JRNY Narratives

Street food factory
Tales of the River Walk

We have recently launched our JRNY digital narratives. These are immersive multimedia features that take travel media to the next level.

Just as with our print magazine, we’ll be working with the best travel writers and photographers in the business to bring you inspirational stories from around the world. But the narratives feature interactive images and video, to elevate your experience and ‘take you there’ with us.

Our first articles include ‘Wild Night Out‘ by Phoebe Smith who travelled to the Namibian bush, ‘Tales of the River Walk’ featuring San Antonio written by Lynn Houghton and ‘The Caretakers of the Reef‘ detailing the Cayman Islands by Mark Stratton.

Issue Five

JRNY Travel Magazine has always been synonymous with great photography. So we are delighted to announce that Issue Five of the award-winning JRNY will be a photography special.

There is no better way to tell a compelling travel story than through captivating text and immersive images, and – call us biased, if you like – we reckon that combination makes JRNY one of the most beautiful travel magazines on the market.

Kicking off our photo essays for this issue is Lynn Gail, who introduces us to the people and traditions of the staggering island of Madagascar. Another island – this time, Madeira – is the focus of Giulia Verdinelli’s photo essay, where we see how much its topography has influenced its cuisine.

In Jeonju, South Korea, Mark Parren Taylor’s photos bring to life the ancient art of traditional bibimbap bowl making, while Kav Dadfar introduces us to the atmospheric festival of Loi Krathong in Thailand.

Lewis Burnett brings us face to face with sharks as he shares his experiences diving with these mighty creatures off the coast of southern Africa while Julian Elliott takes us on a journey through the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal.

Complementing these pieces are a handful of insightful articles, including our cover story by Ross Clarke, which explores the often overlooked but magnificent interior of Gran Canaria. Simon Richmond shows us the quiet drama of the so-called ‘Fifth Continent’ on Kent’s southeastern coast, and Imogen Lepere leads us into Brazil’s interior to see how remote communities are using ecotourism to secure their future.

Sustainability plays a significant role in Simon Urwin’s travels in Cambodia, too, while in Oman, Joe Worthington travels the Frankincense Trail in search of this aromatic resin and lost cities.

Get your copy of JRNY Issue Five today!

Contributing writers and photographers

Southern Africa
by Lewis Burnett

A photographer based out of Western Australia, Lewis believes that our society has lost the connection with the natural world that allows us to not just survive on this crazy planet, but thrive. He hopes that by capturing the endless beauty that nature has to offer he will inspire people to live a more simple, happy and environmentally conscious life.

by Lynn Gail

Lynn is an Australian-based travel writer and photographer. Some of her career highlights include: camping under stars in Australia’s homelands with the Yolngu People; sharing Hari Raya on the Cocos Keeling Islands; and dancing with ancestors’ bones during a Turning of the Bones Ceremony in Madagascar. Lynn also runs immersive small-group tours.

by Julian Elliott

Julian has been a professional landscape and travel photographer for over ten years. Having written for a number of British UK photography magazines, he started selling his work through world-renowned Getty Images. To date, his work has sold in over 40 countries and he has travelled in nearly 40 countries, capturing the world around him.

Gran Canaria
by Ross Clarke

Ross is a travel, food and wine writer for The Times, BBC Travel and National Geographic Traveller. When he’s not hopping between his beloved Canary Islands, he can be found exploring his homeland Wales. A former editor for British Airways and Mandarin Oriental, Ross is also a lecturer in journalism at Cardiff University.

by Simon Richmond

Simon is a writer and photographer based in Folkestone, UK. For over 25 years he’s been writing travel guidebooks and other non-fiction titles for major publishers including Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, DK Eyewitness and Time Out. His Kent guidebook in Bradt’s Slow Travel series was published in 2022.

by Imogen Lepere

Author of The Ethical Traveller (Smith Street Books) and currently AITO’s Young Travel Writer of the year, Imogen Lepere is particularly interested in how tourism can be a tool for sustainable development in remote communities. She’s currently based between London and Mexico.

South Korea
by Mark Parren Taylor

Mark Parren Taylor is a London-based photographer. He loves exploring everywhere and anywhere—from Alaska to Zagreb—but if he has the time and the funds his first choice is to head east, to Korea, Japan, China, Thailand and then to southeast Asia. Korea is always at the top of his must-visit list for its buzz, charm and unlimited surprises.

by Giulia Verdinelli

Giulia is a photographer, tutor and entrepreneur. As a storyteller, her mission is to inspire the curious traveller to find wonder in the mundane. Her photography has been featured in publications such as National Geographic Traveller Food, The Sunday Times, and Whetstone, and she has worked with brands like Pernod Ricard and Tesco.

by Simon Urwin

Simon is a writer and photographer whose work has been recognised by Nikon, the Association of Photographers, National Geographic Traveller and Taylor Wessing. He recently won Best Travel Photo Feature of the Year at the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Awards for his road trip feature across America’s Deep South for Issue Two of JRNY.

Get your copy of JRNY Issue Five today!

Our sponsors

As always, producing this magazine would be impossible without the support of a few select sponsors, so a huge thank you must go to our issue sponsor, Taiwan Tourism. We’re delighted to have also worked with Swarovski Optik and Wild Frontiers on two photo essays in this issue.

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