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Troy Onyango: Editor


“Geographical mobility is fantastic, and I would love to do it often, but it’s the imagination – the power to conjure and feel places without being there – that has truly brought meaning to the word travel for me.”

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Matthew Webb: Director


“We will re-imagine the world by increasing the diversity in our images, as well as in the photographers who make them.”

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Anne Louise Avery: European Editor


“The most powerful travel writing is not so much the art of empirical description as that of the translation of the individual experience into the universal.”


Richard Ali

Richard Ali: Africa Editor


“Travel writing is for me a spell that takes me to places with eyes anew, to see myself in spaces familiar and unfamiliar alike and, with Panorama, to bring these delights of my country and all Africa to the world.”

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Marie Baléo: Former Flash Editor

Flash is discipline and generosity, it is to abide by rigid formal rule, and within these bounds, to give one’s absolute best, each word weighed, handpicked.”

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David Ishaya Osu: Senior Poetry Editor

“I believe travel writing is for all of us. Because the world is for all of us. It is indeed a wonder to move, whether near or far.”

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Nicolas Sampson: Books Editor


“Going places: a phrase that implies success, progress, development, reach, potential. Traveling, in other words, is synonymous with life lived to its fullest.”

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Julia Knights: Ecology & Conservation Editor


“Travel writing is being awed by nature and feeling compelled to protect it.”

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Vimi Bajaj: Fiction Editor


“The best fiction surprises not only the reader but first and foremost the writer herself. Travel enhances this ability and takes me farther into the inner landscapes, knowledge of myself.”

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Khadija Abdalla Bajaber: Assistant Fiction Editor


Molly Murray
Molly Murray: Contributor


“We change the world story by story. Stories create empathy. Empathy changes the world.”

Devi Laskar
Devi Laskar: Senior Poetry Editor

“We travel to understand the world that unfolds before us, we travel to understand ourselves.”

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Kevan Manwaring: New Nature Writing Editor

England “Travel is good for the soul. It is a form of active compassion – for the world, for its peoples and places. It shakes you out of your solipsism, encourages you to experience reality from different perspectives and oft-times reconsider your own. There is more than one way of being in the world. Travel turns ‘human being’ back into a verb.”

Faith Adiele
Faith Adiele: Senior Editor


“Folks of color are the most traveled people on the planet; every time we leave our houses, we travel.”

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Sarge Lacuesta: Nonfiction Editor


“When we travel, we make other places present. When we write about traveling, we make ourselves present.”

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Samuel Autman: Nonfiction Editor


“Travel is for me a spiritual experience, an opportunity to liberate myself from the person I’m expected to be at home. My outlook shifts, granting me eyes through which to see the world anew.”

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Jose Varghese: Asia Editor


“Travel writing is a quest for an identity beyond restrictions in an ever changing cultural landscape.”


Robin Hemley Wandering Editor

Robin Hemley: Senior Editor


“Travel is about ambiguity and contradiction, the inability to ever sort out your impressions completely. I see Panorama embracing the contradictions of travel.”

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Aswin Prasanth: Academic Editor


“Travel is a space inscribed with the self and culture of a people.”

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Leslie Hsu Oh: Senior Editor


“My Navajo name means journey to bring out gifts. That is my goal when I’m travelling.”


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Richard Oduor Oduku: Senior Editor


“Travel writing, for me, is to regain the freedom to see for myself, to drift beyond stifling prescriptions and escape the spectacle of prepackaged news about Africa.”

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Kristin Winet: Flash Editor

“Travel gave me the courage to write; feminism, the courage to look differently.”


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Kerry Beth Neville: Nonfiction Editor


“Travel allows us to move beyond our own narrow and often self-focused perspective and move through the world with a curious, adventurous,and open heart.”

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Ernest White II: Nonfiction Editor


“Travel writing is about relaying individual experience in a way that speaks to the greater human experience.”


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Tolu Daniel: Nonfiction Editor


Sam Dapanas

Alton Melvar M. Dapanas: Assistant Nonfiction Editor


“Travel writing is merging the inner mental journey—or to borrow from Jerome Bruner, ‘psychic geography’—often imperceptibly into the physical act of travel, the stirrings and searchings of both personal rumination and ethnopolitical analysis, and giving the impression of being on the move and responsive to shifts in weather and consciousness.”

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Paula Lee: Senior Editor


“Too many peoples and places get cropped out of travel narratives, leading to stories so homogenised they aren’t even aware they’re referencing each other instead of the fullness of being.”


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Roland Byagaba: Editorial Apprentice


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Nartana Premachandra: Contributor


“I think the true purpose of traveling is to always carry the places you’ve been inside your many-faceted self, while you deepen and stretch your imagination to understand the many places you’ll never go.”

Elan Grug Muse Contributing Writer
Elan Grug Muse: Contributor


“Travel writing is about all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s about you and your experience of the world; other times it’s about being a witness to someone or something else’s existence.”


Shehla Anjum: Contributor


“Travel closes the gaps in our experience and opens our minds to endless possibilities, attainable and unattainable.”

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Amy Foster: Copy Editor


Glenda Price: Copy Editor


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Paula Read: Flash Editor


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Shehla Anjum: Contributor


“Travel closes the gaps in our experience and opens our minds to endless possibilities, attainable and unattainable.”

Ola Nubi: Contributor


“Writing is about rediscovery of the hidden places in yourself, others and your geographical space.”


Dan Richards

Dan Richards: Contributor


“To be the big eye and big ear, to relate new scapes and tell wonderful stories — to do a place justice and share the experience, exuberance and joy of worlds unknown, to beckon on — that’s great travel writing to me.”


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Francisco Martinez: Contributor


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Anne Moraa: Contributor


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Murzban Shroff: Consulting Editor


“Travel writing is all about people, places, and beyond: a world without boundaries. As in all forms of writing, it must aspire to wear the mantle of literature: bold, exploratory, sentient.”

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Sara Evans: Contributor


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Lola Akinmade Åkerström: Contributor and Photographer


“Travel means listening. Listening to a place … and trying to understand it as best as I can and respecting it in a way that personally links me to it.”

Agnieszka Dale

Agnieszka Dale: Contributor


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Aimee Morales: Contributor


“We can travel by air, foot, land, water, heart. Sometimes we travel by closing our eyes.”

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TA Loeffler: Wandering Editor


“Travel writing weaves together adventure, metaphor, and the natural world into a universal tapestry of life lessons.”

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Tivara Tanudjaja: Contributor


“Travel allows me to see the world through a different lens, to learn and grow to appreciate the beauty in differences.”

Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh: Wandering Editor


“Growing up in a Belfast ghetto during the Troubles, physical walls kept us in an open-air prison while poverty, politics and religion built mental ones. Travel was an idea. The idea was escape.”


Cory Lee: Contributor


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Grace Loh Prasad: Contributor



Dharmendar Kanwar: Wandering Editor


“Travel writing makes you feel special and in control of how and what you discover – you take on multiple roles – part adventurer, part historian and part tourist guide.”

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Tina Brobby: Contributor


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Angela Lang: Contributor


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Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter: Contributor


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Jonathon Engels: Contributor


“Travel writing at its best is the chronicling of a journey that resonates beyond the factual, engaging with the nuances that make all parts of the world simultaneously unique and united.”

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Susan Ito: Contributor


Elizabeth Enslin Contributing Writer

Elizabeth Enslin: Contributor


“In my travels and writing, I’m drawn to the local and everyday: family life, villages without tourist attractions, community organisations, backyard gardens.”

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Maria Wiesner: Contributor


“When you’re on the road you see so many things you didn’t expect: you meet people you never expected to meet, and experience moments so breathtaking that you know you’ll have to write about them.”

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Michelle Alipao Chikaonda: Contributor


“In travel I discover new versions of myself; in writing about it, those selves are interweaved.”


Kerry Kijewski: Contributor


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Lucy Dureen: Contributor


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Mary Anne Thomas: Contributor


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Christine No: Contributor


Mbizo Chirasha: Contributor

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Och Gonzalez: Contributor


“Travel and writing require us to be open and listen to understand how everything is connected. Both endeavors remind me that otherness is just a reductive man-made concept.”

Joelle Renstrom Contributing Writer
Joelle Renstrom: Contributor


“Travelling is inextricable from living, grieving, reading, teaching, and so many other things; not forcing the separation of these experiences increases their potency and poignancy.” 

Steven Law Contributing Writer

Steven Law: Contributor


“I’m a contemplative adventurer, and my travel writing is about the inner journey as well as the outdoor world.”

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Dato Magradze: Wandering Editor


“We travel in our adventure every day. It is almost impossible to place a line of the demarcation between the real journey and the imaginative one.”

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Jamilah Malika: Contributor


Anis Ibrahim

Anis Ibrahim: Contributor


 “Good travel writing goes beyond merely describing a place; it digs deep and tells you how the place transformed the writer, and what it means to her.

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Sa’diyya Nesar: Contributor

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Katrina Woznicki: Contributor


 “Real travel narrative transcends the physical journey of being somewhere new and exciting, and shows you how we connect to our world.

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Tanya Ward Goodman: Nonfiction Editor


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David Frankel: Contributor


Valerie Piro Contributing Writer

Valerie Piro: Contributor


“Travelling and writing mean challenging perceptions. There is a stereotype that people with disabilities, particularly physical ones, never leave their homes. My response is to leave my home with a mission.”

Ky Delaney

Ky Delaney: Contributor


Travel writing engages the world the same way my four-year old does: seeking connection with relentless curiosity.


Noelle de la Paz

Noelle de la Paz: Contributor


To write about travel is to confront the larger forces that shape or limit our movement across oceans, across borders, across town.


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Luke Dumas: Contributor



South America Editor



Oceania Editor



Previously on the masthead

Amy Gigi
Amy Gigi Alexander: Former Editor-in-Chief, North American Editor


“Panorama has a dual purpose: to reconstruct literary travel writing and travel photography, one story and image at a time; and to be a publication that represents a modern, complex world.”

Sophie Ibbotson Managing Editor

Sophie Ibbotson: Former Managing Editor


“When you read intelligent travel writing, it opens your eyes to the issues which matter. We have a moral responsibility to be well informed about our world – to search, to question, and to analyse. It’s all too easy to disengage and remain within our comfort zone, but then all you’re left with is a blinkered view.”


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