The JRNY goes on: Announcing Issue Four

With three issues of JRNY planned, 2023 is going to be our biggest (and busiest) since we launched almost two years ago. As usual, you’ll be able to expect inspirational travel stories and imagery by some of the best writers and photographers in the business.

We kick off Issue Four with Zoey Goto as she travels around Southern Arizona, meeting the people breathing new creativity into its desert communities. Revitalisation is also the theme of Emma Gibbs’ article, where she visits a number of projects working to rewild the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

A sense of the past is never far away, wherever you go, as Gail Muller finds when she crosses from coast to coast in Cornwall, tracing the legacy of its mining industry. In the Yukon, James Draven uncovers another region where history has been etched into the landscape.

By contrast, there’s a sense of an enchanted land that never changes in Kate Wickers’ exploration of Puglia, while Sue Watt ventures beyond Zanzibar’s beaches to explore the maze-like streets of historic Stone Town.

Phenomenal landscapes, as always, sit at the heart of JRNY, from Jamie Lafferty’s trip into the Guyanese wilderness to Sarah Siese’s horseback exploration of little-known Kyrgyzstan. Hiking the new Via Berna trail, Rudolf Abraham witnesses an abundance of gobsmacking panoramas in the Swiss Alps.

Kav Dadfar takes a road trip through the vast, otherworldly landscapes of Argentina’s Salta region, while Ian Cumming’s photo essay explores how Iceland’s natural abundance is now being reflected in its cuisine.

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The team for Issue Four of JRNY

As always, we’ve brought together the best editors, designers, writers and photographers in in the business for Issue Four of JRNY Travel Magazine.

JRNY staff

Jordan Banks
Founding Editor

Jordan is as an accomplished travel and lifestyle photographer. His 20-year career has seen him shooting assignments and high-end content for travel, tourism and lifestyle brands such as British Airways, Kuoni, Lonely Planet and National Geographic.

Kav Dadfar
Founding Editor

Kav is a freelance writer and photographer, based in the southeast of the UK. Over the years his work has appeared in Condé Nast, National Geographic, Wanderlust, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Daily Mail, The Express, The Guardian and many more.

Emma Gibbs

A freelance writer and editor with over fifteen years’ experience, Emma has worked with some of the biggest names in publishing – including Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and Bradt Guides. She wrote North Coast 500: Britain’s Ultimate Road Trip for Collins, and is writing a new guide to northwest Scotland for Bradt’s Slow Travel series, to be published in 2024.

Simon Willmore

Si is a travel writer and editor, with words in Wanderlust, National Geographic and more. He’s written for Rough Guides, Bradt and Frommer’s, made video for Times Travel and hosts the JRNY podcast. He’s an editor of The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century, the youngest-ever chair of the British Guild of Travel Writers, and speaks regularly at events.

Jo Dovey
Art Direction

An award-winning art director, Jo has worked on news-stand titles such as Stylist and The Sunday Mirror, but her passion is making beautiful travel publications. She’s relaunched magazines for Thomas Cook and Tui and created books for Lonely Planet. She has zip-lined over the sea in Haiti and learned golf with the pros in Spain – all in the name of the job.

Contributing writers and photographers

by Zoey Goto

Zoey is a journalist writing about all things Americana, travel, style, music and pop culture. She’s the author of two books: Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits and Vintage Style: Inside the Dapper World of Retro Enthusiasts. Favourite assignments have included sleeping in Elvis Presley’s teenage bedroom and an overnighter on Dolly Parton’s famous tour bus.

by Ian Cumming

Ian began photography in 1994 and ended up specialising in the Caribbean and Tibet, writing several books with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Having always loved the variety of foods the world has to offer, his love of cake took him on a very unexpected journey in 2015 when he baked his way to the final of the Great British Bake Off.

by Gail Muller

Gail is a Cornish adventurer, speaker and author. Told she’d be in a wheelchair by 40, she defied the odds and now spends her time exploring. She inspires people to harness their obstacles as fuel for flourishment through her retreats and courses. Gail’s first book, Unlost, reached Number 7 in the US Amazon chart, and her next book is due in October ’23.

by Sue Watt

Sue specialises in African travel and conservation. Her addiction to Africa began nearly 20 years ago after spending eight months travelling across the continent on a belated gap year. She’s been returning ever since, now as an award-winning travel writer published in leading UK newspapers and magazines, including The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, BBC Wildlife magazine, Travel Africa magazine, and Wanderlust.

by James Draven

James is an award-winning journalist, specialising in adventure, wildlife and responsible travel. His work appears in National Geographic, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and more. His writing has been published in English revision books, alongside works by Charles Dickens, Sir John Betjeman, Dame Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, and also in The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century.

by Rudolf Abraham

Rudolf is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Central and Eastern Europe. The author of over a dozen books, his work is published widely by the likes of Bradt, Cicerone, DK Eyewitness, Geographical, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Korean Airlines, National Geographic Traveller UK, TGO and Wanderlust. When not at his desk, he can be found up a mountain or hiding away on an island on the Adriatic.

by Sarah Siese

Since creating the Heaven on an Earth series of luxury travel books in 2001, Sarah has travelled from Antarctica to Zanzibar in search of experiences that best depict their country. From the frozen depths of the poles to the exotic climes of the Maldives, she defines luxury simply as: being where you want with people you love.

by Jamie Lafferty

Jamie is a writer and photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Despite endless attempts to look good in a bikini, and having given a horrible amount of money to a shady company promising him 50,000 new followers, his attempts at being a travel influencer continue to fail.

by Kate Wickers

Kate Wickers has been a journalist and travel writer for over twenty years, writing features on travel, culture, and food. Her family travel memoir, Shape of a Boy, My Family & Other Adventures, was published in 2022, and was listed by National Geographic Traveller and Wanderlust Magazine in ‘The best travel books for 2022’.

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Our sponsors

As an independent magazine, we are only able to produce each issue with the support of a few selected sponsors. So a big thank you to our issue sponsors Arizona and Tucson. We are also delighted to bring you two additional photo essays from Virginia and Kentucky.