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Meet the editors

Levison wood

Levison is a British explorer, writer and photographer who has produced several critically acclaimed documentaries and published nine best-selling travel books, including Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas and Walking the Americas. His most recent projects include a 5000-mile circumnavigation of the Arabian peninsula from Iraq to Lebanon and a book and television series that follows the migration and conservation of elephants in Botswana. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club.



Monisha Rajesh is a British journalist and author whose writing has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph. Her first book, Around India in 80 Trains (2012), was named one of the Independent's best books on India. Her latest book, Around the World in 80 Trains, won the National Geographic Traveller Book of the Year in 2020 and was shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award. 


Simon Willmore

Simon is a British travel journalist and author. He's contributed to books on Spain, France, India and Malaysia for Rough Guides and Frommer's and written for international magazines and newspapers. He's the youngest-ever Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW), a community of almost 300 of the world's best writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters and is the digital manager at Bradt Guides, the world’s leading independent travel publisher.


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Jessica vincent

Jessica is a multi-award-winning travel journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, BBC Travel, CNN, The Telegraph, The Independent and more. Jessica is the current Global Travel Writer of the Year, and has been nominated for three more travel journalism awards, including Specialist Writer of the Year and Best Wider World Feature, in 2021. 

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