JRNY Travel Magazine – Issue One

The JRNY begins… To see the world has been mankind’s desire since prehistoric times. The last few years had seen an explosion in adventure holidays and independent travelling. It was a golden era for many people involved in the travel industry.

But the unprecedented global pandemic brought the world of travel to its knees. Some of the most famous brands disappeared into an abyss overnight. This obviously had a huge knock-on effect on the thousands of freelancers out there who contributed to the publications and brands in the travel industry. From writers to photographers, many had work cancelled and in some cases have even had to change careers.

In a world dominated by lockdowns and restrictions, we all craved travel. There has 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 phenomenal journeys.

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.

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

Malaysia by Jordan Banks

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


Bhutan by Kav Dadfar

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

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.


Contributing writers and photographers

by Meera Dattani

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


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.


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.


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.


by Claire Boobbyer

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


by Mark Stratton

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


South Georgia
by Jamie Lafferty

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


Sierra Leone
by Ian Packham

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


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.


by Helen Ochyra

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


by Malcolm Fackender

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


by Ralph Velasco

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


by Matt Parry

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


by Ugo Cei

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


South Dakota
by Laura Grier

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


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.


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.


by Darlene Hildebrandt

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


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.