, Canadian Family and UrbanMoms.ca and more.

Frank Lipman

A native of South Africa, Dr Frank Lipman is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. His books, Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again and Total Renewal: Seven Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health outline his approach to sustainable health and fitness.

Ian Lloyd Neubauer

Ian Lloyd Neubauer is a Sydney-based journalist and photojournalist reporting for Time, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, GQ and Al-Jazeera.

Lena Almeida

Lena Lameida is a lifestyle blogger and host of >#FamilyTravelCA </a Twitter chats.

Kim-Marie Evans

Kim-Marie Evans is a freelance writer specializing in luxury and family travel. She has travelled the world with her four children to places as glamorous as the south of France and as challenging as Rwanda. Her work has appeared in print and online. She is regular contributor to WCBS-NY’s “The Couch” morning show. You can find her best travel secrets, hotel reviews and itineraries on her award winning blog, LuxuryTravelMom.com .

Dana Berry

Dana Berry is Director of Public Relations for Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort . She transferred to Orlando from Four Seasons Hotel Denver and is loving all of the family-centric activities and being just an hour’s drive to the beach.

Katie Chang

Alison Miller

Alison Miller is a Southern California-based lifestyle writer. Formerly an editor with Modern Luxury, Coastal Living and Neiman Marcus’ Entrée magazine, she has written extensively about home design, fashion, travel and all things luxury. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Flower Magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and HGTV online.

Mollie Mandell

Mollie Mandell writes for uniquefamilytraveler.com.

Mandi Gunsberger

Mandi Gunsberger is CEO and managing editor of babyology, a lifestyle website with up-to-the-minute information on fabulously designed baby items, the best basics, books and family travel from around the globe.

Adam H. Graham

Based in Zürich and New York, Adam H. Graham is a veteran journalist who’s travelled to more than 70 countries and written for numerous publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Monocle, and Travel + Leisure.

Douglas Mason

Douglas Mason is a Johannesburg-based writer educated in England and Canada. He has previously worked all over Africa as a journalist and as an editor at The Economist in London.

Anna Tobin

Anna Tobin is a UK-based lifestyle journalist and stylist. She writes for major UK titles and is the UK contributor for acclaimed family travel website Ciao Bambino.

Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins writes about food and travel.

Andrea Bennett

Andrea Bennett is a contributing editor for Travel + Leisure. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times style magazine, Town & Country, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Elana Kaufman

Elana Kaufman is a New York–based writer, fashion stylist and luxury goods specialist.

Hilary Stockton

Hilary Stockton is the founder of TravelSort, which offers personalized travel tips, frequent flyer and family travel advice, and members-only exclusive hotel deals. TravelSort’s advice has been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today and The Economist.

Jordan Carmichael

Jana Beauchamp

Jana Beauchamp is a columnist and contributor at New York Family Magazine. Prior to joining New York Family, she worked for nearly a decade at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Shirine Saad

Shirine Saad is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She has written about culture, art, fashion and cinema for publications such as The New York Times Style Magazine, Nylon, Elle and WWD.

Mhairri Woodhall

Principal at Arrivals, Mhairri Woodhall, along with her husband Curt Woodhall, provide a unique perspective on the wonder of travel through captivating stories and compelling photography. Together they have toured more than 25 countries.

Melik Kaylan

Melik Kaylan writes regularly on culture for The Wall Street Journal.

Amiee White Beazley

Amiee White Beazley is an award-winning food and travel journalist. She is Travel Editor at The Aspen Times, and has contributed travel stories to The Washington Post, The Denver Post, Robb Report, Snow, Coastal Living, Departures.com and Monocle.com. Amiee is also author of the children’s book Snowmastodon! Snow Day Adventure.

Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan was a magazine editor in New York before moving to Cape Town, where she's now a freelance travel writer. You can read more about her African adventures at southafrikhan.com, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BySarahKhan for both.

Priyanka Khanna

Lisa Cecconi

Based in San Francisco, Lisa Cecconi writes about her two biggest passions: food and travel.

Ersev Demiroz

Ersev Demiroz is the Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.

Todd Pitock

Todd Pitock writes for National Geographic Traveler, Nautilus, Discover and The New York Times.

Andrea Stanley

Andrea Stanley is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Glamour, SELF and The Chicago Tribune, among other publications.

Sim Ee Waun

Sim Ee Waun runs e-zine Simply Fabulicious out of Singapore and Hong Kong with Elaine Yeoh. She is also editor for parenting magazine Young Families, as well as Singapore Correspondent for Malaysia-based Flavours.

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is the author of 13 books. Her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkey’s best-selling book in 2006, and Honour, winner of the 2013 Prix Relay des Voyageurs.

Nadine Abubakr

Nadine Abubakr is Public Relations Coordinator at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh.

Lee Rose Emery

Lee Rose Emery is an actress, writer and editor-in-chief of the award-winning blog, LA City Mom. She is based in Los Angeles, California.

Sarah Walton

Sarah Walton is an Australian blogger currently based in Dubai. You can read more of her work at thehedonista.com.

April Hardwick

April Hardwick is a freelance writer for FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Gizelle Lau

Celeste Moure

Celeste Moure has written about travel, design, music, beauty, architecture and food for various publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Spin, National Geographic Traveler, Real Simple, LA Times and Travel + Leisure.

Lawrence Ulrich

Rita Cook

Rita Cook is a luxury travel and culinary writer. She is a columnist for The Huffington Post

Lori Lange

Lori Lange is the founder of RecipeGirl.com, where she houses more than 2,500 original and adapted recipes, and writes about travel and fitness. She is the author of The Recipe Girl Cookbook.

Tanya Dukes

Tanya Dukes is an award winning, New York-based freelance writer. Formerly an editor at Brides and Elite Traveler magazines, she has written extensively about jewelry, fashion, travel and all things luxury for a long list of publications.

Ellise Pierce

Ellise Pierce is a freelance travel and food writer who lives in Paris, France and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She writes an internationally distributed food column, Cowgirl Chef, and is author of the cookbook/memoir, Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent (Running Press).

Kate Hasenfus

Kedsarin Kate Hasenfus is PR manager for the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s New York office and founder of “Thai-licious,” a cooking web series.

Sally Howard

Sally Howard covers food, personalities and current affairs for publications including The Sunday Times and The Telegraph, and is author of The Kama Sutra Diaries: Intimate Journeys Through Modern India.

Illonka Brands

Illonka Brands is a travel and style writer based in the Netherlands.

Daniel Dumas

Daniel Dumas is a California-based screenwriter who has written for GQ, Esquire and the Wall Street Journal.

Deborah Geigis Berry

Deborah Geigis Berry is a frequent television-show guest and author of FamilyFun Vacation Guide: New England.

Kate Walker

Kate Walker writes about Formula One for www.crash.net, ESPN F1’s The Inside Line and Chicane.

Warren Dunford

Warren Dunford is a Toronto-based freelance writer and consultant specialising in international travel.

Harriet Quick

Harriet Quick is the author of Catwalking: A History of the Fashion Model. She has worked as a style writer at The Guardian and as fashion features director at Vogue U.K. She has written for numerous international publications, including Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, T Style and Design and The Telegraph.

Susan Weissman

Susan Weissman is the former executive editor of Four Seasons Magazine.

Chris Hughes

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic and director of the board for GiveDirectly.

Stephanie Epiro

Stephanie Epiro is a Milan-based travel and lifestyle writer, as well as a luxury cosmetics and fragrance specialist.

Michael Hiller

Michael Hiller is a Dallas-based journalist who writes about wine, food, chefs, restaurants and golf destinations around the globe. A former restaurant critic for the Dallas Morning News and lead travel writer for Avid Golfer Magazine, Hiller travels the world with his 7-iron and a healthy appetite.

Christine Thomas

Christine Thomas is a Honolulu-based travel, culture and food writer who moonlights as a book critic and fiction writer. She recently edited and contributed to Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New, a collection of Hawaiian myths reimagined by contemporary authors.

Jennifer Nalewicki

Jennifer Nalewicki is a travel writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has been featured in Wine Enthusiast, Hemispheres, Interior Design, Esquire.com, and more.

Elizabeth Woodson

Elizabeth Woodson, a former editor at Travel + Leisure, writes for Spa and National Geographic Traveler.

Chris M. Rogers

Photographer Chris M. Rogers is a veteran traveller and a lifetime adventurer. Follow him as he jets Around the World with Four Seasons and shares his photographs along the way.

Erin Kleinberg

Erin Kleinberg is co-founder of style website The Coveteur and the fashion designer behind her eponymous clothing line.

Stuart Husband

Stuart Husband is a London-based journalist who writes for Monocle, The Guardian and the Daily Mail.

Chantal Martineau

Chantal Martineau, a Montreal native now based in New York, writes about wine, spirits, food and travel for publications including SAVEUR, AFAR and Decanter. She is currently working on a book about tequila and mescal.

Brion O'Connor

Brion O'Connor is a freelance writer based on Boston’s North Shore.

Joe Yogerst

Damon Brown

Pop culture author Damon Brown is co-founder of Quote UnQuote, an app that lets you keep interesting things you hear people say. Catch him on Twitter at @browndamon.

Ed Smith

Ed Smith, a former professional cricket player, is a journalist, broadcaster and the author of four books, including Luck: A Fresh Look at Fortune.

Ivy Lamb

Deb Hopewell

Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde is lead film critic for The Wrap and has written two books about movies. He also co-hosts the Linoleum Knife podcast and the YouTube program What the Flick?!, and he has been interviewed in documentaries for Turner Classic Movies, IFC, Starz and Current.

Andrew Evans

A columnist for National Geographic Traveler, Andrew Evans has blogged and tweeted from all seven continents, sending live updates from canoe, camel-back, helicopter and King Tut’s tomb. He hosts documentaries on the National Geographic Channel and delivered the TED Talk “Traveling With Uncertainty.”

Joanne Fowler

Joanne Fowler is an award-winning journalist who's travelled to more than 40 countries. A former editor at PEOPLE magazine in New York City, she has also worked at Bloomberg, CBS News and other media outlets. She now lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

Virginia Citrano

Virginia Citrano writes on business, the environment, food and the arts for a wide range of national and international publications and websites. A former editor at Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal/Europe and Crain’s New York Business, Virginia enjoys exploring new destinations.

Gaspar González

Gaspar González is a Miami-based writer and documentary filmmaker. His films include Hecho a Mano: Creativity in Exile and the upcoming Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana, about the cultural impact of American films in mid-20th-century Cuba.

Kelly Smith Killian

Kelly Smith Killian is a contributing editor to FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, published by Faber & Faber Inc.

Jeryl Brunner

Jeryl Brunner is a journalist and author of the books My City, My New York: Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places and My City, My Los Angeles, where notables share favourite places. She also contributes to O Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Parade and In Style.

Nell McShane Wulfhart

Nell McShane Wulfhart is a travel writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. She writes on news and trends in Asia and Philadelphia.

Katie Goldstein

Katie Goldstein’s luxury travel expertise and photographs have been featured in a variety of publications, including The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fodor’s, Pursuitist and Just Luxe. Katie also runs luxury travel and lifestyle sites, Travelingpanties and Smartypanties,where she chronicles her adventures around the world. Keep up with Katie’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Ferne Arfin

Ferne Arfin is a London-based freelance travel writer and web editor. Her articles appear regularly in The Sunday Telegraph, and she’s the creator of London Shophound, an expert travel app.

Sarah Lindsay

Katarina Kovacevic

Katarina Kovacevic is a travel writer based in Phoenix whose work has appeared in Sunset, USA Today and The Arizona Republic. Her first book, Food Lover’s Guide to Phoenix & Scottsdale (Globe Pequot Press), will be published in December 2011.

Sarah Tuff

Sarah Tuff is co-author of 101 Best Outdoor Towns (Countryman Press) and editor-in-chief of Ski Racing magazine. She writes about travel, adventure, winter sports, running, health, fitness and nutrition; her work has appeared in The New York Times, Men’s Journal and Women’s Health, among other publications. She lives near Lake Champlain in Vermont with her husband and their two young children.

Jim Halfpenny

Alpine and polar specialist Jim Halfpenny, Ph.D., is president of the ecological education company A Naturalist’s World, past Research Fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, and a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club.

Amanda Eyer

Amanda Eyer is the managing editor of the Four Seasons Weddings Blog and the community manager of Four Seasons Magazine. She has more than 10 years’ experience as a digital content strategist for leading lifestyle brands.

Elissa Richard

Elissa Richard is a freelance travel writer and editor. She contributes to Shermans Travel Media, Fodors.com and Yahoo! Travel, among other publications.

Erin Marvin

Erin Marvin is a Florida-based writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Florida Design, Miami Home & Décor, SRQ magazine, and New England Home.

Alicia Miller Corbett

Alicia Miller Corbett is the acting editor of Four Seasons Magazine.  

Narina Exelby

Narina Exelby is a South African writer, editor and photographer who has worked for travel and health publications such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Getaway. She is currently based in Bali.

Liz Bruckner

Former beauty editor Liz Bruckner writes beauty articles for Glow and other magazines and websites.

Amity Moore

Amity Moore is a Denver-based freelance writer and editor who specializes in travel and art.

Meghan Miranda

Callie Young

Callie Young is the associate editor of Four Seasons Magazine and a contributing editor to FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Marla Cimini

Marla Cimini is co-author of the book A Century of Hospitality: 1910 – 2010 which explores hotel industry history. She covers travel, music and cuisine.

Cheyne and Kerri Bjergfelt

Susan E. Stegemann

Susan E. Stegemann is the managing editor of FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

John Mariani

John Mariani is food and travel columnist for Esquire and a wine columnist for Bloomberg News. His most recent books include How Italian Food Conquered the World (Palgrave) and Menu Design in America (Taschen).

Peter Swain

Peter Swain writes about golf for Golf International, Business Traveller, Centurion, Departures and the Daily Telegraph, among others.

Antonio De Matteis

Kiton CEO Antonio De Matteis is the nephew of Ciro Paone, who co-founded the Neapolitan company in 1968.

Bertine Hage

No adventure is too great for Bertine Hage, Chef Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Follow her as she jets around the world, and be sure to share your advice for making her travels unforgettable.

Christina Ohly Evans

Christina Ohly Evans has written for iVillage, Oxygen Media and Cookie Magazine online, and Babble, Fathom and the Financial Times. She is the former Kids’ Editor for Daily Candy.

Claire Wrathall

Claire Wrathall writes from London about travel, food and the arts, and philanthropy for publications including the Financial Times.

Teri Johnson

Teri Johnson is the creator and host of Travelista TV™, an online video blog focused on travel, culture and lifestyle. She has appeared as a travel expert on NBC and The Travel Channel and contributes to magazines including Uptown and Ebony. The Houston, Texas, native resides in New York City.

Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz

Spanish-born Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz is a former United Nations diplomat and an independent art curator, art critic and author. Her work has appeared in a variety of international publications, including Vogue Spain, Vogue Germany and Vogue Mexico/Latin America.

Haley Shapley

Haley Shapley is a Seattle-based freelance writer who covers travel, health, lifestyle and retail topics for a variety of publications. Read more of her work on her website, HaleyShapley.com.

Lara Dunston

Debbie Codd

Debbie Codd is the acting editor of Wedding and Wedding Flowers magazines at Burda Media UK. She has also written and served as editor of numerous wedding publications, including Four Seasons Weddings Magazine, The Guardian Weddings and You and Your Wedding.

Aimee Blaut of The Formula

Photographer Aimee Blaut is the founder of the fashion and beauty blog, The Formula. Blaut also contributes to Elle.com, Refinery 29, HarpersBazaar.com and Rodeo.net.

Madeleine Root and Elana Kaufman

Christina Valhouli

Christina Valhouli has written for numerous publications and web sites, including Business Week, The New York Times and Forbes.com.

Rocky Casale

Michaela McGuire

Michaela McGuire is a journalist and author based in Melbourne.

Elizabeth Jenkins

Elizabeth Jenkins is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer and former editor at InStyle. During her four years on staff, she wrote and edited hundreds of stories on weddings, interior design, beauty and fashion for the monthly magazine and its special issues. Elizabeth currently writes for InStyle, Redbook, Health, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Southern Living, Sunset, All You, glo.com and mom.me.

Melissa Bartalos

Melissa Bartalos is a Florida-based writer and editor. She has produced content for more than 25 travel guides and websites.

Shivani Vora

Shivani Vora is a New York–based writer who has contributed to a wide range of publications.

Spencer Carney

Spencer Carney is managing editor of Four Seasons Magazine.

Elaine Glusac

Chicago-based Elaine Glusac has published in many leading magazine including Travel + Leisure and National Geographic Traveler.

Elena Ferreti

Andrew M. Goldstein

Andrew M. Goldstein is Editor-in-Chief of Artspace.com.

Amy Tara Koch

Amy Tara Koch is a style expert, author, journalist and travel aficionado. She’s the author of Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy Into the Ultimate Style Statement (Random House).

Jen Lin-Liu

Jen Lin-Liu is the author of Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China, and is founder of Black Sesame Kitchen cooking school in Beijing.

Gary Bowerman

Gary Bowerman is a writer and editor specializing in China and southeast Asia. He is co-founder of Scribes of the Orient, a Shanghai- and Hong Kong–based editorial services agency, and has contributed to Condé Nast Traveler and Jetsetter.

Sandra Ramani

Joanna Ebbutt

Joanna Ebbutt is a contributor to Four Seasons Magazine and FourSeasonsMagazine.com. Based in Toronto, she has been writing about food and travel for three decades.

Sarah Fauser

Mark Caskie

Mark Caskie is the editor of The World of Four Seasons for Four Seasons Magazine.

Julian Smith

Darren Frei

Darren Frei is the digital editorial director of FourSeasonsMagazine.com. Previously he worked as editorial director for Smart Luxury Travel magazine and ShermansTravel.com. He also worked in Los Angeles as an editor at Out Traveler magazine and The Advocate newsmagazine.

Jeff Book

Jeff Book writes for Town and Country, Smithsonian and other publications.

Lindsay Kimble

Steven Beschloss

Steven Beschloss is a writer, filmmaker and former Moscow resident.

Kristina Celik

Everett Potter

Everett Potter is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso Life, ForbesLife, Ski and Travel + Leisure.

Jonathan Lerner

Jonathan Lerner writes on architecture, urbanism and design for national magazines and for clients in those professions. He travels the world from his home in New York City.

Paul Eisenberg

Juliette Reynolds

Juliette Reynolds is an award-winning author and travel writer who has travelled the globe from the tender age of two, lived on five continents and visited six. (Curiosly, Antarctica has yet to beckon.) She has been writing about travel experiences since the mid-90s.

Rosalie Catanoso

Lisa Codianne Fowler

Juliet Gray

Juliet Gray has written for numerous publications including Gotham and Los Angeles Confidential.

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin covers European life and culture from his home base in the U.K. His work has appeared in Men's Journal and Harper's Bazaar.

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is the author of Unquenchable and editor of the wine web site at NatalieMacLean.com.

Tina Kanagaratnam

A resident of Shanghai, Tina Kanagaratnam is the author of several Insight guidebooks to the city.

Kate Parham

Michele Keith

New York-based Michele Keith covers a range of lifestyle subjects with a special focus on interior design. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Cottages and Gardens, and Luxe Interiors + Design.

Linda Yang

Linda Yang, a New York City garden writer, is the author of The City Gardener's Handbook.


joSon is a California-based photographer whose work has appeared in a number of publications and has been shown in art galleries worldwide.

Wayne Johnson

Wayne Johnson is a travel writer who has written for numerous publications and websites. He divides his time between southeast Asia and the U.K., and covers diverse topics from volcano trekking to luxury city guides to the best restaurant in which to try snake’s blood mixed with whisky.

Zoe Jones

L.T. Niosi

Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller writes for The New Yorker and National Geographic from his home in Italy.

Monica Bhide

Monica Bhide, author of In Conversation With Exceptional Women writes about food for Bon Appétit and Food & Wine. She was recently recognised by Chicago Tribune as "one of seven food writers you should know."

Nick Passmore

Nick Passmore writes regularly about wine, food, and other aspects of the good life. Based in New York, Nick is Artisanal Editor for Four Seasons Magazine and a columnist for BloombergBusinessweek.com. More of his work can be found at his website NickOnWine.com.

Susan Forrest Castle

Susan Forrest Castle is a freelance writer whose interest in sustainability extends from land to sea.

Joseph Satto

Joseph Satto, a Brooklyn, New York-based freelance writer, blogs about organic food, sustainable travel, wildlife conservation and golf at Huffington Post and is the founder of mySomeday.com, a social goal-achievement platform.

Lindsey Huston

Lindsey Huston is an editorial intern for FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Jason Dalton

Sathya Saran

Sathya Saran is the former editor of Femina, India’s premier women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine.

Kathy Passero

Kathy Passero is a freelance writer in New York City and author of The Bridesmaid’s Handbook.

Jennifer Laing

Jennifer Laing is a beauty writer and editor based in New York.

Rob Goss

Rob Goss is a Tokyo-based feature and travel writer.

Ellen McCurtin

Ellen McCurtin is a freelance writer and research editor who covers travel, architecture and design.

Brooke Comer

Brooke Comer has written extensively about Egyptian culture in articles and short fiction. She is based in Cairo.

Neal Webster Turnage

Neal Webster Turnage is a freelance writer for FourSeasonsMagazine.com. He has written for Women’s Wear Daily, American Way, Tatler, National Post, Los Angeles Times and L’Uomo Vogue among other publications and web sites.

Suzanne Loudermilk

Suzanne Loudermilk is a senior editor and restaurant reviewer at Baltimore magazine.

Katie Baer

Katie Baer is a contributing writer for FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

Tom Dunkel

Tom Dunkel is a freelance writer who lives in Washington, DC. His book about an integrated baseball team during the Depression is expected to be published by Grove/Atlantic in spring 2013.

Eileen Ogintz

Eileen Ogintz writes a syndicated family travel column Taking the Kids and is the creator of TakingtheKids.com. She also contributes to Four Seasons blog Have Family Will Travel.

Kevin Cowherd

Kevin Cowherd is a sports columnist for The Baltimore Sun.

Colin Barraclough

Colin Barraclough’s articles and photographs regularly appear in magazines such as Travel + Leisure. He is based in Buenos Aires.

Annie Ferguson

Annie Ferguson is a former contributing editor to FourSeasonsMagazine.com.

David O. Williams

Vail, Colorado–based David O. Williams is an award-winning journalist whose work on issues of environment, energy and outdoor recreation has appeared in numerous publications.

John Lewis

John Lewis is arts and culture editor at Baltimore magazine. He has written for a wide variety of publications, including The Oxford American and Rolling Stone magazines.  


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Paul Theroux

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Todd Spangler

Todd Spangler is a technology writer who lives in the New York area.

Duncan Christy

Duncan Christy is the former executive editor of Four Seasons Magazine.

Suzy Bales

Suzy Bales is the author of 14 books, including her most recent, Garden Bouquets and Beyond.

Beth D’Addono

Beth D’Addono is a freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer.

Michael DeFreitas

Michael DeFreitas is a Canada-based travel writer and photographer who has dived all over the globe.

John Hamilton

John Hamilton is a Canadian who travels frequently for business and leisure. He is based in Singapore.

Pete Kray

Pete Kray is the editorial director for Ski Press USA.  

Lucie Young

Lucie Young writes extensively about travel and modern culture, including art, books, film, fashion, architecture and food. She is based in New York.

John Steinbreder

John Steinbreder is a freelance golf writer.

Wayne Levin

Wayne Levin’s first book of black-and-white underwater work, Through a Liquid Mirror (Editions Limited 1997), received the Hawaii Book of the Year award in 1997.Susan E. Stegemann is the managing editor of Four Seasons Magazine.

Helen Battersby

Helen Battersby is a Toronto-based freelance writer who specializes in travel and gardening.

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin has a roving beat writing about travel, sports and the arts around Europe.

Laurie Kahle

Laurie Kahle is a Boston-based writer and editor with a particular fascination for mechanical watchmaking and its complications.

Michael Frank

Michael Frank is currently on the staff of Bicycling magazine. He has been a writer and editor for Forbes.com, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal and Esquire.

Fiona Dunlop

Fiona Dunlop is a London-based travel and food writer. Apart from a dozen guidebooks, she has written gastro-travel books: New Tapas, The North African Kitchen and Mexican Modern.

Dana Dickey

Dana Dickey is a Los Angeles–based freelance writer and senior editor at Bon Appetit magazine.

Renate Stendhal

Renate Stendhal , Ph.D., (www.renatestendhal.com) is a German-born, Paris-educated writer and writing coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Paris, she worked as a cultural correspondent for German media and translated works by Gertrude Stein and other feminist writers into German. Her essays appeared in many international magazines. Among her book publications are the Award-winning photobiography Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures (Algonquiin, 1994) and Cecilia Bartoli: The Passion of Song (HarperCollins, 1989). Her Gertrude Stein blog, Why Do Something If It Can Be Done, is at http://quotinggertrudestein.com. Her cultural reviews are on http://scene4.com. She is preparing a documentary film on Gertrude Stein with filmmaker Rosemarie Reed.

Michele Meyer

Michele Meyer is a former fashion editor who has written for W, Travel + Leisure and Arts & Antiques.

Nancy Oakley

Nancy Oakley is a former editor at Delta Airlines Sky magazine.

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Christopher Drozd

Christopher Drozd writes about travel and fitness and owns a personal fitness/triathlon coaching business. He is based in Los Angeles.

Diane Mehta

Diane Mehta lives in New York City with her son and is working on a novel about her parents in 1940s India.

David Burdeny

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, photographer David Burdeny holds degrees in both design and architecture. He is known for his simple, exacting photographs of sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind.

Suki John

Suki John is an assistant professor of dance at Texas Christian University. She writes about art, culture and Cuba for various publications.

Nikolas Koenig

Nikolas Koenig is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Men's Vogue and Condé Nast Traveler who specialises in architectural and interior photography. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, studied in Munich and now resides in New York with his wife and two children. 

Owen Edwards

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Roger Toll

Roger Toll is the former editor of Snow Country magazine and is an adventure travel writer based in Park City, Utah.

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy is a freelance journalist specialising in the arts.

Mary Alice Kellogg

Mary Alice Kellogg has covered the spa world extensively for magazines such as Bon Appetit and Culture + Travel.

Mayen Fok

Mayen Fok has worked extensively in advertising and marketing, including 17 years as an art director.

Rima Suqi

Rima Suqi has previously been published in New York magazine and by The New York Times online.

Christopher Percy Collier

Christopher Percy Collier has previously been published in Outside, National Geographic Adventure and Travel + Leisure.

Sara Bliss

Sara Bliss has written for Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Town + Country and other magazines.

Allie Byrne Esiri

Allie Byrne Esiri has written for Vogue, Travel + Leisure, Centurion, UK Tatler, Harpers and Queen.

Recent Issues

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