JRNY Travel Magazine – Issue One

The JRNY begins: Amazing stories, great storytellers

From unforgettable road trips to unique festivals around the world, from hiking in the wilderness to wildlife, these are travel experiences and adventures for you to enjoy, brought to life told by award-winning writers and photographers.

There has arguably never been a more important time for travel writers and photographers to tell their stories. We all need the inspiration and hope that one day soon we can begin to travel again. But for now, let these amazing storytellers take you on unforgettable journeys.

We have assembled an amazing cast of award-winning writers and photographers. The inaugural issue of JRNY Magazine is brought to you by:

The JRNY Team

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.

jordanbanksphoto.com

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.

dadfarphotography.com

Emma Gibbs
Editor

Emma has worked with some of the biggest names in travel publishing – including Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and Bradt Guides. She is currently writing North Coast 500: Britain’s Ultimate Road Trip for HarperCollins, which will be published in September 2022.

emmagibbseditorial.com

Contributing writers and photographers

Churchill
by Meera Dattani

Meera is a journalist, editor and copywriter, her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Evening Standard and more.

meeradattani.com

Fez
by Keith Drew

Keith is a freelance writer for The Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC Travel and more, as well as the co-author of several Rough Guides books.

lijoma.com

Gibraltar
by Lottie Gross

Lottie is a journalist and recently named “Young Travel Writer of the Year” with bylines in The Telegraph, The Times and more.

lottiegross.com


Yorkshire
by Ben Lerwill

Ben is UK based author and writer with work appearing in The Observer, Nat Geo Traveller, Time Out, Wanderlust and many more.

benlerwill.com

Cuba
by Claire Boobbyer

Claire is a writer and photographer whose work has been published by BBC Travel as well as national and international newspapers.

claireboobbyer.com

Colombia
by Mark Stratton

Mark is a writer, broadcaster and photographer for the likes of BBC, Wanderlust, Nat Geo Traveller, the Independent and more.

markstrattontravels.com


South Georgia
by Jamie Lafferty

Jamie is a Scottish writer and photographer for Sunday Times, The Guardian, Nat Geo Traveller, Wanderlust and many more.

jamielafferty.com

Sierra Leone
by Ian Packham

Ian is an award-winning travel writer, adventurer and speaker with clients such as Africa Geographic, Adventure Travel.

encircleafrica.org

The Pantanal
by Steph Dyson

Steph is a journalist based in Chile with a long list of clients such as Time Out, Rough Guides, DK Eyewitness Guides and many more.

worldlyadventurer.com


Scotland
by Helen Ochyra

Helen is a Scotland-obsessed writer and author of the critically acclaimed Scottish travel book “Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes”.

helenochyra.com

Namibia
by Malcolm Fackender

Malcolm is an Australian award-winning travel photographer who has led almost 70 photography tours around the world.

malcolmfackender.com

Romania
by Ralph Velasco

Ralph is a location-independent travel photographer who has organized and led more than 100 international photo tours.

photoenrichment.com


Varanasi
by Matt Parry

Matt is a UK award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in Nat Geo Traveller, Wanderlust, Lonely Planet and more.

mattparryphoto.com

Venice
by Ugo Cei

Ugo is an Italian photographer, podcaster and educator who leads a range of photography tours around the world.

ugoceiphotography.com

South Dakota
by Laura Grier

Laura is an adventurer travel Photographer with 20 years of experience in exploring, capturing, and writing about her experiences.

lauragrier.com


Uzbekistan
by Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Lola is a writer and photographer based in Sweden. Her work has appeared in Nat Geo Traveler, BBC, CNN, The Guardian.

lolaakinmade.com

Eastern China
by Philip Lee Harvey

Philip is a photographer has travelled to every continent, working for editorial clients such as Lonely Planet, Vanity Fair, Tatler and GEO.

philipleeharvey.com

Nicaragua
by Darlene Hildebrandt

Darlene is a Canadian travel and portrait photographer and former managing editor of Digital Photography School.

digitalphotomentor.com

A timeless magazine for your collection

This magazine will be designed and written to stand the test of time. There are no news stories, current affairs or product reviews. Simply great travel stories and photographs. To ensure that you will be proud to keep this magazine on your shelf, we are creating it advertising-free.