ROAM Editorial Team
After a thousand years in publishing as a business journalist, ghostwriter, content strategist and market researcher, Maryann brings her experience traveling as a backpacker, businessperson, expat and mom to writing and editing for ROAM. email@example.com
Maria De La O – Executive Editor
Magazine editor. Documentary filmmaker. Copy expert. Mother. Traveler. Maria brings it all to the pages of ROAM. firstname.lastname@example.org
Didrik Johnck – Photographer at Large
What’s tougher: Climbing Everest? Getting your photo on the cover of Time? Producing a world travel series? Or traveling with two energetic boys? Ask Didrik Johnk, professional husband, dad, travel photographer, producer. director, and judge of ROAM’s Family Travel Photo Contest.
Sarah’s first job out of college was as a travel writer who wasn’t paid nearly enough to travel. She and her family love outdoor adventures, dance parties, and big meals with friends and family. She prefers packing to unpacking and enjoys butchering Spanish and French equally.
Dina Harrison – Contributing Editor
Like ambassadors of adorable, Dina’s two-of-the-cutest-kids-you’ll-
Emily Janowsky – Contributing Editor
This San Francisco native is mom to two teenage boys and a dog that makes puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Favorite travel moments include summitting Kilimanjaro, hiking the Inca Trail, exploring Patagonia, safari-ing in Sabi Sand, backpacking through Indonesia and NorCal getaways with her hubby.
Don Thompson – Contributing Editor
When he’s not running Carbon Five, Don is researching ROAM travel options and teaching valuable life lessons to his kids (like how to survive for a month in Ireland on $20 by hitchhiking, camping in backyards and eating peanut butter off a Swiss Army knife without slicing your mouth).
This social worker, professional photographer, Packers fan, and mom wanted something to fill her spare 13 minutes each day so ROAM snagged Crystal to be our photo expert and judge of ROAM’s Family Travel Photo Contest. Click here to see her incredible portrait portfolio.
ROAM Team of Contributors
Hailing from the charming town of Beaver, Pa., Val and his wife enjoy discovering other small towns and dragging their two young children along for the ride (sometimes literally). Read his blog SmallTownDad.com and follow him on Twitter @valentinebrkich.
As a SoCal mom with active teens, Kelly and her husband spend most of their time running around town like their hair is on fire. “Over-planned” vacations provide balance. “Life’s about the experiences – no matter how small – so we are always on the lookout for the next bit of fun.” Read: Fast Times in SLO Country, Beach Daze in the OC
After visiting Greece in 2015, Bob and his wife, Lisa, caught a serious case of wanderlust. Now they drag their three teenagers on trips whenever they can. Aside from running a business and coaching high school wrestling in Southern California, Bob posts his amazing travel photos on Instagram @Traveling_Strong.
Rachel’s extensive experience as a journalist and traveler has only partially prepared her for vacations with a toddler.
Growing up in NYC and attending the UN International School gave Darya a head start as a global citizen. But her extensive travel and media experience now takes a back seat to raising two boys in San Francisco. Darya loves the outdoors, cooking, teaching yoga and the fact that her boys have taught her to be a sports fan. Follow her travels on Triporati.
This Berkeley, Calif. yoga teacher and psychotherapist is skilled in the art of booking multiple hotels for the same dates and the finer art of cancelling-extra-rooms-before-being-
Though home is Washington, DC with his wife and daughter, Lawrence is an admitted “travel divo” and loves an awesome hotel, a secluded beach, and unique culinary experiences. He has a home in Greece and is a well-experienced traveler of that beautiful country following in the footsteps of Henry Miller and Lord Byron as foreigners who fell in love with Greece – and in Lawrence’s case, also with a Greek woman. Follow his travels all over the world on his Instagram page.
A northern Minnesota teacher with a passion for the outdoors, Sarah enjoys finding micro-adventures in hiking, biking, climbing trees and making maple syrup with her partner and two kids. After six months of family van life in South America, she is happy to spread out and cozy up to the fire whilst planning her next adventure.
In Loving Memory
Dennis & Carolann Jones – Inspiration
Family travel experts from the pre-Trip Advisor days, Dennis and Carolann were an inspiration to traveling dads and moms everywhere. Read: A Tribute to My Traveling Parents
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