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Amanda Summer is a writer and archaeologist who excavates in Greece. She has written for the New York Times, Islands, and most recently her work appears in The Best Travel Writing 2011. When not digging, she lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, two children and Airedale terrier. For more stories, visit her website, Travels with Persephone.
Amber Ruth Paulen has been living in Italy for five years. She travels whenever possible and is currently working on a fiction manuscript. Her writing has appeared in The American in Italia, The Millions and Why Go Italy. She can also be found blogging about books, writing and Italy at Descriptedlines
Ayelet Weisz is an enthusiastic, tri-lingual writer and translator, covering travel, body image and self empowerment among other topics. Visit her blog, All Colores, where she celebrates the everyday and extraordinaire joys of life through travel. Follow her adventures and nature-lovin' on Twitter.
Briana Palma is a writer and translator with a passion for Mediterranean culture. She lived in Madrid for one year as she pursued a master’s degree in Spanish language and translation. She then spent five months in Rome, where she learned to eat, cook and speak Italian. Briana has written for US Airways, In Madrid and The Lost Girls and Bostoniano websites. She currently is located in Ireland. You can read more about her work at www.brianapalma.com.
Cailin Szczesiul is an office worker by day and a cook, baker, photographer, and writer by night. She enjoys traveling often with her husband much to the disappointment of their miniature dachshund, Minnie. Her favorite place in the world is Paris, France, but Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will always hold a special place in her heart. Read more from Cailin on her blog A White Picket Fence. She can be found on Twitter @cailinash
Christina Annaheim was born in Southern California where she still resides. When she's not working as a Personal Trainer & Nutrition Counselor she is jet-setting across the globe to discover the many wonders of the world. She thanks her Swiss Immigrant parents for her travel bug, saying " Travel is a way of life for the Europeans, and my parents always told me to go beyond my surroundings to learn and to love the different cultures this universe has to offer." Christina is currently on a three month journey to South East Asia.
Diana Zahuranec is earning her Master's in Food Culture and Communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piemonte, Italy, by eating, drinking, traveling and studying about food in all of its wondrous,delicious aspects. She'll be graduating in October 2012.
Dianne Thomas is a teacher and freelance writer. She has travelled, worked and written about Europe and is passionate about exploring new places. She currently jaunts between London and Bulgaria.
American born, Italian raised Eleonora Baldwin lives in Rome with her son and divides her time between working on film sets, freelance writing and designing custom food holidays in Italy. She is currently editing her Italian food/lifestyle manuscript, a collection of family recipes, history, art, daily life snippets; and a lot about how Italians forage, shop, cook, eat, praise and appreciate food. Eleonora is the author/editor of three popular websites Aglio, Olio Peperoncino, Roma Every Day and Forchettine. She can be found on Twitter @passerotto
Elizabeth Schneider is a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, MBA, and owner of the Atlanta-based wine education company, Wine For Normal People in which she conducts corporate and private events. She is author of the internationally followed Wine For Normal People blog and co-host of the Wine For Normal People podcast, available on iTunes. She has years of experience working in the California wine industry, but her approach to wine is down-to-earth, pithy, and honest rather than haughty and snotty. Visit her on Facebook, Twitter @normalwine, or at her blog Wine for Normal People.
Emily Monaco is a native New Yorker and professional nomad – after living in New York, Massachusetts, Cannes, Mallorca and San Sebastian, she has finally settled in Paris (for now) to pursue writing. She spends her time wandering around unfamiliar neighborhoods and gets a kick out of using up to four languages in a day. Her daily ramblings and recipes can be found at www.tomatokumato.com or on Twitter at @emiglia.
Phileas French is my travel brand and nom de plume, but I am Dr Emma French, a London-based writer and adventurer who was born into the Diplomatic Service in Puerto Rico. I have been travelling all over the world ever since, often with my young family. My book,Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood, is out now. I have lived in San Juan, Washington, Muscat and Milan, and I'm more than halfway to reaching my goal of visiting every country in the world. In addition to writing for the wonderful Travel Belles, I write for Got Saga, Travel Culture magazine, the Historic Hotels of Europe and many other high profile global travel networks. You can follow @PhileasFrench on Twitter and friend or like Phileas French on Facebook too.
Born in Germany, Inka Piegsa-Quischotte was an international attorney before turning travel writer and photographer some two years ago. Her articles have been published in GoNomad,The Expeditioner, Literary Traveler, Travel with a Challenge and many more. She contributes regularly to Europe a la Carte and Europe Up Close, and is the Beirut local expert for NileGuide. She writes her own blog: www.glamourgrannytravels.com and now lives between Miami and Istanbul.
Jessica is a former military and commercial airline pilot, turned communications and marketing professional. Her passions are travel, food, wine, and chocolate. Originally from New England, Jessica has lived in both Boston and San Francisco, and currently lives in Washington DC with her husband. She blogs about her travels at Jessica In Search Of... She can be found on Twitter @jessica_travels.
Jody Hanson is a Canadian freelance writer who currently lives in Buenos Aires. A self-confessed travel junkie, she has visited 98 countries, lived in 8 and holds passports in 3.
Judith Works lived in Rome for over ten years first, while working for the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and then after a three-year gap (which she minded) she returned to work for the UN World Food Programme. She has just published a memoir, Coins in the Fountain. She has traveled to over 100 countries for work and pleasure. Now retired near Seattle, she continues to travel in between writing and volunteering for arts, literary and scientific organizations. Her website is www.coinsinthefountain.com.
Like many Australians, Justine de Jonge’s childhood was peppered with long-weekend getaways, school holiday camping trips and rough journeys packed up in the back of a four-wheeled drive. Yet, unlike many Australians, she spent half of her life being pulled from one side of Australia to the other. She has lived in three major capital cities, two gold-mining towns and one seaport. You could say she was born to travel. As much as she loves to travel, she loves eating, writing, reading, teaching English voluntarily, learning Arabic and living in her hometown of Melbourne. She hopes to, one day, be able to write her way around this big, bright world. Her words and observations can also be found at www.fireandtea.wordpress.com. On Google+
Karen is a freelance journalist who writes news, travel, health, and culture pieces. She also writes a bit of fiction from time to time. Originally from Florida, she now lives in Manchester, England with her husband. You can read more of her work at karenregn.com and keep up with her on Twitter @karenregn.
After spending a year in Madrid and three months in London, Kate is now back in one of her favourite cities: Oxford. A full time editor and free time travel writer, Kate writes for Rough Guides and The Travel Belles as well as her own blogs, Tales of a Brit Abroad and Girl Eats Oxford .You can also find her on Twitter @katebritabroad.
Kate Bailward is an Englishwoman living in Catania, Sicily. In 2009 she came to southern Italy for a nine-month teaching contract. Three years later she has given up teaching but has no intention of giving up Italy. She loves cats, hates trifle, and blogs about her life as a straniera at Driving Like a Maniac. Google+
A native of Portland, Oregon, Kathryn Schipper writes about world travel and adventures in the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband Steve live near Seattle on Vashon Island, Washington.
Kathy has been cooking and telling food stories since she was eight years old. Raised in an Italian-American kitchen and trained professionally in a French one in Paris. She returns yearly to both France and Italy on food journeys. She works in Northern California as a personal chef and as a travel consultant, helping others create dream culinary journeys. You can read about her tasty tales of food and travel in Italy and France at Food Lover’s Odyssey. Find her on Twitter @foodloverkathy
Originally from Salisbury in the UK, Katy Stewart is a freelance writer with a passion for travel. She's currently planning her next adventure to South America where she hopes to spend several months volunteering. She indulges her passions for travelling and writing at her blog, Starry Eyed Travels. You can follow her on twitter @katyabroad.
Kelly McLendon is an editor at a weekly newspaper. She has been published in The Beauty Bean, Dollmag.ca and other newspapers and magazines.
Canadian born, Krista The Travel Belles' community manager. She has been traveling and exploring for 20 years and loves every crazy, amazing, embarrassing, wonderful moment. She's lived in Russia and Portugal and now makes her home in beautiful Queensland, Australia, saving her pennies for her next trip. Her food, photography and travel blog is Rambling Tart. She can be found on Twitter @ramblingtart. on Google+
Margo is a writer/photographer and editor of Travel Belles. She believes nothing comes close to getting out of town every now and then, as a means to fully appreciate and engage with the amazing world we live in. She can be found on Twitter: @travelbelles or @gomarwrites., and on Google+, Full bio.
Melinda Brasher spends her time traveling, writing fiction, and teaching English as a second language in places like Mexico, Poland, the Czech Republic, and exotic Arizona. Her talents include navigating by old-fashioned map, combining up to three languages in a single incomprehensible sentence, and dealing cards really, really fast. Check out her blog at melindabrasher.com.
Naomi Telushkin is working in St. Petersburg, Russia on a fellowship from the Joint Distribution Committee. She is a recent graduate from Skidmore College, and earned a double bachelors degree in Government and English. She was the recipient of the 2011 Skidmore College Fiction Award for her short story “Ashton,” later published in literary journal Emprise Review. She has published fictional pieces in Folio, Bare and Emprise Review. She has worked and published for news publications The Daily Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, New York, The Israel Project in Washington D.C, U.S.A, and The St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Russia. She lived in Tel Aviv, Israel for five months in 2010, and worked for daily newspaper Ha’aretz.
Currently living in Oaxaca, Mexico, Tara Lowry is yet another victim of the travel bug. Originally from Canada, her itchy feet have carried her to such places as Spain, Scotland, South Korea, Morocco and many impromptu stops and detours along the way. She is an English as a Second Language teacher, translator and freelance photographer/writer. She can be reached at email@example.com
Taylor St. John is a freelance journalist currently feeding her wanderlust with a year of work and travel in New Zealand. She's a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a native Jersey girl. At the moment, she's trying her best to embrace the cold Kiwi winter in the mountain paradise of Queenstown. When she's far from home, Taylor most misses a good Philly cheesesteak and her four-legged best friend, Hobie. Follow her latest adventures on her blog 'An Alternate Route'
Tuula Rampont is orginally from Southern California and now makes her home in the South of France with her husband, a handful of trusty grammar books, and a kitchen full of recipe clippings. When she's not mucking about over the stove, Tuula enjoys roaming the markets of Provence and attending local food & wine festivals. You can follow her on Twitter at @Belle_Provence or visit her site at www.belleprovencetravels.com.
Hungarian born Zita lives in Budapest with her boyfriend. She studied marketing management, economics and business administration. During the day she works as an assistant in a university. In the evenings and on weekends she's a devoted cook. She loves traveling, going to the organic market and browsing foodblogs. She also teaches mentally ill people how to cook healthy, simple dishes. Her food and travelblog is Zizi's Adventures. She also can be found on Twitter @ziziadventures.