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A Global network

The Essentialist editor community is made up of over 120 of the best travel and lifestyle journalists.

Our collaborators cover worldwide destinations for leading publications.

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Lindsey Tramuta is a culture and travel writer for The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Fortune, and Afar Magazine. Based in Paris since 2006, she is the author of the bestselling book “The New Paris: the People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement” (Abrams, 2017) that addressed the French capital’s many evolutions in the last decade through a sociological and cultural lens. Her next book, about women shaping Paris, will be released by Abrams in April 2020. She lives in the 11th arrondissement with her husband and two devilishly handsome cats, Leo and Charlie.  

Lindsey Tramuta

The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Fortune, Afar Magazine

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An acclaimed food and travel writer, Paul Richardson left London for Spain in 1989. He writes for some of the UK’s most prestigious publications, including Condé Nast Traveller and the Financial Times, and is the author of A Late Dinner: Discovering the Food of Spain (Bloomsbury). Paul and his husband Nacho produce their own olive oil, wine, ham, fruit, and vegetables, on their twelve-acre organic farm in Extremadura.

Paul Richardson

Condé Nast Traveller, Financial Times

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A longtime Floridian and freelance travel writer since 2001, Terry Ward speaks several languages and has contributed to such publications as The Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and Scuba Diving Magazine. Over the years, she’s called France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand home. Terry once spent four months sailing the entire Norwegian coast and circumnavigating the Arctic island of Svalbard, home to more polar bears than people, on a friend’s small boat. She lives in Tampa with her Cuban husband and their two young children.

Terry Ward

The Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Scuba Diving Magazine

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deep intelligence

These journalists bring their vast knowledge and expertise, along with a huge passion for traveling, and work with the Essentialist travel team to help craft the perfect itinerary for our members.

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Kasia Dietz is a handbag designer and writer from New York, with a passion for art, fashion, and travel, who followed her heart (and a handsome Italian) to Paris in 2009. Kasia writes about travel, lifestyle, and fashion for magazines and sites including CN Traveller, BBC Travel, Fodor’s, Architectural Digest, National Geographic, Fathom, France Today, Bonjour Paris, Thrillist, Hemispheres, Metropolitan, Evening Standard, and Independent.

Kasia Dietz

CN Traveller, BBC Travel, Fodor's, Architectural Digest, National Geographic

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Anja Mutic is an award-winning travel writer who splits time between Croatia and New York. Having lived, worked and traveled on all continents except Antartica, Anja writes for publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AFAR and National Geographic Traveler.

Anja Mutic

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler

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Mandy Sinclair swapped life as a communications professional in the Canadian public sector for life in Marrakech. With an updated black book of contacts and a desire to share her love of Morocco, Mandy works as a travel consultant, owns Tasting Marrakech food and cultural tours, and most recently launched Why Morocco, a podcast featuring the creative and inspiring personalities she meets while living in Morocco.

Mandy Sinclair

The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler

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An American journalist based in Hong Kong, Kate Springer covers dining, design, culture, and travel for international publications such as CNN Travel, Condé Nast Traveler, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Tatler, National Geographic Traveler, Sotheby’s, Forbes Travel Guide, and more. She’s known to drop everything for the promise of xiao long bao, a road trip, or a negroni—preferably all at once. 

Kate Springer

CNN Travel, Condé Nast Traveler, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler

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Sarah Khan has lived in Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, South Africa, and the U.S., and throughout her peripatetic upbringing, India has remained the one constant—Hyderabad is perhaps the city where she feels most at home. As a travel journalist, she’s written about various parts of the country for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Saveur, and others, winning multiple awards for her work.

Sarah Khan

The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Saveur

To Name A Few

Deep Intelligence

These journalists bring their vast knowledge and expertise, along with a huge passion for traveling, and work with the Essentialist travel team to help craft the perfect itinerary for our members.

Adam H. Graham

Alyssa Giacobbe

Anna Thomas

Ashlea Halpern

Cait Etherton

Debra Kamin

Devorah Lev-Tov

Fran Endicott Miller

Jackie Gutierrez Jones

Jane Broughton

Jen Murphy

Jessica Ritz

Katie Lockhart

Kimberley Lovato

Mark Johanson

Mary Lussiana

Megan Frye

Meredith Bethune

Mike Maceacheran

Nicola Brady

Rosie Bell

Sara Bliss

Tara Stevens

And many more

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